Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Sept. 1, 1999
Fordyce and Marge Gray hosted their annual August birthdays with a pork supper Aug. 21. Celebrating with them were Gwen Gaines, Ernie, Doug, and Marge Gray.
Randy and Jan Roberts of Hutchinson visited Frances Roberts on Sunday.
Last week was the Peabody Community Living Center birthday party, honoring residents who had a birthday in August. Vevia Ford, Walton Hoyt, Thelma Giles, Ida Criger, and Henrietta Looney celebrated birthdays.
25 years ago
july 26, 1984
Peabody-Burns Board of Education has submitted the first $2 million budget in the history of the district.
Peabody Babe Ruth baseball team of, 13, 14, and 15-year-old boys recently completed its regular season by capturing the Cottonwood Valley League’s national division with an 11-0 record.
Mr. and Mrs. John Balthrop and family were in Janesville, Wisc., last week where John attended a board of directors meeting of the national Hampsire breeders association of which he is president.
50 years ago
July 16, 1959
Weather more like October than July has been the fare of Kansas the past week. An extended series of showers and downpours brought nearly three inches of rain Tuesday night to this immediate area.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Beeton were injured, she rather severely, Tuesday night in an accident south of Peabody. Mrs. Beeton suffered facial and leg lacerations, requiring 50 stitches to close. The Beetons had gone to Wichita in Ray Beeton’s pickup truck to get a motor for use in the Beeton Motor Company shop. They were returning home about 10 p.m. and had turned north on the eight-mile blacktop road south of Potter’s corner and proceeded a short distance when the lights on the truck went out. It was raining at the time. Before Beeton could stop the vehicle, it struck the end of a bridge on the right side of the road.
Mrs. Riley Kirkpatrick and daughter of Wichita visited in the Alfred Kirkpatrick home Monday.
100 years ago
June 24, 1909
Don’t forget Huguenin kills his own meat. You get it fresh.
C.E. Westbrook went to Markesen, Wisc. this week, to spend a month. He hopes it is cooler there.
Bert Foile, who helped put in the electric lights, more than 20 years ago that Peabody enjoyed for a few days, was in town the other day between trains. He now is erecting engineer for the Crocker –Wheeler Company of Chicago.
125 years ago
july 23, 1884
Our thanks to Jas Sands for a lot of very large Early Rose potatoes.
Sherwood and Frost have adopted a good city style by installing seats for their customers.
The Peabody band will not go to Plum Grove, as advertised previously. The band has no engagements for July Fourth.
C.E. Frost counts one more Republican in his family, having been the recipient of a bouncing boy on Sunday night.