10 years ago
sept. 3, 1998
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Krause spent last weekend in Des Moines, Iowa, visiting at the home of Mrs. Sharon Baybayan, and helping Mrs. Baybayan’s mother, Mrs. Mildred Huckins of nearby Adel, Iowa, celebrate her 87th birthday. On their return home Monday, the Krauses visited the “Bridges of Madison County” and the birthplace of John Wayne at Winterset.
Mrs. Joan Benner of Australia and Helen Storbeck of Winfield were guests of Mrs. Willard Jewel on Friday afternoon and evening.
C. Wiese and Cody of Baltimore, Md., were guests of Richard and Elmer Loewen. They were here for a week.
25 years ago
july 28, 1983
An attractive wall hanging now graces the east entryway of the United Methodist church. This colorful piece of handiwork, which depicts The Last Supper, is a gift to the church from Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ewert, Jane and Jean. The mural, done in wool latch hook technique, required almost 2,000 hours of work to complete.
Muriel Wolfersperger, mayor of Peabody, addressed the senior citizens last week, speaking on the local budget and, in general, “the state of the city.”
Mr. and Mrs. John Bloomer and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sebree are having a reception for Bruce Sebree Saturday, June 30, to celebrate his receiving his Ph.D. in grain science, majoring in feed technology.
50 years ago
july 31, 1958
Joe Neuhauser was in Marion on business Wednesday.
A former Peabody man, Cornelius John Everett, Seattle, Wash., died in a hospital in La Junta, Colo., following surgery when it was discovered he had suffered a ruptured spleen in a fall from a ladder picking fruit the day before he left Washington.
Troop 96 Brownie Scouts enjoyed a trip to Wichita to appear on KAKE TV’s Little Rascal Club House. Girls in the troop are Chris McClure, Joy Gibson, Linda DeForest, Carolyn Johnson, Virginia Reid, Carol Yoder, Martha McGaugh, and Vickie Rhodes.
100 years ago
july 23, 1908
Have you seen the new linoleum floor at the public library?
Charles Cockley has installed a new postal rack in his store. It is six feet high and will hold 8,000 cards.
Mrs. Charles Mars and son, Luther, went Wednesday to Derby to spend a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Holler went to New Mexico Tuesday to look around.
125 years ago
june 22, 1883
Housewives should watch for the bread wagon which runs from Star Bakery.
Raspberries are coming in.
Henry Hintz, a prosperous farmer six miles northwest of town, is building a large barn on his place.
The Methodists are mending their ways — laying new walks from the street to the doors of the church.
J.E. Wilson of Summit commenced harvesting his wheat Wednesday.