A community review
10 years ago: Sept. 20, 1989
Mr. and Mrs. Harlan (Bud) Shoemaker will be honored on their 50th wedding anniversary with a celebration Oct. 1, 1989, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie. The event will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
In a photograph: Helen Lindel, Lillian Slawson and Lucille Siddens work on a quilt at the Senior Citizens Center. Donations are available from the senior citizens for a drawing to be held in November.
Mike Hayden, governor of Kansas, will arrive in Tonganoxie in the early afternoon on Friday, Sept. 22, to visit in this community on behalf of the 24-40 Highway completion effort. (Article stated that we've waited more than 40 years and surely this is long enough to let other places advance in the state.)
Births: David and Sherri Bennett are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Bailey Anne, on Sept. 11, 1989; Wayne and Debbie Pratt would like to announce the birth of twin girls on Sept. 15, 1989. The girls have been named Megan Michelle and Melissa Dawn.
Deaths: Frank Rawley Waters Sr., 92, Leavenworth; Lloyd Emerson Layman, 79, Bonner Springs. Both passed away Sept. 15, 1989. Emily Ruth Tullis, 69, Topeka, died Sept. 19, 1989. Martha Nix, 82, Basehor, died Sept. 17, 1989.
Resident of the month at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center was Nina Mathia, born Sept. 27, 1903. (Her daughter-in-law Jan commented "Nina is the best mother-in-law anyone could ever have.)
25 years ago: Sept. 19, 1974
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Larry Haas of Freehold, N.J., announce the birth of a son, Brian Michael on Sept. 5, 1974; Mr. and Mrs. Steven Fannin of Lawrence announce the birth of a daughter, Mary Jaunieta on Sept. 9, 1974.
Death: Justin Eugene Mark, two months old, died Sept. 15, 1974.
Springdale: Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gillaspie of Lansing are the parents of a baby boy born Sept. 10, 1974. The baby has been named Jeffrey Wade.
Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Seuser and Debbie entertained with a birthday party Sept. 11, honoring David Seuser on his ninth birthday.
Family, friends honor Fred Zoellner, donate sculpture of eagle to museum: The bronze bust of an eagle, donated in the name of Tonganoxie businessman and banker, has become the property of Kansas University's art museum. The bust, a strongly modeled form, eight and one-half inches tall, is the work of Jo Davidson, completed in 1923. It was donated to the museum this week by the family and friends of Frederick W. Zoellner of Tonganoxie and is now on display.
50 years ago: Oct. 13, 1949
Deaths: Joseph M. Zmek, 66, Tonganoxie, died Sunday night. Mr. Zmek was in Czechoslovakia and came to Kansas City 52 years ago. Edgar Housley Reeves, Tonganoxie, passed away Oct. 12, 1949, at the age of 32. George T. Seeber, 87, formerly of Tonganoxie, passed away Sunday.
Stage a Wide Hunt for Gypsies Rob Aged Farm Woman Near Williamstown Saturday: Mrs. C.W. Peters, 70, told how gypsies swarmed her house and ransacked it. She succeeded in hiding $2,000 in a bucket of shelled corn and thought they had that too, after taking canned goods with them. However, they missed the money and her son put it in a bank at Lawrence the next day. The woman was beaten, bleeding badly from the nose and hysterical when found on the highway. The gypsies were traveling in cars with an Oregon license. Mrs. Peters could not identify gypsies rounded up by police.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Dodds of Tonganoxie are the parents of a son born Oct. 10, 1949.
Reno Community News: Don't forget the Reno Community Club masquerade Hallowee'en Party Saturday evening Oct. 19. The Happy Helpers 4-H Club is invited. It will be at the Reno schoolhouse basement. Bring doughnuts.
75 years ago: Sept. 11, 1924
Last year the Tonganoxie Rural High School opened with an enrollment of 106 pupils. This year, the enrollment is 129. The freshman class with an enrollment of 51 is the largest in the history of the school.
Dr. Jennie VanEpps announces the birth of a son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Campbell on Sept. 3, 1924. A son was born Sept. 1, 1924, to Mr. and Mrs. William Seeber at Atchison. They have named him William Thaden.
The grade school enrollment is a total of 163.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Zoellner on Sept. 7, 1924, a son.
Lost: Bay mare, about 15 hands high, weight about 1,100 pounds, from the old Dreisbach farm. Call Foster Laming.
Stranger: Bert Yates Jr. went to Fall Leaf on Sunday and will teach there this winter.
Mr. and Mrs. O.S. Cory and daughter, Miss Laura, and Mrs. Emily Hazelton motored to Leavenworth last Sunday with Miss Carrie Cory, who will teach again this year in the Leavenworth school.
Edminster: School began Monday with an attendance of 23.
100 years ago: Sept. 21, 1899
Rural free delivery will be established at Linwood, Oct. 2. John W. Harbaugh is to be carrier and D.C. Services, substitute.
Mrs. Dalton, mother of the men of the Dalton gang, is working for the pardon of her son, Emmett. He is under a life sentence. She says he was forced to accompany his brothers on the Coffeyville raid because he knew their plans and he made various attempts to prevent the "hold up."
The Planters house at Leavenworth has been opened again, after years of idleness. The Planters before the war was one of the best-known hotels in the United States.
Frank Sample, the Jarbalo boy so badly wounded in the head at the battle of San Fernando, was discharged at San Francisco this week, and will probably be home in a few days.
Lewis Leidy writes us that he rode the 325 miles to Pleasant Plains, Iowa, in five days. The best day's ride was 85 miles, but on two days the mud hindered him considerably.
Deaths: Elihu Spray, 71; Patrick Ward, 65; Peter Kelly, born at Canoe Creek, Blair County, Pennsylvania, June 8, 1849.