10 years ago: November 8, 1989
(picture) Family and friends celebrated Roye and Evelyn Hill's 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 21, 1989 at the Wyandotte County Fairgrounds.
(picture and article) Retired Col. George Cooper, veteran of World War II, will speak at the K.U.- R.O.T.C. Military Ball Saturday evening, at the dinner-dance to be held at the Holidome in Lawrence.
Resident of the Month at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center is Mr. Norman Turner, who came to the Nursing Center June 12, 1986, in order to be "back home." He especially enjoys his weather radio and a police scanner in his room and pork tenderloin sandwiches purchased from Chuck's Drive-in.
Deaths: Joseph O. Thorne, 76, Salone, Ariz., passed away Nov. 5, 1989; Bertha L. Hampel, 105, Leavenworth, died Oct. 31, 1989; Anna B. Rasco, 78, Tonganoxie, passed away Oct. 31, 1989.
The United Methodist Church celebrated it's 120th year Nov. 5, 1989. Not only was it their celebration, but the 205th year of Methodism. (Article with history of the church, and a picture.)
Birth: Pat and Marcia Albert proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Amanda Kathleen, Nov. 4, 1989.
Pvt. Tod M. Freeman recently participated in exercise "Kangaroo '89" with the Royal Australian Armed Forces. The mission of the exercise was to increase public awareness of UY. S. and Australian cooperation in the conduct of a routine exercise and illustrate the roles, readiness and professionalism of participating U. S. military units.
25 years ago: November 7, 1974
Jack Himpel, Jr., underwent eye surgery Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
Tonganoxie High School hosted the girls' state volleyball tournament Saturday, Nov. 2, 1974. Goodland High School won the championship with Goddard High School coming in second and Council Grove High School third.
(picture) Winners in the Kiwanis Halloween Parade by costume category were: Ghosts and Goblins, Tony Athon; Spooks and Witches, Ted Grinter; Animals, Bret Evans; Science Fiction and Miscellany; Linda Bartkoski and Fairyland Cartoon, Holly Owen and Marci Chapman.
Pamela Sue Papenhausen, a sophomore in architecture and urban design at the University of Kansas, has been awarded the first Rex Lappin Scholarship for study at K.U. during the 1974-75 academic year.
(picture) Jelena Djiko, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marko Djiko of Tonganoxie, is a member of the Cloud County Community College girls' varsity volleyball team. Miss Djiko graduated last spring from McLouth High School. She is an occupational therapy major at Cloud County.
50 years ago: December 1, 1949
Death: John McMullen, 80, died Friday morning at the home of his nephew, William Newsome.
Hundreds of people attended the open house Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Ratliff, at the south end of Pleasant St., honoring three visiting Ratliff brothers. There were four Ratliff brothers, sons of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Ratliff, long-time Tonganoxie druggist present. All four became druggists also. (One brother sold his Oskaloosa drug store and is now in the electrical business, and one is now farming in Illinois.)
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Walker and son Eddie left Tuesday for Palisade, Colo., where they would make their new home. Mr. Walker will do trucking for an ore company.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Powell of Topeka announce the birth of a son, Timothy Patrick, who was born Nov. 16. The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Lenahan of Tonganoxie, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Powell of Emporia, Kansas.
Basehor Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kemler announce the birth of a son Nov. 18, 1949.
Fairy Seymour, Tonganoxie is one of 12 candidates for the queen of the military ball to be held at the University of Kansas Dec. 9, 1949.
Stranger Valley Echoes Our folks read with genuine interest the story about George E. Ellis, 88, one of our old Tonganoxie residents, in the Sunday Star. Nov. 20. It told of his part in early day Indian Wars as a member of Troop 1, 4th U. S. Cavalry. He is staying now with his son, Chas. J. Ellis.
75 years ago: October 20, 1924
We Hope It is A Mistake That another great war is pending in the world. It will transgress in the next ten years, said Tom Lee, delegate from the American Legion to the 5th annual Congress at London, England, of the F.I.D.A.C., an organization composed of members of ex-service mens' organizations from all over the world. Mr. Lee stated that he had made this deduction from addresses he had heard while there by some of the leading men in the world peace movements. This feeling, he averred, is prevalent among even the most optimistic. It will be a war on even a larger scale than the late war.
Mrs. Carrie Tinsley, of Spalding, England, arrived Thursday from Kansas City with Mr. Whitsed Laming. They will visit here for a few days.
Wanted: Room with Board. Modern. No children. By Elderly Gentleman. Apply Mirror Office.
Stranger Word came Saturday evening of the death of Mrs. Anna Lehrack, sister of H. G. Walters, who had been ill so long at Research Hospital, Kansas City.
Frank Brinkman, who has many friends and acquaintances here, died last Friday in Arkansas following a five-day illness. Diphtheria was the cause of his death.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Warner, Lawrence, Oct. 11. Mrs. Warner was formerly Miss Lillian Huffman, of Tonganoxie. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Otto Freienmuth Oct. 16.
Monday morning when making his regular trip as rural mail carrier on Rt. 3, Chas. Hamil's Ford car caught fire in front of E. E. Jackson's west of Neely, and was completely burned. Mr. Hamil saved all the mail however.
100 years ago: November 8, 1899
Death at Hoge Captain Daniel Leahy, one of the old residents of Hoge, died last Thursday in his home. Captain Leahy came to Leavenworth in 1858 and ran the first ferry boat operated between Leavenworth and what was known as "Slabtown" on the Missouri side.
It is with regret that the people of Tonganoxie learn of the death of Mrs. W. B. Coe, Cooper, Iowa.
Academy Notes George Cheesman has been enrolled as a student.
Q.A. Baldwin got a lot of saw filings in his right eye last week.
Lin Stout has quit his job as operator at the gumbo pit, and is back home manipulating the keys at the local U.P. station.