Archive for Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Remember when: a community review

December 11, 2002

10 years ago: Dec. 16, 1992

A fire completely destroyed the two-story house of the Steve Lynch family Wednesday, Dec. 9. Estimates of damage incurred exceed $35,000. (Picture)

(Picture) Katherine Towell, a member of the United Methodist Church, accepts donations for the Salvation Army in front of the Tonganoxie Post Office Saturday morning.

Glen L. and Lois G. Lee will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 21, 1992. The reception will be hosted by their three children Sunday, Dec. 20, 1992, at the Basehor United Methodist Church Educational Building.

Deaths: Edith Belle McConahey, 93, Tonganoxie, died Dec. 11; Raymond L. Bundy, 61, Tonganoxie, died Dec. 14; Edith L. Williams, 100, Fairmount, died Dec. 4; Irene A. Abromovitz, 79, rural Tonganoxie, died Dec. 9; Ona M. Himpel, 69, Tonganoxie, died Dec. 10, 1992; Jessica L. Quarles, 97, passed away Dec. 32, 1992 in Kansas City, Mo.

Picture: Sharon Stratton's students played Christmas carols at Shoemaker Auction Barn after the Mayor's Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.

Jarbalo Jottings: We extend sympathies to the Zule families in the area for the recent loss of their loved one, Vivian Zule.

25 years ago: Dec. 14, 1977

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Terry Peters of Tonganoxie announce the birth of a daughter, Cynthia Louise, Dec. 9, 1977.

Death: Robert Calvin Frary, Tonganoxie, passed away Dec. 11, 1977, at the age of 53 years.

Lee Anne Mark, a Tonganoxie High School student, was chosen at District 1 Kansas Music Educators Association choral festival for State Choir.

Linwood News: Lulu Coulter was hostess of a birthday party with a gift exchange and dessert Dec. 3, honoring Mary Ann Williams, Lawrence, and Rita Silvers, Eudora.

Mr. and Mrs. Hervey Quisenberry were guests at the christening of the tanker, the Brooks Range, in New Orleans, La., at the Avondale Shipyards. The Quisenberrys were the guests of Mrs. Quisenberry's brother, Charles E. Spahr, chairman of the board of Standard Oil of Ohio in Cleveland.

50 years ago: Dec. 25, 1952

Births: Born to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kahn, Tonganoxie, a son, Dec. 24; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ammel announce the birth of their son Dec. 23. They have named him Wayne Lee.

If you see kids rushing home from school, a local mother says, it's not the cookies she bakes or being good before Christmas. It's that "Howdy-Doody" that does it.

Basehor: Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Asher were in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday. Mrs. Asher is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Petherbridge.

Sammy, age 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lee Redding, is all stuck up. He has a Christmas card from Hop-A-Long Cassidy. About two years ago, his aunt, Beth Allen wrote a letter about Sammy to Cassidy, and gosh-gee here came that Christmas card.

Sgt. John Lyman McCaffrey, with the air corps at Miami, Fla., is spending a 15-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roach McCaffrey and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stiglmire, Leavenworth, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, Dec. 18, with open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Joseph of the Valley Church Hall.

The government's main troubles appear to be too much overhead and too much underhand. X.

Stranger Valley Echoes: Christmas is like a flower that grew out of the good in humanity, reassures us each year the good outweighs the bad, that right endures, and that God is present in spirit and truth.

75 years ago: Dec. 8, 1927

Kenneth, 18-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Allison of Jarbalo, died in a hospital in Kansas City, Mo., Monday afternoon, after a short illness which was caused by a piece of toy fire engine becoming lodged in his bronchial tubes.

Dr. and Mrs. R. L. Hamilton are the proud parents of a boy, born Dec. 2.

Several new Ford cars have gone through Tonganoxie the past week. Last Thursday evening the first new model "A" went through, and was followed to Lawrence by Glen Botts of the local Wells garage. He had some trouble keeping up, we hear.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hipsher announce the arrival of a nine-pound boy at their home.

Personals: The south end of town has grown so rough that Freddie Kidd had to escort Mary Whitaker home after school every night last week.

Pleasant Prairie: The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Shields passed away Dec. 1. Mrs. Shields was formerly Miss Opal Carr.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Freeman received word Wednesday from Mr. and Mrs. Edward Freeman of Herington, Kan., announcing the birth of a new son, born Wednesday morning.

W. H. Moses: "Did this paper order this ice and snow? (Speaking to the Mirror.) Well, if you did, just cancel the order. Newspapers are blamed for everything, so I guess you just as well be responsible for this weather."

A pertinent thought from the Ashland Clipper: "Did you ever stop to think that the Clipper is the only newspaper in the whole wide world that cares a darn about Ashland?" What a powerful sermon in just four lines.

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