Days of Yore

10 years ago

august 27, 1998

Feeling the blast of the summer furnace, high temperatures have ranged from 95 to 101 degrees, leaving plants and pets panting for the cooler months.

Mayesville made history of a sort last week when the first meeting of the Ladies Guild for a Better World Through Herbals met at Jones' Bed and Breakfast. Sessions on yoga, meditation, and massage were held out under the trees.

I would like to thank everyone for the calls, flowers, calls and visits I received while in the hospital. I am currently residing at Peabody Community Living Center. Calls and visitors are welcome. Mildred Windsor

25 years ago

july 21, 1983

Marilyn I. Owens and Keith D. Harsh were united in marriage at Grace United Methodist Church in Emporia, June 18, 1983, at 2 p.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Green came Saturday from Lakin to visit Mrs. Hilda Baskins and the W. I. Lachenmeier family.

Mrs. Agnes Davis entertained guests at the Town and Country Café Friday evening. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Windsow, Mr. and Mrs. Vern Slocombe, Mrs. Dorothy Craig, and the hostess, Mrs. Davis.

50 years ago

august 28, 1958

Ella Holler, 83, was struck and killed instantly last Thursday by a Rock Island train at the Third Street crossing. She apparently was just stepping off the track when the engine hit her. She is survived by a brother, Ernest of Peabody, and a sister, Mrs. Pearl Covalt of Wichita.

Gerald L. Clark, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Clark of Peabody, was the second resident of Peabody to die in an accident within a week. Clark was killed instantly early Sunday morning when the car he was driving swerved out of control and upset five miles west of Peabody on Highway 50. An ironic twist of fate to the boy's death was that the Clarks are next door neighbors on Poplar Street to Ella Holler who was killed last week when struck by a train.

Mrs. Fordyce Gray and Douglas Eugene were dismissed from St. Luke Hospital on August 23.

100 years ago

july 16, 1908

W.H. Morgan and daughter, Miss Ivy, left Monday afternoon for their new farm home in Artesia, N.m., and not without regret at parting from happy associations of 30 years.

The Santa Fe Station grounds have been cleared of weeds this week preparatory to parking.

The ice cream social given by the ladies of the Christian church Saturday afternoon and evening was a great success, the ladies taking in over $12.

125 years ago

june 14, 1883

Both our city cornet bands will help boom the Fourth of July celebration. That is as it should be. There also will be plenty of good singing.

I.A. Shriver's load of fat cattle which were lately shipped to Kansas City sold for $10,933. There were 106 of the animals and they averaged in weight 1,719 pounds.

The Peabody Literary Society held their meeting last evening, at which an interesting paper by F.H. Kollack upon the subject, "Personal Liberty," was read and discussed.