Days of Yore

10 years ago

february 19, 1998

Amber McIntosh received a first place medal in poetry interpretation; Joe Myers and Josh Levering each received a fourth place medal in improvised duet acting at Council Grove's Invitational Forensic Tournament on Feb. 14.

Tim and Janet Slocombe of Joplin, Mo., are parents of twin sons born on Feb. 3.

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Jantzen of Peabody announce the engagement of their daughter, Michele Rene to Jeremy Todd Gossen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Gossen of Corn, Okla.

25 years ago

february 10, 1983

The heavy snows of last week brought a lot of activities to a near standstill last week. The snow that started falling Monday night continued into Thursday with high winds.

Mr. and Mrs. Larry R. Sampson of Park City have announced the engagement of their daughter, Ronda Gayle to Hubert Piland III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Piland of Peabody.

Mrs. Edna Schill is recovering at home after a fall in which she sustained a broken wrist.

Willie Klingenberg of rural Peabody remains at Axtell Hospital recovering from a broken leg.

50 years ago

february 6, 1958

The Peabody Warriors began to regain their early season hustle and shooting ability Tuesday night after they defeated Hillsboro 49-47 to end their five-game losing start.

Noah Kornhaus, retired Peabody blacksmith, died Monday night at St. Luke Hospital after a long illness. He was 78.

Mrs. Earl Wilbur suffered painful injuries Tuesday evening when an excited cow trampled her as she was milking the animal. She was treated at Dr. Wood's office.

100 years ago

february 13, 1908

L.A. Shriver has bought the new cottage which W.W. Wright is having built just north of the old Willett property.

George Parrish and Ethan Porter went Saturday to Manhattan to visit Lester Parrish a few days. They returned Tuesday.

Good opportunity for sportsman to have some fun around Peabody. Coyotes have become so numerous that near the cemetery their howling at night destroys the peace of the neighborhood.

125 years ago

february 8, 1883

Folks in the neighborhood attended strictly to business last Friday and Saturday — the principal business being shoveling coal into their stoves. Thermometers attended strictly to business also, stayed down below zero.

Tickets to hear the University Singers for sale at Amborn's.

Little Blanche Seybold had a birthday party yesterday.