Archive for Wednesday, October 3, 2001

Remember when: a community review

October 3, 2001

10 years ago: Oct. 9, 1991

Queen Mindy Bonderer and King Robbie Calovich reigned over homecoming activities at Tonganoxie High School that were capped by a win over Piper.

Happenings in and around Tonganoxie, by Helen Schilling: Just learned that Jay Spencer won first place with his car in his division for 1966 to 1976, over at the Lawrence Region of the American Automobile Club of America at its 19th annual Car Show at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. (Leonard Beach took second in his automobile class for 55-57 at the Lawrence Automobile Show on Sunday.)

Deaths: Jeanne L. Horton, 81, Cypress, Calif., passed away Oct. 2; Michael Eugene Rhudy, 29, Baltimore, died Oct. 7.

Birth: Jacki and Jeff Himpel, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son, Beau Corbet Himpel on Sept. 20.

John Allen Lange, 15 months, son of John and Polly Lange, Tonganoxie, was burned Sunday morning after pulling a cup of hot water out of the microwave. He damaged his left arm down to the elbow, having second- and third-degree burns.

25 years ago: Oct. 6, 1976

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Young returned home Sunday evening from a two-week trip to Europe. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rumsey of Kansas City, Kan.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Staples Jr. announce the birth of a son, Charles Lee, on Sept. 18; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Copp, Lawrence, announce the birth of a daughter, Stacy Renae, on Sept. 29.

The 32nd annual Torneden reunion was Sept. 19 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The reunion was on the same day as the 90th birthday of Lena Torneden.

Mr. and Mrs. John Haas, owners of the Western Auto associate store in Tonganoxie, have won a trip to London this fall in a nationwide contest sponsored by Western Auto.

This year the Medlock reunion was held at the home of Mrs. Kenneth (Pearl) Campbell on Sept. 26, with a basket dinner. These are the first cousins of the late Kenneth Campbell.

Deaths: Mrs. Elizabeth Hafner Ciochon, 67, Tonganoxie, died Sept. 30; Mrs. Louvina Elizabeth (Vina) Evans, Tonganoxie, died Sept. 29 at the age of 100; Carl R. Klinkenberg, 77, Lawrence, died Monday.

Basehor: Mrs. Cora Klinkenberg, Leavenworth, a former resident of this area, celebrated her 88th birthday on Sept. 20.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wiley, Leavenworth, will be honored on their 50th wedding anniversary by their children with a reception at their home on Oct. 10.

For 40 years, Alex Lash has been hauling can milk. Last Thursday his route was terminated because of new regulations.

50 years ago: Oct. 18, 1951

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Korchak are the parents of a daughter, born Oct. 14. They have named the little Miss Claudia Jan.

Death: Mrs. Matilda Catherine Emerson, Kansas City, Mo., died Oct. 17, at the age of 85 years, 11 months. Mrs. Emerson was born in Sweden and came to America at the age of 7 and settled in Kansas City, Mo., where she has lived the balance of her lifetime.

Mrs. Francis Farrell and baby son returned home last Sunday from St. John's Hospital. To welcome him home were five sisters.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Orville Banister announce the birth of a daughter Oct. 13; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bates announce the birth of a daughter Oct. 13; and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moses announce the birth of a daughter Oct. 10, and they have given her the name Patricia Ann.

Jarbalo: Pvt. James Throop, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Throop.

Stranger Valley Echoes: Home building has diminished to a trickle this year in Tonganoxie, after about 20 were built last year. The town's population grew from 1,146 in 1950 to 1,184 in 1951.

75 years ago: Sept. 30, 1926

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore C. Davis Sr., Tonganoxie, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, the 19th day of September, at the home of their son, Theodore C. Davis Jr., one mile west of Tonganoxie. (Mr. and Mrs. Davis were married in Vermont on Sept. 19, 1866. They came to Kansas as pioneers in 1869, locating in Leavenworth County where they have resided during the last 57 years.)

Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Quinley of Weston, Mo., announce the birth of a son on Sept. 24, to whom they have given the name Robert Lee. Mrs. Quinley will be remembered as Nell Peters.

Improvement Notes: Les Sparks has repainted the inside of his filling station. Geo. Stephenson has built a new hen house. Willis Combs has built an addition to his barn. Mrs. Alice Spoor and Ed Hunt are both having sidewalks laid in front of their homes. Mr. Maranville is having a large hen house built. V.L. Johnson is wiring his house for electricity. E.H. Cox is fixing up his house formerly occupied by E. H. Skaggs. He is putting in new floors and papering all the rooms. D.H. Harling is modernizing his home by the addition of a bathroom. Bennie Woods is having a bathroom made in his home.

Charles E. Miller has purchased the Park College orchard at Parkville, Mo. He has been making frequent trips there the past week as this is the packing and shipping season at the orchard.

Mr. and Mrs. Jake Peters entertained with a dinner Sunday for their children and families.

100 years ago: Oct. 10, 1901

Glenwood: Messrs. Murphy and Duncan brought their cattle home Saturday evening from the Richards' pasture down by Elm Grove.

Stanwood: Clyde Swain has gone to Valley Falls, to assist his uncle in the sorghum business.

"Sealed Lips" is the title of a recent novel. Evidently there are no female characters in it.

Uhlrich and Childs started up the Reno cheese factory Monday morning, receiving 1,800 pounds of milk the first day.

Robert Irwin died very suddenly at seven o'clock Monday evening in George Torpey's place in this city. The deceased was taken sick with asthma about two weeks ago, but seemed to recover from the attack. Monday afternoon he got sick again and was dead in a few hours, he having a weak heart. The funeral took place from the McCaffery home east of town yesterday and the burial was in the Hoge cemetery.

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