Days of Yore
10 years ago
march 19, 1998
Businesses on Peabody's 1880s Main Street are taking part in this year's festivities observing National Quilting Day this Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21.
Progressive Mothers Club hosted a progressive supper at 6 p.m. for members and spouses. Stops on the dinner included the homes of Art and Jana Wedel, Randy and Laurie Cox and Kevin and Julie Ensminger.
Brian Smith, son of Albert and Carol Smith, recently was awarded the Henry J. Putnam scholarship from Kansas State University.
25 years ago
March 10, 1883
Denise Strasser has been awarded second in the recent photography contest at the Kansas Scholastic Press regional contest.
The Peabody Warriors played in top form last week to win at the Canton-Galva sub-state tournament and earn a berth in the in the state class AA tournament at Topeka this week.
Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Ross Jr. of El Dorado have announced the engagement of their daughter, Carol S. White, to Daniel R. Farr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Farr of Peabody.
50 years ago
march 6, 1958
The Peabody chapter of the Future Homemakers of America has been honored by having one of their members, Jean DeForest, elected as first vice president of District III of the state Future Homemakers of America.
Mrs. Owen McNeil, a member of the Senior Sorosis Club of Peabody, won first place in a 4th District Federated Clubs Sewing Contest held in Manhattan on Saturday. Mrs. McNeil received a rating of 98 in making a two-piece silk and cotton black and white dress with jacket.
Ron Slaymaker, former Peabody Warriors star, finished the season at Emporia State as top point maker on the team, averaging 13.9 points per game.
100 years ago
march 12, 1908
Mrs. Jerry Snavely had a big quilting last Thursday. She had two quilts on and served a splendid dinner.
Townsend Ranch is having some new buildings put up.
Mrs. Pete Hansen was the victim of a birthday surprise party Tuesday evening. It was perpetuated by about 45 of her neighbors and friends. Refreshments were served by ladies of the company.
125 years ago
march 8, 1883
Mrs. Wm. Potter, who is well known in this area and who was sick for a long time last summer in Florence, died on Monday in Michigan where he had been receiving treatment. A telegram was received here but his brother, T.M. Potter, is absent somewhere in the Indian Territory where a telegram could not reach him so Mrs. T.M. Potter started for Michigan without him.
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Slaymaker were in Kansas City last Monday.
Mrs. George White and her three children have all had a severe time with measles during the last week.