Archive for Wednesday, November 7, 2001

Remember when: a community review

November 7, 2001

10 years ago; Nov. 13, 1991

Deaths: Nellie M. Gallagher Bowers, 93, Kansas City, Kan., passed away Nov. 5, 1991; Iva L. Holladay, a former home demonstration agent in Leavenworth County, age 88, died Sept. 29, 1991, in Colorado Springs.

Springdale: Mary Lou Tullis had a surprise 78th birthday party for her mother, Mary Starnes, at the Leavenworth County Infirmary on Sunday.

Somers is hospice volunteer coordinator: (Picture) Florence Somers knows what hospice can do for terminally ill patients and their families. She is a steadfast volunteer for Leavenworth County Hospice. (Article continued with the wonderful services and help given by the hospice volunteers.)

McLouth news: Chester and Lillian Shrade spent the weekend visiting all of their grandchildren. They helped celebrate the second birthday of Macaila, daughter of Dale and Dan Shanks of Oakley.

Jarbalo Jottings: Dorothy Ehart was the guest of honor at a birthday dinner at the home of her brother, Henry and Mildred Ehart of rural McLouth on Sunday. Dorothy's birthday is actually on Veterans Day.

Hunters were out in big numbers on opening day of pheasant and quail season Saturday. (Picture) Above is Gary Gauby, Jay Bessey and Scott Keeler, who limited out early in the day.

25 years ago; Nov. 10, 1976

Distinguishing himself at the All American Quarter Horse Congress, held in Columbus, Ohio, was "Flashy Go Moore," owned by Lee A. Smith, who won the Congress Derby Race in record-breaking time. Flashy Go Moore is trained by Rhonda Smith.

Deaths: Mabel Clara Kirkman, 80, Basehor, died Nov. 6, 1976: Jud Lawrence Harnden, 71, Basehor, died Saturday: Michael A. Wirthman, Tonganoxie, was killed sometime Tuesday when his tractor overturned in a field south of the Stanwood church.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. John H. Johnson announce the birth of their son, Cory C. Johnson, Oct. 27, 1976; Debbie Estes announced the birth of her son, Christopher Brian, Oct. 25, 1976; David and Vicki Babcock announce the birth of a daughter, Carrie Elizabeth, Nov. 7, 1976.

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Morey visited last week in Haddam, Kan., with his mother, Mrs. Viola Mason. She is 96 years old and is still able to maintain her own home, staying part of the time with a daughter.

Mrs. Anna Denholm celebrated her birthday in Shawnee Mission with her daughter, Mrs. Bob Pulley and family. Then on Sunday she and Selma and Bob journeyed to Cross Timbers, Mo., to the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Raymer. The Raymers were former Tonganoxie people.

50 years ago; Nov. 22, 1951

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Junior Knapp announce the birth of a son on Nov. 15, 1951.

Work got under way this week on the Kansas City pipeline. They started at a point on U.S. 24-40 south of Tonganoxie on the Jake Sorensen farm, and east of the Ted Davis farm. John Tolle lives on the Sorensen place. This pipeline, we understand, was first laid more than 25 years ago. Gas still goes through the line as it is being repaired and replaced.

Deaths: Ambrose Joseph Davoren Jr., 18-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose J. Davoren Sr., Tonganoxie, died Friday at St. John's Hospital in Leavenworth: The bodies of Cpl. Edward Sons, son of Grany E. Sons, Bonner Springs, and Pfc. Roy L. Stockwell, son of William Stockwell, Oskaloosa, were returned to the Untied States from Korea aboard the Beloit Victory. The ship arrived at San Francisco on Nov. 16.

Luther L. Modlin started in business in Tonganoxie in 1898 with a blacksmith shop next to the alley on the Doc Coe property. He has been in business all this time, and at his present shop across the alley from the Christian Church for 53 years. He is 78 years old and going good.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hansen announce the birth of a son, born Nov. 18, 1951.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. William H. Meyer celebrated their golden wedding anniversary by holding an open house at their home from two until five on Sunday.

75 years ago;

Nov. 4, 1926

Last Thursday morning, Mr. and Mrs. G.K. Gwathney received word of the death of their daughter, Mrs. M.W. Stonum at Lathrop, Mo. Her death was caused from an operation at the Mayo Bros. Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

We were talking to a man the other day who predicted that within 10 years all the country around Tonganoxie along the highway would be built up with smaller farms. The tendency is certainly to scatter population, and small towns, instead of being killed off, will certainly profit thereby. Kansas City will be a second New York in another 25 years. Just-a-thinkin'.

Mound: Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Stanwix are driving a new Chevrolet coupe.

Stranger: Miss Alma Wenger and her pupils entertained with a pie social and program Thursday evening. A big crowd enjoyed the program, and Miss Thelma Gress received the box of candy as the most popular young lady.

Mr. and Mrs. Walt Denholm announce the birth of a son, Nov. 3, 1926.

Chas. Mansell donated to the Catholic Ladies Club 48 pounds of Pillsbury flour. It was divided among the members to make the different kinds of bread for their sale held by the club last Saturday. The club extends thanks to Mr. Mansell and to the public for their patronage. Receipts of the sale were $10.

100 years ago;

Nov. 14 1901

A Kansas City woman has sued a packing company because the mincemeat they made killed her husband.

Stanwood: Byron Swain and family will move to Lawrence this week, where the former has the contract to carry the mail from the post office to the depot. The family will be much missed here, as they have resided here for many years.

Hobo A Tonganoxie Product: Word was received Sunday evening that one of the escaped convicts from Leavenworth has taken possession of the Smith school house four miles northeast. City Marshal Lawrence went out to investigate and found a young man there whom he lined up. To his surprise, he found the young man had been raised in Tonganoxie and was supposed to be serving an enlistment in the navy. He had on no underclothes, and his other clothes were in an indescribably condition of filth and tatters. It was later learned that the young man had been working near Lowemont lately under an assumed name. He was turned loose.

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