Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
may 26, 2004
The old concession stand/press box that has served the community for decades was torn down this week.
Amy Bayes of rural Peabody has been elected president of the Kansas Library Association’s School and Children section.
Don Gillet was a dinner guest of Brenda and Dennis Riggs and boys and an evening visitor of LaVonne Ammeter.
25 years ago
May 30, 1989
Matilda Eby turned 109 on May 17 — she is the eldest resident at Peabody Memorial Nursing Home.
Harold and Pat Province have returned to Peabody and have reopened the restaurant on Highway 50 at Poplar Street, calling it Harold and Pat’s.
Marcie Orpin of Ponca City has signed to play softball for Emporia State University. She is the daughter of Ruth Ann Mathias Orpin and the granddaughter of Mr. And Mrs. Ross Mathias of Peabody.
50 years ago
May 28, 1964
George Wesley Bentz received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kansas State Teacher College at Emporia Sunday afternoon.
Peabody Kiwanis had another musical night with the excellent high school boys’ octet presenting three favorite numbers including “Mosquito Song” and a folk-type song, “Tom Dooley.” The second group was a mouth organ and Jews’ harp duet by Roy Larsen and Bill Krause.
Richard McClure of Peabody, a senior at Southwestern College, has received a $2070 teaching assistantship in chemistry at Oklahoma State University. He will work toward a doctorate in chemistry.
100 years ago
may 28, 1914
Mrs. Charles Marsh, accompanied by little Cleo, left yesterday to see her mother at Havensville, who is ill and at the advanced age of 90, her recovery is doubtful.
Linford Worthington is home from Wentworth Military Academy at Lexington, Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Shank are rejoicing over the arrival of a 10-pound daughter, Helen Pearl, on Friday, May 22.
125 years ago
may 16, 1889
Mrs. Ennis, living in the country, is suffering from mental aberration.
A.K. Stewart went to Webb City, Mo. to see his brothers.
The hay press is to be started up again in a few days. It is being moved from Lost Springs.
Mr. Brewer reports the first ripe homegrown strawberries. They were picked Monday.