Days of Yore
10 years ago
january 29, 1998
End of an era — pictured is Jerry Foth, nearing the closing date of Peabody's Co-Op Service Station. He is greasing a truck on a hydraulic lift.
Sorosis Beta Club met Jan. 15 at the home of Donna Windsor with Vickie Entz as her co-hostess. The community service committee recommended members donate to the DARE program, this was approved.
Brad Bartel presented the history of money and showed coins to the senior center birthday luncheon.
25 years ago
january 20, 1983
Dennis Franchione, former Peabody High School coach, last week was named offensive coordinator at Tennessee Tech.
Peabody will have a full-time barber in the near future, for the first time in a couple of years. Ray and Marilyn Cook announced that they have purchased the former Smith Barber Shop in Peabody from Virgil and Ginny Smith, now of El Dorado.
The Kenneth Windsors and Harold Skinners returned Friday from their trip to Columbia and Boonville, Mo. On their way home, they visited with the Paul Windsors in Garnett, and saw Paul's winning girls' team play for another victorious game.
50 years ago
january 16, 1958
Lynn Kottwitz injured her foot in the basketball game Monday night but no bones were broken.
George Rood of Peabody is one of the "Four Delts," a winning quartet at Kansas State college.
Harold Johnson, Harry Rhodes, Owen McNeil and Jesse Seibel attended the game at Council Grove Friday evening.
100 years ago
january 16, 1908
(Front page and possibly post cards for sale from the Gazette.) Post card views of Peabody: Street scene of Walnut Street, May 17, 1879. Modern view of Walnut Street, Peabody, Ks. A "busted" boom of 1887 see railroad routes. City building — view 1887 before the evergreens had grown and hid the library as they do now. Centre view of the public library building.
Mrs. J. Berns has a poinsettia plant in bloom which is certainly a thing of beauty.
Carnations for Carnation Day — can furnish McKinley red. Remember the date, Jan. 29. Fred Gowen.
125 years ago
january 18, 1883
School teacher wanted for District #59 (Fraser district) four miles east of Peabody.
Colonel Lynch is bak at his old place at Bragunier's and will probably stay for the winter.
C.G. Johnson, formerly of Oskaloosa, Iowa, is a new arrival. He is a tinner and is working for Hutchings.