Archive for Wednesday, December 15, 1999

A community review

December 15, 1999

10 years ago, Dec. 20, 1989

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Krull returned Dec. 10 after a seven-day trip with the Dan Henry tour to Honolulu and Kona, Hawaii, and had a wonderful time.

Linwood news: Jennifer Don Sines was born Nov. 26.

Mrs. Mary Bartlett, McLouth, recently passed her Kansas State Board exams for licensed practical nurse.

Dollie D. Scheller, 50, Tonganoxie, a former Leavenworth County commissioner, died Dec. 17, at the home.

Congratulations to Tonganoxie residents Harvey Gumbel, Ed Korb and Bo Himpel. They were named winners in the Tonganoxie PRIDE committee's Christmas decorations contest.

Gladys Hunter, Tonganoxie, celebrated her 96th birthday on Dec. 19. She is a resident of the Pleasant Village apartments. A party was held in her honor at the recreation center in the apartment complex in the evening.

Jim and Susan Herrstrom announce the birth of a daughter, Hannah Marie, on Dec. 2.

Springdale news: A nice attendance of neighbors and friends attended the funeral Monday for Dot Pursel.

25 years ago, Dec. 19, 1974

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Huskey, Sugar Creek, Mo., announce the birth of a son, Christopher Allen, on Nov. 26. Mr. and Mrs. Dave Papa, Bonner Springs, announce the birth of a daughter, Michelle Marie, Dec. 17.

Death: Melissa Daniels, 87, Lawrence, died Monday. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Navy Seaman Recruit Curtis W. Odell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Odell, Leavenworth, graduated from recruit training at the Naval Training Center, San Diego.

Navy Seaman Recruit Thomas G. Frick, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Frick, Route 2, graduated from recruit training at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

Roy and Ivol Zimmerman, Arcadia, Calif., will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 27. (The family wished to observe the occasion with a card shower, address given.)

Edith Barber enjoyed a surprise birthday party held Sunday, Dec. 8, to celebrate her 93rd birthday.

McLouth: Mr. and Mrs. John Willits enjoyed a birthday dinner Friday with their daughter, Mrs. Robert Thiry, in Lawrence.

Rev. John Stitz, chaplain at St. Mary College, and two farm couples from Leavenworth County, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Evans and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Doege, will be among 17 Midwestern farmers who will embark on a two-week tour of the People's Republic of China next month to exchange ideas with Chinese farmers.

50 years ago: Jan. 12, 1950

Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Freeman went to school at Friendship Valley years ago with Rebecca Weaver, whose death at Paola is reported elsewhere.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fuller, Overland Park, announce the birth of their second son, born Jan. 6. They have named him Harry Keith.

A dinner was held on Sunday, Jan. 8, at the Othal Wiley home in honor of the birthdays of June Wiley, Robert Graham and Robert F. Graham.

Deaths: Ada S. Wright, New London, Conn., passed away Jan 10. (Sister of Miss Alice Spoor, Tonganoxie). Mrs. Susie Wood, 76, Kansas City, Kan., died Monday morning.

Basehor: Mrs. Helen Schilling of the high school faculty and Miss Keyes of the grade school faculty, have rented the Petherbridge apartment.

Deputy Sheriff Frank Hoey was called to Lenape this morning where a cow was stolen from the barn of Ed Hoffman, near there.

Mr. and Mrs. G.G. Meyer, Basehor, will hold an open house on Sunday, Jan. 15 in celebration of the 50th wedding anniversary of Mrs. Meyer's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Hall, Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Basehor.

75 years ago: Dec. 11, 1924

Woonsocket, R.I.: A sleigh stagecoach, 120 years old, has been purchased by Henry Ford from Austin F. Greene of City Mills, Mass., and will be added to the Ford collection of New England antiques at the Wayside Inn at Sudbury.

Last Sunday morning about 10 o'clock, as F.J. Dessery was crossing the street near the Ratliff Drugstore, he was struck by a Hup sedan car driven by a Kansas City man who was accompanied by his wife and two children. (Mr. Dessery was badly bruised and skinned and his clothing ruined, and he was confined to his bed by the injuries but is improving.)

Foster Laming was in Kansas City Monday on a business trip.

Mr. and Mrs. Preston Hunter announce the birth of a daughter on Dec. 5.

Funeral services were held in Lawrence last Saturday and burial also at that place for P.R. Fitzpatrick of southeast of Tonganoxie, who died on the previous Thursday at a hospital in Lawrence.

A meeting of all those interested in the organization of a band at Tonganoxie will be held in the near future. All who have instruments, and those who will join are requested to leave their names at the Mirror office, that they may be notified of the meeting date.

Obituary: William M. Kesinger was born at Springdale, May 17, 1886. In 1909, he was married to Edith Edwards of Plum Grove. They moved to Winchester on a farm where they lived until his death on Dec. 4.

100 years ago: Dec. 21, 1899

Jarbalo: V. North and W.W. Karney brought in 36 rabbits in about two hours, and it wasn't much of a day for dogs either. Mr. Karney through mistake shot his partner's dog.

Finally proves fatal: Frank Sample, the Jarbalo soldier, died at Leavenworth yesterday morning. Sample had never recovered from his fearful wound and this probably caused his death. (Corporal Sample was shot through the head at the battle of San Fernando in May.)

Edminster: Elmer Proctor reports the arrival of a little daughter. A number of our young people spent Saturday evening skating at Mr. Lenahan's. All report an enjoyable evening even if the ice did fly up and hit a few of them on the head.

The Tonganoxie city jail is to be heated hereafter when there are tenants. It will be the cooler no longer.

It was Eric Schoenau's 18th birthday last Monday and in response to invitations, a number of his friends assembled at his home early in the evening.

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