Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
May 2, 2002
Jeff Prichard of Wichita entertained the Monday morning breakfast crowd at Sharon’s Korner Kitchen. Prichard, who had been turkey hunting with Brock Baker, played several songs on his fiddle to the delight of the customers.
Ashley Brewer has been awarded a Dean’s Scholarship to Hesston College.
Marvin and Thelma Warkentine observed their 55th wedding anniversary April 19.
25 years ago
April 30, 1987
Madge Mustoe spent the weekend with her sister, Mrs. Jake Gile of Girard, arriving home Tuesday.
The Progressive Mothers’ Club met April 21 at the home of Jane Seeney.
Georgia Lamberson, Becky McPheeters, and Edna Ewert attended the Singing Quakers “Symphony of Spring” at Friends University campus Friday evening.
50 years ago
May 3, 1962
Sixty-four years ago recalled by Mrs. E. O. Palmer: On May 2 the famed “Boy Orator of the Platte,” Williams Jennings Bryan, was scheduled to make an address in Peabody on one of his several campaigns for president. Bryan spoke to a crowd estimated at 10,000 here that day.
The City Council confirmed the appointment of Richard “Dick” Reed as day marshal.
Stephen South, little son of Mr. and Mrs. James South, was released from St. Luke Hospital Friday. He was a patient there last week.
100 years ago
May 2, 1912
Mrs. Geo. W. Camp was found dead in her own house last Sunday by next door neighbors. In the Parlor, in her good clothes and lying on a pillow on the floor with an empty strychnine vial by her side, lay her body. At her side was a note saying she was lonely since her husband died and she could not stand it any longer.
Peabody’s census shows 1,471.
125 years ago
April 28, 1887
Ed Butts is building a new home in Mayesville addition. Another is being erected there by Sam Crow.
John McBride as dug a well on his lots at Elm Street and is now at work on the cellar for his new home.
Trees are being planted along the streets in Highland addition.