Remember When: a community review
10 years ago: Oct. 2, 1991
Deaths: Kelly Merando, 22, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 1; Elsie Nowak, 81, Kansas City, Kan., died Sept. 25; Alvin C. Dunker, 79, Lansing, died Sept. 25; Rose C. Rilinger, 81, formerly of Goff, died Sept. 25.
Births: Gary and Brenda Marks Jr., Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a third son, Curtis Aaron, on Sept. 18; Pam and Phil Jeannin announce the birth of a daughter, Andrea Elizabeth on Sept. 29; Paul and Lisa Carey announce the birth of a daughter, Jessica Marie Carey, on Sept. 24.
Mr. and Mrs. George Stewart hosted a reunion of her family.
Ahman and Emily Karr went to Howard, Kan., to help celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of his brother and wife, Bob and Vera Karr. Vera's maiden name was Daniels and she is formerly from McLouth.
Kelly Stine, 9, recently received an unusual gift from a friend a pet ferret, named J.J.
McLouth: Chris and Glenda Mills, McLouth, announce the birth of a daughter, Lenze Brook, on Sept. 23.
25 years ago:
Sept. 29, 1976
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Coleman, McLouth, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 19, with a family reunion and a covered dish dinner at Tonganoxie.
Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fevurly, Ozawkie, announce the birth of a daughter, Tiffany Michelle, on Sept. 16.
McLouth: The Rev. and Mrs. Patrick Murphy of Arthur, Ill., announce the birth of a son, Michael Eugene, on Sept. 16.
Deaths: Mrs. Anna Isabell Walker, 85, Linwood, died Wednesday; Lou Katherine Smith, 71, Tonganoxie, died Sept. 21; Chester Klinkenberg, 73, Basehor, died Monday; William Clarence White, 79 Tonganoxie, died Sept. 27; Marion Elvin "Buddy" Farris, 33, Lawrence, died Sept. 23; John Edward Lange, 29, Leavenworth, died Sept. 24.
Beckie L. Lenahan has successfully completed the required course for dental assisting in the Kansas City College for Medical and Dental Assistants. She received her diploma on Aug. 2.
50 years ago: Oct. 11, 1951
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Salmon are the parents of a daughter born Oct. 8; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bowman are the parents of a son born Oct. 8.
Ruanway Horses Caused a Death: Mrs. Angie Bernice Titus McCune, a 37-year-old farm wife, was trampled to death by a run-away team of horses she had attempted to bring under control in the yard of her home near Jarbalo late Tuesday afternoon.
The Weekly News Reel: An eastern kid, who saw flood pictures on television, writes to inquire if there are any hills in this flat place with a big river, where people can go. Shucks, we've got a hill just west of Tonganoxie. We put it there just in case of high water.
Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Lowe, Leavenworth, announce the birth of a daughter, Ann Elizabeth on Oct. 7.
Linwood: Gene Risco returned home this week from Korea.
Linwood: Mrs. Kline Baird and infant daughter, Jane Allison, returned to their home Wednesday from Bethany Hospital.
Blowout Causes Death: One man was killed and a woman critically injured in the head-on collision of two cars Tuesday on U.S. Highway 24-40 two miles east of Tonganoxie. The victims were George Ole Hamilton, about 47, Kansas City, Kan., and Janice Lippert, 42, Santa Barbara, Calif.
75 years ago:
Sept. 23, 1926
Bolt of Lightning Bobbed Mrs. McEnulty's Hair: Lightning struck the home of Mrs. Sarah McEnulty in the west part of town Sunday night during the rainstorm. (Mrs. McEnulty's hair was singed off, so that now she is a full-fledged member of the bobbed hair brigade, although most ladies would, no doubt, prefer to get the present mode in a way more gentle, perhaps.)
Twenty families gathered for a basket dinner Sunday at the Sam Babcock farm five miles southeast of town to help Mrs. Sam Babcock celebrate her 71st birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. William Grant announce the birth of a daughter on Sept. 11.
Miss Grace Schilling left Wednesday for Siloam Springs, Ark. She is having a 10-day vacation from her work at the Zellner Mercantile.
On Sunday, Sept. 19, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore C. Davis celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at the home of their son, T.C. Davis Jr., west of Tonganoxie.
100 years ago: Oct. 3, 1901
Ackerland: The smell of boiling sorghum is strong in this vicinity and the shriek of the nosy whistle is constantly heard. Nearly all are using steam power.
When Abraham Lincoln visited Leavenworth in 1859 he spoke to a large crowd in the old Organ Factory, corner of Shawnee and Maine. He stayed all night in Judge Delancy's house on Kiowa Street, three doors west of Third. The place now belongs to Gustav Hoeck. The next morning Lincoln with an escort of citizens walked from Leavenworth to Weston. Very few of our citizens nowadays would undertake such a walk. Western Life.
The Northwestern is building a strong raised platform alongside its west switch to handle the heavy freight.
George Carter has sent in his resignation as carrier on Rural Free Delivery Route No. 1.
Will Jameson has sold out his blacksmith shop, and will go into the well drilling business.
Miss Annie Foster, Kansas City, spent the week with her sister, Mrs. W. Laming.
Alexander Kisman was in Leavenworth last Friday, and invested $3 in a marriage license. Since then he has been keeping his friends in suspense by not telling them the date.
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