Compiled from microfilm records
10 years ago
Feb. 18, 1999
Thomas J. Alstrom has signed a contract as Superintendent of Schools. He will officially begin his duties July 1, 1999.
Jesse Richter, King, and Elsie Foth, Queen, were crowned Valentine royalty at the senior center at lunchtime Friday, Feb. 12.
Deanna, John, Tanna, Renae, and David Schoeninger of Fort Collins, Colo., were weekend guests of Gary, Lou Ann, and Emily Bowlin.
25 years ago
Local winners in FFA spoke in the junior and senior division were Denise Strasser, Bradley Goering, and John Richenberg.
Attention Peabody Clinic Patients: We would like to take this opportunity to let our patients in Peabody and the surrounding communities know we have enjoyed meeting your health needs this past year and five months. We hope to continue serving you even better in 1984 and the years ahead. Sincerely, Axtell Clinic — Peabody Branch. Kay Crider, MD, Melanie Madsen, LPN, and Louise Morales, receptionist.
Little Amanda Wedel found Jan. 11 to be a very special day for her. During the day, her babysitter, Mrs. Kathy Jantzen, presented her with a strawberry shortcake birthday cake and a lovely pair of blue tennis shoes.
50 years ago
JAn. 15, 1959
Members of the Peabody Fire Department treated the retired firefighters to an oyster fry at the regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening, Jan. 13.
Retired firemen present were Charles Moffet, George Higgings, Vernon Harsh, and Charles Slaymaker.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Davies have sold their home in Marion and moved to Lawrence where they plan to reside in the future.
Mr. Davies, who is with the State Fire Marshall’s office, says most of his work is in the eastern part of the state.
Howard Buck, the transient who lay 5 days in zero weather beneath a bridge east of Florence, died in St. Luke Hospital Monday.
Buck, whose legs were frozen to the hip, refused permission for the doctors to amputate portions of his legs.
100 years ago
dec. 24, 1908
J.A. Snavely’s public sale last Thursday was one of the most successful ever held in this vicinity. The crowd in attendance was very large, owing no doubt to the advertising as well as the large amount of goods sold. Stock sold well; sheep brought $5.50, Plymouth Rock chickens $6 a dozen.
Miss Helen Baker and brother, Paul, are home from Baker University for the holidays.
Wanted: 1000 good straight hedge posts. E.A. Walden.
G.W. Heter was in Okla. last week selling a car of apples. (He sold 8 cars the week before. One bushel consisted of just 54 apples.)
125 years ago
Dec. 13, 1883
Madame Rumor reports that two of our esteemed business bachelors are about to double the number in their respective families.
Robert Camp and Fred Remington were in El Dorado, lately, and called on Bent Murdock of the “Republican,” who gave them quite a “send off” in the last issue of his paper.
Dr. Buck and wife went to Kansas City yesterday where Mrs. Buck is expected to undergo medical treatment for her eyes.