Remember when: a community review
10 years ago: Sept. 19, 1991
(Picture) Kelly Merando, 22, Tonganoxie, is suffering from Lyme borreliosis, a disease transmitted by the deer tick. (Article described Miss Merando's symptoms, and information about Lyme disease.)
Postcards found in Helen Schilling's collection offer historical glimpses on 3-by-5 cards. The longtime Tonganoxie resident began collecting postcards as a young girl. Now in her 80s, she boasts a collection of 8,000 cards, (Picture of first postcard Ms. Schilling received, from Jesse Scott, Hemstead, N.Y., enroute overseas in World War I.
Deaths: Raymond L. Sutton, 81, Tonganoxie, passed away Sept. 21, 1991; Denna I. Shirar, 77, Lawrence, died Sept. 17, 1991; Melvin L. McMullen, 71, Horseshoe Bend, Ark., formerly of McLouth, passed away Sept. 18, 1991; James A. Seelbinder, 66, Overland Park, died Sept. 16, 1991.
On Sunday, Sept. 8, at 1:30 p.m., the Westwood Christian Fellowship Hall in Shawnee was the location of a surprise 75th birthday party for Margaret Lisson of Linwood. The party was hosted by Margaret and Joe's three children, their spouses and the grandchildren.
Births: Michael and Kimberly Smith of Warren, Maine, announce the birth of Samantha Kate on Sept. 3, 1991; Jessalyn Cobb, Tonganoxie, announces the birth of her baby sister, Courtney Elizabeth, on Sept. 11, 1991.
25 years ago: Sept. 22, 1976
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Smelser of McLouth will be guests at a reception in honor of their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 26 in the Lloyd Smelser home on Route 1, McLouth.
Deaths: Bess N. Lee, 84, Tonganoxie, died Monday; Delbert (Smokey) Drew, 61, Oak Grove in Jackson County, died Sept. 19, 1976 Lousesa H. Torneden, 83, died early Saturday.
Jarbalo: Folks of all ages gathered Sunday evening at 7 p.m. in the Jarbalo United Methodist parking lot for a wiener roast followed by a hayride. Charles Wood furnished the tractor and hay wagon. Nancy Langhofer led the singing.
Cake and ice cream were served to the residents of the Eudora Nursing Home on Monday in honor of Mrs. Evans' 100th birthday. Visitors were confined to the family, due to her health.
50 years ago: Oct. 4, 1951
The annual DeFrees reunion was held Sunday at the home of E.H. DeFrees, 747 Spruce St., with 44 members present.
Othal Wiley of Pony Creek returned last week from a two-week hunting trip to Wyoming and Canada. He brought the evidence home with him. An elk.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Budenosky announce the birth of a son, Lawrence Joseph, Jr., on Sept. 26, 1951; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller of Kansas City, Kan., announce the birth of their daughter, Rebecca Lynn, on Oct. 1, 19151; Tech. Sgt. and Mrs. Dale Hand of Rapid City, S.D., announce the birth of a daughter, Sept. 26, 1951, whom they have named Jeanne Marie.
Mrs. Chris Meints visited her sister and niece, Mrs. Lena Eisler and Mrs. Homer Metzger, at Oskaloosa one day last week.
Jarbalo: The members of the 1951 graduating class of Jarbalo Rural High School are: Helen Bell, Vernon Waters, Bernard Baragary, Janice Mason Baragary, Richard Darrow and Richard Kindred.
75 years ago: Sept. 16, 1926
Enrollment at the high schoolnow 135. The enrollment shows an increase over previous years. There are 135 students, one-third of whom are freshmen. This new class is evenly divided with 22 girls and 22 boys. Also, the senior class, which has 14 boys and 14 girls. There are 25 sophomores, 36 juniors and two post graduates. The grade school had an enrollment of 190.
The Chief Tonganoxie swimming pool closed a successful season Sunday, Sept. 12. The pool had been in operation continuously since May 29. A meeting of the stockholders and directors was held Monday night. At this meeting a dividend of 20 percent on stock of the Tonganoxie swimming pool was issued.
Mr. and Mrs. Merle Ridgway announced the birth of a daughter Sept. 14, to whom they have given the name of Mary Merlene.
Mrs. E.E. Hoskins entertained with a birthday party Monday evening, Sept. 13, in honor of Edward Evan's teacher, Miss Ida.
100 years ago: Sept. 26, 1901
Fred Klinkenberg met with a serious accident last week, while cutting corn. He stepped in front of the corn cutter and received a bad cut on one of his limbs. He is not able to place his foot to the floor.
The biggest apples shown at the Pan-American Exposition were grown in this apple belt. The grower was J.W. Curry who has orchards near Winchester, 20 miles northwest of here, and the variety was the Gano, the kind the Wellhouse's have planted largely of in their youngest orchards.
Miss Nellie Leidy visited at home Sunday. She has a situation as stenographer at Kansas City.
Another carload of brick has been received, and preparations are being made to put new sidewalks along the west side of Fourth street between Main and Delaware.
Mrs. Webster, an old lady living in the east part of town, died of cancer of the stomach Saturday, and she was buried Sunday.
Here are some of the attractions there have been in Tonganoxie this week: a merry-go-round, a striking machine, a lung tester and a tented shooting gallery. Now, if we had had a snake charmer and an oriental dancer we would have had a complete midway.