Days of Yore

10 years ago

february 26, 1998

Ron Wilson of the Huck Boyd Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University will be the featured speaker at the Peabody Main Street dinner on Saturday, Feb. 28.

Raughnsen Payne, son of Marilyn and Francis Payne of Peabody, was ordained Jan. 18, 1998, at Lake Shore Community Chapel in Fredonia. Rev. Payne is a graduate of Houghton College. He is currently working on his seminary degree through Luther Rice Seminary.

The Indian Guide ladies enjoyed a sing-along on Monday night. Elsie Foth was the pianist. Frances Roberts is back after a stay in the hospital and Waunita is back at St. Luke's.

25 years ago

february 17, 1983

John Dyck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dyck of Peabody, was selected at the Arnold Air Society Area K Outstanding Squadron Commander for the 1982-83 school year, he has been informed.

Shirley Windsor will take over operation of Walker's Corner Store the first of March.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Jewell and baby, Michael, of Overland Park were weekend guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jewell.

50 years ago

february 13, 1958

Mr. and Mrs. Warren Windsor announce the birth of a son, Randall Scott. Randall weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and was born Friday, Feb. 7, at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Hansen and Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Brewer went to Manhattan Saturday to visit with Stanley Hansen and attended the Iowa State-Kansas State game in the evening.

DeForest Hatcheries gave away some chicks at the Poultry Jamboree at Marion last week. Mrs. Fred Gard of Peabody was one of the winners.

100 years ago

february 20, 1908

Willard Lackey left Friday for Chicago where he has work in an electric tower.

Mrs. J.W. Rumage was the hostess at the last meeting of the Methodist Aid Society and served refreshments n three courses.

W.D. Reed has bought the Jackson drays and consolidated the business with the Peabody Transfer Company.

125 years ago

february 15, 1883

M.W. Graham just received a fine lot of large mares from the northeast part of the state. We understand they are for sale.

W.H. Traver lost his pocket book last Saturday. It contained about $20. The finder will be suitably rewarded for its return.

Our schools are over crowded. Vote for the bonds.