Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
feb. 11, 2004
Veteran bowler Tim Peterson hit the jackpot Jan. 29 at Peabody Lanes when he hit 10 strikes in 3 games during the weekly league competition. He collected $1,334 from the strike pot, which has been growing at the bowling alley since the early 1990s.
Winners at the Peabody-Burns Junior High spelling bee are Nathan Bishop, William Pratt, and Michael Lewis.
Myron Ammeter of Grand Island, Neb., arrived this past week to spend several days at the Ammeter farm.
25 years ago
feb. 16, 1989
Don Hague, Peabody-Burns Junior/Senior High School principal, has accepted the position of superintendent of the Hoxie school system.
Troy Siegfreid, formerly of Peabody, now of Boston, is designing sets for that perennial favorite, “Oklahoma,” to be staged by the Crown Uptown Theater in Wichita.
Jerome and Bonnie Kaufman of Moundridge announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathy Kaufman, to Randy Preheim, son of James and Gladys Preheim of Peabody.
50 years ago
feb. 13, 1964
Mrs. Elaine Vance has begun teaching duties in Peabody High School and Junior High today, teaching mathematics. She has taken over the classes of Owen McNeil, veteran Peabody schoolman, who recently suffered a heart attack.
Funeral services for Dr. H.W. Craig, brother of T.J. Craig of Peabody, were held at Lawrence on Wednesday.
John DeForest was winner of the Goodyear soil conservation award.
100 years ago
feb. 12, 1914
Mr. Sands of the Light Company called attention to the erroneous impression made upon the council last week who rejected the bill for moving electric lines. The provisions say all expenses incurred are to be paid by the house mover. Probably the Township board will pay it.
S.R. Hamilton took a car of horses to St. Joe last Thursday.
Don Long and Miss Esther Henderson heard Ignace Paderewski in Wichita on Tuesday.
125 years ago
FEB. 7, 1889
Osage city will now have a canning factory. It is to cost about $1,500.
H.L. Lark, T.M. Potter, and Ferd J. Funk went to Topeka Thursday night to be in attendance at the Legislature.
It takes live men to make a live town. Dead men are good only to inhabit cemeteries. Live men are the salt of the earth. Pass the salt.