10 years ago
Dec. 4, 1998
Hazel McClave will celebrate her 100th birthday with an open house at Peabody Community Living Center, Dec. 13, from 2-4 p.m.
Gayle and Kaye Krause of El Dorado were in Peabody Sunday afternoon and evening for the Christmas parade and festivities.
Jack Hughes from Palmer, Ala., arrived Monday. He will be here for two weeks. Jack’s family will join him next week.
25 years ago
Nov. 3, 1983
The Peabody High School band put on their usual fine performance Saturday morning at the huge Arkalala parade at Arkansas City. They were rated Number 1 by parade judges. Director Bob Marshall said this surely must be the largest and finest parade in the state.
Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Becker entertained at a Halloween party Sunday evening. The event celebrated their wedding anniversary.
Miss Mary Runyon is spending this week in Wichita visiting Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ward.
Visitors and luncheon guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Berns last Thursday were Penny Lathrop Hunter of Los Angeles, Ann Enns of Newton and Betty Kliewer of Newton.
50 years ago
Oct. 30, 1958
The Women’s Relief Corps met Friday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. The meeting was called to order by President Susie Mound. The regular order of business was followed by initiation of a new member, Mrs. Fannie Wilkerson.
The regular monthly meeting of the PTA met Monday evening, Oct. 27, in the high school auditorium. During the regular business meeting, Mrs. Charles Ward reported on the book sale conducted by the PTA.
Mrs. Richard Dirks and Mrs. Fordyce Gray had a surprise stork shower for Mrs. Robert Yoder Monday afternoon, Oct. 27.
100 years ago
oct. 22, 1908
Last Thursday morning Peabody was inexpressibly startled to learn of the accidental death of the wife of its Presbyterian minister. On Thursday morning last, while preparing to entertain a little company at tea, a pleasure in which her hospitable soul took delight, her clothes caught fire in the explosion of the coal oil can, with which she was kindling the fire. Mrs. Birchby had warned others against doing this very thing. After a short agony of pain, she fell asleep.
M.H. Calbeck and J.L. Orr are among the 1,800 delegates to the state AHTA (Anti Horse Thief Association) meeting at Salina this week.
Ben Timmons was laid up from inhaling poisoning air at work at his trade but is out again. He was very seriously ill. A tinner from Florence was helping out on his work for a few days.
125 years ago
Sept. 29, 1883
Lost by C. Mayes, from his pasture, a two-year-old red steer, weighing between 900 and 1000 pounds. A reasonable reward will be paid for his recovery.
Miss Louise Hamm, on her last birthday, was the happy recipient of a handsome gold watch and chain from her employers.
Miss Ella Bauslin goes to take charge of her school next Monday, some seven miles southeast of town. She is one of Peabody’s good girls and we wish her the best of success