Compiled from past issues
10 YEARS AGO
Feb. 16, 2005
The Peabody Historical Society repainted the Morgan House in time for spring.
The Peabody City Council heard about the need for a skateboard park.
Grace Marie Patton graduated from Kansas University after completing the fall 2004 semester.
25 YEARS AGO
Feb. 15, 1990
Donnie Lemley and Sara Cook were winners in the Peabody Elementary School spelling bee.
Harold Dyck was elected president of the Peabody Chamber of Commerce for the coming year.
History Club met at the home of Margaret Jewell and had a fascinating program in slides and commentary by Helen Storbeck who took four young women for a five-week stay in the Manila area of the Phillipines, South Korea, and Japan. The trip was sponsored by the Rotary International Exchange Program. Mr. Storbeck accompanied the group.
50 YEARS AGO
Feb. 4, 1965
John and Charles DeForest placed one-two in the Wichita Beef Show last week, John’s pen of eight Angus steers was judged best-in-show and the steers entered by Charles won second-place honors.
Wilma Wood and Marge Osgood, who have been leasing Mary’s Grill, have moved over and re-opened the Hotel Café in the Peabody Hotel.
Mary Dyck reports she will re-open Mary’s Grill on Monday.
100 YEARS AGO
Feb. 4, 1915
On Friday, Feb. 15, 1915, the summons to a higher life came to Mr. John Bechtel at his home on North Sycamore.
The return games with Lost Springs will be played on Wednesday evening, the 19th, at Sawtelle Hall, both boys and girls will have games.
Gertrude Cooper returned yesterday from a visit in Kansas City and Lawrence.
FeB. 6, 1890
Will Christ attended the entertainment at the Tharp school house and rendered some fine instrumental music on which he received 17 encores and “four doubles” – more or less.
The stores are full of valentines. The comic ones are as vicious as ever.
Mrs. Sausser has moved her millinery store and residence to the old Occidental building.