Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
march 26, 2003
Crews are in Peabody this week from DTN Speednet to install equipment to facilitate faster Internet service. They installed a dish on the water tower and will build a small structure at the base of the tower to house equipment.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Seibel, Peabody, will be honored with an open house celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. April 5, in recognition of their 60th wedding anniversary.
Florence businessman Jim Baldwin, 58, died March 19, 2003, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
25 years ago
March 24, 1988
Marion County officers are investigating a death threat against Peabody attorney Gaylord Maples. The caller made the threat because the attorney had cost him $2250 in a legal matter.
Peabody City Police have cracked the case in “The Great Peanut Robbery” which took place last Friday, March 18. Bud Winter reported to police that $21 worth of peanuts had been stolen from his delivery truck while it was parked and he was delivering items to the Stop ‘n Shop on the highway.
Several benches placed around in the downtown area are missing, according to PRIDE pushers, John Clausen and Pearl Watts.
50 years ago
march 21, 1963
Peabody’s marvelous Warriors took a spine tingling, nerve wrenching 50-43 victory over a fine Hill City team Saturday night to claim the Kansas Class B basketball championship.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Walker entertained the dessert bridge club Sunday evening at their home.
Bill Starr returned to his home in New York City on Sunday after spending a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Art Starr.
100 years ago
march 19, 1913
The Democrats will give the country free shoes, but it may not make them cheaper.
Base Balls, Bats, and Gloves—a big line—at the Post Office Book Store.
Dr. G. W. Hill, the veterinarian, was called to Dickinson County last week in consultation where others couldn’t agree on diagnosis.
125 years ago
march 24, 1888
Mr. and Mrs. Haldane Lackey and Mrs. F. J. Funk went to Wichita yesterday to spend a few days.
The Doyle Valley Horticultural Society has accepted the invitation of the Agricultural Society to make a display of fruit at our county fair.
The First National Band of Peabody is rapidly coming to the front with their music. The following members comprise it: A. Z. Hamilton, E flat; Chas. Miller, solo B flat, Ernest Hunt, 2nd B flat, Hervey Hoyt, 1st alto, Bert Walker, 2nd alto, Chas. Grayson, 2nd tenor, George Miller, tuba, E. E. Stockdale, snare drum, and Luther Stephens, bass drum and cymbals.