Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
june 16, 2004
Chloe Mais, 13-year-old Peabody girl, has spent much of her summer the past two years preparing baked items and growing produce to sell at the weekly farmers’ market in downtown Peabody.
Peggy Clark, 57-year-old daughter of former Peabody-Burns USD 398 Superintendent, died in Georgetown of ovarian cancer.
Members of the class of 1954 met May 30 for their 50th reunion. A moment of silence was observed for deceased members Carol (Baker) Foote, Keith Brewer, Edward Claassen, Sterling Frame, and Earl Knust.
25 years ago
june 22, 1989
Louise Jones, now of Hugoton, has been hired as principal of the Peabody and Burns Elementary schools for next term. She replaces Sue Anderson who has taken another position.
At 9:30 p.m. on July 2, Peabody Main Street will be illuminated one again and past decades revisited in a unique Sound and Light Show.
Tom Burkholder, now a resident of San Marcos, Texas, was recent visitor at the home of his parents, Jack and Ruth Burkholder.
50 years ago
june 18, 1964
Mrs. Fannie Baker, who is now 98 years of age, is the first person admitted to Peabody Nursing Home.
An oil portrait of F.H. Peabody, painted by Emma Holler May, now hangs in the Library Museum. The second portrait is that of Emma Christ, who faithfully served as librarian from 1886 to 1914.
Mrs. Curtis Brown of Topeka is visiting her sisters, Mrs. Hazel Ray and Miss Mary Runyon.
100 years ago
June 18, 1914
W.E. Bozorth, city assessor, is very ill with sudden hemorrhages of the bowels.
Peabody Cubs beat Walton 10 to 2.
Orlando Jolliffe and his family went this week to their Wisconsin cottage to spend the summer by the lake.
125 years ago
june 6, 1889
Dwight Potter is home from Lawrence.
The ladies of the P.A. Society of the M.E. Church will give their next social at the resident of R. Kent, one mile south of the city, in the evening on June 12. A moonlight ride with ice cream at the terminus is a leading attraction.
Quite a party of young folks yesterday celebrated the 29th anniversary of Frank Bauslin’s birthday, taking a drive to Chingawassa Springs and spending the evening at the YMCA reception in Marion which was attended by 30 or 40 Peabody people.