10 years ago
May 3, 1999
The efforts of Peabody Main Street have earned it recognition for excellence in the field of downtown revitalization by meeting high standards for performance set by Kansas Main Street and National Trust for Historic Preservation for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Center.
Stephen King, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mellot of Peabody, recently was named winner in the 1999 DEKALB agricultural accomplishment award.
Rita Jost and Bradley Bartel, both of Hillsboro, were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m.
25 years ago
April 5, 1984
Randall J. Preheim of Peabody is the recipient of a Freshman Honor Scholarship at Bethel College, the college information office announced last week.
Cory Hughes of Glenallen, Alaska, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hughes, recently won a five-school wrestling title in his weight class.
Mrs. Jesse Seibel, Mrs. Nellie Propp, and Miss Julie Irish attended a quartet concert Sunday evening at First Mennonite Church in Newton.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles DeForest announced the engagement of their daughter, Diane, to Mr. Bradley D. Nightengale, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Nightengale of Burns.
50 years ago
March 26, 1959
Through the Chamber of Commerce and the Civil Defense organizations, a survey is being conducted to list all available storm cellars and caves for use in the event of a tornado here.
Mr. and Mrs. Epp Brown and their son, Bill Brown and family of Newton, spent the weekend on a fishing trip to Bagnell Dam, Missouri. They caught five spoonbills that averaged over 25 pounds in weight.
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Kieferle and Mrs. H.L. McClelland left Saturday night for Albert Lea, Minnesota for the funeral of Mrs. Elmer Moore who was a sister-in-law of Mrs. McClelland.
100 years ago
March 4, 1909
No matter what the new law may require of teams and autos passing on the road, owners of machines will be glad to have farmers whom they meet signal whether machines should stop or come on. What should be a courtesy from autoists depends much on the animals.
Full blood Scotch collie dogs for sale. Inquire of Henry Jackson.
The Presbyterian ladies gave a fine coffee last Thursday evening — too good for the money.
125 years ago
March 6, 1884
Henry Stephens has purchased a fine spot in the north part of the city for the handsome dwelling which he is about to erect. He purchased the lots from G.W. Camp.
Frank Brindley is having a fine porch built to his residence.
Dr. Loose proposes to go right ahead as soon as the weather permits and put up a stone building on the lot adjoining the store of JGC Brewer.
Mrs. Rathbone gave a tea party to a number of friends last Friday evening.