Remember when: a community review
10 years ago: Dec. 9, 1992
One of the outstanding Christmas displays in the area is lighted farm equipment at the Les and Mildred Shoemaker farm on County Road 9. In addition to the tractor and plow, a combine, hay rake and baler are decorated. (Picture)
Mrs. Ella Papenhausen will celebrate her 90th birthday on Dec. 14, 1992. She shares her birthday with her brother Roy Wiley and granddaughter, Patti Henneberg. An open house is to be held Dec. 13th at the home of her daughter, Dorothy and Bill Stewart. (Picture)
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Rick McPherson announce the birth of a daughter, Calila Rose, Dec. 4, 1992; Christopher Folsom Jr. announces the birth of a sister, Courtney Brianna, Nov. 16, 1992; John and Kelly Edmonds announce the birth of a son, Trevor Michael, Nov. 8, 1992.
Deaths: Richard Michael Lenahan, 75, Walnut Creek, Calif., died Dec. 7; Vivian Marie Zule, 74, longtime Leavenworth resident, died Dec. 6; Ernest Hansen, 95, Tonganoxie, died Dec. 6; John Clayton Church, 80, Tonganoxie, died Dec. 1; William Fredrick Enochs, Lawrence, age 87, died Dec. 1, 1992.
(Picture) Donna Stevens, a resident of Norway, speaks to Janet Burnett's sixth grade class at Tonganoxie Elementary School Friday about the country of Norway. Stevens, daughter-in-law of Dr. Philip and Betty Stevens, and her family were in town visiting. Her son David, 12, a sixth-grader, also spent time with Burnett's class.
25 years ago: Dec. 7, 1977
A Leavenworth County girl was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship at the National 4-H Congress in Chicago. Lynn Marie Hagenbuch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hagenbuch, Lawrence, was one of two national winners chosen by the cooperative extension service.
Births: Dr. and Mrs. Kyle LaRosh announce the birth of a daughter, Kristin Helen, Nov. 17; Terry and Kay Campbell announce the birth of a daughter, Duffy Marie, Nov. 28; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Morgan announce the birth of a son, Michael Timothy, Nov. 22, 1977.
McLouth News: The children of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Edmonds will honor their parents with a 40th wedding anniversary reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 11 at their home in McLouth.
Obituary: The funeral for Mrs. Mildred Maurine Bontrager, 67, Holton, was Dec. 2 at Mercer Funeral Home, Holton.
50 years ago: Dec. 18, 1952
Death: Frank A. Casebier, 82, died about noon Thursday at his home in Lawrence. Mr. Casebier lived in Tonganoxie for years.
Pat and Susie Turner, ages 12 and 6 respectively, arrived here from California with keen anticipation to see some snow for the first time. Memo for weatherman: Please take care of this special order.
Among other things The Mirror supplied paper for angel wings for the pupils of Dafer School where Mrs. Daryl Meredith teaches. If it works, we may save a pair for Ye Ed.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. E. T. McAlexander, Route 2, are the parents of a daughter, born Dec. 14, 1952; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hollingsworth, McLouth, are the parents of a son born Dec. 13, 1952; Mr. and Mrs. Jack E. Conrad announce the birth on Dec. 6 of their red-headed son, Randall Eugene; Mr. and Mrs. Max Pierce of Satanta, are the parents of a boy, Stephen Wayne, born Dec. 10, 1952; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Mark announce the birth of a son, Kenneth Lee, Dec. 10, 1952.
75 years ago: Dec. 1, 1927
Tonga's population 1,114 by State Report. Our town listed among the Kansas cities having population of 1,000 or more.
Elmwood: The pie social given at Elmwood schoolhouse last Wednesday evening was a decided success. A basket of fruit was won by Harry Kissinger and a box of cigars for the largest man was won by Harry Kissinger.
It was a very happy gathering of children and grandchildren, who came with well-filled baskets to spend Thanksgiving with J.H. Leighty. All the children were present, except one son, Will, who is in Buffalo, N.Y. One of the pleasant happenings of the day was receiving the announcement of the birth of Aleta Maxine Jones, the day before, great-granddaughter of the host.
Hoge: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Greundel of Tonganoxie moved on the Clarence Hitzelman place Friday.
Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. John Martin announce the birth of a son Nov. 24, to whom they have given the name of Raymond Howard.
Pleasant Prairie: The Duncanson and Hedderman young folks attended the box supper at Edminster on Wednesday night.
100 years ago: Dec. 11, 1902
The ladies of the Reno church have been very busy the past week, preparing for their fair next Saturday afternoon and evening. They will serve at supper at six o'clock and oysters later in the evening.
Carrie Nation is back home again in the Topeka jail.
Basehor: The frame of the new schoolhouse is up, but the workmen are being handicapped by the weather. The building will be two stories high. An effort will be made to establish a joint school district.
A.D. Hamilton purchased a carryall that seats nine persons, and is using it for hauling passengers to and from trains.
What is better for a Christmas gift than a ticket in the public library which gives the privilege of reading 450 books and more than 15 of the best magazines? Tickets cost 50 cents for six months or $1 per year.
Mrs. Birdie Sprague Waggoner will recite at the Rebekah entertainment the evening of Dec. 12.