Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
may 25, 2005
Peabody Historical Society opens its season with a tour of the “Springs of Marion County.”
Books are not the only item in the Peabody Township Library since a DVD collection is being started.
Bernice Hansen, 91, died May 24, 2005 at Newton Medical Center.
25 years ago
may 24, 1990
Three new Peabody signs will be dedicated to the City of Peabody at 12:30 p.m. on May 26 at the corner of Walnut St. and U.S. Highway 50.
Merle and Frances Skinner were in Lindsborg last week to visit Donna and Gary Johnson and family and attend the high school graduation of the Johnson’s son, Scott Nelson.
“Hillbilly Wedding,” a comedy sketch planned by members of the Career Women’s Guild was given as an after dinner program last Thursday at Peabody Senior Center.
50 years ago
may 13, 1965
A new business will open on Peabody’s main street in a few days. It will be Ruth’s Sportswear Shop and is to be managed by Rosalee Baker. It will be stocked from Ruth’s Shop in Lyons and will be located in the Huguenin building next door to Jan’s Hair Fashions.
Wayne Witcher will take over the pulpit of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on June 16. He is being ordained June 4 from Pacific Lutheran Seminary in Berkley, California.
100 years ago
may 20, 1915
Walter Litton and his brother Charles left on Friday for Galva, Illinois. The return trip will be made in the former’s Ford runabout, which he was compelled to leave at the place on account of the bad road conditions at the time of his return home last winter.
Mrs. S.H. Fisher and Mrs. Clyde Craney were business visitors in Newton yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Gray are enjoying a visit from their son, George and wife, from Rockford, Illinois, who came last week for a few days’ visit.
Mrs. J.R. McPheeters has about 700 chicks and 15 hens setting yet to go. Mrs. McPheeters has taken a safe course to beat the high cost of living.
125 years ago
May 8, 1890
Hess and Johnson bought out the Grand Central Hotel property last week and it seems probable that this long neglected house will soon be re-opened as a first class hotel.
George Nickolay has opened out a new barbershop in the basement of the Peabody Bank.
During April, the Peabody Creamery shipped nearly two tons of butter, a good record considering the season.