Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
March 6, 2002
More than 600 people showed up at the Peabody American Legion Hall Saturday afternoon event for a benefit fish fry for Mike and Katy Woodruff.
Twelve Sorosis Beta members met at Arlene Moffet’s for the February meeting. Arlene presented an interesting program showing her beat collection.
The family of Maude Gaines is requesting a card shower in honor of her 90th birthday, which is March 16.
25 years ago
March 5, 1987
Shreves Avery was recently named president of the Peabody State Bank by the bank’s Board of Directors. Shreves is a fifth-generation Peabody banker and the fourth generation of bank presidents.
David Pickens, 1987 senior at Peabody High School, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis D. Pickens of Peabody, has been accepted for admission for the 1987-88 academic year.
Douglas “Tod” Porter, former mayor, tallied 165 votes to lead in the field of three in the primary. Gilbert Loewen tallied 68 votes.
50 years ago
March 8, 1962
Pictured is Ronald Warhurst taking care of the chickens the Peabody FFA recently purchased for their annual spring banquet.
During the Warrior-Bulldog game, Peabody beat Cottonwood Falls by the score of 47-40 in a real thriller. Dick Meyers put in 20 points for the team.
Ferdinand Janzen Funk, one of Marion County Pioneers, died last Wednesday afternoon in Topeka at the age of 102.
100 years ago
March 7, 1912
Miss Anna Johnson entertained her bridal party Tuesday at a buffet supper. The home was beautifully decorated with smilax.
Rumor says Peabody to have another picture show.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Klinefelter have a daughter, “Ida Fern.”
125 years ago
March 3, 1887
On the 19th last week, Mrs. Martha S. Fitch of Murdock, Butler County, was completely surprised by a number of her friends and neighbors marching into her quiet home with baskets filled with good things, just because it happens to be her birthday. They also presented her with a handsome folding sofa.
On Saturday the creamery very nearly escaped serious conflagration. The wind blew the sparks from the chimney into a large pile of straw which ignited and total destruction would have taken place in a few minutes had not a little girl discovered the fire and informed the men on the inside. The hose was played on the fire for about an hour before all danger was over.