Archive for Wednesday, October 31, 2001

Remember when: a community review

October 31, 2001

10 years ago: Nov. 6, 1991

(Picture) Ahman Karr will be among a handful of Pearl Harbor survivors honored Nov. 11 in Topeka. Veterans Day activities at the state capitol will include a recognition ceremony at the capitol rotunda for Kansas survivors. (Mr. Karr was an Army cook in an anti-aircraft detachment just four miles away from Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.)

Tonganoxie Friends Meeting invites the community to share the afternoon of Nov. 10 as they celebrate three years since the reopening of the meeting house.

Deaths: Glenna M. Felts, 59, Lawrence, died on Nov. 4; John Whaley, 70, Kansas City, died Nov. 1; Sherry Marie Aldrich, 42, Tonganoxie, passed away Oct. 27.

Jarbalo: David Turner held a surprise birthday party for Jane Turner on Oct. 29.

Births: Larry and Donna Schultz announce the birth of a son, Kenneth Clayton on Oct. 22; Jeff and Stephanie Theno, Basehor, announce the birth of a daughter, Nichole Lynne, Sept. 21.

25 years ago: Nov. 3, 1976

Excerpt from editorial comments by W.N.: Teach us delight in simple things, And mirth that has no bitter springs. Forgiveness free of evil done, And love all men 'neath the sun! Land of our birth, our faith, our pride, For whose dear sake our fathers died. 0 Motherland, we pledge to thee Head, heart and hand through years to be. Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Steve Johnson, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son, Jeffrey Allen, Oct. 3; Mr. and Mrs. John H. Johnson announce the birth of a son, Cory J. Johnson, Oct. 27.

Deaths: Frank V. Cox, 77, Lawrence, died Oct. 28; Mrs. Era V. Hancock, born March 29, 1913, of Notasulga, Ala., passed away Nov. 2; graveside services for Logan Geoffrey McGraw, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael McGraw, Tonganoxie, were held today in Hubbel Hill Cemetery.

Ahman Karr, Tonganoxie, has been elected president of the National Saanen Club. Last week Mr. Karr was re-elected president of the Kansas Dairy Goat Council.

Carlton Press Inc., New York, announces the publication of Desert Beachhead by Leslie E. Sencenbaugh of Tonganoxie.

50 years ago: Nov. 15, 1951

The Weekly News Reel: Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Meyer of Linwood celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday. Mr. Meyer is mayor of Linwood. Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Botts, Reno, observed their 62nd wedding anniversary Sunday.

Basehor: A birthday dinner in honor of Mrs. Kemler was enjoyed by her children. Mrs. Kemler's daughter, Esther Lohman, called her long-distance from Grandview, Wash., to wish her a happy birthday.

Linwood: An 8 pound, 4 ounce boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Pete DeNucci on Nov. 9. They have given him the name Mark Thomas.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Holton announce the birth of a daughter, Theola Eileen, Oct. 18; Mr. and Mrs. Jean M. Neibarger announce the birth of a son, Kurt Wayne, Nov. 9.

Stranger Valley Echoes: Tom Beatty had a birthday Saturday and the local high school football team undoubtedly gave the coach a birthday present Friday night by winning against a fine Valley Falls, thereby completing an undefeated season.

Social: Honey Valley School, Wednesday, Nov. 21. Everyone welcome. Mabel Stephenson, teacher.

There are several vacant buildings in the Tonganoxie business area. The plumbing shop, where the Casey tin shop used to be, is vacant. W.H. Freienmuth has moved his plumbing business to the Geib place he purchased, north of the Chevrolet Garage. The tin shop building is now owned by Dale Rawlings. The former Tonga Electric building, owned by Helen Newsome, is vacant. This store, purchased by Ed Korb, has been moved to the room west of Angell's Barber Shop. The Bakery, formerly operated by Albert Yonally, and returned to Will Musil, is not being operated at present.

75 years ago: Oct. 28, 1926

A few friends and relatives pleasantly surprised Mr. and Mrs. Adam Sharpe Wednesday, Oct. 20, it being their 54th wedding anniversary. A seven o'clock lunch was served and the remainder of the evening was spent socially.

Eight members of the R.W. Freeman family and their wives, were present at a family reunion at the R.W. Freeman home Oct. 17. It had been four years since their last reunion.

Shep, a dog owned by Floyd Ratliff and who was formerly owned by the Slaughter family, died last week. From all indications, he had been poisoned.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Vance, a fine boy, Oct. 25, in Kansas City, Kan. Mrs. Vance will be remembered as Miss Dolly Huffman.

An old timer who hasn't lost his interest in feminine styles, is responsible for this: "Several years ago, I thought the styles had got about as bad as they could get, but now they tell us they're going to be worse next year, Jehosophat!"

That reminds us of last winter, we saw a man wending his weary way to the barber shop to get a shave. When he looked in, every chair was filled with the feminine gender, with a row lined up waiting to get their necks clipped. He sighed, and decided he would go buy himself a pair of socks and return later. He struggled up to a sock counter, but the ladies were so thick buying men's socks for winter wear, he went back to the barber shop.

100 years ago: Nov. 7, 1901

The town of Basehor, which has been doing most of its banking business in Leavenworth, is going to have a bank with a capital of $5,000. The bank building, which will be of brick, is under process of construction and will be rented to the banking company.

Sunday morning the ground had a covering of snow, which was quite a contrast to the 80-degree weather of a few days before.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Gilliland had their sale last Thursday, and have started for their new home in Oklahoma in a covered wagon.

Everyone is invited to attend a Bow social given at the Friendship Valley school house, Friday evening, Nov. 8. The ladies are expected to bring two bows and a supper. One bow is to be put in an envelope and sold and the other she wears. A short program has been prepared.

A Card: I beg leave to inform the people of Tonganoxie that I have purchased the drug store formerly conducted by N.M. Grist, and am prepared to serve them in a manner which I trust will be profitable and pleasant to both them and myself. Earnestly, C. H. Cain.

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