Days of Yore

10 years ago

january 1, 1998

This is the final edition of the Gazette-Bulletin to be published under the hands of Shirley B. and William V. Krause. The newspaper has been sold, as reported earlier, to Gary and Lou Ann Bowlin.

The Mayesville social season was in full swing the Friday before Christmas. Events began with a meeting of the Mayesville Literary and Epicurean Society held at the Jones gypsy wagon. As promised, Lawrence Jury read his "Ode to a John Deere Tractor." Those in attendance were amazed. Verna Mosiman nudged her neighbor and said, "Just look at those old boys." Indeed, more than one farmer was observed wiping his eyes carefully with an ironed bandanna.

Francis and Marilyn Payne were hosts at an open house in their beautiful home in Mayesville.

25 years ago

december 16, 1982

Orville H. Haas, 81, retired farm implement dealer in Peabody died last Friday, Dec. 10 at Axtell Christian Hospital in Newton.

Lyle Leppke of Peabody was one of more than 80 Kansas State University students who participated in the annual Special K Edition sale of Simmental cattle, the sale was held Dec. 6 in Weber Arena at KSU.

On Thursday, Dec. 9, Athena Club met at the home of Eva Schupp for their Christmas dinner. Louise DeForest acted as co-hostess.

50 years ago

december 12, 1957

Judge Cassius Montgomery Clark, 94-year-old former District Judge, died last Friday in St. Luke Hospital after an illness of a few weeks. He taught at Cape Cod and moved to Peabody in 1886 as superintendent of schools and has lived here since that time.

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Seibel and Nellie Lou are leaving Monday for a three-week trip to Ft. Myers, Fla. They will visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Propp and her brother, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Propp.

Mrs. Florence Slaymaker and Karla went to Emporia Wednesday to see the Emporia State-North Dakota basketball game. Ron Slaymaker is playing o the Emporia first team this year after returning from Army service.

100 years ago

december 19, 1907

Miss Carrie Watson who has been visiting at the Palisade has returned to Marion.

Mssrs. A. Spangler, Ira L. Mendenhall, W. Merilott, and J.L. Switzer of Lost Springs were here Monday night fraternizing with the Peabody Encampment No. 52 IOOF of which they are members. This encampment was organized in 1882 and of the original members there are still four in good standing — R.O. Nelson, J.S. Staughen, H.E. Woolheater, and W.H. Morgan.

125 years ago

december 21, 1882

The Wilberforce Concert Company will give an entertainment in this city next week if arrangements can be made. They are a troupe of colored singers, said to be superior to Donavin's Tennesseans — whom our citizens had heard.

Embroidered slippers and dressing gowns are almost ready for delivery.

The ladies of the Presbyterian church will give an oyster supper in the church on New Year evening.