10 years ago
Jan. 14, 1999
The Peabody Kiwanis Club is making plans to host an open house and program Feb. 21 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of serving the Peabody community.
Anna Zappone, a 5th grade student at Peabody Elementary had all A’s the second nine week grading period.
The Sorosis Club of Peabody met on Tues. Jan. 5, at Indian Guide Terrace, with Sarah Albright and Gladys Jewell serving as hostesses. After a short business meeting the remaining time was spent preparing and rolling fabric strips which will be sent to the Veteran’s Administration in Topeka for their project whereby patients are able to weave into useful items such as small rugs and carryalls, which then can be sold.
25 years ago
dec. 15, 1983
Mrs. Phillip McPheeters, Mrs. Bruce Carter and Miss Edna Ewert traveled to Wichita Sunday to attend the Friends University presentation of the Bach Oratorio in the Century II Concert Hall. Miss Beverly Hoch, concert soprano, formerly of Marion, was one of the four soloists who sang with the Symphonic Choir.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for Joseph Ora Moffett, retired Peabody area farmer who died Friday, Dec. 9, at Marion. Moffett was 97.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bloomer will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house and reception between the hours of 1 to 4 p.m., on the afternoon of Dec. 17, 1983, at the First Christian Church in Peabody.
50 years ago
Dec. 11, 1958
Mrs. Hazel Ray is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Norman Walrafen and family, in Emporia this weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Johnson and son, Alan, were in Newton on business Monday.
Mrs. Paul Baker was in Lyons Monday as a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Foote.
The teacher for the week is blue eyed and wears a crew cut. Don Hoch was born May 13, 1932 at Alta Vista.
100 years ago
nov. 19, 1908
Ira Sterling was in Marion Tuesday on a professional call—embalming.
A dozen fine photos makes an appropriate Christmas remembrance. They can be had at the Peabody Photo Studio.
Fresh pies as well as hot popcorn at O.P. Hill’s oyster and Chilli Parlour. (Yes, chilli parlour is correct!)
Special for Saturday, all standard calicoes, per yd., 5 cents. Tucker and Griffiths Mercantile Co.
125 years ago
Nov. 8, 1883
Saturday evening at the GAR Hall, Blind Boone, the great musical prodigy of the age, will give our citizens a rare treat. Reserved seats, at no extra charge, at Ferrier’s jewelry store.
Daniel Ulrich of Peabody now has for sale the finest lot of Plymouth Rock roosters in the county. They took the first premium at the Peabody fair for two years. Call at once and get first choice.
Elmer Mayes has gone to Kansas City to attend school and Clarence Cochran is taking his place in the Peabody Bank.