Compiled from Peabody archives
10 years ago
Jan. 1, 2003
The city of Peabody has been awarded a $400,000 community development grant (CDG) from the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing. It is earmarked for the city to use toward upgrading at the wastewater treatment plant.
The holiday shopping spree winners were Kelly Penner, Elsie Uphoff, Trisha Oursler, and Virgie Jones.
V. I. “Bud” McLinden, 87, died Dec. 22, 2002 at Marion Manor Rehabilitation Center in Marion.
25 years ago
Dec. 31, 1987
Guests of Muriel Wolfersperger for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were Kris and Roger Carswell, Dwight and Riley.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Seibel hosted a chili supper Tuesday evening.
Lynn and Jerry Watts of Blue Springs, Mo., were Christmas visitors at the home of Pearl Watts. The guests left early, concerned about the weather.
50 years ago
Dec. 27, 1962
A four-inch blanket of snow that fell like a movie sequence Christmas Eve turned large areas of Kansas into a huge Christmas card scene for the Yuletide holiday.
The Peabody Young Farmers class held their first meeting Friday evening with 21 farmers attending. The group elected a board of directors, consisting of Warren Slocombe, Lee Rempel, Irvin McPheeters, Tony Gaines, John Reid, and Alfred Schmidt which will plan the course of study and activities for the coming year. Vo Ag instructor Gary Jones is supervising the class.
100 years ago
dec. 25, 1912
Mr. and Mrs. Holden took their baby to Peabody Wednesday and had its neck operated on. It has been very ill, but improving at present.
Mr. Davis of Wichita, Field Secretary of the State Temperance Union, gave a lecture at the Methodist Church Sunday to a full house. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all, for Mr. Davis knows how to deliver the goods.
Ben Moresky of Florence threshed kaffir corn and millet at Townsend ranch from Tuesday until Friday of last week.
125 years ago
Dec. 29, 1887
Dogs have been killing a good many sheep hereabouts, lately.
The electric lights were “out” last evening owing to breakage in the machinery and some of the merchants were compelled to rustle around for lamps. The streets looked dark, too.
Yesterday and before were quite cold and today the streets are full of teams, as if all the farmers had come to town to take in supplies for Christmas.
An effort is being made to organize a dancing club in this city and secure Prof. Tappen for an instructor.