days of yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
May 11, 2005
Peabody-Burns High School band performed Friday night at the Sundown Parade in Wichita as part of the Wichita River Festival. The group won the Best Band Award.
Life on the farm was a busy time for Mildred Nicklaus according to Mildred. She turned 101 this week.
Peabody-Burns High School track team earned the first place plaque Thursday at the William Crosley Invitational track meet at Pretty Prairie.
25 years ago
May 10, 1990
Earl and Mary Ann Madsen entertained the Kiwanis Club with a musical program at the meeting Monday night.
Jim’s Jack and Jill is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Jim and Marilyn Cox taking over the business.
Marjorie Seymour is recovering at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Bloomer, after fracturing her wrist and left ankle in a fall on the library steps Sunday afternoon.
50 years ago
april 29, 1965
Bernie Hansen, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Hansen, was selected State Sentinel of the state FFA as Peabody’s first state officer. He and Kirby Mellott were selected as the local chapter’s two state farmers. Mel Flaming and Terry Eberhard placed 7th in horticulture judging.
Judy Slocombe sang a solo, “May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You,” at the April 26 meeting of the Parent-Teacher Association.
Paul Windsor has been hired as director of the summer recreation program.
100 years ago
May 6, 1915
All members of the Peabody Anti-Horse Thief Association should remember that the 60 cent dues must be paid in May or they will stand suspended until they join as a new member with a $2 membership fee.
1915 high school graduates include Will C. Jessen, Mildred Westbrook, Esther Ruth Baker, and Margaret L. Kieler.
May 28 will be the Butler Picnic Day when all of the schoolchildren of Peabody will have a treat at the park and a general good time.
125 years ago
april 24, 1890
Sunday racing at the park is not allowed.
Councilman J. M. Bechtel has a fine farm southwest of Peabody and was yesterday exhibiting stalks of rye over three feet in length.
Cal Baker and Louie Dietrich had a peculiar runaway accident on Sunday. They were out riding in a sulky cart near John Beeton’s and just to see how fast they could go, Cal whipped the pony to full speed. Coming through town they were thrown out and little Cassius Baker, who was with them was considerably injured. The horse continued on his race, running for over a mile, overturning the cart and finally running into a fence and throwing itself. The damage was very light.