Days of Yore

10 years ago

june 6, 1998

"Friday is my last day," Everett Brooks stated, glancing around at his business, MidWest Automotive. On Monday he will begin an assembly job at Hesston's Hay and Forage. MidWest Automotive has been in business for nearly 29 years.

Duane R. Davis Sr. and Shirley A. Hull were united in marriage May 2, 1998, at Santa Fe Park in Peabody.

Friends and relatives of Kent Glaser and his bride-elect, Charity Boyd, gathered at the United Methodist church at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30, for a bridal shower.

25 years ago

may 5, 1983

The State Corporation Commission of the State of Kansas will hold a hearing on the application from Trailways to terminate bus service along Route 50 that serviced Florence and Peabody. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Walker invited a group of their friends to their home Friday evening to be come acquainted with Mr. and Mrs. Mark Levy. Mr. and Mrs. Gorman Frederickson were co-hosts.

Entertainment at the senior center birthday party last week was a delightful musical program by Mrs. Kenneth Windsor. Bouquets of red tulips were centerpieces.

50 years ago

may 1, 1958

Mr. and Mrs. Art Starr have returned home from Cottonwood Falls where Mr. Starr has been helping out in the drug store.

Tom Potter, prominent Peabody farm operator and for the past year assistant extension agent in Marion County, has been named state director of the Farm and Home Administration.

Temple Motor Company is joining in the promotion "You Auto Buy Now," a new merchandising campaign.

100 years ago

may 7, 1908

The patrons of Heath school surprised both the teacher, Miss Glenn Knight and the pupils, by appearing at noon and serving dinner on Tuesday, the closing day.

Wesley Nusbaum and wife have moved to the south one of the new cottages built by Wm. Fitch on Vine Street. Dr. Mayer is moving his household goods into the north cottage this week, and A.H. Mollahan is moving to the other Fitch cottage on north Walnut Street.

Mrs. Henry Ward says that their half section, in East Branch, has been called Macklenburg ranch for the last 30 years.

The big rain Tuesday night and yesterday prevented the baseball game between the Japanese and Peabody teams.

125 years ago

may 3, 1883

Pasturage for colts, 50c a month. E.S. Crain

Moulding commenced this week at the brick yard.

J.D. Caton killed 90 rats under crib 8x16 feet last Saturday.

Late sown wheat and the peach crop are about the only things seriously damaged in these parts. They will yield about half a crop. But everything else . . . oh, my!