Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
sept. 7, 2004
Country and gospel music will be enjoyed Sept. 25 when Bennie Holtsclaw and Ray Davidson combine their talents during Peabody’s “Sound of Music” country walk.
Peabody-Burns High School football team started the season on a winning note Friday with a 33-8 victory over the Hutchinson Trinity Celtics.
Frankie Valens will perform some old favorite toe-tapping tunes from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 26 in Santa Fe Park.
25 years ago
sept. 14, 1989
Steven Glover, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Glover, received a $500 Oma Grace Schwertz Memorial Scholarship to Kansas State University.
Beth Gaines, daughter of J.D. and Mary Beth Gaines, received the annual Laura Belle Roberts Scholarship to attend Kansas State University.
No matter what the weather is the rest of this week, Saturday will see the PHS Warrior Marching Band, under the direction of Robert Marshall, performing at Hutchinson during the state fair.
50 years ago
sept. 10, 1964
Mrs. Nelson Poe has returned home from an enjoyable month in the East.
Arthur A. Regier, former Peabody resident, drowned Labor Day in the deep waters of Chesapeake Bay near Newport News, Virginia.
Joan Berns and Don Martin were winners in the women’s and men’s classes in the flag tournament held at Peabody Golf Course Sunday afternoon.
100 years ago
sept. 10, 1914
Will Morgan who underwent a nose operation 10 days ago to cure an injury sustained in baseball while he was in high school, is again in the hospital. Difficulty was experienced in stopping hemorrhages and he was so weakened he must temporarily abandon his return to college. His condition was quite serious, but he is improving.
Miss Newcomb, the music teacher, will make her home at Mrs. Sam Baker’s.
The funeral of Martin Jensen occurred at Burns on Tuesday. He was a director of the Burns State Bank and widely known as perhaps the wealthiest resident of that section of the county.
125 years ago
T.A. Slaymaker has been appointed on the special police force. A number of our citizens had the pleasure of witnessing the blooming of Mrs. T.A. Slaymaker’s night-blooming cereus last Thursday evening.
James Gaines, who returned from the East last week brought to this city a day or so ago, some of the finest samples of corn we ever saw. One of the varieties has white ears speckled profusely with light brown. His tenant, Phillip Ritchie, plowed the ground 3 inches deeper this year than it has ever been turned before and as a result gathered 10 to 20 more bushels per acre than his neighbors, all of whom are anxious to try the variety.