Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
dec. 22, 2004
David Oursler won $150 at the Peabody Holiday Shopping Spree promotion sponsored by Peabody Main Street and Peabody merchants.
Max Caldwell is pictured playing Santa as the Sunshine Preschool students sing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”
Opal Craney celebrated her 90th birthday.
25 years ago
dec. 21, 1989
Winners of the best Christmas lights as chosen by the Peabody Chamber of Commerce were Mr. and Mrs. Charles King, first place, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Stucky, second place, and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Blankley, third place.
Laurie Miles set a new single game record when she scored 40 points to lead the Lady Warriors to a 63-58 win over the Hillsboro Trojans.
Janet Post of Burns was the program guest at the covered dish lunch at the Peabody Senior Center.
50 years ago
dec. 17, 1964
The Business and Professional Women’s Christmas meeting was held Thursday evening, starting with a dinner at Virginia’s Café. Following the meal, the remainder of the evening was spent at the Hartman Baker home. Mrs. Baker, Mrs. W.V. Krause, and Mrs. Harry Hanneman were co-hostesses.
The Kaikans met with Mrs. Jerry Lanham where Mrs. Jerry Foth demonstrated gift-wrapping and Mrs. Vic Strotkamp showed candle making.
100 years ago
dec. 17, 1914
Advertisement: “Dinners or suppers with selected menu served on order to parties of 12 or less, by Mrs. T.L. Smith at the Huguenin parlors. Inquiry is solicited.”
Mrs. E.P. Cressler entertained the “500” Club yesterday afternoon and entertained company at bridge that evening.
Mr. and Mrs. G.P. Potter are parents of a son born Wed., Dec. 16.
125 years ago
dec. 5, 1889
Butler Hall, we understand, is to be re-opened to the public. The town really needs the hall, as the last few weeks have demonstrated.
Capt. Straughen is feeding 580 sheep for market.
The ladies of the Parsonage Fund Association of the ME Church have decided to have a carpet rag social at the home of Mrs. Dunlap on the evening of Jan. 1, 1890.