days of yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
march 30, 2005
Daylight savings time will begin at 2 a.m. April 3.
Ron and Lani Denu of Oregon, Wisconsin, are parents of a son, Grant Michael George, born March 14, 2005. Maternal grandparents are Frank and Janice Woodruff of Peabody.
Gwen and Tony Gaines will celebrate 60 years of marriage on April 8.
25 years ago
march 29, 1990
Dr. Ruth Sherman announces she will spend Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon working in the Cranston Clinic at Goessel.
The Main Street Creations craft cooperative is set to open Monday in the building most recently occupied by the Frame Shop.
Mike Brashe was in Peabody this week assisting with design plans for business firms. Brenda Spencer, Kansas State Main Street director, accompanied him.
50 years ago
March 18, 1965
Mayberry’s Store downtown got a new paint job on the front. The new color is a bright lively blue.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Porter have purchased the Charles Stretcher home south of Peabody. Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Southwood, Jr. will be the new occupants.
History Club met with Mrs. Ethel Skaer at a 1 p.m. luncheon with Mrs. Lowell Cooper giving a most interesting paper on favorite hymns and short remarks about how each one came to be written.
100 years ago
march 25, 1915
Dr. Benton T. Prather, one of Peabody’s popular physicians, who has made many friends here in his three-year residence, and Miss Undine Martens of Woodville, Mississippi, were married yesterday at the latter’s home in Woodville in the sunny south.
The Peabody High School debate team is pitted against Marion on Friday evening at the opera house in a strenuous, but friendly, contest which everyone in town should enjoy. The immigration question is a live one.
Mrs. Ed Erb is hostess today to Circle 7 of the Methodist church.
125 years ago
march 13, 1890
Whitewater intends to soon incorporate as a city.
Mr. Probst and family have moved into the dwelling at the Silk Station and will be engaged this spring in caring for the grounds. The mulberry grove is now old enough to be of value in the silk business.
The Peabody Star Nursery has been organized into a stock company with a capital of $5,000 and is preparing for an increased trade this spring.