Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
June 30, 2004
Two accidents in two days on a deadly stretch of Highway 50 have claimed at least five lives.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Potter, Mitchell Potter, Megan (Potter) Morgan, and Dr. and Mrs. Matt Davis, Shaen, Jackson, Isabel, and Henderson from Alabama, visited Friday with the Fred Berns family and Joan Berns.
A bridal shower for Jandee Post was given on June 18 at the Peabody Senior Center by Brenda Riggs, Deb Gillet, and Teri Bishop.
Peabody Red Hat members Judy Claassen, Dinah Richmond, Sharon Pickens, Bev Wilson, and Alice Stucky enjoyed lunch together June 19 in Newton.
25 years ago
July 6, 1989
The Peabody Sausage House float won the $100 prize offered by the Athena Club for parade entries this year.
Polly Gaines, daughter of J.D. and Mary Beth Gaines of Peabody, recently attended the Co-op Youth Leadership Conference at William Jewell College in Liberty, MO.
Susan Jacobs, Peabody City Clerk, recently was chosen to be included in the Outstanding Young Women of America for 1988, a volume published each year.
50 years ago
july 2, 1964
Cleo DeForest lost her fight with cancer after a three-year courageous defiance, at Peabody Memorial Nursing Home where she had been moved less than a week before.
Dr. and Mrs. Stangle entertained the Dessert Bridge Club at their home Sunday evening.
Members of the class of 1944 celebrated their 20-year reunion at Peabody City Park with a basket supper.
100 years ago
july 2, 1914
W.W. Davis, Jr. and his brother Fred Davis were struck by lightning and killed between four and five o’clock Tuesday afternoon in W.H. Sutphin’s pasture 14 miles east of Peabody.
Mother’s Club members and their guests had a picnic at the country club Thursday afternoon.
Yesterday while trimming trees, Bert Wilson was badly injured when the ax he was using glanced and struck him in the forehead, fracturing his skull.
125 years ago
June 20, 1889
Mrs. Pecare is at the State Medical and Surgical Sanitorium in Wichita receiving treatment in Turkish and electrical baths.
E.E. Seybold and L.S. Lesh, the nurseryman, started for Oklahoma where they will canvas for fruit trees.
Lucien Hoyt and his sister, Helen, were in Marion Sunday.