Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
dec. 8, 2004
Officers and board members of the Kansas Newspaper Foundation held their December meeting Friday at Peabody.
Nicholas Conquest, a sophomore at the University of Kansas, recently was inducted into the National Honor Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Derek Benson and Lean Spinden participated Saturday in the FFA South Central Speech and Job Interview Career Development event and will go to state competition in May.
25 years ago
dec. 7, 1989
Tracy Hughes of Peabody High School was picked to sing in the state honor choir in February. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hughes.
Among the recent donations to the Peabody High School museum, one gratefully welcomed, is an old-fashioned bicycle once owned by Dr. J.C. Haupt, long-time optometrist in our Main Street area.
Julie Grosse performed Monday night as a member of the Wichita State University Wind Ensemble in a concert at Miller Concert Hall.
50 years ago
dec. 3, 1964
David Henry Wenger, 89, died Friday. He farmed for many years north of Peabody, but retired to live at Showalter Villa at Hesston several years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Phil Stucky and son Ronald were Thanksgiving Day dinner guests of Mrs. Stucky’s mother, Mrs. Eva Schrag of Newton.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moffett and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stretcher were Mr. and Mrs. Ross Moulton of Marion and Mrs. Edna Firebaugh of Kansas City.
100 years ago
dec. 3, 1914
Mrs. J.S. Schroeder went Friday to Springfield, Ohio, to visit her daughter, Mrs. W.E. Schaefer, to whom a daughter, Lucille, was born Nov. 29.
Mr. J.C. Haupt’s customers and friends have been enjoying the music of a new musical novelty which he received last week — the Reginaphone. This is a combination of a Regina and gramophone and it uses two kinds of records.
Relatives of Mrs. Mary Gard planned and carried out a pleasant surprise for her on Thanksgiving Day. The guests went armed with baskets from which a sumptuous dinner was soon completed and she was the guest of honor in her own home.
125 years ago
nov. 21, 1889
Pecare and White are in Marion repainting the interior of the courthouse. This is as much as to say it will be a good job.
The oyster supper on Tuesday evening added about $17 to the funds of the ladies’ aid society of the Christian Church.
Mr. Butcher, the new jeweler, has received part of his goods and is having considerable work to do. He and his wife have just moved into the Walnut Street residence just north of Mr. Amborn’s nursery.