Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Aug. 13, 2003
Ross Baker enjoyed a week-long visit with his son, Scott, and family of London, England.
Twenty-four Peabody Elementary School soon-to-be fifth graders got to meet Nicolo Bird, a fifth-grade student from Geneva, Switzerland, with whom they had been corresponding for the whole past school year.
Eric Meyer, co-owner of Hoch Publishing Company, which publishes this newspaper, won first prize this month in a juried, nationwide competition among journalism professors for design of journalistic web sites.
25 YEARS AGO
Aug. 11, 1988
Polly Gaines, Peabody-Burns FFA member, attended the National Institute of Cooperative Education conference July 26 to 29 at Rochester, New York.
People of this community are invited to see the Fredric Remington display set up in the Peabody State Bank by the Butler County Historical Society.
During her six-day visit in San Francisco recently Julie Eberhard of Peabody accepted (for the Newton-based Presbyterian Manor) the Walter C. Mason Award presented annually by the American Society for Personnel Administration honor reports emphasizing human resources.
50 YEARS AGO
Aug. 15, 1963
Fire thought to have been started by lightning destroyed a building and about 12 tons of hay the other night belonging to Arnold Entz south of Peabody.
Mrs. Art Paul, the former Karen Pereboom, graduated from the School of Nursing at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita this past weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Warkentine of Burns announce the birth of a daughter, Annette Gail.
100 YEARS AGO
Aug. 13, 1913
The park board has decided to give Peabody’s historic library building a home at the park and adjacent to the site of the Chautauqua, and today it is being moved away to make room for the new library building at the old location. Will Trimble is superintending this job, for which $135 will be paid.
City Hall has ordered a new concrete curb around City Hall with two brick driveways, one in front of the hose-cart and one on Division for scrapers and mowers.
J.O. Moffett and Company shipped fourteen hundred sacks of their celebrated White Light Flour this week to Hutchinson whish has some of the big mills of Kansas.
125 YEARS AGO
Aug. 11, 1888
There was a lively runaway on the streets this week.
George Busch has erected a barn on his property on North Sycamore Street.