White Ranch sold
The deeds have been recorded, and the former White Ranch east of Peabody now is part of Wildcat Creek Ranch, headquartered southeast of Newton and owned by Klee Watchous.
The 7,000 acres, including buildings, were purchased for $8.51 million at an Oct. 19 auction.
Auctioneer J.C. Barr said he considers the buyer a “local” person who recognizes its historical significance and who will maintain it as such.
Hannaford Abstract and Title Co. of Marion did the title work.