Days of Yore

10 years ago

january 15, 1998

Phoenix Dry Goods owners, Steve and Janet Hamous, announced plans to close the store at the end of February.

Kristi Foth, Preston Hodges and Toni Chapman completed their 3 year terms as officers at the Peabody Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Jan. 3 at the American Legion. The 1998 officers of the Chamber of Commerce are Glenn Yoder as President, Tim Peterson as vice President, Kelly Pohlman as Sec.-Treasurer, Karen Larsen, Laurie Reiss, Alisa McDowell and Duane Davis.

Dr. Bob and Sally Wood of Wichita moved into an apartment at Peabody Community Living Center last week. Dr. Wood practiced medicine in Peabody from 1954-1963.

25 years ago

january 6, 1983

The Peabody Memorial Nursing Home board has been expanded to 7 members by action taken last week by the Peabody City Council. Mrs. Mary (Paul) Williams and Roger White were named to be additional board members.

Mrs. Carol Foote and Roger were hosts for a large family gathering Christmas morning for breakfast and a Christmas gift exchange.

Mrs. Fern Flint spent the Christmas holidays from Dec. 24 to Dec. 27 in Emporia with her daughter and family, Mr. And Mrs. Norman Bailey and Kraig.

50 years ago

january 2, 1958

Ruth Ann Mathias fell from a horse Saturday and fractured her left arm.

Christmas dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Newton were Mr. and Mrs. Dave Seibel of Newton, Mr. and Mrs. John Vogt and family of Hillsboro and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Seibel and family.

Two Peabody firms are moving to new locations this week. Fisher's Plumbing and Heating is moving from their Walnut street location to the building formerly occupied by the Old Barn Café on 2nd street. Boyes Shoe Repair Shop is moving into the location vacated by Fishers.

100 years ago

january 2, 1908

F.B. McKercher was hobnobbing with the politicians in Topeka last week. E.F. Davison was there part of the week also.

On Christmas day R. Kieler and daughter, Bessie, entertained at a dinner Mr. and Mrs. A. Mathiot, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nellans, Misses Gertrude Mathiot and Mabel Kieler, Bert Kieler, Liver Kieler, Austin Ligget and M. Nellans.

S.C. Cockley and wife, Miss Fannie Cockley and Sam Jr. spent Christmas with Will Snyder and wife at Whitewater.

125 years ago

january 4, 1883

Literary Society meets next Wednesday evening. Question — Resolved that a protective tariff is wrong in principle. J.G. Johnson and J.E. Brown for affirmative, Prof. Knowles and J. Hudson Morse for the negative.

The skating rink affords lots of amusement to the young folks. For bashful ladies, who wish to take the initiatory degrees in skating without the observation of the sterner sex, special times are set apart.

Ira Sterling rejoices over a new girl at his house. Weight not stated. All hands doing well.