Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
May 5, 2004
Ross Baker is pictured planting a variety of annuals in one of two new concrete planters recently installed in front of the Peabody public library. Funds in the Gladys Hoyt Memorial to the library were used to purchase the planters. Hoyt was librarian from 1936 to 1970.
A retirement reception will be held from 3:30 to 5:50 p.m. May 12 in honor of Melinda Gaines, a former special education teacher at Peabody High School. She is retiring after 32 years spent teaching, lastly in El Dorado.
Laura Slocombe will celebrate her 90th birthday Thursday.
25 years ago
May 11, 1989
Dorothy Rucker of the Peabody High School faculty announces that she will be graduating from Fort Hays State University May 12 and will receive her master’s degree of Artisan Communications.
Ron Slaymaker, head basketball coach at Emporia State University has been selected to conduct a series of basketball clinics June 18-24, in Wiesbaden, West Germany. The clinics will be conducted for the DODDS (Department of Defense Dependent Schools) which is the largest school system in the world.
Cathy Lemley was honored at the 6th annual Governor’s Award program May 7 at Cedar Crest. The ceremony recognizes the top 1 percent of Kansas high school seniors.
50 years ago
May 7, 1964
Ed Hugenin, retired Peabody merchant, died April 30. For many years he operated Hugenin’s Market until his retirement in 1959.
Dr. J.D. “Jack” DeForest, son of Mr. and Mrs. John DeForest will leave his position with the U.S. Aid Mission in Columbia in a few months to return to the states. He has been awarded a post-doctorate fellowship in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Michigan.
Jim Baker, longtime Peabody resident, is now in business for himself. Baker has secured a backhoe and will be doing excavation, ditching, and similar work in the area.
100 years ago
May 7, 1914
Mr. S.I. Tibbins drove his Paige Detroit to Kansas City, sold it, and purchased a Real Car — The Chevrolet, a “light Six” touring car that is in a class by itself.
W.H. House will be the new postmaster in Peabody.
On Saturday afternoon, May 2, 1914, a release came to the spirit of Mrs. Martha Jane Bauslin, age 83, who had been lingering for weeks awaiting the parting of the veil of the spiritual world.
Percy Potter and Ray Hamilton had a narrow escape from drowning on Saturday while attempting to drive a team of horses hitched to a wagon across a ravine over a bridge, which was submerged by the morning’s rain.
125 years ago
april 25, 1889
The high school is scheming for a picnic.
Corn is about four feet tall.
J.M. Bechtel returned yesterday from a flying trip to Chicago.