Archive for Tuesday, November 20, 2001

Remember when: a community review

November 20, 2001

10 years ago: Nov. 27, 1991

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, the VFW Post 9271 of Tonganoxie was to hold a memorial service Saturday, Dec. 7, at Shoemaker's Auction Barn, beginning at 11:30 a.m. At 11:55 a.m. (7:55 a.m. Hawaii time), the bells of the churches will ring. That is the exact time the bombing started at Pearl Harbor. The public is invited.

Mary Gast of Leavenworth celebrated her 85th birthday Sunday at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Darrow of Leavenworth.

Deaths: Graveside services for Amber Galye Owen-Soetaert, stillborn daughter of Scott Soetaert and Holly Owen, Tonganoxie, were held Nov. 23, 1991 at Hubbel Hill Cemetery; Bill G. Horner, 74, Kansas City, Kan., died Nov. 22, 1991; Bettie K. Millsap, 67, McLouth, died Nov. 16, 1991; Stella D. Amaro, Lansing, 65, died Nov. 19, 1991.

Birth: Steve and Trudy Richardson, Kansas City, announce the birth of their son, Matthew Steven, Nov. 23, 1991.

Leland McPherson has been a custodian at the McLouth schools since 1964. He was born in 1910 to Walter and Ruby Kimmel McPherson.

25 years ago: Nov. 24, 1976

Relatives of Mrs. Pearl Blackwell honored her with a birthday dinner on her 95th birthday on Nov. 4. Also present was Rose Burroughs of Ottawa, who celebrated her 97th birthday in July.

Springdale: Mr. and Mrs. Danny Schwinn are the parents of a baby boy born Nov. 17, 1976. He has been named Randy Lee.

Reno: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Skeet attended a birthday party in honor of Mrs. Nellie Winkelman's 86th birthday Sunday at Linwood.

Jarbalo: Mrs. Jody Chenoweth had winning Shetland sheepdogs at three dog shows recently.

Basehor locals: Saturday afternoon, some of the ladies from the Baptist Church called on Opal Bates and brought her a cake. Monday, Mrs. Hazel Opliger from Jarbalo spent the day with Opal.

50 years ago: Dec. 6, 1951

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Whitaker of Kansas City, Kan., announce the birth of their daughter, Mary Beth, Nov. 29, 1951.

Pvt. Daniel E. McGraw, 22, killed in action in Korea Sept. 3, has been returned home.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Theo Meinke will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 10.

Deaths; Mrs. Etta Ann Hinman, 86, a former Tonganoxie resident, died in Bonner Springs last weekend, where she had lived for 30 years; Harry Carr St., 56, was killed Saturday near Onaga and services were held Monday in Lawrence; Mary Myrtle Dent Beaman, daughter of Sylvester S. and Julia Dent, was born near Butler, Mo., on Aug. 27, 1879, and died on Nov. 27, 1951, at the age of 72 years and three months.

Mr. and Mrs. Junior Knapp have given the name Albert William III to their baby son.

Jack Metzger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Metzger, is home on leave en route from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., to Seattle, Wash.

75 years ago: Nov. 18, 1926

Grace Rankin Parney, 84, died at her home Nov. 11, 1926.

Henry Toburen attended the dedication services of the Memorial Building in Kansas City on Armistice Day.

Mrs. F.A. McRill and son, Walter, took in the doings at Kansas City on Thursday and saw President Coolidge and Queen Marie of Rumania.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Leo McEnulty, a boy, Friday, Nov. 12.

Mr. and Mrs. George Fisher of Lawrence entertained with a birthday dinner party for Mrs. T.S. Roberts last Sunday, the occasion being her 90th birthday.

Stranger: Calla McAlex-ander was a victim of the game of "crack the whip" at Smith School house last Friday, falling and breaking an arm.

Jarbalo: Lavon Keister, who is attending Kansas University, spent the weekend with his parents.

Pony Creek School is giving an entertainment on next Wednesday evening.

Pleasant Valley: Mrs. John Wickey went to Kansas City Friday morning to Vineyard Hospital and had her tonsils removed. Dr. Sheldon performed the operation. She is doing nicely.

Eagle District: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Karr spent Thursday evening with Clarence Bridges and family.

Reno: Mr. and Mrs. Lamb of Kansas City were visitors of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Hess Wednesday evening.

100 years ago: Nov. 28, 1901

Fairmount: Reported, a new boy at Wm. Kirby's Tuesday morning.

Ackerland: R.B. Kessinger reports a 10-pound boy at his home.

Ackerland: Miss Mary V. Robertson, who had lingered for two years with cancer of the face, died last Friday, and was buried at McLouth cemetery Sunday.

Hoge: The latest arrival at Hoge is a son born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Leak last Friday morning..

John Evans has moved his restaurant one door east.

Dr. W.J. Van Eman is recovering from his severe attack of blood poisoning. His hand was lanced six times to save his life. Dr. Van Eman cut his finger on a bottle and immediately performed an operation on a man who had an abscess under his arm, It was in this manner he contracted the poisoning.

Henry Toburen is negotiating with the Odd Fellows for the rental of their storeroom, with the intention of moving his bakery.

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