Archive for Wednesday, August 8, 2001

Remember When: A Community Review

August 8, 2001

10 years ago: Aug. 14, 1991

(Picture) Tonganoxie volunteers from the Bartlett Baptist Church came to Tonganoxie last week and helped build the new West Haven Baptist Church. (Article detailed the history of the 136-year-old Bartlett Church. Volunteers from there have helped build churches in Nebraska, Kansas, Michigan, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Illinois and Oklahoma.)

Mr. and Mrs. Don Dunlap celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Florence Riford Senior Center on Aug. 4, 1991. The Dunlaps were married Oct. 8, 1941, in Lawrence.

The Tonganoxie Christian Church held their mortgage burning service on Sunday, Aug. 11, 1991, 13 years after the church was built.

Last weekend was the time to help celebrate Lela Freienmuth's 90th birthday at the new Presbyterian Manor in Lawrence.

McLouth News: Estimated attendance at the annual Antique Engine and Threshing Bee show was 10,000.

Birth: Pete and Brenda Wood, rural Tonganoxie, announce the birth of their son, Jan-Michael Lee, born June 5, 1991.

A traditional birthday dinner at noon was held Sunday, Aug. 11, in honor of Daryl Oroke, whose birthday was Aug. 10, and grandson, Alan Phillips, whose birthday was Aug. 12, at the home of Daryl and Leala Oroke.

25 years ago: Aug. 11, 1976

The 50th annual Leavenworth County Fair begins next Wednesday with a fair parade from downtown to the fairgrounds and a 50-year record to go with the national bicentennial. (Pictured were O.M. Williamson, president 1926-1935, and G.F. Murphy, president 1972-1976.) The article gave a history of the fair.

Friends and relatives remembered Mr. Lloyd "Stub" Yates with a surprise birthday party and covered-dish picnic on Aug. 7. He was pleased to have his 95-year-old mother, Mrs. Bert Yates, and his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Oldaker of Horton, attend.

Deaths: Mrs. Jennie B. Goss, age 91, passed away Aug. 6, 1976; Lowell James McCloud, Kansas City, Kan., passed away Aug. 5, 1976, at the age of 45; Olive Noble Zimmerman, Mission Hills, Calif., died July 21, 1976; Mrs. Lena H. Wilson, 92, Kansas City, Mo., passed away Aug. 2, 1976; Glenn Edward Wager, Tonganoxie, age 72, passed away Aug. 4, 1976.

V.I. Moreys return from Alaskan trip: If you think prices are high in Kansas, Virgil Morey reports prices of 60 cents for a Coke, $8 for ham and eggs, 25 cents for a banana and 45 cents each for an apple during their recent trip to Alaska.

50 years ago: Aug. 23, 1951

Death: Mr. Frank Elmer Mark, Kansas City, Mo., 59, passed away Aug. 17, 1951.

The Weekly News Reel: A Grumble-Bum tells the Bystander he has his fishing license, dog license and driver's license. But his wife is worried she can't find her marriage license.

Topeka's celebrated cow, which stood on the family front porch in North Topeka during the flood, has nothing on the Linwood bull who did an eight-mile non-stop swim down the river.

A family gathering was held Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Black, Tonganoxie, in honor of Mrs. Black's sister, Mrs. Burke Devers and daughter Carol, of San Antonio, Texas.

Jarbalo: Dr. and Mrs. Richard Swenson, Salina, announce the birth of twin daughters, Karen Ann and Marilyn Kan, Saturday, July 28.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur LaMar are the parents of a daughter born Aug. 15. The baby has been named Betty Ann.

Stranger Valley Echoes: A little bit about everything We saw Ted Williams, now a famous homerun hitter with Boston, hit a ball over the right field wall at Blues Stadium when he was a youngster with Minneapolis. Sunday we saw Mickey Mantle, the present boy sensation, hit a ball into the light fixtures above left-center field.

For sale: Good used bath tub and laboratory.

75 years ago: Aug. 5, 1926

Obituary: David Washington McKeehen was born April 15, 1856, and departed this life July 30, 1926, at Junction City, at the age of 70 years, three months and 15 days.

Several from here attended the funeral of Julius Hitzeman aged 57 years, at the home of his son near Boling Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Hitzeman met his death when the tongue broke and the team he was driving ran and an injury to his head probably by the wagon wheel, caused almost instant death last Friday afternoon. The burial was at Jarbalo.

W. Maranville is seriously ill with lockjaw at his home in the south part of town. The illness was caused by a small scratch on his hand by a barbed wire a week ago.

C.C. Brown received word a few days ago of the death of his sister at Kent, England, July 14, in her 89th year. Mr. Brown is the only surviving member of a family of seven children.

Robert Todd Lincoln, last surviving son of the Emancipator, died last week at his home in Manchester, Vt. The end came peacefully in the night, death being caused by cerebral hemorrhage.

Stranger: This little community was shocked by the sad news of the accidental death of E. Rolla Vollintine at Crockett, Calif., last Monday evening. Mrs. Eva Uhlrich returned home to Leavenworth last Thursday after a visit since Sunday at the home of her brother, Henry Murr, and family.

100 years ago: Aug. 15, 1901

Neely: Our school opens on the ninth of next month with Miss Blanche Reardon as our teacher.

Stanwood: Wm. Wise returned from the Kiowa-Comanche country last week.

The interior of the Friends Church is being papered this week.

Tonganoxie carpenters have raised their prices from $2 to $2.50 per day.

England has spent $1 million at Kansas City for mules and horses for the Boer war.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Gress are the parents of another daughter, who arrived at their home one day last week.

W. Laming would like to know who went into his barn at night when he was in Kansas City, let the dog and chickens out and took some corn and a harness.

Progress is rather slow on the new brick sidewalks on Fourth Street. A few of the property owners are apparently making no effort to comply with the ordinance.

James and Ed Stone were called to Wilson this week, by the death of their mother. Mrs. Stone had made her home in Tonganoxie for a time.

Porter Brockett arrived home this week, from Howe, Indian Territory, after a long absence. He is bookkeeper for a coal company down there, and expects to start back Sunday.

Lyman, the 14-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Myers, died Tuesday afternoon of cholera infantum.

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