Days of Yore

10 years ago

may 7, 1998

A reception honoring the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Nellans was hosted Sunday, April 19, by the couple's children and their families. The event was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Nellans.

A note from Sheila Burns, great-great-granddaughter of Wm. H. Morgan expresses their appreciation for helping search for the Morgan family roots. (An entire army of Morgan relatives, numbering nearly 100, will be in Peabody the week of April 9-12, 2008. Please welcome them!)

Out in Mayesville, in an earlier unofficial race earlier in the week, Marilyn Payne barely won the in-line skating championship, beating Rosalie Baker by a glide.

25 years ago

march 31, 1983

Allen White of Peabody and Esther Kuhns of Dehru Dun, India, wish to announce their coming marriage.

Mrs. Virgia Jones, formerly a resident of Dexter, has moved to the Peabody Apartments and will be at home to friends and new acquaintances there.

Andy and Alice Brown, parents of Mrs. Dale Belcher, came from Grafton, Wis., last week to visit the Belchers. They helped build an addition to the Belcher residence.

50 years ago

march 27, 1958

Keith Harsh and Frank Woodruff were each fined $50 plus $5 in Judge Kidoo's court on charges of reckless driving growing out of a race on Highway 50.

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Entz announce the birth of a son, Dennis Gene. He was born on Friday at Bethel Deaconess Hospital in Newton.

A water line break occurred Monday at the home of Eugene Ferguson on Olive Street.

100 years ago

april 2, 1908

Helen Baker has been on the sick list.

Mrs. Elliott of Aulne was in town trading on Saturday.

There will be a Sunday school convention in Pleasant Hill school house on the afternoon of Easter Sunday. Revs. Brickly and George will be on the program.

Full blood Wyandotte eggs for sale, 50c per setting or three settings for $1. Mrs. A. Yoder.

For sale — pure blood Orphaning eggs for sale, 50c a setting, $1.25 for two settings or $3.50 for 100 eggs. Mrs. Oney Craw, Route 2.

125 years ago

march 29, 1883

E.L. Hoyt and family have moved into the house owned by Mrs. Greenfield, south of the Lutheran church.

The creamery will probably be in full blast by Monday week (April 9) the work having been delayed a few days longer than expected. The new cans are being made at Butlers and we note they are strong, made of heavy tin and far superior to the imported cans.

There was a terrible time among the rats out at Frank Brindley's place the other day. A hundred and seventeen were killed and more to hear from.