Archive for Wednesday, September 12, 2001

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September 12, 2001

10 years ago: Sept. 18, 1991

Tanya Low visited Japan and Taiwan recently on a Rockefeller grant.
Longtime friends of the Weltons and former students of the late Mr. Welton, who lived in Topeka, came Wednesday to help Marjory Welton celebrate her 86th birthday.
Deaths: Kathleen H. Mickel-son, 81, Tonganoxie, passed away Sept. 16; Frank P. Thomas, 74, Lawrence, passed away Sept. 13; Garland W. Kabel, 72, Tonganoxie, passed away Sept. 14; Donald A. Young, 66, passed away Sept. 12, in Albuquerque, N.M.
Birth: Scott and Julie Jacobs announce the birth of a daughter, Angela Dawn on Sept. 7.
Descendants of Ernest and Ruth Rose gathered at the 4-H building in Lansing on Sept. 8 for a family reunion.
The 50th wedding anniversary of Ross and Evelyn Hicklin of Hamilton, Mo., was celebrated, as was the 65th birthday of Thamar Barnett.
This is the 10th anniversary for the Wildhorse Orchard, developed by Perry Lee and Laurie Walters. The orchard is eight miles northwest of Tonganoxie.

25 years ago: Sept. 15, 1976

Sam Haas was 82 on Wednesday the 15th.
Deaths: Manuel Costa Rita Jr., Tonganoxie, age 60, passed away Sept. 10; William E. Shaw, of Ridgedale, Mo., died Sept. 9, age 73; William Jerome Sparks, Denver, died Sept. 12, at the age of 57 years.
McLouth: Mr. and Mrs. Allen Willits and family honored his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Willits, on their 48th wedding anniversary Sunday.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Mike Emery of Lawrence announce the birth of their daughter, Alyson Michelle, Sept. 13.
Gary Crawford of Eudora fell from a ladder Friday at his home and broke both bones in his leg.
Friday evening Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gillaspie of Easton entertained relatives in honor of their son Jeff's second birthday.
Remember the cards for Mrs. Vina Evan's 100th birthday Sept. 10. Send them to her at the Eudora Nursing Home.
Have you seen a 1928 Whippet lately? We have, and the proud owner is Mr. Carl Barnhart, who is an antique enthusiast. It's painted a bright yellow, and came from Valley Falls. Mr. Barnhart says the first new car he ever owned was a 1928 Whippet.

50 years ago: Sept. 27, 1951

A gruesome find in a hog lot: Body of baby girl found in garbage at Six Corners Incensed Leavenworth and Douglas county officials today were probing the circumstance surrounding the finding yesterday of the nude body of a baby girl in a garbage-littered hog lot on a farm seven miles southwest of Tonganoxie. Coroner Charles Larkin expressed belief that the body had been taken by a garbage truck from Lawrence.
Pvt. Daniel E. McGraw, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry McGraw of Muncie, former residents of Hoge, located northeast of Tonganoxie, was killed in Korea Sept. 3. He was 23 years old.
Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Kline Baird announce the birth of a baby girl.
Mr. Otto Telker, age 71, died early Thursday morning at his home.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben J. Leavitt, Dale Black and Mrs. Kenneth Mahoney left by car Saturday for San Diego. The boys are in the Navy and came home on furlough together. Mrs. Mahoney, a bride, went with them. Her husband is also stationed at San Diego.
Harold Champion, who ran into a very serious appendicitis operation at the end of his vacation trip, is getting around downtown again. So he's had a double vacation, one in New York and one in the hospital.

75 years ago

Ellen Jane Evans, one of the early settlers of Tonganoxie, and of Leavenworth County, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ivan Sechrest, on Sept. 4, 1926. Mrs. Evans was 85 years old.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Shrimplin are the proud parents of a boy born Sept. 3, 1926, to whom they have given the name of Thomas Edward.
Perry Walter's Ford touring car was stolen last Thursday night from Elm Park where Mr. and Mrs. Walters were enjoying the picnic. No trace of it has yet been found.
Miss Elnora Burnau is teaching in Jefferson County at Prairie Creek, near Williamstown again this year.
Foster Laming completed the filling of his fifth silo Thursday, making 1,200 tons of silage he now has in storage. He is now busy planting rye for winter pasture.

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