Days of Yore

10 years ago

june 18, 1998

Lucretia Hall Gates and Grace Kottowitz Dunn met at County View Estates, Seneca, for a class reunion. Seventy-five years ago on May 16, 1923, they graduated from Peabody High School. There were 36 in the class; Gates and Dunn are the only ones living.

Elsie Foth attended a covered dish dinner celebrating the 80th birthday of her sister, Malinda Janzen, on Saturday.

Joan Berns attended the Cimarron Crossing Santa Fe Trail Festival June 12. Ashland Historical Society sponsored an all day tour on June 13 of old abandoned town sites and architectural buildings in Clark County.

25 years ago

may 12, 1983

The stork visited the Baptist parsonage in Peabody over the weekend. Rev. and Mrs. Roger Megli took this hard-to-miss way of announcing the birth of their first child, Kristine Ann. (A large image of a stork was standing on the lawn.)

The sewing units to produce the new children's dress styles designed by Brenda Smith of Peabody is about ready for operation. Six commercial sewing units were moved in over the weekend.

Sorosis Club met at the rural home of Bettie Seibel for a covered dish luncheon to close the 1982-83 year.

50 years ago

may 8, 1958

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Madsen are parents of a baby girl born at St. Luke Hospital in Marion Sunday morning. Beth DeNeil is the name chosen for her.

Mrs. Walton Hoyt spent the weekend in Dallas. She and Mr. Hoyt are here from the East visiting in the home of his mother, Mrs. L.F. Hoyt and Gladys Hoyt.

Marilyn Gaines has been chosen for the Peabody Teachers Association Scholarship this year. She will attend Kansas State Teachers College at Emporia and plans to major in English and speech.

100 years ago

may 14, 1908

Roses are in bloom and strawberries are ripe.

We are now prepared to make stamp photos at 25 cents a dozen. A.A. Coons, photographer, Peabody, Kan.

Carl Schroeder, who has been spending several months at home, left for Bingham, Utah, on Tuesday.

Mrs. Trumbo will entertain the Braddock Aid Society and the J.F.B. Club at her home, Maple Lawn, tomorrow afternoon.

125 years ago

may 10, 1883

G.W. Neal is fixing up his residence in fine order — painting, graining, papering and frescoing.

Mr. Eaton and family of New York state, friends of Mr. John Brooks, are in the city with the intention of locating.

Mr. Robert Kent's little girl, 7 years old, died last Friday night and was buried Sunday afternoon — the funeral taking place from the Methodist Church. A large number of friends were in attendance.

George Miller is using ice in his grocery store. It will soon be necessary for all to use it — or melt.