Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Feb. 6, 2002
Rebecca Ediger, deputy special agent in charge (DSAIC) of the Presidential Protective Division, U.S. Secret Service, received the Distinguished Service Award, Dec. 13, 2001.
Donald D. Schmidt, 69, Peabody, retired sheet metal fabricator and sheet metal finisher and Dillon’s cashier, died Jan. 29, 2002, at Newton.
Friends have requested a card shower for Fred Beven honoring his 96th birthday which is Monday.
25 years ago
Feb. 5, 1987
Ross Mathias was an avid outdoor sportsman and supporter of fish and game conservation program during his life. When he died a few months ago the family created the Ross Mathias Memorial, and Fish and Game has constructed what they call a “root plow.”
Tim Hurst was chosen on the Canton Galva all tournament team a week ago.
Career Women’s Guild met Tuesday night at Indian Guide Terrace, gathering in the apartment of Eunice Whittecar.
50 years ago
Feb. 1, 1962
Mrs. Robert Morgan and little daughter, Sarah Ann of Burns, were dismissed from St. Luke Sunday, Jan. 29.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Slocombe have moved here from Manhattan and will make their home at 701 N. Olive.
The History Club met Friday, Jan. 27, for a 1 o’clock luncheon at the home of Mrs. W.V. Krause with Mrs. Delbert Wallace as her assistant hostess.
100 years ago
Feb. 8, 1912
Peabody had a minstrel show last Monday night.
Everyone using city water will have to put in a meter.
The boys high school basketball team has disbanded and the coach will give his whole time to the girls.
125 years ago
Feb. 10, 1887
W.D. Butler has sold the two lots on the corner of Walnut and 2nd street intersections to a syndicate who are to commence the erection immediately of a large double stone building.
Mrs. Prescott, who owns the lot between the Butler property and Prescott & Co Hardware store has signified her intention to build at the same time the Butler lot goes up, when it can be done at less expense and with more convenience than any other time.
Mr. Westbrook has purchased for the First National Bank and the building on the corner is to be a splendid affair, benefiting the boom of the city and the substantial wealth of the stockholders of the bank.