days of yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
june 15, 2005
Peabody Library’s summer reading program will begin July 5.
Theodora and Harry Koslowsky of Marion will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
Laura Slocombe is pictured at her home in Legacy Park in their advertising.
25 years ago
june 14, 1990
Vicious wind and hail ripped the area Thursday night, causing millions of dollars in crop and property damage.
Mrs. Bruce Smith spoke to Peabody Kiwanis Club about her trip to Germany to visit her daughter.
Quick action by Peabody pool lifeguard Maranda Avery unquestionably saved the lives of two young Elbing-area boys Sunday afternoon.
50 years ago
june 13, 1965
Warren Taylor left this week for Springerville, Arizona, where he will work for the U.S. Forestry Department in the Apache Forest this summer.
Arnold Berns Sr. died May 19 at St. Luke Hospital. Berns had lived in Peabody for more than 65 years and was a prominent cattleman. He also built and operated Sunflower Theater.
W.D. McIntosh was elected president of Peabody Country Club.
100 years ago
june 10, 1915
History Club will meet Friday with Mrs. E.S. Crisfield if the weather permits; if not, the meeting will be at the library.
The band and orchestra carried by Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” is conceded to be one of the strongest musical organizations with any traveling theatrical company. They will give a big band concert at noon. Don’t miss it. June 11.
Cherries $2.25 per crate. Phone 526F12.
Floy Tharp is proud possessor of a new Maxwell, purchased of Aulne’s popular lady agent, Leila Ruggles.
125 years ago
May 29, 1890
Mrs. See was buried at the new graveyard last week (Summit Township), the first to be buried there.
J.M. Bechtel is in Wichita today.
The alumni of Peabody High School held their second annual reunion last evening and enjoyed a sumptuous banquet along with the “the feast of reason and flow of the soul.”