Days of Yore

10 years ago

march 12, 1998

Kansas State features local farmer: farming runs in Warren Windsor's family. He never considered any other occupation. This family farm enjoys teaching the sixth generation (grandchildren) how to share the responsibilities and prosperity which farming has brought to their family for the past 100 years.

The weather caused the Literary and Epicurean Society to postpone its spring boating on the Doyle fling. Another date will be set as soon as everyone thaws out.

Eva Johanna (Eklund) Schupp, 84, homemaker, died March 4 at Newton Medical Center.

25 years ago

march 3, 1983

Peabody golfers met Sunday afternoon for their annual election and business meeting at the American Legion building. Elected president of the association for this year was Jay Cook, vice president Fred Saenz, and secretary-treasurer is Vic Casper.

Janelle Arnett, eighth grade and Marsha Darnall, seventh grade, will be the Peabody Junior High representatives in the Marion County Spelling Bee next week.

Sharon K. Lefever and Nicholas J. Zogelman are happy to announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

50 years ago

february 27, 1958

A project to get more trees planted in Peabody is rapidly taking place this week under the sponsorship of the Peabody Chamber of Commerce and its city beautification project for 1958.

Mrs. Riley Kirkpatrick of Wichita was in Peabody Monday visiting relatives.

The Craney well northwest of Peabody was abandoned this week in a disappointing development in the Unger field. The well reportedly made too much water.

100 years ago

march 4, 1908

About 40 young people started out to see the sights last Thursday evening with a roaming party and visited the countries of Alaska, Germany, and Japan besides our own fair land in one evening. They started from the Santa Fe depot and luggage in hand, visited the chilly realm of Alaska at the home of Miss Lena Timmons, then on to Germany at the home of Misses Louis Russell and Cora Roach, to Japan at Bertha Derby's home and to Dan Snyder's home where the stars and stripes were resplendent and a good American four-course supper was eaten. (It is worth reading the full account of a roaming party in this issue.)

Benjamin Franklin Clark died at his home just north of the city on Sunday morning, following a stroke of paralysis the night before. He was born in Vermont in 1846. In 1870 he married Miss Mary Nutter and to them 13 children were born, nine of whom survive.

J.W. Hall's little son is sick with diphtheria at the home of W.E. Bozworth. Mrs. Hall has a slight attack of the same disease.

125 years ago

march 1, 1883

The semi-annual apportionment of state and county school funds will be ready for distribution to the several school districts of Marion County by March 5.

Choice lemons, per dozen, 25c. Choice oranges, per dozen, 25c, will receive a car of salt this week. C.W. Bragunier

Yesterday at the sale of C.E. Whitney corn sold for 37-40c. At the sale of G.W. Bacon corn brought 42c per bushel in the crib.