55 years ago
june 17, 1965
Through a most unusual combination of area downpours this week, the lower parts of Peabody were flooded while Marion was spared, and Florence was saved by their newly-constructed levee. Probably the hardest hit in Peabody was the Coop Equity Exchange where they had a reported 18 inches of water on the dock level at their feed mill.
Seaman Earl W. Winter, USN, is visiting ports in Northern Europe aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Claude V. Ricketts. The ship’s crew is made up of officers and men from five allied nations: West Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United States.
A new musical group pleasing teen-agers in this area is the quintet calling themselves “The Scoundrels.” They have played for several dances at the lake recreation hall. Band members are Wally Slusser, Pat Costello, Rod Oelschlager, Tom Berry, and Jim Magee.
Two station attendants at Dave Hansen’s S & S Oil Company were presented $50 awards last week by Phillips Petroleum Company. Rex Berry and Roland Klein were spot checked by the Phillips “Mystery Motorist” and found to give complete and thorough driveway service.
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