Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
mar. 2, 2oo5
City administrator Jeff Benbrook presented city council members with a list of guidelines from the city’s insurance carrier about the proposed skate park.
The Main Street auction was a great success, raising $9,300 and with some additional matching money may reach $10,000.
The Peabody Community Quilt project sponsors are planning a show titled “Kaleidoscope” at St. Paul Lutheran Church for April 1 and 2.
25 years ago
feb. 28, 1990
Jim Cox is pictured presenting a $1,000 check to Lisa Clark, winner of that prize in the local Instant Food and Treasure contest.
Jo Davis, once of Peabody, now of Newton, was featured recently in the Newton Kansan concerning Members of the Ethnic Lunch Bunch and their unusual meals. They were enjoying Irish food at the home of Edith Wendt.
Funeral services for John Slocombe will be at 2 p.m. March 1.
50 years ago
feb. 18, 1965
Last week’s meeting between the county commissioners and W.I. Fisher, architect for Cedar Rest Home, resulted in agreement and corrective measures being taken.
Ann Yoder, senior at Kansas State Teacher’s College of Emporia, has been appointed to her student teaching assignment at Hillsboro. She will teach special education and kindergarten.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Klein honored their daughter, Mrs. Maurice Wilson, at a farewell supper. She left by plane Friday to join her husband at San Monica, California, where they will make their home.
100 years ago
feb. 25, 1915
Ernest Jordan was here Monday between trains. His little son at Axtell hospital is now thought to be out of danger after a very close call which was thought to be poisoning, but was very puzzling.
Feb. 22 was George Washington’s birthday and the due date for the annual inspection of the Peabody Fire Department by the mayor and city council. They gathered at Slaymaker and Son’s Restaurant at 9 a.m. and then to the picture show, which was opened for them. Then they did the inspection and back to Slaymaker’s for refreshments, including caribou meat from the northern woods.
Ora Moffett went on Friday for a few days’ stay in Lawrence.
125 years ago
feb. 20, 1890
St. Valentine’s Day was celebrated in a very pleasant way by the children at Miss Chase’s school. A box was filled with unique valentines made by the children, song and recitations followed, and all enjoyed a long table spread with flowers and well filled baskets from friends and parents. All left with a pleasant recollection of St. Valentine’s Day, 1890.
Zero last night.
The Presbyterian young people had a big time pulling taffy at D.D. Perry’s.
Everyone is invited to the necktie social at the Methodist Parsonage next Tuesday evening.