Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
nov. 19, 2003
Bill Dutton and Jeff Rosine have been taking advantage of the moderate weather to replace bulbs and check wiring and electrical connections on the white Christmas lights that outline the tops of the Victorian buildings downtown.
David and Barbara Nottingham Sr. will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 29 at Peace Chapel, 225 W. 7th in Newton.
Arnold Berns II was a visitor with the Berns family in Peabody recently. He now lives in Keierik Ventry, Tralee, Kerry, Ireland.
25 years ago
nov. 24, 1988
John Glover, secretary-treasurer of the Peabody Kiwanis Club, reported the annual pancake day fundraising event drew between 500 and 600 people.
Patricia Ketchum reports a visit last week to the creative writing class at Bethel College where the study of the day was a review and analysis of one of her fiction stories.
A new business will open in Peabody on Nov. 26. “Not Necessarily New” will feature antiques and collectible items, clothing and kitchen ware and what the proprietors describe as “many miscellaneous items.” Kathy Winter, Pat Montgomery, and Marti McGaugh are the three ladies involved in this firm.
50 years ago
nov. 21, 1963
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Baker and Mrs. Carol Foote returned home Monday from Chicago where they had visited Heath Baker over the weekend.
The Women’s Society of Christian Service met Nov. 13. Mrs. John Walton and Mrs. Jesse Seibel, accompanied by Mrs. Margaret Jewell sang “Precious Lord Take My Hand.”
Mrs. Charles DeForest was hostess to the Pricilla Club Wednesday afternoon.
100 years ago
nov. 19, 1913
Thirteen carloads of sheep from New Mexico were brought in last week for Will and Elmer Dickerson, whose sheep feeding on an extensive scale is a regular thing. These 4,000 head will be kept at their Dickerson ranch five miles north of Peabody.
Mrs. George White has a beautiful cactus in bloom with 50 buds and blooms. The flower is a brilliant red, bell shaped.
Clarence Fink who lives northeast of Burns returned yesterday from Modale, Iowa where he had been shucking corn. Some 33 Kansas boys were shucking in that locality. Corn has been selling there all fall for 60 cents, but it is expected to bring 65 cents.
125 years ago
nov. 16, 1888
It is estimated that the Santa Fe Road uses and average of 30,000 gallons of water per day from the Peabody Water Works.
Mrs. Minnie Morgan will inspect Peabody’s Women’s Relief Corps next Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. All members are requested to be prompt in attendance.
J. G. Lee, living south of this city in Butler County, had the end of his thumb accidentally pulled off by the cow he was leading. The animal jerked back suddenly when the rope was twisted around Lee’s thumb.