10 years ago
Dec. 24, 1998
To the delight of numerous townspeople, the rundown Zia Motel on Ninth Street was demolished. The project took only a week to complete.
Francis and Marilyn Payne entertained a large group of friends Friday evening at a holiday buffet.
Willie and Dorothy Osburn will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 28, 1998.
25 years ago
Nov. 24, 1983
The nationally famous Burns foreign student exchange program has hosted students through three decades. This year students will be from Taiwan, Republic of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, and Portugal.
Ruby (Mrs. Elmer) Gaede of Soldonta, Alaska, came last Wednesday for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sol Leppke.
Mrs. Judith Fife of Spokane, Wash., was a guest of the Hartman Baker’s from Monday until Friday of last week. Mrs. Fife was on her way home from Venezuela where she had been visiting her husband for three weeks.
50 years ago
nov. 21, 1958
The Peabody Warriors gave the home folks a scare Friday night and then rallied for three touchdowns in 10 minutes, late in the fourth period to defeat the stubborn Herington Railroaders, 20-7.
Harry Rhodes entered the hospital at Halstead Saturday and underwent major surgery Monday morning. His condition was satisfactory but he will be a patient for several weeks.
The Peabody football field will have a new scoreboard when the 1959 season starts, thanks to efforts of local citizens led by Fred Highfill Jr., in raising the necessary funds last week.
100 years ago
nov. 12, 1908
Football — Whitewater high School vs. Peabody at 5 tomorrow.
With the new time-table of the Santa Fe, Peabody folks will have the convenience of traveling on No. 10 which goes east at 10:50 a.m.
All officers and members of the WRC are requested to be present at a special meeting this afternoon to practice for inspection.
125 years ago
Willis Westbrook was indisposed last week. He is more disposed now.
Fred Remington’s father started for his home in the East last Monday morning.
Miss Mary Bettes, of Ohio, arrived Tuesday evening for a visit with her relatives in this neighborhood.
Mrs. Brown, who is very sick at her sister’s, Miss Effie Smith, is lying very low with slight hopes of recovery.