Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
May 9, 2002
The first graders at PES released their Painted Lady butterflies last week. First grade teachers are Linda Arnett and Donna Hanneman.
John Clausen took advantage of the warmth and sunshine Tuesday to paint a bench. Clausen has been building and painting benches for over a decade.
Geraldine Anna “Jerry” (Clausen) Heath, who died May 10, 2002, at Cincinnati, Ohio, was born June 20, 1910, on a farm near Peabody.
25 years ago
May 7, 1987
Having earned a degree of Dr. of Veterinary Medicine is Virginia Skinner who will receive her degree Friday.
Dr. Ruth Sherman and her husband, Edward Stewart, now live on Vine Street where the Leroy Hansens once resided.
Beth Gaines was the first place entrant in Ag Newspaper Writing in the state contest and brought home the first State Winning Plaque ever received by PHS.
50 years ago
May 3, 1962
Peabody will lose its last downtown service station this week when the Cullins Standard Station at 2nd and Vine will close permanently.
Mrs. L. K. Decker and Mrs. Franklin Homan attended a District Home Demonstration meeting Monday at Wichita.
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Hansen have about completed tearing down the old Addie Beach house at 601 N. Vine and are preparing to build a fine new home.
100 years ago
May 9, 1912
City Council passed an ordinance prohibiting bicycle riding at all times between Division and First and on First and Second between Sycamore and Vine.
Wm. Arnold of Randlett, Okla., is visiting his brother, M. H. Arnold.
Mrs. W. H. Jones and little son went to Lost Springs to visit relatives.
125 years ago
May 5, 1887
Geo. White has ordered a tricycle to take advantage of the nice weather.
The iron bridge across the Doyle and Maple leading into Mayesville is being placed in position. The Olive Street bridge has also arrived.
Dr. Morrill, assisted by Doctors Osborne and Loose, performed a fine surgical operation the other day upon the arm of a Mr. Rodman. The bone, being diseased, was laid bare and a good sized piece taken out, quickly and skillfully, without cutting a single artery.