Archive for Wednesday, December 26, 2001

Remember when: a community review

December 26, 2001

10 years ago: Jan. 1, 1992
Toni Stevens, area manager of community relations for Southwestern Bell Telephone, will retire Dec. 30 after more than 33 years of service.
Happenings in and around Tonganoxie, by Helen Schilling: Before we go further, I want to congratulate Mrs. Gladys Hunter for her 98th birthday on Dec. 19.
Deaths: James R. Foley, 74, Kansas City, Kan., died Dec. 21, 1991 at the home; Josephine Spencer, 83, Tonganoxie, passed away Dec. 27, 1991; Frank Alonzo Bell, 69, Leavenworth, died Dec. 22, 1991.
Jarbalo Jottings: on Saturday, Dec. 14, Derrick Jordan celebrated his 11th birthday with family and friends.
(Picture) Jason Stewart, 9, won a Little Gingerbread doll at Bitler's BBQ.
(Picture) Jessica, Whitney (the winner) and Lyndsey Garrison of Victorville, Calif. Whitney, 2, won the Little Gingerbread doll at Bitler's BBQ.
(Picture) For about two years there has been a treasure in McLouth. It has been discovered but hardly used to its potential. Revencly, a delightful attraction has been added. The Southern Caboose has come to its final resting place in the McLouth Prairie park. A real live train caboose is parked on an original track that was used in 1929. The caboose and track were donated by Norfolk Southern Corporation. Mrs. Margaret Folsom, a member of the McLouth Recreation Commission, worked very hard to get the caboose here.

25 years ago: Dec. 29, 1976
A head-on collision near Oskaloosa Saturday killed three persons and raised the Kansas Christmas weekend highway toll to seven. The victims were Arthur L. Randolph, 27, Topeka; Leota C. Harper, 53, Oskaloosa, and James P. Harper, 61, Oskaloosa.
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Johnson are the parents of a boy born Dec. 23. He has been named Jeremiah.
Misses Grace and Helen Schilling spent Christmas, as they have for the past 20 years, with Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Pope and family in Shawnee.
Mrs. Mahlon Cook says she is a great-grandmother now. A baby boy, Mahlon Scott, was born Dec. 3 to Mr. and Mrs. Scott Boyer of Kansas City, Mo.
Mr. Vince Hoffhines arrived home Christmas Eve from the Navy at Norfolk and surprised his folks, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hoffhines.
Mrs. Merton Thistlethwaite will celebrate her 90th birthday on New Year's Eve. Let's give her a card shower on this special occasion.
Mr. and Mrs. Walt Neibarger spent last week visiting two descendants of Chief Tonganoxie's sister, Ne-ca-le-tah, and her daughter Rachel Ketchum Anderson. They are Herbert Baker Sr., Howe, Okla., and Rachel Anderson Adams, Coffeyville. (The above five items were from Helen Schilling's "Happenings" column.)
Funeral services for Alta Mae Botts, Tonganoxie, were Monday, Dec. 27, 1976. Mrs. Botts, 73, passed away Dec. 22, 1976.

50 years ago: Jan. 10, 1952
Linwood: Mr. Edward Meinke and Mr. Marvin Jones left Jan. 4 to be inducted into the Navy at San Diego; Ray Zimmerli reported to Fort Leavenworth Jan. 7 for his pre-induction examination.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bretthauer announce the birth of a son on Jan. 8, 1952; Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Heywood, Linwood, announce the birth of a daughter, Dorothy Marie, Dec. 31, 1952.
Deaths: Mrs. Flora M. Decker, Tonganoxie, 59, passed away Jan. 2, 1952; Mrs. Cora Baker, mother of Mrs. Helen Laming of Tonganoxie, passed away Jan. 6, 1952, at the age of 76; Mr. Vivian Ansel Bundy, Kansas City, Kan., passed away Jan. 5, 1952; Emmett C. Shaw, 83, died Tuesday in Topeka following a stroke.
The Elmer Bretthauer baby born Jan. 8 is the first 1952 baby at Tonganoxie.
The rural high school bond issue carried Monday by a vote of 229 to 78. While the vote was light and roads bad, the amount proposed, $35,000, for improvements was not large.
When something big comes off, the Bystander says he listens to three radio commentators discuss it. That way, he is sure to be thoroughly confused.

75 years ago, Dec. 23, 1926
Pleasant Prairie: A.M. Thomas and Joe Bigham were Sunday evening callers at the Sorenson home to hear the new radio.
Hazel Ridge: Roscoe Swain and family of Lawrence were visitors in this neighborhood Sunday.
Stanwood: John Morgan lost a good team of horses from corn stalk poisoning last week. Mr. Morgan lives in Kansas City, and had the horses in a stalk field on his farm here. Corn stalk poisoning seems to be more prevalent this year than usual.
Eagle District: Funeral services were held for Mrs. Kinkaid Wednesday at the home of her nephew, Joseph Sample.
Stranger: Mrs. Albert Doege spent Saturday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Eble.
C.S. Mackey has a new five-tube radio.
John Walton, father of Mrs. Herman C. Rumsey, celebrated his 95th birthday in Lawrence last Sunday.
Elmwood: Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Mills and family spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Mills.

100 years ago: Jan. 2, 1902
Adam may have had troubles of his own, but Eve never flashed his old love letters on him.
The Mirror wishes all its subscribers, delinquent as well as paid up, a most Happy New Year.
Mrs. Roosevelt has decreed that when women eat at the White House they shall have on enough clothes. Too many colds have heretofore resulted from the decollette exposures that have always been fashionable.
The Kansas City Star claims to have received a wireless message Monday, that was transmitted 300 miles over the water, the farthest transmission yet achieved by the Marconi system. The achievement was wonderful, but it has not yet reached that point of success where it affects the wire market.
James H. Foster has gotten into business again in Leavenworth. Foster would be a good businessman if he could ever get out of the notion that his picture in the papers draws trade.
Ernest Doherty, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. James Doherty living one mile east of town, died Tuesday morning at half past seven o'clock, at the age of 16 years and seven months. His death was caused by an intestinal affliction, after a 10-day illness.
Thomas Hammond arrived home from the Philippines Tuesday, after a three-year absence from home. He was a soldier in Company H, Twentieth U.S. Infantry. He served in the company, which was General Otis and General MacArthur's body guard, and saw police duty in Manila.

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