Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
March 20, 2002
The women’s auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Peabody is looking for additional members.
Ethan and Elizabeth Schmidt of Emporia announce the birth of their son, Conner David Schmidt, Feb. 23, 2002.
The Peabody Association of churches will hold a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. at the Peabody Christian Church.
25 years ago
March 19, 1987
Jill Knust of Peabody, daughter of Mrs. Pat Knust of Peabody, was one of 7 new members inducted into Psi Chi, an academic honor society for psychology majors at Kansas State University recently.
David Wetta of Peabody, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Wetta, a 7th grader at Peabody High School, placed third in Geometry in a recent contest and is eligible for the State Contest in McPherson on March 28.
Susan Kenney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Kenney, and Marcia Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd Thomas, are members of a McPherson group that will perform “Higher Love Concert Tour” in four states.
50 years ago
March 22, 1962
Peabody’s community wide case of basketball fever ended happily, if not quite perfectly, Saturday night when the Warriors were edged out by a tremendously good Melvern team, 60-53 in the championship contest.
Jr. Paul was named to the All Tournament team in Class B tournament at Emporia.
A new superintendent of schools for Peabody has been hired for the Peabody school system. He is Robert Schmidt of Toronto.
100 years ago
March 21, 1912
News of a rather sudden termination of the life of Philo Clark Hansen came last Thursday, March 14, in the announcement that he had passed away after an illness of only a few days. He has lived in Peabody since 1893 when he bought a Summit township farm when he came to Kansas.
Moving pictures at the Opera House every night.
Mrs. Howard Truax went to Halstead the first of the week to see her sister, Miss Topham, who is ill.
125 years ago
March 17, 1887
The Rock Island depot will be on the north side of First Street.
C.M. Clark and Chas. Christ have received a set of lawn tennis and a tennis club will be organized with a large membership. The boys play nearly every evening in the yard near F.B. McKercher’s residence.
To rent — a house, stable and 10 acres of ground 2½ miles south of town. Sixty bearing apple trees. Inquire of J. Bechtel.