Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
July 24, 2002
Main Street director Joanna Brazil and her husband, Dave, were pictured trying out a photo cut-out scene for “Hula La La” at Santa Fe Park.
Fourteen-year-old Ben Bishop of Peabody was killed in a single vehicle accident on 70th Road west of Quail Creek Road.
The golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Knust Jr. of Richardson, Texas, was celebrated at a reception at the Richardson Senior Center.
25 years ago
July 16, 1987
Mary Avery was re-elected President of the Peabody-Burns Board of Education at its reorganization meeting.
Denise Krause was notified that she was accepted for admission to the master’s program at Monterrey Institute of International Studies in Monterrey, Calif., for the fall semester.
Verna Mosiman’s Scissor Cottage on North Vine Street will be in a new location soon. She is moving the beauty shop downtown to a building just east of Korner Kitchen, last occupied by Silk Station.
50 years ago
July 19, 1962
Those from Peabody attending Kansas State this summer include: Ann Windsor, Melvin Burdorf, Robert Davis, and Lloyd Douglas Gillet.
Mrs. Roy Larsen and son Gene spent Sunday in Abilene with her mother, Mrs. M. Himes and sister, Addie Himes.
Mrs. Ralph Gard suffered a badly mangled index finger of her right hand when she caught her hand in a car door. Several stitches had to be taken.
100 years ago
July 18, 1912
Lulu Milliken, who was visiting the J. W. Barker home in Burns, was operated on at that place for appendicitis. Dr. Axtell and Dr. Abbey of Newton and Dr. B. T. Prather of Peabody performed the operation which was an unusually difficult one.
On the Fourth of July, as W. A. Bentz and family were coming to town, they saw what they supposed to be a toy balloon that had been launched by someone celebrating the day. A sudden shift of wind brought the balloon lower and it caught and stuck on a wire fence and collapsed. Bentz examined it and attached thereto a ticket redeemable at Morton and Simmons Hardware Co. in Wichita, calling for a $15 set of Keen Kutter carpenter tools.
For sale — Three male Poland China pigs, weight about 100. J. E. Hall.
125 years ago
July 14, 1887
Dr. C. A. Flippin of Hillsboro, J. Werthner of Marion and L. T. Morrill of Peabody have been reappointed pauper doctors for the county.
C. J. Seybold thinks of going to California for a few months.
Mamie Waring was taken very ill yesterday with cholera morbus.