Archive for Wednesday, March 28, 2001

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March 28, 2001

Former city resident to celebrate 90th birthday

Cloviss E. (Winkelman) Curtiss will be celebrating her 90th birthday on Saturday.

She was born in Tonganoxie in her grandparents' home in the same block as the old Zoellner Store (Now Bichelmeyer's Steakhouse), which was next door to Dr. Coe's home. Dr. Coe attended her birth. She was raised in the Pickens school district and graduated from Linwood High School in 1929. She taught school at Pickens and Jewett schools prior to her marriage.

Cloviss and Clarence G. (Bub) Curtiss were married in the Reno Church and celebrated more than 50 years of marriage prior to his death. She has a son, Dallas, of Leavenworth, and a daughter, Phyllis Evans, of Tecumseh.

Mrs. Curtiss has had hip surgery and is not able to get out as much as she would like. However, she would especially enjoy cards and memories from old friends, neighbors and relatives to help her celebrate 90 years.

Mrs. Curtiss' address is c/o Dallas Curtiss, 24132 139th St., Leavenworth, 66048.

Military news

Army Pvt. Jeremiah C. Pant has graduated from basic combat military training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

Pant is the son of Dwaine Pant and Marian Pant, both of Basehor.

The private is a 1999 graduate of Basehor-Linwood High School, Basehor.

Tonganoxie resident travels with Peace Corps

Ann Renee Low, 24, the daughter of Jack and Tanya Low, Tonganoxie, left last week for Haiti. A member of the United States Peace Corps, Low is scheduled to remain in Haiti for two and one-half years.

A 1995 graduate of Tonganoxie High School, Low graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in human biology.

While in Haiti, Low will be working on community health services, setting up programs to educate people in the health field, will provide related health services, and will also teach English.


Aubrie Reagan Wheeler

Doug and Kim Wheeler, Ton-ganoxie, announce the birth of a daughter, Aubrie Reagan Wheeler, on March 15, 2001, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee Mission.

Aubrie weighed eight pounds and nine ounces, and she measured 19 inches long. She was welcomed home by a sister, Hayley.

Justice Marie Casperson

James Casperson and Jessie Turner of Lee's Summit, Mo., announce the birth of a daughter, Justice Marie Casperson, on Feb. 21, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital, Blue Springs, Mo.

She weighed 7 pounds and 5 ounces and measured 18 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Harold D. Turner, Linwood; Kathleen Turner, Lee's Summit; and Mike Klehr, Lee's Summit.

Maternal great-grandparents are Marceline Turner, Linwood, and Mr. and Mrs. Russell E. Edmonds Sr., McLouth. Paternal grandmother is Karen Casperson, Lee's Summit, and paternal great-grandmother is Dot Klein, Lee's Summit.

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