Days of Yore

10 years ago

august 20, 1998

Former Kansans Polly and Allan Poe, now of St. Louis, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Clover Cliff Ranch, Elmdale.

Vern and Laura Slocombe were Sunday dinner guests of Bill and Elaine Sears of Abilene and Mike Sears of Overland Park. Sunday afternoon guests were Warren and Phyllis Slocombe.

Mrs. Muriel Dyck and Mrs. Lona Abershier of Newley, Ore., visited with Mrs. Orlene Scrivner on Friday.

25 years ago

july 11, 1983

The Peabody city water department had a difficult leak over the weekend when a six-inch main broke under the old Rock Island tracks which pass through the west side of town. The leak was exactly under the tracks, so a crew from the Rock Island had to come to remove the ties so the line could be dug out and repaired.

David Ewy, Wichita, grandson of Earl and Lucy Janzen, is appearing on Romper Room, KAKE-TV all this week.

The Peabody women's softball team, coached by Barb Kottwitz, won their first game Friday evening after losing five or six.

50 years ago

august 21, 1958

Gene Heath, state board of agriculture, and Byron Patton, Marion County Weed supervisor, will conduct an inspection tour Monday forenoon, August 25, on chemical work done during the past year by the county weed department. Interested persons are urged to see results of 2,4D on bindweed and polybor chlorate, dalapon and other chemicals for eradication of Johnson grass.

Mrs. Irvin Knox had a neighborhood get together for Mrs. John Nettleton and Dwight. Watermelon was served to all and everyone wished happiness to Mrs. Nettleton and Dwight in their new home on Elm Street.

Friday evening visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kieferle were Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Kieferle, Mrs. Jean Linnes and Mrs. Jessie McLinden, all of Marion.

100 years ago

july 9, 1908

A fine baby boy arrived at Oney Craw's Sunday evening.

Lost: Last Friday 8 miles northwest of town, an automobile jack. Finder please return to owner and receive reward. Dr. E.H. Johnson

It will pay you to examine ice cream freezers and hammocks at the Peabody Hardware before purchasing.

125 years ago

july 7, 1883

Jacob Bechtel, wife and daughter-in-law, who have been visiting here about a month, have returned to Indiana.

"Sheep clodings" at O.J. Roberts.

Miss Lincoln, of Newton, an excellent piano and music teacher, will be in Peabody to attend the musical convention.

The Messrs. Lackey will sell their large herd of milking shorthorns in this city, June 28 and 29. This is perhaps the finest chance to obtain first class milking stock ever offered in the state of Kansas.