Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Jan. 30, 2002
Lyle Leppke offers a buyer one last chance to buy one of several bookcases Saturday at the auction at the Burns Elementary School (photo).
Kansas author, Dave Webb, spent Monday morning at Peabody Elementary School sharing his knowledge of the state with students.
John D. DeForest, 92, retired businessman, farmer and stockman died Jan. 25, 2002 at Peabody.
25 years ago
Jan. 29 1987
Don and Eleanor Stutzman of rural Hesston report that their daughter, Amy Diane, age 13, has been missing since early morning, Sunday, Jan. 18.
Peabody folks were a bit surprised to find a full color picture of Edna Ewert in the top center position in the Wichita Eagle Beacon this week.
Dr. Mike Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Jones of Peabody and a graduate of Peabody High School, became a partner in the Luckeroth Veterinary Clinic in Seneca the first of the year.
50 years ago
Jan. 25, 1962
A 30 hour snow storm dumped about 13” of snow on this area last Thursday.
Brock Baker was recently informed that he had satisfactorily passed the state undertaking exams.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Craig returned home Sunday from Denver, Colorado where they had sent the last 10 days attending the stock show.
100 years ago
Feb. 1, 1912
Chas Dietrich, who had grippe last week, is now suffering from erysipelas in the face.
Miss Cora Wilbert left yesterday to enter a millinery wholesale house in Kansas City.
“As Told in the Hills,” the last show here was the poorest yet. At Burns it was declared unfit for children under 14.
125 years ago
Feb. 3, 1887
J.J. Funk was over in the village of Wichita Tuesday. He says their boom won’t do to compare with that of Peabody.
Messrs. Clark and Stover have purchased 19 acres of the Tester farm, near the north west corner of the city for nursery grounds.
Farmer Duval, living 1½ miles north west of this city, burned his hands so badly last Sunday while trying to handle a hot stove, that he is temporarily disabled.