Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Sept. 4, 1999
Peabody Community Living Center would like to give special thanks for doing some special work on the Special Care Unit to Jack Brunzell. Thank you. Your help was greatly appreciated.
Four students from the Peabody and Burns area are 1999 Wichita State University spring graduates. Commencement was May 14, 1999. George Eric Fulton, BA in Education and Stacey Lynn Parks, Master of Arts, both from Peabody.
Six members of the Peabody Burns FFA chapter will join fellow members from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Gwam, and the Virgin Islands to develop “premier leadership, personal growth, and career success” at the first convention in 72 years to be held in Louisville, Ky.
25 years ago
Aug. 30, 1984
Paul E. Baker, 94, retired Peabody businessman, died Monday morning, Aug. 27, in a Newton hospital. He had been hospitalized for several days following a stroke.
School off and running and that means County Fairs and Crop booths for the Peabody FFA chapter. This year John Richenberg of Burns won Grand Champion with his hog at the Butler County Fair in August. Beth Gaines exhibited Grand Champion steer at the Marion County Fair.
Elmer and Elsie Foth had some good fishing last week. They brought in two big catfish weighing between 11 and 15 pounds on different days from the Country Club lake.
50 years ago
Sept. 3, 1959
Hartman Baker has been informed he won a dryer in a recent nationwide Frigidaire dealers selling contest.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Davis are the parents of a daughter, born Sat., Aug. 29, at Axtell Hospital in Newton. She has been named Dee Ann.
Dr. and Mrs. F. E. Loose of Newton were hosts to the faculty of Peabody High School at a watermelon feed at their home Friday evening.
100 years ago
Sept. 2, 1909
Bring your poultry and eggs to Mansfield & Co. in the Eagle block. They pay cash.
Washing wanted. Mrs. Lesher. Phone 66.
The best thing on wheels — Model T Ford Motor Cars.
125 years ago
aug. 28, 1884
The peach crop is short this year but there are very fine ones to be found. Some of the best were from the PC Holter’s farm and were on sale at Mr. Amborns. The farm could be bought for $15,000.
D. M. Greene has just bought a hundred head of three year-olds to feed on his farm on Henry Creek, near Plum Grove.
Mrs. D. J. Fraser has our thanks for the nice peaches of the Early York Stump of the World varieties.