Archive for Wednesday, August 1, 2001

Remember When: A community review

August 1, 2001

10 years ago: Aug. 7, 1991

(Picture) Richelle Sauceda, 12, Tonganoxie, had the opportunity to perform with Phyllis Diller in the Starlight Theatre presentation of The Wizard of Oz. Sauceda played Nikko, the flying monkey.

Michael Sparks, Tongan-oxie, U.S. Navy, was on board the USS Frederick when it left San Diego Dec. 1, 1990, headed toward the Gulf of Oman on Jan. 15, 1991. (Picture)

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Wetta, Tonganoxie announce the birth of their daughter, Mallory Anne on July 23, 1991; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Roberts, Lawrence, announce the birth of their son, Max Garrett on July 18, 1991; Sean A. and Amy K. Hancock of Tonganoxie announce the July 20, 1991, birth of their son, Rex Allen; Paul and Janet Gripka, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Catherine, July 18, 1991; Dale and Debbie Hunter, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of their son, Michael Dale, on July 28, 1991.

Deaths: Dale Schlup, 65, Kerrville, Texas, died July 23; Ruby Jean Peer, 59, Bonner Springs, died Aug. 1; Rev. LaVerne A. Williams, 84, died July 26; William (Bill) Emery, 73, Tonganoxie, passed away Aug. 2, 1991.

25 years ago: Aug. 4, 1976

Krista Lynn Wing, 10-year-old former resident of Tonganoxie, died July 29 of injuries received July 15 in an automobile accident in Houston.

McLouth: Graveside services were Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. Edna Pearl Matheny, 79, of Olathe, at the Wildhorse Cemetery, McLouth; graveside services were held Wednesday at the McLouth Cemetery for Mrs. Alta Waimer, 87, of Arnold Park, Iowa.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Phil Williams of Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a daughter, Courtney Adele, July 27, 1976; Gordon and Cathy Raney of Wichita, announce the birth of a daughter, Ashleigh Jennae, July 22, 1976.

The 50th annual Leavenworth County Fair will start Aug. 18. Bill Seymour is the parade chairman.

At this writing, Joan Housworth, daughter of Mrs. Opal Freeman, is some better. Joan is in a Houston hospital, as the result of a car accident in which her daughter, Krista Wing, was fatally injured.

50 years ago: Aug. 16, 1951

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hunter are the parents of a daughter, born Wednesday; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Wiley, Lawrence, are the parents of a daughter, born Wednesday.

The Weekly News Reel: A man from the nudist camp says he is shocked by what he sees on the Tonga main stem on hot days.

Deaths: Mr. Randall Parker Wagaman, age 59, passed away Aug. 12 at his home in Tonganoxie; Henry Clay Jent, 83, Kansas City, Kansas, died Aug. 11, 1951.

75 years ago: July 29, 1926

Some of the businessmen on the south side of Fourth Street will put up hitch racks back of their stores for farmers' teams.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Spencer are the proud parents of a son, born last Friday morning, July 23rd.

Mrs. W.E. Flanders' mother who has been ill at her home in Kansas City for some time passed away Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock.

J.C. Laming and daughter Thekla, are visiting in Milwaukee, at the home of Mrs. Laming's parents. They Forded it in two days, making Effingham, Ill., the first day.

Announcements have been received here of the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. James T. Baker, of Friendswood, Texas, to whom they have given the name of Mary Elizabeth. Mrs. Baker was formerly Miss Hazel Moore.

(Ad.) Vote Aug. 3, 1926; Dr. Joseph E. Skaggs FOR CORONER, Republican Ticket. "Don't Be Buried Alive, Vote For a Doctor For Coroner." "Keep the Taxpayers' Money in Their Pockets."

Obituary: Elmer Rolla Vollintine was born at Sorento, Ill., Oct. 10, 1899, and met his untimely death July 20, 1926, at Crockett, Calif., aged 26 years, 9 months and 10 days.

100 years ago: Aug. 8, 1901

Another effort is being made to establish a newspaper at Linwood. The Leaf was launched at Linwood last week, and starts out with a good patronage. Long may the Leaf wave!

Miss Rose DuBois, of Olathe, was visiting her sister Mrs. Will Thiry this week.

Ernest Ratliff is back from Lawrence. He has been driving an ice wagon there all summer.

V. North, of Jarbalo, was in town Monday. While here he urged the extension of the local telephone line to Jarbalo.

Miss Blanche Reardon will teach at the Hazel Ridge school this winter, and Miss Mayme Parsons at Pleasant Prairie.

A hay rack party went to Reno Friday evening, to enjoy a moonlight ride. Everything went well, until the wagon broke down at the south edge of town, and then there was a march the balance of the way.

It is expected that the new telephone exchange will be in operation in a few weeks. The company that has charge of the construction began stringing wires Monday.

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