days of yore
from our archives
Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
june 22, 2005
Jim Moore, the United Parcel Service man known as “Radar,” will retire next week after 27 years of service, 23 in the Peabody area.
In honor of Shirley Krause’s birthday June 15, a group of friends gathered to play bridge: Shirley, Betty Walker, and Jeanne Smith enjoyed dessert-bridge at the home of Joan Berns.
The death of Frances Jacobs has been determined to be of natural causes, not the smoke that engulfed her house in February. The fire had been ignited by a lighted cigarette.
25 years ago
june 21, 1990
Nasty weather slammed into Peabody for the second successive Thursday night last week, causing a serious downtown fire and including a brief tornadic storm.
Christy Hughes and sons Cory and Derek left Tuesday for Cairo, Egypt, where they will join Jack Hughes at his work.
Peabody Historical Society will offer to the public the first opportunity to see images found and preserved by John Wolfersperger, Peabody artist and photographer, from Volume 1 of the Peabody Herald, which proclaimed the many wonderful virtues of the city.
50 years ago
june 10, 1965
The worst flooding in Peabody history followed widespread cloudbursts Wednesday as Spring Creek came roaring into Peabody.
Nellie Lou Holmes left Monday from Wichita on a Methodist Missionary tour.
Susan Craig and Patti Sutphin attended Future Homemakers of America leadership camp Wednesday to Sunday at Camp Fellowship near Goddard.
100 years ago
june 17, 1915
Mr. and Mrs. M.T. Sharpe, who lost their infant daughter June 7, from whooping cough, also were also called upon to mourn the loss of their only son on Thursday from the same disease. Little Robert was 4 years, 6 months, 18 days old and his sister, Lois Alberta, was 2 years, 5 months, 18 days. Their other child also has been ill but is now getting along nicely.
Mr. and Mrs. John Legg of Whitewater spent Monday here with Mr. and Mrs. A. Yoder.
Seven-year-old Paul Russell caught a two-pound channel catfish Tuesday.
125 years ago
june 5, 1890
Mrs. J. W. Slocombe is visiting friends in Ohio.
George Nicolay sports a handsome new barber pole in front of his shop.
G.W. Campbell returned Monday from Colorado. He has a thousand head of cattle on the way.