Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
aug. 6, 2003
In a note from former resident Don Skinner: In the fall of 1884 one George Miller formed a band. The Peabody Graphic reported, “George Miller, believing that Peabody could support a band as well as any other town and that we ought to have one, has called together a number of the boys and organized a band which, if it continues as it has begun, will soon be second to none in the state.”
Visiting Joan Berns on Aug. 3 was Joan Potter McCool of Cary, N.C., Coppi Braddock of Leawood, and Ethan Potter of Leavenworth.
Peabody-Burns High School student council will sponsor a back-to-school dance Aug. 15 at the high school.
25 years ago
aug. 4, 1988
Charles DeForest, Marquetta Eilerts, and Ed Davies won in the primary election.
The Stovall family will reopen the Dairy Crème on Highway 50, which closed a week ago.
Hot weather returned with temperatures near 100 every day.
50 years ago
aug. 8, 1963
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Homan and their granddaughter, Vicki Homan of Holton, and Paula Fisher returned after a 14-day trip to California to visit Mrs. Homan’s brother, Ivan Suffield and Mrs. Suffield of Paradise, Calif. and an uncle at Vina, Calif.
Gene Larsen has been informed that he has been appointed a trainer at Kansas State University in athletics this year.
Guy Wright accompanied his uncle, Guy Parsons of Wichita, on a week’s fishing trip to Buena Vista, Colo.
100 years ago
aug. 6, 1913
Word arrived this week from the Carnegie Corporation that everything was satisfactory with regard to the new $10,000 public library, so arrangements will be made for starting work at the earliest moment possible.
O.W. Lewellen has bought a new Avery truck for the use of the Peabody Creamery, and it went into commission this week.
125 years ago
Aug. 4, 1888
Dick Caton shipped a carload of hogs this week.
E. S. Crisfield is improving his fine hotel by painting and remodeling.
Mrs. Patterson went to Marion this week for medical treatment in the mineral springs.