Archive for Wednesday, December 5, 2001

Remember when: a community review

December 5, 2001

10 years ago: Dec. 11, 1991

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harbaugh said they celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary while they were in Colorado. The date was Nov. 29.

Deaths: Lillian Luella Usborn, 87, Tonganoxie, passed away Dec. 2, 1991; Mercedes De Pardo, 79, Tonganoxie, died Dec. 7, 1991; Ronald Lawrence Janesko, 29, Lawrence, died Dec. 8, 1991.

(Picture) The Tongie Vet and Feed Supply, owned by Kenny and Jann Merando, has been dedicated to their daughter, Kelly Merando. Kelly died recently from a severe case of Lyme disease. Kelly is still considered to be a partner in the business.

(Picture) Recently hunting in the Jarbalo area, Don Pennington and his son Shawn saw something rare. Pennington took aim with his 30-30 rifle and hit his target from 200 yards away. ("It" was a white-tailed, 180 pound buck with a 14-point, 18-inch spread. The rare thing about the deer was the fact that it had a "drop-point" rack, meaning the points of the antlers aim at the ground.)

(Picture) Lisa Price, 16, Bonner Springs, achieved the rank of 1st Rec. Black Belt on Nov. 15, 1991. Lisa has attended Basehor TaeKwonDo since the day the facility opened three years ago.

Springdale: Several people from Springdale attended the funeral of Jeep Jeannin on Wednesday at the Jarbalo United Methodist Church.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Brad Sowter of Tonganoxie announce the birth of their daughter, Baylee Elizabeth on Dec. 5, 1991.

25 years ago: Dec. 8, 1976

Kevin Lenahan, son of and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lenahan, worked on his badge for community service by cleaning up the Centennial Park in the south part of town Saturday. Kevin is with Boy Scout Troop 357.

Mrs. Mabel Stephenson received word that her nephew, Don McKenzie, 33, passed away in his sleep last week in California.

This week the first complete book of local history is being distributed. The title is "Tonganoxie and the Last of the Delawares." It consists of papers, clippings and pictures that accumulated up to this last month of December of the Bicentennial Year. It includes some conflicting points of view by distinguished authorities so the reader may get all sides and make his own conclusion.

McLouth: Dr. and Mrs. R.R. Snook were the guests of honor at a 40th wedding anniversary open house Sunday in their home given by their daughter.

50 years ago: Dec. 20, 1951

Births: Mr. and Mrs. John Jarrott of Hutchinson announce the birth of their daughter, Linda Lee, on Dec. 4, 1951. Rev. and Mrs. Gene Briney announce the birth of a baby boy on Wednesday. Their address is Sublette.

Laura Tomelene Smith, young daughter of Mrs. Bonnie Smith, is slowly improving from a siege of pneumonia.

Deaths: Corlett Umholtz passed away suddenly in Kansas City, Mo., on Dec. 14, age 59 years; George Frederick Martin, known by all as Fred Martin, passed away Dec. 15, 1951 at the age of 47 years, 4 months and 22 days; Thomas Barry Davenport, Linwood, age 85 years and 8 months, passed away Dec. 13, 1951; Thorston Ousdahl, 78, died Tuesday in Lawrence.

(Ad) WANTED Please leave discarded silk and nylon hose at City Library for Veterans at Wadsworth to make rugs. Tonganoxie Reading Club.

Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Laskey, Kansas City announce the birth of their daughter, Janet Ruth, Dec. 11, 1951.

A daughter was born Monday, Dec. 17, to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Oelschlaeger.

75 years ago: Dec. 2, 1926

Dr. Jennie E. Van Epps reports the following births: Mr. and Mrs. Leo McEnulty, Nov. 14, a son named Bernard; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd E. Mills, Nov. 18, a daughter named Ruth Irene; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Worley, Nov. 26, a son named Clarence Irwin.

William McCrary, 20 year-old Lawrence boy, was accidentally killed Sunday while hunting near Midland. He was climbing over a bank at the time he was killed, holding the gun by the barrel in front of him. The hammer caught in some way, killing him almost instantly.

Ernest Rose, aged 84 years, was found dead Tuesday afternoon about four o'clock by his daughter, Mrs. Nellie Brock, when she returned home from a trip downtown. Mr. Rose was a native of Germany and had lived here and at Jarbalo most of his life.

Emil Freienmuth had his tonsils removed Monday at Simmons Hospital in Lawrence. Dr. Chambers was the doctor.

Pony Creek: The Pie Social at Pony Creek School last Wednesday night drew a good crowd. Boxes and pies sold well. Ralph Ford received the one-pound box of candy for being the laziest man.

Pony Creek: The Patterson and Farris families have moved into the Anderson house. These two families added four pupils to our school. Pony Creek now has 29 enrolled.

Mound: Mr. and Mrs. Winger report the birth of a daughter.

(Ad.) All furs bring a high price except skunk. Get our prices. Merritt Produce.

100 years ago: Dec. 12, 1901

Fairmount: Uncle George Starnes is the oldest man among the old settlers here. He is 74 and says he can throw any of his sons.

Mt. Olivet: Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kreuger, a daughter.

Dr. W.J. Van Eman died at Leavenworth on Monday afternoon at one o'clock, from the effects of blood poisoning. The deceased lived for a number of years in Tonganoxie and began his career as a doctor at this place.

At least one Tonganoxie business house is doing a $100,000 a year business. That's not so bad for a country town!

The Mirror has not seen any of the new $5 bills yet. By the way, some of the delinquents might gratify our curiosity in this respect.

Al Hallenbeck has purchased a 160-acre farm one mile west of Six Corners at $5,300.

The ladies of the Episcopal church had two bad days for their fair but notwithstanding the weather they cleared about $50. Miss Nellie Vantine was voted the most popular young lady Saturday evening, and she was made a present of a rocking chair.

The citizens of Neely want a schoolhouse of their own. There are three school houses about a mile away from Neely, and the children have to climb up Arkansas hills to get to either one of them.

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