Days of Yore

10 years ago

december 5, 1997

Results of the Dec. 1 election for a county FSA committee member for 1998 are now official. Re-elected to the committee was Peabody area farmer and rancher Warren Slocombe. He will begin his second three-year term beginning Jan. 1.

Dennis Franchione, former coach of the Peabody-Burns football team, recently resigned his position at New Mexico. Franchione plans to fill the vacancy at Texas Christian.

Everett and Barb Brooks hosted a holiday reception at their country home Saturday evening. Several dozen guests enjoyed viewing the new home. Bounteous refreshments were served.

25 years ago

december 2, 1982

Charles Moffett, a native of Peabody, apparently officiated his final major college football game last Saturday, when he worked the USC-Notre Dame game in Los Angeles.

Ivan Poe, son of Nelson Poe of Peabody, was the bank officer most involved when a Dodge City man attempted to rob a Dodge City bank last week. Poe was unharmed in the robbery attempt.

The Sunflower Café on Highway 50 in Peabody will be under new management as of Wednesday, Dec. 1. The café has been leased by owner Mrs. Jake Liptau to Mrs. Jack Griggs of Peabody.

50 years ago

november 28, 1957

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lathrop and children returned home Sunday night after a successful hunting trip in Arizona.

Among the will with the flu are: John White, children of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Arnold, Mrs. Charles Mansches and children, Phil Ridenour, Mrs. John DeForest, Mrs. Minnie Hallett, Paul Baker, Archie Gillis, and Bob Kurtze.

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Cunningham and girls of Cedar Point were in Peabody Monday.

100 years ago

december 5, 1907

Mrs. D.L. Sammis was the hostess at a Thanksgiving dinner at which Rev. Birchby and wife and G.H. Otte and daughters, Drs. Linda and Julia Otte were guests.

Mrs. Thamer Beeton and Mrs. Orrie Beeton visited in Wichita from Thursday until Sunday.

Dr. Furst carved turkey for F.J. Griffiths and family and J.O. Moffett and family.

125 years ago

december 14, 1882

Farmers have been very busy husking corn and some have finished. The weather has been favorable this fall and those who are behind in their work should not complain.

Since my last writing Catlin has had quite an increase in population. Mrs. Halterman, Mrs. Jacob Dohner, Mrs. Jack Hooker, Mrs. Laman and Mrs. Ginglesburger all have had daughters added to their families. Who will say Kansas is not a prolific state?

An oyster supper will be given Friday evening of this week at the new school house in District 86 (two miles east of Peabody). The object is to have a general social time among the people, and if there should be a surplus of proceeds it will go to the district funds. Admission free. Everybody invited. By order of the board.

J.D. Caton shipped east, literally, four cars of cattle and seven cars of hogs. Besides these, 116 hogs to Colorado.