10 years ago
Nov. 26, 1998
Jim Pohlman has resigned from the Peabody Police Department as a full time officer to accept a full time ministry position with the Peabody Christian Church.
Kent and Patty Arnett of Olathe announce the birth of a son, Alexander Thomas, on Sunday, Nov. 15. He weighed 8 pounds and was 19 ½ inches long. Grandparents are Francis and Linda Arnett of Peabody.
Stan and Jeanetta Farr entertained members of the Down One bridge group on Nov. 14.
25 years ago
OcT. 27, 1983
The carillon bells, silent for some weeks, are now playing again, on schedule, at the United Methodist Church.
Flint Hall at the University of Kansas will be renamed Stauffer-Flint Hall in a dedication service today honoring Oscar Stauffer, Topeka publisher who died last year at 95. Stauffer, after spending some years as the editor of the Peabody Gazette, went on to Arkansas City in 1922 and later extended his publishing career and consolidated the far — flung Stauffer enterprises.
A couple’s shower for Kris Wolfersperger and Roger Carswell was held Saturday evening, Oct. 22, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Windsor.
50 years ago
Oct. 23, 1958
One of the greatest milo harvests in the history of this section of the country is rapidly being completed this week with the continuation of almost unbelievably good weather. More than 25,000 bushels have been brought into Peabody.
The ship’s doctor on USS Seawolf, the new atomic submarine which just recently surfaced at New London, Conn., after having set a new record of being submerged for 60 days in the Northern Atlantic, is related to Peabody people. Lt. Commander John Ebersole, the Seawolf’s doctor, is the grand nephew of Oliver Kornhaus and of the late Dave and Noah Kornhaus.
The remains of Thomas Mitchell Potter were reinterred in Prairie Lawn Cemetery on Oct. 18. He was the father of the late George P. Potter and Susan Davis. Mr. Potter died Dec. 3, 1929 at the age of 89 at Oakland, Calif.
100 years ago
oct. 15, 1908
Members of the country club had a dance at the rink Monday night for which Herman Scharping and A.A. Coons furnished the music. On Tuesday night, there was another dance, also about 20 couples, with music by Mrs. Morse, Dave Sterling, and Ray Roberts.
F.W. Tucker and wife have returned home from their trip to the northwest. They started in July and have hunted and fished two or three hundred miles north of Vancouver, eating venison and salmon and seeing more “natural scenery” than falls to the lot of most tourists. They were greatly benefited by the trip.
Miss Grace Irwin has resumed her musical studies in Wichita.
James Taylor is building a large barn on his farm in East Branch.
125 years ago
Sept. 22, 1883
Mrs. J.S. Schroeder and little son went east to Sterling, Ill. today to visit her mother, intending to be absent about a month.
J.S. Johnson sold, last Friday, to I.A. Shriver, 4000 bushels of corn to be delivered in Peabody. Mr. Johnson came to Peabody 12 years ago and homesteaded 80 acres of land. This year he raised over 2,000 bushels of wheat, 1,000 of oats, and 5,000 of corn.
George Schl, the engineer who was run over by his train at this station and had his arm amputated at the shoulder by Dr. Buck, did not survive the injuries and died Friday night.