Days of Yore

10 years ago

june 26, 1998

Jim and Ruth (Mathias) Orphin of Denton, Texas, are the proud grandparents of Camerson Maci Conrad, born May 19, 1988, weighing 8 pounds 8 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Mrs. Gene Heath of Cincinnati, Ohio, was a weekend guest in this area.

The Peabody Housing Authority has started construction on a three-bedroom house at 909 N. Walnut. Larry Windsor is general contractor on the construction project

25 years ago

may 19, 1983

Mike Jones of Peabody was one of the many graduating at Kansas State University, Manhattan, May 13. He will be entering the practice of veterinary medicine at Seneca.

Jill Sims was valedictorian and Shana Maples was salutatorian in the class of '83 Sunday, May 22 graduation.

Greg Topham of Peabody won the 5.2 mile run held Friday at McPherson. He did the distance in 32 minutes and 16 seconds.

50 years ago

may 15, 1958

The schedule of shows being presented at the free Thursday night shows has been changed this week. The show, "High Noon," has been canceled and the award-winning "Bells of St. Mary's" starring Bing Crosby will be shown.

Another vacancy was created on the Peabody High School staff by the resignation of C.R. Wood, vocational agriculture instructor for the past two years.

Mrs. Robert Morgan of Burns entered St. Luke hospital on June 22.

100 years ago

may 21, 1908

Mayor's Proclamation: Once more the time has come when we should pluck the flowers from our gardens and decorate the graves of those who have gone to their resting place. I, therefore, ask that on the 30th day of May, all citizens of Peabody and vicinity join with the GAR and take part in the services arranged for that day. J.S. Holmberg, Mayor.

Mrs. Ed Snavely was operated on at a Topeka hospital Tuesday.

Miss Delphine Lamb went to Kansas City Saturday to visit Mrs. Ralph Slaymaker and attend the Presbyterian Assembly.

M.A. Jordan of Woodline farm is building an addition to his home.

125 years ago

may 17, 1883

Baseball American League News: The total expense of running the Chicago team this season, including improvements, will be over $60,000, requiring an average of $625 per game as Chicago's share of the gate receipts for the 98 American League Championship games.

All the butter churned by the Peabody creamery at present is being shipped away but as soon as any is put upon the local market, a few of our merchants will be given the agency as it is not desirable to retail it at the creamery.

A baseball team has been organized in Peabody. The officers are: M.W. Horner, president, Mr. Burgess, secretary, A.N. Morey, treasurer, Ben Johnson, captain, George Miller, assistant on field captain. The club will meet each Wednesday and Saturday afternoons at 4 or 5 o'clock for practice.