A Community Review
10 years ago: October 18, 1989
Deaths: Alfred H. Torneden, 81, Linwood, died October 9, 1989; Charles R. "Charlie" Courtney, Jr., 32, died Octoberr 11, 1989; Patricia Jane Harris, 73, Tonganoxie, died October 12, 1989; Naomi Agnes Casebier, 90, passed away October October 15, 1989 at the Easton Manor, Easton, Kansas*
Homecoming Queen is Heather Harris, daughter of William Harris of Shawnee, and Jane Harris, of Tonganoxie. Homecoming King is Robert Fatherley, son of J.E. and Judy Neibarger. *
October 1, 1989
The annual Bromell Reunion descendents of W.R. and Lydia Bromell, early day pioneer family, gathered at beautiful Heim Lake in Leavenworth County with well filled baskets. Eighty two people signed the guest book.)
Resident of the Month at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center is Helen Overgard, born on October 27, 1902 in Tonganoxie, very near to where her present home was located. * The staff and residents of the Tonganoxie Nursing Center are proud to have Helen Overgard as Resident of the Month for the month of October.
Linwood News: Tom Reed, son of Linda and Ted Reed, Linwood, a senior at Basehor-Linwood High School has been named a semi-finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. *
Mr. And Mrs. George Cooper and his sister, Mrs. Helen Ward from Burlingame, California are home from a trip to Spain. *
(* - Nice article followed.)
25 years ago: October 17, 1974
Deaths: Pauline K. Garner, 90, Lawrence, died October 7, 1974. Chris Schubert, 79, Bonner Springs, died Friday; JoAnn Neibarger Goodman, of Tonganoxie, formerly of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died October 15. *
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wiley, Lawrence, announce the birth of their grandson, Michael Franklin, October 12, 1974. Mr. and Mrs. John P. Mosier of Piper, Kansas proudly announce the birth of a son, John Paul, Jr. born October 8, 1974.
A 16 year-old Basehor High School student died Sunday morning of injuries suffered in a car accident.* Robert G. Hilton, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Robert Hilton, died in surgery. **
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Landauer, Sr. of Tonganoxie, celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Keylon and daughters. ** (date not given)
Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Bud Moses gave a birthday dinner in honor of their daughter, Susan, on Sunday. *
Jarbalo: C.A. Blakeslee has his walnut huller in operation again this year.
Smoke Signals: Charles Saladin, local trash collector, received leg injuries in an accident with the trash truck. * He will probably be hospitalized a week.
50 years ago: November 10, 1949
Stranger Valley Echoes; When we see Dr. W.B. Coe and J.C. Laming at the night football games at the fairgrounds it reminds us of grandma's admonition. "You kids behave yourselves."
Basehor; Mr. and Mrs. Ervin C. Cink announce the birth of a son, Rodney Ervin, Nov. 5, 1949. *
Deaths: John Giffin, Mound City, Kansas passed away November 8, 1949. Thomas McCleary passed away October 6, 1949, in Portland, Oregon. Mrs. Nettie C. Carter, 85, passed away November 6, 1949. Mrs. Nellie Eleanor Casteel, 69, passed away Nov. 6, 1949. Carl A. Tornedon, 59, died at his home near Linwood. **
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sheehan announce the birth of a daughter, Rita Marie, October 31, 1949.
The Weekly News Reel: Tonganoxie now has four residential television sets. Newest video fans are H.V. Parr, county enginer, in Elm Park, and Wally Musselman on Second St.
Things Rather Quiet in Home Town: Football Games Main Topic in Local Barber Shops; Armistice Day Friday; Square Dances Swell Bleacher Fund at Tonganoxie The square dance given at the bank hall Tuesday night resulted in $25 for the bleacher seat fund, with 160 paid admissions. * Don Roberts, whose success in calling square dances led to the idea, is making arrangements. * (Article continues, saying no observance of Armistice Day was planned here.)
75 years ago: October 9, 1924
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Horton report the birth of a son October 5, 1924. Dr. W.B. Coe reports the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Boyer near Basehor October 4, 1924.
Julius Hummelgaard, who was taken sick with appendicitis a few days ago and hurried to the Jones hospital for an operation in the middle of the night, it being a severe pus case, is reported improving nicely. Dr. Coe was the attending physician.
Edminister: Dale and Damon Freeman entertained a number of friends Friday evening with a weener roast.
Stranger: Mr. and Mrs. N.G. Walters and Mrs. Hans Freienmuth were in Kansas Thursday to see Mr. Walters' sisster, who lies at the point of death at Research Hospital.
The McLouth town team defeated the Tonganoxie town football team on the McLouth field last Sunday by a score of 20 to 0.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin I. Younger will leave Friday evening of this week for Wichita, Kansas, were they will visit relatives and also attend theyearly meeting of the Friends church.
Mrs. B.R. Mills went to St. Margaret's Hospital, Kansas City, Kansas, last Friday evening, where on Saturday morning she underwent an operation. She is getting along as well as can be expected.
100 years ago: October 19, 1899.
Reno: Henry Torneden moved back again Monday, into the brick house owned by Jake Pierce.
A man from Douglas County was in town yesterday, with a load of rustic rockers which he offered for sale.
A party of Lawrence sports who came to have a "hot time" in Tonganoxie Monday night, turned a corner too sharply when they lost the road in the southwest part of town and turned the surrey in which they were riding, upside down. None of the crowd was hurt, but a wheel and a bottle of whiskey were broken.
Creameries seem to be traveling on a rocky road. The past year three within a few hours' drive of Tonganoxie have shut down. The Bonner creamery was moved away, the Basehor creamery has quit and Eudora has turned into a skimming station.
The Tonganoxie creamery paid better prices than any of these and keeps running in excellent shape.