Remember When: A Community Review
10 years ago, July 31, 1991
(Picture) Laura Hartshorn and her 5-year-old son, Jerry, stand in front of their tractor on their farm just west of Tonganoxie. Jerry helped rescue his mother from a hay rake, which slipped from the tractor hitch and pinned Mrs. Hartshorn's foot.
Walt Neibarger was 93 Years Old: Walter Neibarger, former editor and publisher of the Tonganoxie Mirror from 1926 to 1955, passed away Monday, July 29, at the Eudora Nursing Center.
The first reunion of the Black family was held July 28, 1991, at the Florence Riford Center. There were 43 people present, some who had come to Tonganoxie from as far away as Japan.
Births: John and Crystal Thurston announce the birth of a son, John Brian II, July 9, 1991; Joe and Pam Wranich, Leavenworth, announce the May 17, 1991, birth of a son, Daniel Tyler Wranich.
25 years ago: July 28, 1976
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Goos will be honored with a reception celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary August 8 in Hughes Hall of the United Methodist Church of Tonganoxie.
The Basehor Methodist Episcopal Church, originally Zion's Kirche, was built by the German Methodists in 1877, 10 years previous to the building of the railroad and founding of the present town of Basehor. The Church stood on the Philip Klamm farm, north of the present Sterner home. It was originally a German church and the minister spoke in German. Rev. Berg was a circuit rider and received no salary, preaching for love of God and humanity. (Article continued with history of the church.)
McLouth News: A Rollins family reunion was held Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Rollins.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Stanley S. Wiles III of Tonganoxie announce birth of a baby boy, Ryan Crady, July 6, 1976.
Becky Jones and Vicky Babcock received their caps at a capping ceremony at A.V.T.S. in Kansas City, Kansas, July 15. The girls are now at the halfway point of receiving their licensed practical nurse degree.
50 years ago: Aug. 9, 1951
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Yonally of San Jose, Calif., announce the birth of a daughter on Monday, Aug. 6th.
Twenty-three members of Echo Valley camp near Springdale, have returned from a four-day convention of the Central Sunbathing Association near Battle Creek, Mich. About 400 people attended. The local delegation was headed by Ahman and Emily Karr, directors of Echo Valley.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Craig, Kansas City, announce the arrival of a daughter Aug. 7.
Lawrence Lange, 31, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lou Lange of Basehor, was accidentally drowned Monday at Lake Tues, Ind.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Joe M. Smith of Lawrence, announce the arrival of a daughter, Martha Joe.
75 years ago: July 22, 1926
Floyd Ratliff has purchased a two-acre tract of the Miss Carrie Needham 20 acres south of town, paying $400 per acre. The Evans Real Estate Co. made the deal. This is the highest price ever paid for acreage near Tonganoxie.
About 10:30 Wednesday morning Alvin, 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert D. Hollingsworth, northwest of town, was in front of his home watching some road grading when he was bitten on the right foot by a large copperhead snake that was molested and turned out by the road grader. (Mr. Charles Hamil, rural mail carrier, came along and brought the boy to Dr. Van Epps. The boy was very sick and the limb badly swollen.)
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Freeman, of Herington, announce the birth of an 11-pound son, July 15, 1926, to whom they have given the name of Jack Edward and will call him "Jackie" for short. Mrs. Freeman was formerly Miss Faye Ellis.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Needham announce the birth of a son, Tuesday morning, July 20, 1926.