Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Oct. 10, 2001
Peabody Hardware and Lumber is opening a new store in Florence at 206 Main Street. The store’s grand opening is Oct. 15.
Saturday is the reenactment of the 1885 State Fair. You really ought to attend.
A group of about 20 people spent Saturday picking up litter and trash and pulling weeds downtown in Peabody. A service project of the Peabody Main Street Association, the project was done to put a little polish on the area in advance of the Great State Fair to be held Saturday.
25 years ago
Oct. 9, 1986
Janelle Arnett and Cory Foth were chosen Queen and King of Homecoming.
The Peabody Warriors broke into the win column at a most appropriate time — homecoming — last Friday night but it took an overtime for them to win (6-0) over the stubborn Remington Broncos.
Several couples gathered recently at the home of Helen and Jess Stucky for a birthday dinner honoring the birthdays of Mildred Windsor and Maxine Stockebrand.
50 years ago
Oct. 12, 1961
Clifford Dean Warhurst died at his home last Friday evening after suffering a heart attack. He was 40 years of age. He was the father of nine children.
Mrs. Esther Wayman, mother of Mrs. Tom Snavely, was fatally injured Monday evening in a two-car wreck a mile west of Galva on U.S. 56.
Jon Gard writes his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gard, that he is stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., for his basic army training.
100 years ago
Oct. 12, 1911
Season tickets are now on sale for the Peabody Lecture Course featuring: Judge George D. Alden of the Boston Bar on Nov. 17, Dunbar Singing Orchestra on Oct. 27, the Hussars on Jan. 12, Rogles and Grilly on Feb. 16, Wm. Rainey Bennett on March 6, and Alton Packard on March 26. $1.50.
Walter Baker has bought an interest in the Snyder barber shop and is moving here this week from Burns.
D.E.H. Johnson and family returned Friday from a visit to York, Neb. They had a delightful auto trip.
125 years ago
Oct. 14, 1886
An effort is being made this week to furnish the Methodist church with a bell — something that ought to have been done a long time ago.
W.A. Newhart and P.W. Cochran, Peabody carpenters, went to Wichita a few days ago in search of employment. They write back that work is plenty.
E.S. Crisfield purchased a $300 team lately at Crisfield.