Archive for Wednesday, June 27, 2001

Remember When: A Community Review

June 27, 2001

10 years ago: July 3, 1991

We hear that Dr. Stevens is on his way to Norway to visit his son, Charles, and his family. Dr. Stevens has not been to Norway in five years.

Jarbalo Jottings: The Lohmans of this area went to Powhattan for a barbecue birthday party for all the summer birthdays in the family.

Delbert Aye drove his 1930 Model A coupe to Independence, Mo., Wednesday, June 26, to welcome The Great American Racecars.

Birth: Kim and Mark Gamble, Bellevue, Neb., announce the birth of a son Jacob Howard, on June 19.

25 years ago: June 30, 1976

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henderson of Wichita, announce the birth of a daughter, Amy Dianne, June 17; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kissinger announce the birth of a daughter, Amy Laurel, June 26; MM1 and Mrs. Stanley Putthoff announce the birth of a boy June 26; Sp./5 and Mrs. Danny Wyrick of Newburke, Germany, announce the birth of a son, Clinton James, June 24. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Coffin are the parents of a baby boy born June 22. He has been named Michael Raymond.

50 years ago: July 12, 1951

Death: Mrs. Lillian Eunice Williams was born Lillian Eunice Caldwell in Tonganoxie March 18, 1880. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Caldwell, early pioneer settlers of Tonganoxie. On Sept. 10, 1910, she was united in marriage to Earl E. Williams. Mrs. Williams passed away July 6, 1951, at the age of 71 years, 3 months and 18 days.

As we go to press this afternoon, a great flood, possibly as great a disaster as 1903, is bearing down from all sides on the Kaw Valley. Dikes built to hold previous high marks at Lawrence and Topeka started going out last night and it is still raining.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Harman announce the birth of their daughter, Nancy Jeanne, July 10, 1951.

The Weekly News Reel: According to reports this morning, water is six feet deep at the teepees north of Lawrence and over the highway at Miller's Barbecue at Mud Creek.

75 years ago: June 24, 1926

Mrs. E. E. McMillin gave a surprise dinner last Sunday, June 20, in honor of the birthday of her mother, Mrs. V.P. Stewart.

Miss Margaret Klinkenberg is taking Miss Mabel Lawrence's place for a couple of weeks working at the telephone office while Miss Lawrence enjoys a vacation.

Herbert Roberts, the small son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Roberts, was the proud winner of the Packard car given away at C.H. Cain's Drugstore a week ago.

Stranger: Mr. and Mrs. N.G. Walters entertained with a family dinner party Sunday in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Walters' first wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Rawlings and family and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Rawlings motored to Kansas City last Sunday to visit relatives and to picnic at Fairmont Park.

100 years ago: July 4, 1901

E.A. White has been chosen principal of the Linwood School for the third time.

Chas. E. Brown left this week, for Kansas City, and will again amuse the public with ventriloquial feats.

The first new wheat was brought in last Thursday by Fred Gress. The quality was fine and tested 62 pounds to the bushel. The price paid was 55 cents.

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