10 years ago
March 26, 1999
Seventeen members have signed up to be a part of the newly organized Doyle Valley Farmers Market, which will hold Saturday morning sales of produce during the summer at Santa Fe Park.
Scott and Paula Harris are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Mallory Nicole, at 6:10 p.m. March 16. She weighed 7 pounds 9.4 ounces and was 20” long.
The Peabody United Methodist Youth Fellowship with friends traveled Friday evening and Saturday morning, March 19 and 20, with Pastors Robert and Judy Priest to their home at Marion County Lake for an overnight of fellowship, Christian devotions, and retreat.
25 years ago
Feb. 23, 1984
Carl Carson (Crawford), longtime Peabody businessman, died Feb. 18 at Peabody Memorial Nursing Home at the age of 87. With his wife, he for many years operated Peerless Cleaners in Peabody.
The downtown area got a shot in the arm, or somewhere, this week when a number of comfortable benches appeared around Main Street. John Clausen constructed, painted, and placed the benches up and down the street.
Mrs. Dorothy Craig returned home to Peabody Monday after a week in Lawrence and Kansas City. She spent some time with her son, David Craig, who underwent heart surgery at the Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
50 years ago
feb. 19, 1959
Erwin Pereboom, 42, of Goodland, has been hired as the new manager of the Peabody Equity Exchange Co-op.
Rodney Herbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Herbert of Peabody, is one of 26 students who will receive letters for the 1958 football season, Coach Bob Hower has announced.
Homer Merryfield died Monday in the hospital at Newton after being in critical condition since Feb. 6. He suffered severe head injuries in a fall that day from a load of hay. He was 47 years of age.
100 years ago
JAN. 28, 1909
One of the best songs in the Beiderwolf books used at evangelistic services is that by Rev. C. S. Nusbaum entitled “His Way With Thee.”
W. N. Trumbo received two carloads of cattle Saturday, which were purchased out west.
A computing postal scale free to the patrons of RFD and to all customers and friends. Ask for one at Haupts.
125 years ago
Jan. 17, 1884
A foolish story was started that disease of diphtheria of Mrs. Fanning’s daughter was caused by using furs which had belonged to a relative who died a year or two ago. There was nothing there in the report. Her disease commenced with a severe cold.
The Presbyterian Sunday school will soon be supplied with new songbooks.
Dr. and Mrs. Loose entertained a few of the young people at their home last evening in honor of Miss Mary Gable who is making an extended stay with them. A bountiful repast was served.