Archive for Wednesday, August 29, 2001

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August 29, 2001

10 years ago: Sept. 4, 1991

Gratny's love horses: Kelly Gratny, Leavenworth, recently won the Buckskin World Championship shop in Topeka for the 13-and-under division with her 7-year-old mare, Miss Sizzlin' Dee. The show was held the weekend of Aug. 16-18 and was sponsored by the American Buckskin Registry Association. Article continued, with details of the Gratnys and their horse training. (Picture)

Deaths: Mrs. Nell Duncan, retired librarian of the Linwood Community Library, died this week; James Roy Edwards, 56, Kansas City, Kan., passed away Aug. 25, 1991; Juanita T. Cox, 85, Lawrence, passed away Sept. 1, 1991.

Birth: Carl and Anne Hughes of Dettelbach, Germany, wish to announce the birth of their daughter, Melissa Caroline, June 15, 1991.

Mr. and Mrs. Neal Gleason celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Aug. 23.

Edith Williams celebrated her 99th birthday at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center, where she now lives.

Jarbalo Jottings: First of all, I want to thank all of my family for once again painting "this old house." (Column written by Thamar Barnett.)

The Wildhorse School reunion will be held at the community building in McLouth on Sept. 8.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lenahan hosted a birthday dinner Aug. 25, in honor of his mother, Beulah Lenahan.

25 years ago: Sept. 1, 1976

Mr. and Mrs. Art Hancock Sr. returned Saturday evening from a 16-day tour of Scotland, Ireland and England. This was a Methodist Heritage tour and they have the privilege to attend a session of the World Methodist Conference in Dublin, which is still in progress.

Former editor purchased Mirror 50 years ago: Fifty years ago an enterprising young man rode to Tonganoxie on top of a truck filled with all his possessions to purchase the Tonganoxie Mirror. He has already owned and sold three small-town papers, but was ready to settle down and he decided Tonganoxie was the place to stay. In fact, that was the last change of residence Walt Neibarger ever undertook. (Picture of Walt Neibarger in 1926)

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Marvin R. Kemler announce the birth of a son, Christopher Thomas, on Aug. 28, 1976.

Deaths: Mrs. Della Roena Boyd, 89, Tonganoxie, passed away Aug. 29, 1976; Mrs. Margie M. Burwell, Leavenworth, 81, passed away Aug. 30; Mrs. Thelma Tompson passed away Aug. 26, 1976, of a heart attack in Little Rock, Ark. She will be remembered as the former Thelma Merritt of the Merritt Ranch, north of town.

Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. David Turner and Davy entertained with a fish fry Friday evening honoring Tammy Mooberry on her 18th birthday.

50 years ago: Sept. 13, 1951

Seventy guests attended the open house given Sunday afternoon by Mrs. Gladys Trackwell and her sister, Mrs. Mary Sneden of Louisburg, honoring their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Kesinger of Kansas City, on their golden wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. George W. Cashman celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Sept. 3. (Basehor)

In Society: Mrs. Hans Freienmuth is hostess to the Congregational Ladies Association this afternoon.

Mr. Harry Lange returned to his home on Tuesday from the University of Kansas hospital.

We don't know what's in the Japanese Peace Treaty, but it's encouraging to note that we have finally succeeded in making peace with somebody.

We were amused by the story of a woman who bought a patent-medicine surefire. It cured her all right, but she got to reading the directions and discovered she had four new diseases.

When Bob McKone developed a bustin' earache, his parents became alarmed and took him to an ear specialist in Kansas City. The specialist dug out a chunk of mud Bob had unknowingly accumulated while swimming in a farm pond.

75 years ago: Aug. 26, 1926

Obituary: Matilda Ann Carroll Williams was born near Clarksburg in Monituea County, Mo., on Nov. 19, 1862, and passed from this life Aug. 19, 1926, at the age of 63 years and nine months. She was married to John W. Williams on Sept. 24, 1884.

Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney will fight for the heavyweight title in Philadelphia on Sept. 23, instead of in Chicago or New York.

Friends of Mrs. Asa Hoag, of Leavenworth, will be grieved to learn of her death Tuesday night. Both Mr. and Mrs. Hoag were quite active in Eastern Star work.

Miss Grace Schilling went to Kansas City on Monday and remained until the following day the guest of her friend, Miss Clara Schlaag, of Kansas City, Mo.

Dr. W.B. Coe took Miss Jacka, of Basehor, to Bethany Hospital at Kansas City on Monday where she underwent an operation for appendicitis.

The young lady across the way says she believes in perfect quality and when women do equal work with men they ought to receive equal pay, if not more.

Stella V. Farren died at Meeker, Colo., Aug. 12, 1926.

100 years ago: Sept. 5, 1901

Stanwood: The Stanwood school will open next Monday with Miss Moffit as teacher.

Hoge: Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Knight last Sunday, a daughter.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. J. Kemler and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hoch are spending a couple of weeks at Hartford, Kan., visiting relatives.

Theo Mathia, a farmer living at Six Corners, died in Lawrence on Friday, from the effects of injuries received in a runaway two weeks ago. Mr. Mathia had gone to Lawrence to receive treatment for an injured knee, and was on crutches. He saw a runaway team coming and he dodged behind a telegraph pole. The team struck the pole with such force that the unfortunate man sustained injuries from which he never recovered.

Microbe danger is entirely removed by sparking over the telephone.

The famous plan, "For Her Sake," is to be seen at Bowersock's Opera House in Lawrence.

Rev. Goldman had a lap robe and whip stolen out of George Burce's barn one night about two weeks ago between the hours of 12 and 7.

S.J. Cox gave a dinner yesterday, to a few invited friends, and one of the novelties was a whole roast pig weighing about 20 pounds. The guests report the novelty on the menu as exceptionally palatable.

J.C. Laming locked up the keys of the inner door of the cash vault and could not get into the safe Tuesday morning. He sent for Thos. Chandler, and it took him less than 30 minutes to get the door open without injuring the lock.

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