Compiled from past issues
10 YEARS AGO
oCT. 14, 2001
Darren Pickens, Peabody volunteer firefighter, answered questions from the Peabody Elementary School students last week during a Fire Prevention Week demonstration.
Peabody Burns graduate Grace Patton of Lawrence recently ran in the Chicago Marathon. She finished in the top half of 37,000 runners.
Peabody Burns High School student Grant Klingenberg was selected to participate in the National FFA band at the convention in Louisville, Ky.
25 YEARS AGO
Oct. 16, 1986
Mrs. Edna Appleby, 98, died Oct. 13 at the Bethel Home in Newton. Mrs. Appleby was a long time resident of Peabody where her father, Charles Bragunier, had a grocery store.
Randy Preheim, former Peabody High School Warriors’ football lineman joined the Bethel College football team.
The Peabody Historical Society sponsored “Carrie Amelia Moore Nation”, as seen through the eyes of Roslyn Hoch of Wichita, the third program in the “Prairie People” series.
50 Years Ago
Oct. 19, 1961
Cheryl Johnson was crowned the 1961 Homecoming Queen at festivities Friday prior to the Peabody-Centre football game. Marsha Mellot and Alice Schupp were her attendants.
Ron Gaines was one of two outstanding Marion County 4-H club members who received trips to the American Royal 4-H conference.
The B&W Body Shop opened recently in Peabody in the front end of the Klein Building on Highway 50.
100 YEARS AGO
Oct. 19, 1911
Alec Gray is building a new granary on his farm.
Mrs. Robert Beeton, who has been ill so long, is not improving.
Drs. H. M. Mayer and C. L. Appleby went to Topeka yesterday.
125 YEARS AGO
Oct. 21, 1886
Marion has a telephone exchange assured.
Whoever borrowed an umbrella with Mrs. Maltie Percare’s name on the inside is requested to return it.
The city council ought to paint the lampposts white, then they could be seen on dark nights and might do some good.