10 years ago
May 27, 1999
Karen Saner is in her 26th year of teaching, 22 of these years in Burns Elementary school.
Joe Moffett was one of nine writers honored at the recent Famous Writers Banquet during the Oklahoma Writers Federation conference. He was honored for his most recent book, “Class of Destiny,” a book about the 1943 graduates of Peabody High School, which was written for the 55th reunion of this class held last Memorial Day.
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Baker attended commencement exercises at Rossville High School on Sunday afternoon. Kristen Foote graduated with the class of 1999.
25 years ago
April 24, 1984
Ron Slaymaker, a native of Peabody and longtime head coach at Emporia State University, was elected president of the NAIA Basketball Association at the organization’s recent meeting in Kansas City.
A program by a popular string quintet from Bethel College will be presented in the Ann Potter Club Room at the Peabody Library, 2 p.m. May 6, as the opener for the Peabody Historical Society’s museum opening.
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Gillespie and their children, Lori, Amy, and Steven of Oturehua, New Zealand, arrived April 17 for a six-week visit with Mrs. Gillespie’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Robinson.
50 years ago
April 16, 1959
A.P. (Pearl) Hudson, one of the oldest citizens of this area died Monday at Axtell Hospital, Newton. He was 94 years of age.
Karla Slaymaker showed the men and boys of the community that girls could catch fish, too. Last week she pulled out a 7.5-pound carp while fishing in Doyle Creek.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Meirowsky and Jeannine and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Ferguson, Sally and Max, attended the Ice Capades in Wichita Sunday evening.
100 years ago
March 25, 1909
On Saturday, April 3rd, the Baptist ladies will give a supper at Ball’s restaurant. Serving begins at 5 o’clock. Warm biscuits — perhaps better than mother used to make.
The Swain store millinery department opening last week encountered inclement weather but proved quite satisfactory.
The display was almost a revelation to the many ladies who called and left orders to be filled before Easter.
“A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” If you are beautiful have your picture taken. If you are not beautiful, have your picture taken at the Peabody Photo Studio, and we will help you out and give joy a boost.
125 years ago
March 27, 1884
Miss Hattie Manka is requested to call on the postmaster in Peabody and learn something to her advantage.
Harry Christ, the artist, has an exhibition for a few days at Rhodes drug store where a fine crayon portrait, which all lovers of art should see.
A high iron awning was placed over the sidewalk at Rhodes & Company drug store.
Parties wanting millet seed can be supplied at the hay press.