0 years ago
Nov. 12, 1998
Peabody’s Roaring Twenties was portrayed last Saturday and Sunday nights with vignettes of life from that early day, including a meeting of the Women’s Temperance union, the Lifeline Barber Shop Quartet and a millionaire dinner in the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Ward. About 175 people attended.
Hoyt Baker and Charles Moffet, former Peabody High School athletes and Kansas University athletes are pictured last fall at the 50th reunion of KU’s Orange Bowl football team in Lawrence.
Amber McCullough and Melissa Diane Oursler are among the candidates for the Victorian Princess Scholarship announced by the Christmas Parade committee.
25 years ago
OcT. 13, 1983
Mrs. Jesse Seibel will offer a show of quilt blocks and quilting techniques in the third of a series of local museum programs on Oct. 16.
Craig Andres of Peabody returned last week from Madison, Wisconsin where he earned second place in the national Dairy Show, scoring 148 out of 150.
Celebrations of national Apple Month were used to treat the Peabody Senior Citizens to a program about apples and drinks of sweet apple cider served by Dorothy Craig.
50 years ago
Oct. 9, 1958
For the first time in history, Peabody will have an Ice Show in the High School auditorium, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. The show will bring its own rink, which will be set up in the auditorium.
Richard DeForest went to Kansas City, Sunday and expected to leave there Wednesday for Cape May, New Jersey, where he will join the U.S. Coast Guard.
The new 1959 Dodge cars go on display Friday, Oct. 19, at Temple Motor Co.
100 years ago
oct. 10, 1908
The new St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church home is the largest building in Peabody and is entirely paid for.
“Make your apples into cider. I have a new mill of good capacity, ready to make cider every day but Sunday, 3 cents a gallon. J.E. Wilson 20 rods south of Potter’s Corner”.
A new floor is being put in the skating rink this week. The stage and dressing room have been removed thus lengthening the floor by almost half. New skates have been purchased.
125 years ago
Sept. 6, 1883
J.B. Pedrick came home from his ranch in the territory last week. And returns this week.
Miss Rachel Sands and Miss Ida Griffith went to Emporia Monday to attend the State Normal School.
Mr. McGhee and family, who have been renting at Mr. Lee’s, at the Grand Central Hotel, returned home this week to Clay Center.