10 years ago
sept. 17, 1998
Early Saturday morning Steve Liss, photographer of Time magazine, arrived at Sharon’s Korner Kitchen to capture the perfect picture for a story in this week’s issue.
Rudi Penner, RR 2, Peabody, will celebrate his 80th birthday Sept. 9, 1998.
Cowboy poet Ray Davidson from the Flint Hills area will perform this evening on the stage of the local Wildwood Flower.
25 years ago
aug. 11, 1983
Gloria Freeland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Freeland of Burns, has been appointed Assistant Director of Student Publications at Kansas State University at Manhattan.
The long-neglected meeting room in the basement of the library has been completely renovated and redecorated to make it an attractive meeting place for clubs and committees of the community. An open house has been set for Sunday, Sept. 4, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Mrs. Opal Mae Gillet, Mrs. Garnett Herbert, and Mrs. Ethel Skaer returned last Tuesday from a week’s vacation in Denver where they visited at the home of Mrs. Betty Jo Vohs. She was a former member of the Peabody school faculty.
50 years ago
aug. 14, 1958
Lt. Col. Charles W. Ward left Saturday for two weeks tours of duty with the U.S. Army Reserves at Ft. Sheridan, Ill.
Harry Blaine Homan will leave Monday for Pike Methodist Boys Camp in Colorado. This is at the foot of Pikes Peak and offers an opportunity for enjoying the Pikes Peak region.
Sam and Sandy Morris, twin son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Morris, celebrated their 10th birthday Saturday, Aug. 9, with a party in city park.
100 years ago
aug. 3, 1908
Messers. White and Freeman, the Chautauqua promoters, use Peabody as their model illustration of what can be done in the Chautauqua movement. Mr. Freeman’s compliments to Peabody were hearty, we feel, as he declares that they are deserved.
Ed Snavely’s automobile, which ran off a bridge last week, wasn’t damaged as much as first thought. After the machine was pulled out of the mud it was found that with a few repairs it would be as good as new.
S.D. White brought in samples of apples today measuring 13 inches in circumference.
125 years ago
july 25, 1883
To be given on the evening of July 10, 1883, at the Christian Church in Peabody, by the teachers and members of the musical institute, and to consist of songs, duets, choruses, piano and organ selections, etc. This will be the finest concert ever given in Peabody and everyone should attend. Admission 35c, children under 11, 25c, reserved seats 50c.
A stone crosswalk will be put down this week between Brewer’s and Butler’s corners.
Mrs. Browne had her face badly cut Tuesday by falling down the stairs with a dish in her hand.