Days of Yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 YEARS AGO
Jan. 17, 2005
Reign and Marlene Anduss will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 29 at Peabody Senior Center.
Stan “Whiskey” Brundage, 69, died Jan. 11 at his home.
The Marion County spelling bee will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 9 at Peabody-Burns Elementary School.
25 YEARS AGO
Jan. 18, 1990
Kansas Governor Mike Hayden, Secretary of Commerce Harland Priddle, and other officials joined the throng at the second annual Peabody Main Street dinner Saturday at the Peabody Elementary School gymnasium.
Andra Shank, daughter of Andy Shank of Peabody, has returned from a 10-day trip to the Soviet Union. She traveled with a tour group sponsored by Wichita State University.
Vern Smith is recovering well at Wesley Hospital in Wichita after undergoing bypass surgery last Friday.
50 YEARS AGO
Jan. 15, 1965
Virgil Smith will be the new barber later in the year, taking over from Guy Jackson and Dick Gough.
Charley Stretcher, 90, who had lived in the Peabody area since coming here at the age of four in 1868, died last Saturday.
The Women’s Relief Corps met Jan. 8 for their regular meeting with President Clarice West in the chair.
100 YEARS AGO
Jan. 15, 1915
There are probably lots of people in Peabody who have never seen a basketball game – people who have 25 cents and know where Sawtelle Hall is, who enjoy anything with excitement in it – try it and see. The Peabody High School would appreciate having YOU in the cheering section at the next game.
The History Club will meet tomorrow with Miss Mattie Westbrook.
Miss Nina Bush gave a whist party on Tuesday evening.
125 YEARS AGO
Jan. 2, 1890
D.F. Rhodes gave away several dozen tin horns, more or less, on Tuesday night to all the small boys downtown and they as one proceeded to mourn the death of the old year by tooting the harmless things until midnight. The schoolhouse bell was used to ring in the New Year.
Two cows and a horse to trade for hogs. Inquire of G.M. Anderson at the laundry.
Will Lackey bought a new organ for his wife – a nice holiday present.