10 years ago
March 12, 1999
Hundreds of lazy Canada geese and snow geese have stopped their migration south to stay in Peabody for the winter. They settled just south of Peabody where they can be seen on farmers’ milo and wheat fields.
Eddie Mae Versch hosted the Luncheon Bridge at Turkey Red Family Restaurant on Tuesday, March 9, at noon.
Down One Bridge Club met at Ross Baker’s Saturday evening.
25 years ago
Feb. 9, 1984
Peabody City Councilman Vic Casper expects to be released and come home this week from Axtell Hospital. Casper underwent major stomach surgery there last week and is reportedly doing very well.
A large barn was destroyed, 800 bales of hay burned and 62 sheep were killed in a Sunday morning fire a mile south of Peabody. The farm is owned by Mrs. Ed Nicklaus and occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Don Hague. Mr. Hague was in Las Vegas, Nevada, attending the national meeting of school administrators.
A Saturday evening dinner at the Olive Street Inn was enjoyed by Miss Leslie Ann Clark and her Sunday school class from Newton. Sixteen persons were present.
50 years ago
feb. 5, 1959
Hollie Brown, 57, formerly of Peabody, was killed Tuesday morning when a ditch in which he was working at Newton caved in. Chunks of frozen earth crushed his chest. Two members of the crew (of Wayne Gutherie), Oren Graham and John Mellott, saw the earth give way but were unable to warn him in time.
Paul Baker is to be dismissed Thursday from Axtell Hospital in Newton. He underwent surgery the previous Thursday.
WRC meeting Feb. 13 has been set at 3 p.m. instead of 2 p.m., due to the World Day of Prayer.
100 years ago
JAN. 14, 1909
Jay Beeton entertained about 15 of his friends at his home Tuesday night. The guests were country people and everyone had a great time.
“Having moved to town, I would like to obtain sewing to do. Button holes a specialty. I am staying with Grandma Calbeck.” Mrs. McKinnell.
125 years ago
Jan. 3, 1884
It is interesting to see the superb new harness being turned out at Watson’s harness shop. They keep a large supply, made up, constantly in stock.
D.D. Perry has just received another addition to his Jersey herd. Mr. Perry has been receiving some fine thoroughbreds from Vermont and is building up a fine herd.
A Leap Year party was given by the Peabody ladies on Tuesday evening, Jan. 1, at Butler Hall. The night was cold and stormy but those present enjoyed the occasion very much.