A community review
10 Years ago: November 15, 1989
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Sutton of Tonganoxie celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, Friday, Nov. 10, at a family dinner, given in their honor by their children and grandchildren at the Leavenworth Country Club in Leavenworth.
Mrs.Anna Denholm is pictured with her family at the recent celebration of her 90th birthday. Pictured are Mrs. Jeanne Mills, granddaughter; Mrs. Anna Mary Doege, daughter; Jon Mills, great-grandson; great-great granddaughter, Belai Mills, two months of age.
Miss Edna Hukill of the Eudora Nursing Home celebrated her 102nd birthday November 12. (Picture)
Shaun gives the gift of life. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Budenosky, rural Tonganoxie, are the grandparents of Baldwin teenager Shaun Hill, who was recently killed in a motorcycle accident west of Lawrence. (Article continued with the list of organ donations given at the time of Shaun's death)
Birth: Jeff and Karla Shiltz are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Bailey Marie on October 30th.
Deaths: Edith E. Dews, 78, Midtown Kansas City, died Nov. 8, 1989; Gerald W. Edmonds, 70, passed away November 11, 1989.
McLouth News Mrs. Dorothy Willits and daughter, Shirley Thierry attended the 80th birthday reception for Mrs. Hazel Welliver on Saturday. It was given by her children and was held in the City Hall in Oskaloosa. Her six children were all present.
25 years ago: November 14, 1974
The children of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Heywood, Linwood, are hosting a reception for their parents in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary. The reception will be held at the parsonage of the Stanwood Friends Church Nov. 24th from 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Deaths: Howard Slagle, 78, Bonner Springs, died Monday; Mrs. Millie Grace Zimmerli Montgomery, 87, Eudora, died Saturday at her home.
McLouth Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Edmonds were honored with a dinner on their 65th wedding anniversary Nov. 3, at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Ira Brammel.
A granddaughter, Helen (Walden) Drake, wrote about her grandfather, William Walden, 1857 to 1941, one of the pioneers of Fairmount Township, who survived the blizzard of 1886 when temperatures went to 35 degrees below zero. Walden's father lived at Lynn, Mo. during the era of border warfare prior to the Civil War. He was one of several who smuggled runaway slaves in the underground railroad. Quantrill's Raiders, a pro-slavery band, discovered the help being given to the slaves and in 1863 hung thirteen men, including young William's father. (This paragraph appeared in a column headed "an editorial.")
50 years ago: December 8, 1949
Birth: A daughter was born Dec. 6 to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wilks, Tonganoxie.
Death: Mrs. Daisy May Lester Zirkle, 58, died Monday night at her home in Kansas City, Kan.
William B. Stafford, 49, cashier of the Easton State Bank, died Thursday evening at the University Hospital.
Jimmy Gallagher, 7 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gallagher, was severely burned about the leg and ankle last Friday.
(Jimmy tried to stamp out a small grass fire near an incinerator.)
Linwood Mr. and Mrs. Homer Bowen announce the birth of a daughter, Mary Ann, Dec. 4, 1949.
The Husband is Boss Gas Refunds Are Indication, But It May Not Last Husbands Swing A Big Stick (it may be their last) when it comes to making applications for the gasoline tax refunds as provided by the last legislative session. The wife cannot come to town and get the exemption unless her husband gives her written authority to do so. (Later in the article, it states (and the wife cannot act for the husband. He must come in person. And bring a half dollar along, too. The application is good for one year and it costs 50 cents. Purchasers of 40 or more gallons of gasoline for non-highway purposes are eligible for the tax refund.)
75 years ago: November 6, 1924
Friday of last week F.U. Henry purchased of the J.S. Grist Estate the store building where he is now located and has occupied for the past twenty five years as a grocery store and meat shop.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Verne Kesinger, who was taken to the hospital at Leavenworth last weekend, is reported improving.
Roy Huffman and family are now located in their new home on Fifth St., recently vacated by Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Evans who have moved into his mother's property in the west part of town.
Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Colburn announce the birth of a son Sunday, November 2, 1924, to whom they have given the name of Donald Eugene.
Mrs. Rachel Black, who for many years was a resident of Tonganoxie, was born in Kentucky State and departed this life at a Leavenworth hospital Friday morning, October 31, 1924, aged about 70 years. She had been in poor health for a long time and her death was not unexpected.
Foy Brown, who has been employed at the Brinkman Bakery in Lawrence since October 20th, was home Tuesday to cast his first presidential vote. Walter Gallagher is employed at the bakery here filling the place formerly held by Mr. Brown.
Edminister - Mary Frances Haas spent three days visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Ferris.
100 years ago: November 16, 1899
Ackerland J.G. Bishop, the earliest settler anywhere in this country, left for his native state Pennsylvania, the day following election. He came to Leavenworth in 1849.
Basehor The Woodmen social last Thursday was quite a success, both financially and socially. The proceeds amounted to about $20.
Edminster (I have noted the different spellings. Sometimes it is Edminister!) A very pleasant surprise was given Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thiry last Saturday night, when their many friends gathered to celebrate their ninth wedding anniversary.
The concert given to the Twentieth Kansas band Saturday, at Leavenworth, had but one hundred in attendance. Leavenworth seems to be about as patriotic as an iceberg.
About City Affairs All the members of the council were in attendance at the meeting Monday evening, as was also Mayor Cox. About $100 in bills were allowed, among them one for killing twelve dogs.
J.H. Cassady, who styled himself as a "comparative mineralogist," was around last week, to secure a job of detecting zinc deposits. Those with whom he talked were skeptical.