Archive for Wednesday, August 22, 2001

Remember when: a community review

August 22, 2001

10 years ago:

Aug. 28, 1991

Mrs. Lena Allison, former resident of Linwood, is celebrating her 96th birthday Sept. 8, 1991. Mrs. Allison now resides at Colonial Manor in Lawrence. A card shower is planned.

(Picture) Sheila and Shelli Partridge, 8-year-old Leavenworth twins, survived an accident at Missouri State Fair at Sedalia last week. (A panel flew off a ride and seven children were injured, including both girls.)

Leila N. Myers, formerly of Tonganoxie, passed away Aug. 21 in Topeka. Mrs. Myers was 99 years old.

Dorothy Mae Hampton, 75, Tonganoxie, passed away Aug. 26, 1991.

McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pierce of Troy were honored on their 40th wedding anniversary with a picnic supper at the home of their son, Tom Pierce and family, Aug. 18, 1991.

Jarbalo Jottings: Clarence and Gladys Wiley have moved back to their house in Jarbalo from Leavenworth.

Mr. and Mrs. Mike B. Fracol, Kansas City, Kan., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 1, 1991.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Brant Waller, Valdosta, Ga., announce the birth of a daughter, Emily Katherine, on Aug. 21, 1991; Tim and Peggy Rahija, Kansas City, Kan., announce the birth of a son, James Thomas, born Aug. 16, 1991; Jeffery and Angela Kaighin, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son, Jacob Joseph, Aug. 23, 1991.

Jack Himpel celebrated his 69th birthday Monday at Bitlers B.B.Q.

25 years ago:

Aug. 25, 1976

More than 70 attended the Pat Lenahan family reunion at their home here Sunday, Aug. 22.

Death: Mrs. Dolores Maxine McMullen, age 54, passed away Aug. 21, 1976. Mrs. McMullen had lived in the McLouth area for the past six years.

Basehor: Stolen? Mary F. Miller had a partial dental plate stolen from the dashboard of her parked car at the Leavenworth Plaza. Loss estimated at $125.

McLouth: George Lobb, 84, Lecompton, a brother of James Lobb of Tonganoxie, died Aug. 12, 1976.

Mrs. Anna Denholm entertained with a dinner Sunday in honor of her grandson's (Rocky Rae Pulley's) 21st birthday.

Nearly 40 relatives gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Coffin Friday evening to celebrate the birthday of little Becky Sue Coffin. She was 2 years old.

Fairmount area boasts two recent births: Staff Sgt. and Mrs. Andrew Ramirez, Aurora, Colo., announce the birth of a son, Jeffrey Walden, Aug. 15, 1976; Mr. and Mrs. Leon Riley of Basehor announce the birth of a son, Jason Bob, Aug. 14, 1976.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Freeman are the great-grandparents of a boy born Aug. 12. He is Ricky Dean Lange, whose parents are Mr. and Mrs. Kendal Lange of Spring Hill.

50 years ago: Sept. 6, 1951

Deaths: Chester Brown, Leavenworth, died at his home Friday morning. Mr. Brown and his family lived in Tonganoxie before moving to Leavenworth several years ago: Mrs. Ellen DeCola was born in Lafayette, Ind., May 6, 1863, and departed this life Sept. 3, 1951, at the age of 88 years, 3 months and 27 days; John Sandford Strouse was born Nov. 8, 1875, in Leavenworth County, Kansas, and died Sept. 1, 1951, at the age of 75 years, 10 months and 23 days.

Miss Helen Freeman opened the Glenwood School Monday with an enrollment of 13 pupils.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Robinson of Sedalia, Mo., announce the birth of a daughter on Sunday, Aug. 26, to whom they have given the name of Marlene.

Stranger Valley Echoes: A little bit about everything The Bystander was listening to a throaty dame singing about her love that went away. Where do you reckon the guy went, he wanted to know. Probably went fishing.

Funeral services PFC Bobby Burroughs, 17, who was killed Feb. 5, 1951, in Cha Jang Ni, South Korea, were held Saturday, Sept. 1, 1951.

75 years ago:

Aug. 19, 1926

A large pit was dug around the old well just west of Ratliff's Drug Store on Bury Street, and concreted before the street paving covered the well. A large manhole will be used to get to the well.

A series of accidents was listed: Harry Music, injured when a horse fell; T.J. Lloyd fell and broke a hip; Calvin Myers, Basehor, age 2, broke an arm; Clyde Davidson, car accident, and Elliott Myers sustained three fractured ribs in a bout with a young man from Lawrence. Dr. L.C. Cox, our local dentist, took X-ray pictures of all the above mentioned injuries and Tonganoxie folk are more and more beginning to realize the big asset to the community in having an X-ray in our town available for use in any emergency.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hummelgaard are the proud parents of a girl born last Thursday morning. Dr. W.B. Coe was the attending physician.

Died: Ray Bucheister, a former resident of the vicinity west of Tonganoxie, died at Springfield, Mo., Aug. 13, after a few days illness of kidney and heart disease.

The 8,000 4-H Club members in Kansas make up the state's best farm crop.

All the oratory in the world ain't as much use as 15 cents worth of gasoline when it comes to startin' a flivver.

Some remodeling of the rear of the Jones Hotel is taking place this week.

Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Skaggs and family, and Byron Cox, returned home last Monday evening from a 10-day motor trip in the Ozarks.

100 years ago:

Aug. 29, 1901

Kansas has sent its drought and Mrs. Nation to the east. How do the Yankees like our medicine?

Mrs. Albert Berg, age 33, died at five o'clock Tuesday evening after an illness of only one week. The funeral was held from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Van Tuyl, at Fairmount Saturday morning at nine o'clock.

Kansas News Notes: Wichita's street fair association as decided to "allow no shows on the Midway which are not strictly high-toned."

The spring census gives Oskaloosa 350 more people than Tonganoxie.

The telephone number of The Mirror is 22. Call us up when you have any news item.

Labor Day will be observed in Tonganoxie next Monday, by doing the usual appropriate amount of labor.

Elijah Brown's house was also entered by an intruder the evening before E.M.M. Dedrick's house was ransacked. The thief overhauled things at Elijah's abode, but found nothing that he wanted.

Justice Mark, of Neely, is back from Oklahoma where he has been threshing for some time.

Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Thiry had a family reunion Sunday, at which all their sons were present.

Hello! Regular service on the new telephone system will begin the first of the week, and calls will be answered day or night. A partial service has already been established, and about 35 telephones have so far been connected. The remainder will be connected the latter part of the week or the first of next. Miss Eva Knox will run the switchboard of the exchange, which is located in the Zoellner block, upstairs.

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