Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
dec. 17, 2003
Renato Pareja, one of four foreign exchange students enrolled at Peabody-Burns High School this year, left Kansas Dec. 7 and flew home to Peru. His host family says he was the victim of bullying by a small group of Peabody-Burns High School students.
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Baker and family are moving next week from London, England, to Bellevue, Wash.
The senior citizens made almost 700 pounds of peppernuts this year.
25 years ago
dec. 22, 1988
The Christmas decorations in the Peabody area were judged by a select secret committee over the weekend with the Charles King home at 218 N. Maple being awarded first prize winner.
Winners of the special mystery gift items at the AAA Hardware in Peabody were Fordyce Gray and Ralph Hicks.
Jack and Betty Walker returned home last week after spending two weeks in Green Valley, Arizona where they visited Mrs. Walker’s brother, Bill Johnson.
50 years ago
dec. 19, 1963
Peabody Young Farmers will leave the Vo Ag room at 12 noon on Dec. 23 and go to Hesston to tour the Hesston Mfg. Co. facilities.
The improving Peabody Warriors won a razor-thin victory over a potent Centre team here last Friday night, 54-53. Big Neil Herbert took over scoring chores for the Warriors.
The Junior Sorosis Club met at the home of Mrs. Stanley Farr and Mrs. Warren Slocombe gave a program on candle making.
100 years ago
dec. 17, 1913
The parlors of the Presbyterian Church were the scenes of an exceedingly happy event Friday evening when the session of the church and wives entertained the friends of the five newly married couples in the church. In the receiving line were: Rev. D.L. Moffett and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hoover, Mr. and Mrs. Vern Hoover, Mr. and Mrs. George Slocombe, and Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Potter. The orchestra provided the music during the evening.
Mrs. Alice Marsh was elected president of the WRC at their meeting last Saturday.
At the Poultry Show last week at Great Bend, Dr. E.P. Cressler entered 15 of his Partridge Wyandottes and won 1-2-3 on hens, 1-2-3 on pullets, 1-2-3 on cockeral, one first on cock, and 1-2 on hens. He has 16 chickens on exhibition this week at El Dorado.
125 years ago
dec. 14, 1888
The Presbyterian Ladies’ Fair was a splendid success and netted a sum, which is estimated all the way from $100 to $200, besides producing enough enjoyment to last everybody until Christmas.
W.W. Davis has sold an interest in his harness shop to his brother, E.E. Davis.
Charley Westbrook commenced last week to thresh 300 bushels of the finest timothy seed ever grown anywhere.