Days of Yore

10 years ago

february 12, 1998

As promised, Warren Windsor, Maurice Meirowsky and Delbert Mellott traveled to Walton last Friday to inform the board as the town asked the Co-Op to change their decision to close the Co-Op Station.

Melvin (Mick) and Noreen Weems of rural Peabody will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Valentine's Day.

A committee has been appointed to deal with the homeless cats in Mayesville, according to the "Mayesville News."

25 years ago

february 3, 1983

The Peabody Chamber of Commerce named Harold Dyck, retiring president, "Man of the Year in Peabody."

Mike Jones of Peabody who is in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, Manhattan, has been notified he passed the national board examination for students of veterinary medicine.

Funeral services were held Saturday for Osmond "Ossie" Herbert, Peabody, former Marion County Commissioner. He was 68.

50 years ago

january 30, 1958

Hartman Baker was voted as new president of the Chamber of Commerce last Thursday at the organization's annual dinner meeting.

L.E. Tucker has accepted an appointment as federal supervisor at an egg processing plant in Erie where he will start his duties March 1.

Mrs. Nina Draper and Sally were in Newton on business Monday morning.

100 years ago

january 30, 1908

The Fair Play Aid Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at the home of Commodore Heath next Wednesday.

Mrs. Calvin Tressler visited in Newton Saturday and Sunday.

Art Turner and family moved into one of the Whitmore cottages near the park this week and E.H. Johnston and wife moved into the house vacated by the Turners.

125 years ago

february 1, 1883

Bragunier's new store, the ground for which was broken last week, will be 100 feet long and 22 1/2 feet wide (inside measure). By taking part of Kollock's Bank wall, he gets an extra width.

There will be a meeting of the shareholders of the Peabody Creamery Company, held at the rooms of the Peabody Literary Society, over Shupe and Tressler's Bank, on Friday evening, Feb. 2 at 7:30 o'clock p.m.

Doc Grinnell will attend the meeting of the State Eclectic Medical Association at Topeka next week.