Days of Yore

10 years ago

may 14, 1998

Robbie McVey of Peabody was declared overall winner in the junior division of the Youth Hunter Education competition at the Flint Hills Country Club. He placed first in five of seven events.

Faith Johnson, 1989 Peabody-Burns High School graduate, will receive a juris doctorate degree from Washburn School of Law on May 16.

A card shower has been requested for Edith Haupt Louis. She will be turning 101 May 15.

25 years ago

april 7, 1983

Stan Madsen, longtime Peabody carpenter and builder, died at his home late Sunday of undetermined causes. He was 59 years old.

The Ellis Craney farm sale Saturday was one of the best sales in this area in some time, with a host of buyers, including out-of-state buyers, on hand for the sale. Although Saturday was not an ideal day for a farm sale, it was about the best day in the past 10 days.

In Peabody Muriel Wolfersperger was elected mayor without opposition, becoming the city's first woman mayor in history.

50 years ago

april 3, 1958

Bob Davis placed fourth in the South Central District FFA speech contest held last Wednesday, March 26, in Hutchinson.

Mary Palmer and Jean DeForest were picked to attend a week at Girls State at Lawrence.

Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Tucker and Lynn and Karla Slaymaker spent Thursday in Wichita. While there they saw the Academy Award-winning picture, "Bridge on the River Kwai."

100 years ago

april 9, 1908

In August of 1874 our community was visited by a sudden and overwhelming calamity in the shape of an army of grasshoppers all devouring and millions strong. Many of our people being newcomers had no crop but corn, potatoes, and garden stuff and these being destroyed, they were totally helpless.

Buggy, almost new, and horses for sale. Call at Fair Play M.P. parsonage.

The Bond school, taught by Miss Myers, closed last Friday afternoon with a dinner. The amusement was a baseball game between the school and the Prairie Rovers.

125 years ago

April 8, 1883

Doc Seybold nearly committed suicide last week by going to the pail and taking a drink of water in the dark — the cup, through some oversight, had been left with some poisonous chemical in it. For a day or two he had a severe tussle with grim death but he is himself again.

Mrs. Prescott returned Tuesday evening from her visit to Atchison and St. Joseph.

A.K. Stewart's little girl has been sick during the past week.

L.A. Vaught, phrenologist, is stopping at the Union House.