Archive for Wednesday, July 18, 2001

Remember when: a community review

July 18, 2001

10 years ago: July 24, 1991

A Tonganoxie resident may have the opportunity to model in New York with a two-year contract ranging from $50,000 to $100,000. Danielle Boatwright, 16-year-old daughter of Vicki and Jim Cackler, just won the "Look of the Year" contest sponsored by John Casa Blanca and Elite Agency of New York. (Picture)

Friday, July 19, found Mike and Janice Seymour at the Kansas City, Kansas home of her parents, Charlene and Jiggs Marquis where they enjoyed a fish fry and visited with about 48 relatives from California, Washington state, Colorado, Nebraska and Minnesota. On Sunday the Marquis family reunion was held at Bonner Springs Park. Approximately 150 Marquis relatives attended from all over the United States. This reunion is held every 10 years.

Don and Gertrude Dunlap of Tonganoxie will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Florence Riford Senior Center. (Picture)

Births: Gerald and Charliene Stauch are announce the birth of their son, Jacob Stanton, on July 18, 1991; Joseph Lee and Ginger Kay (Blauvelt) Oglesby of Bessmer, Alabama are announce the birth of their son, Robert Lee, June 12, 1991.

25 years ago: July 21, 1976

Deaths: Mrs. Mary Ellen Campbell, 64, Tonganoxie, died July 14, 1976; Mrs. Myrtle Edith (Brune) Bridges, age 71, Los Gatos, California, died July 9, 1976 in San Jose, California.

Springdale News: Several from this neighborhood called at the Davis Funeral Home or attended the funeral for Marie Riddle on Saturday. Mrs. Riddle was 84.

To the average person the thought of losing 200 pounds probably ranges from unbelievable to impossible. For Mrs. Horace Gillespie it was kind of a dream. (Article, with pictures, relates that Mrs. Gillespie did lose 200 pounds for the 200th. This in reference to the Bicentennial.)

Rain could not wipe out or postpone the two years of work that culminated in the dedication of the Chief Tonganoxie Memorial Park on Saturday. (Picture) In the lower right end of the monument is the hole that will house the stainless steel time capsule. The capsule will be opened for the nation's Tricentennial in 2076.

The oldest Century Farm in Kansas still held by descendants of the same family is that of Elmer M. Roach in Leavenworth County. Running a close second was the Douglas County farm of William Meairs. Only four days separate the two oldest Century Farms.

50 years ago: Aug. 2, 1951

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Gene Holladay of Lawrence announce the birth of a girl on July 27.

Sunday, the 61st wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Freeman was observed by a basket dinner given by the Sunday school, friends and relatives. A total of 86 people attended the dinner and five others called at the house. Due to illness Mr. Freeman was unable to attend the dinner and was taken to the hospital on Monday.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Thistlethwaite announce the birth of their daughter, Sherry Lynn, on July 29, 1951.

Harold Denholm, who has been attending ROTC summer camp at Fort Monmouth, N.J., has returned to Manhattan and will spend the weekend with his parents here, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. D. Denholm and family.

75 years ago: July 15, 1926

Word from Clifford Peters, who is employed at Yellowstone National Park, states that he had the honor of playing for nobility recently, when the crown prince of Sweden visited there. Clifford is having a lot of valuable experience this summer in his work there.

Martin I. Younger warns that not all the diamond backs are extinct in these parts. A few days ago he killed a rattlesnake in his orchard from which he took the eleven rattles to keep as a souvenir.

Mrs. Cora Wellhouse Bullard was here from Kansas City

Mrs. Fred Papenhausen went to Kansas City Wednesday afternoon to make a short visit with relatives and to her physician, and will return home this Thursday.

Wilson Myers Jr., whose eye was injured by a small piece of "spit-devil" used for Fourth of July celebration striking and lodging in it, was taken to Lawrence last Sunday afternoon by Dr. Coe for treatment.

Miss Juanita Rawlings is recovering nicely from her attack of diptheria and was able to sit up some Tuesday. The health officer visited her and advised that the quarantine will probably be lifted the latter part of this week.

100 years ago: July 25, 1901

We have got into our new room and are better prepared to show you our undertaking goods than ever before, three doors north of Bank. We have coffins, caskets and robes always on hand. Can supply your needs at reasonable charges. Will take care of body when called upon. J.B. Griffith & Co., Undertaking & Embalming. Hearse Free. (Ad.)

Hoge: Mr. Baehl, who burst a blood vessel near his heart, is now able to sit up. His son Emil of Leavenworth, and son-in-law John Brunk of Kansas City, visited him one day last week.

When a boy with firecrackers sees a woman coming, driving a nervous horse, he asks no greater joy.

A reporter dreamed one night that the editor decided once in his career to get out a paper that was entirely satisfactory. Every item that was brought in was carried around to different houses, and if any objection was raised it was killed. At four o'clock the paper went to press as usual, and when the patrons unfolded it that evening they found nothing but a blank sheet. The editor slept sweetly that night, realizing that he had printed nothing to offend anybody and that his paper was for once satisfactory. Ed.

A 4-year-old daughter of F.H. Pettingill was taken to Kansas City Monday, to be operated on for tumor. The physicians give very little hopes for her recovery.

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