Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Dec. 18, 2002
In a meeting open only briefly to the public Monday night, the Peabody City Council cast a unanimous ballot to elect Alan Yock to fill the vacancy left by Tammie Yoder’s resignation Dec. 9.
Former Marion businessman Max Guy Jackson, 82, was born Jan. 6, 1920 in Peabody. He died Dec. 12, 2002, in Presbyterian Manor in Kansas City.
Peabody-Burns Elementary School students enjoyed a lighting ceremony, a visit from Santa, cookies and hot chocolate on Dec. 6.
25 years ago
Dec. 24, 1987
Plans for establishing a new playground park just south of the Peabody Elementary School were approved by the Peabody City Council at their meeting last week.
Adelbert B. Hansen, a lifetime resident of the Peabody area, died last Thursday, Dec. 17, after a long illness. He was 74 years old.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church women sponsored an all-day baby shower honoring Chelsea Marie Fibranz, baby daughter of Pastor Mike and Cindy Fibranz, on Dec. 13 at the church.
50 years ago
Dec. 13, 1962
The low temperature seen Tuesday morning in Peabody was an unofficial 8 degrees before Wednesday when the low fell even further to 5 degrees above zero.
The City of Peabody was the first in the county to sign a requisition for fallout shelter supplies, which will be stored in the basement of the Peabody Bank building.
Bruce Smith arrived home Saturday from Ft. Bliss at El Paso, Texas, where he graduated from Army Flight School on Friday.
100 years ago
dec. 13, 1912
Next Saturday night at the skating rink, the basketball season will open. Admission price is $.25, $.15 for school children. Burns High School has played several games already and won them all.
The ten highest-ranking pupils in the high school included: Mary Runyon, Louise Moffett, and Grace Roberts.
The History Club meets today at the home Dr. E. H. Johnson.
125 years ago
Dec. 15, 1887
The Palisade Hotel has a new hotel clerk.
Peabody Dairy sells Holstein milk.
Peabody has had an extra large quota of commercial travelers during the past day or two.
The floor of the skating rink has just been put in good condition for that sport and those in attendance were more than pleased. On Saturday night the rink will be open again — also with music.