Compiled from past issues
10 YEARS AGO
Feb. 23, 2005
Julia Ensminger resigned as senior class sponsor for the 2004-05 school year.
The investigation continues into the death of Frances Jacobs at her home on Elm St. Preliminary investigation indicates she had a heart attack and was dead when the fire started.
Peabody-Burns FFA students Ryan Johnson, Jessica Slater, Jason Unruh, and Hollee Reynolds are pictured preparing tables for the annual FFA appreciation luncheon.
25 YEARS AGO
Feb. 22, 1990
Supt. John Glover resigned after 22 years in the school system, first as elementary school principal and the last eight years as superintendent.
“Grandma’s” bowling team, including Bobbie Boston, June Litton, Jeanetta Farr, Joan Stovall, and Bonnie Strasser, all of Peabody, placed first in the Newton NBA bowling tournament last week.
The engagement of Rebecca Mai of Johnson to Stephen Gillett of Peabody has been announced by her parents, Bill and Wilma Mai of rural Sharon Springs.
50 YEARS AGO
Feb. 11, 1965
Herb Hodel retired from full-time labors at DeForest Hatchery and Feed Mills last week after 33 years in his second and “accidental” career as a hatchery specialist. He was originally an accountant, working in automobile agencies in Buhler and Hillsboro.
Virginia’s Café on Highway 50 will reopen next Tuesday, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnson announce. It has been closed since before Christmas for a complete remodeling.
Inez Graham and Goldie Homan attended the Eastern Star Rebeka School of Instruction in Salina on Saturday.
100 YEARS AGO
Feb. 28, 1915
Peabody History Club had a very enjoyable “Tannhauser” program last week at the home of Mrs. H.S. Lawrence. Mrs. S.D. Moffett gave a complete history of the opera and Mrs. Chas. Cockley and Mrs. Moffett rendered a piano duet. John Lawrence sang “Evening Star,” Mrs. Arnold Berns played the violin obligato and Mrs. Moffett was at the piano. By request John Lawrence sang “A Perfect Day” by Carrie Jacobs with the same accompanists.
Boost the Women’s Relief Corps work and get a good 25-cent noon dinner next week at the Grand Army of the Republic Hall.
Sister Jenny Christ of New York City is expected Saturday to visit her mother, Mrs. Francis Christ and sister, Emma Christ.
125 YEARS AGO
FeB. 13, 1890
Spectacles 15 cents a pair at Rhodes.
The rope by which the flag on the school house is raised and lowered was found to be cut yesterday morning.
C.E. Westbrook shipped a fine mare to Kentucky this weekend.
The railroads have reduced the local rate on corn nearly one half and the county awaits the effect with interest.