Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
may 12, 2004
Officer James Philpott of the Peabody Police Department completed basic training at Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center at Hutchinson.
LaVonne Ammeter worked in the canteen Thursday for the bloodmobile at the Methodist Church in Peabody with Mildred Buller, Paralee Bloomer, Marge Gray, and Gwen Gaines.
Peabody’s first kite extravaganza will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the east playground at Peabody-Burns Elementary School.
25 years ago
May 18, 1989
Cathy Lemley is valedictorian this year and Matt White and Faith Montgomery are salutatorians.
Saturday will be “Horse and Carriage Day” in Peabody when the 11th Annual Joe Young Driving Meet comes to town.
Band director Bob Marshall estimates the band performed before more than 100,000 people Friday in the giant May Day Fete in McPherson and late in the afternoon at the Wichita River Festival Sundown Parade.
50 years ago
May 14, 1964
Thomas Hansen, freshman at Kansas State University, is a medical patient at the University Hospital in Manhattan.
City Clerk Luther Marsh is a patient at Axtell Hospital in Newton, where he underwent surgery Friday.
Margaret Jean McMillen entered Axtell Hospital for medical treatment.
100 years ago
may 14, 1914
John Calbeck, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Calbeck, whose home is near Peabody, received a severe injury in having his left leg almost severed from the thigh when his foot became caught in the wheel of a corn press Friday afternoon while he was at work in a field one half mile from his home. Later — gangrene developed in the mangled leg and it was amputated at the knee.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stretcher went on Monday to Olathe where at 11:45 on Sunday morning, Mrs. Stretcher’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Absolom Myers, were killed when the buggy in which they were riding was struck by a Frisco passenger train.
The Peabody City League will have at least three baseball teams this summer.
125 years ago
may 2, 1889
Dr. L.E. Disney went to Topeka last week to attend the annual State Dental Convention.
Messrs. C.B. Hoch and S. Green have bought the City Bakery and expect to make considerable improvement in it.
Roy, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Christ, died last Monday morning after a severe illness.