Compiled from past issues
10 years ago
Oct. 13, 1999
A reception was held for Alice Litton’s 100th birthday Oct. 23 at the Activity Room at Peabody Community Living Center.
Ann Birney of Admire portrays Amelia Earhart, perhaps America’s most fascinating female aviator. Birney’s performance was Oct. 17 in the basement of the Carnegie Library.
Parents were surprised when Abe Eldridge and Matt Jarrell, first graders at Peabody Elementary, kept coming and asking for more trash bags. They were pleased to learn later that the boys were voluntarily raking leaves at the Peabody Library.
25 years ago
Oct. 11, 1984
Bradley Alan Lewis of Wichita, 2-year-old son of David and JoLynn Lewis, died following a drowning accident. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stockebrand of Peabody.
Dr. J.D. DeForest of Alexandria, Va., left after spending the past 10 days with Mr. and Mr. John DeForest and other family members.
The FFA Petting Farm was held in connection with the Peabody Fall Festival and was a huge success FFA members feel. More than 200 people, young and old, came by and saw the various animals that were brought by the FFA members. Dan Depler brought a rabbit; Beth Gaines brought a steer; Eric Wolf brought a dairy cow and a bucket calf; and Mr. Jones brought a lamb, goat, and his brand new donkey that had arrived in Peabody the night before.
50 years ago
oct. 15, 1959
The annual calf and yearling sale of the Joliffe Estate Ranch was Oct. 21 in Dodge City, according to R.W. Kurtze and Carl Morawitz, trustees of the estate. The ranch, located west of Guymon, Okla., sent about 1,200 head of stock to the sale.
Roasting ears are usually considered a midsummer delicacy but it is not necessarily so. Last week W.D. McIntosh came into the Gazette Herald office with proof in form of a half dozen beautiful ears of sweet corn, just right for eating.
Mrs. A.G. Burton, longtime Peabody philanthropist, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital in Marion. The deceased was born July 15, 1881, in Ashland, in Cass County, Ill., the daughter of Charles Oscar and Frances Helen Creed Gwinn. The family moved to Peabody in 1890.
100 years ago
oct. 15, 1909
The big tent used for the meetings of the Church of Christ sustained several dents during the windstorm and was taken down last week before the rain. It was not thought to be expedient to raise the tent, and the meetings, which were showing considerable interest among outsiders, had to be continued at the church.
Don Long returned from Kansas City.
Wanted — a schoolgirl, to help for her board, Mrs. T.L. Bauslin.
125 years ago
oct. 9, 1884
Lost — a ladies gossamer. Will the finder please leave it at the Gazette office.
The plastering of the Lutheran Church is completed and a cellar has been dug for a heater.
The frame of the new Methodist Church was raised and the work is progressing favorably.