Days of Yore

10 years ago

april 30, 1998

Grand opening of the Peabody Printing Museum is at 2 p.m. May 3. Gloria Freeland, associate director of Student Publications, Inc., and assistant professor in the A.O. Miller School of Journalism at Kansas State University, was given the 1998 distinguished service award at the annual College Newspaper Business and Advertising Managers convention in Atlanta, Ga., in late March.

Amber McIntosh and Kristy Timmermeyer have been selected the April science students of the month. Both students will receive a free pizza, compliments of Turkey Red.

25 years ago

march 24, 1983

Members of the local museum board met the evening of March 17 at the Peabody Historical Museum. President Ross Baker presided. Lowell Cooper was elected president, Mrs. Marilyn Jones, vice president. Hartman Baker resigned from the board.

Mrs. Sharon Grosse, Mrs. Vickie Cook, and Mrs. Muriel Wolfersperger will be in Salina Friday to attend sessions of the Kansas Association of Education Office Personnel.

Windsor's Corner store will hold its grand opening Friday and Saturday of this week. Shirley and Larry Windsor took over the operation of the store from Betty and Jack Walker.

50 years ago

march 20, 1958

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kieferle and Mr. and Mrs. Larry McClure attended the "police circus" in Wichita Friday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Ross Baker were Thursday evening dinner guests in the Hartman Baker home.

History Club met for a one o'clock luncheon Friday at the home of Mrs. Paul Baker. Hostesses were Mrs. Vernon Slocombe and Mrs. Robert Wood. Mrs. John Nettleton showed slides and told about her European trip including Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, and France.

100 years ago

march 26, 1908

Wanted — a girl to do general housework. Mrs. O.J. Roberts.

Mrs. Jos. Trimble has been sick with the grippe.

Now is the time to take Rocky Mountain Tea. It drives out the germs of winter, builds up the stomach, kidneys, and liver. The most wonderful spring tonic to make people well. You'll be surprised with the results. 35c tea or tablets — Peabody Pharmacy

125 years ago

march 22, 1883

We have been shown by Col. Pickney a valuable new invention of his nephew, Wm. H. Bailey. It is a railroad spike with a spiral thread like a screw so when driven into a wooden tie, it has much more strength than the common spike and makes the rails more secure.

Alex Glass went to St. Louis to see a sick sister — and brought back a wife. Correct!

The Peabody Literary Society had a very interesting meeting last week, as the chief feature of which was the paper read by J.G. Johnston, opposing the theory of evolution.