Compiled from microfilm records
10 years ago
April 2, 1999
Jennifer Young has used her experience and education in teaching the fifth grade students the past six years at Peabody Elementary School. When time permits, Jennifer enjoys playing the piano, violin, and clarinet.
Sunday, Ruth Wright and Marjorie Gfeller attended morning worship service at Trinity United Methodist Church in El Dorado.
Maude Gaines and LaVonne helped at the canteen for the Bloodmobile Friday. Late afternoon they visited Ida Criger at PCLC.
25 years ago
March 2, 1984
Kristine Anne Megli, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Roger Megli, appeared Monday on the Kaleidoscope program of KAKE-TV in Wichita as one of the winners in the Kute Kid Kontest.
Mrs. Rachel Meyer, local Senior Citizen, received a note from the White House last week. The message was a birthday greeting from Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Mrs. Meyer celebrated her 92nd birthday on Feb. 9.
A social event Sunday afternoon was the baby shower honoring Peggy (Mrs. Bob) Phillips and twins, Morissa Nicole and Thomas Wyss.
50 years ago
feb. 26, 1959
Oliver Kornhaus, who has done blacksmithing in Peabody for more than 40 years, sold his shop on West First to Ron C. Cain recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Reid of Florence are parents of a son born Tuesday, Feb. 24 at St. Luke hospital in Marion. He weighed 5 pounds 11 ounces.
William V. Krause was appointed to fill the remainder of the term of the late Henry Windsor on the Peabody District 12R Board of Education last week. Krause is the first non-parent to serve on the school board in many years.
100 years ago
JAN. 28, 1909
Dr. Johnson has a new auto, guaranteed to run the speed limit.
Several admirers of basketball went to Newton Saturday night to witness the fine game between Newton and the Kansas City Athletic Club.
The infant child born last Wednesday to Hugh Spier and wife died at birth. The daughter born that day to Percival Ball and wife died on Friday.
125 years ago
Jan. 31, 1884
Some person whose soul is too small to be perceptible seems to have a grudge against Dr. Shomber — having again damaged his professional sign, in front of his office.
Benjamin Roberts (father of D.J. and O.J.) will build a residence this spring on lots next south of Thos. Osborne’s.
Sam Freeland and wife gave a dancing party and oyster supper to about 15 couples at their residence last Friday evening.
Gibbs and Son, who have the contract for laying the stone in the Gazette building, also have the contract for that in the Sterling building, which will commence very soon. The materials are being accumulated on the ground as fast as possible.