Archive for Wednesday, February 13, 2002

Remember when: a community review

February 13, 2002

10 years ago: Feb. 19, 1992

Over the next several weeks, Granny's Hilltop will become T's Hilltop. Wilma and Bill Plake, owners for the past eight years, are hanging out the "gone fishin'" sign. Tim and Teresa Stark, Winchester, are the new owners.

Feb. 24 marks the first anniversary of the new Tonganoxie Library and what a great year it has been.

Death: Kenneth R. Stauch Sr., 75, Kansas City, Kan., died Feb. 10, 1992.

Christopher P. Seufert, Tonganoxie, has been awarded a full tuition presidential scholarship to attend Benedictine College in Atchison.

He was among 51 other top high school seniors who participated in the college's annual presidential scholarship competition held on campus Jan. 24-26.

Local Leprechauns Pat Black and Carolyn Hernandez filled the display case at Tonganoxie Public Library. Other contributors to the St. Patrick's Day theme were John Lenahan, Mary Waterman and Helen Schilling.

25 years ago: Feb. 16, 1977

Todd Coulter, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Coulter, Tonganoxie, caught a 25-lb. barracuda, which he entered in the junior division of the Metropolitan South Florida Fishing Tournament. He fished off of Miami Beach and will be awarded a citation.

Deaths: Mrs. C.V. Newman, formerly of the Reno Township community, died Feb. 6, 1977, in Sun City, Ariz.; Mrs. Gertrude A. Waters, 74, Tonganoxie, died Feb. 12, 1977; Glenn Kramer, 70, McLouth, died Feb. 3, 1977; Mrs. Mabel F. Nieder, 73, Lawrence, died Saturday; Charles Edward Hitzeman, 84, Tonganoxie, died on Feb. 14, 1977.

Mrs. Violet Somers celebrated her 90th birthday, Feb. 8 at her home with an open house.

Miss Marilyn Kay Parsons, Lansing, spent Saturday with her parents in observance of their 40th wedding anniversary.

Marilyn Kay is a talented cake decorator and made a cake with a cluster of flowers for them. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Parsons have been residents of the Walnut community for 26 years.

Editorial comments by Walt Neibarger: Look at all these fat people wobbling around. We're eating too much. Take toast and coffee for breakfast, a small sandwich at noon and one meal a day except Sunday. We've got to start changing our ways.

50 years ago: Feb. 28, 1952

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75 years ago: Feb. 10, 1927

It was a sad occasion Sunday afternoon at the Friend's Church, Tonganoxie, when the last rites were observed for Mrs. Margaret Mary Sturgis, 20, who died Thursday in Bethany Hospital where she had been a few days.

A young son, born at the hospital survives. Margaret Mary Freeman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Freeman, was born at Tonganoxie on Nov. 27, 1906.

George W. Phenicie, 77, died at his home in Lawrence Friday morning. He was a Civil War veteran and the last of the pioneer family which came to Kansas after the Civil War.

This issue of the Tonganoxie Mirror was almost entirely composed on our new model 14 linotype, which was installed in our office last weekend by a representative from the Merganthaler Linotype Co., New York.

Mrs. Joe Ratliff entertained her mother, Mrs. Matilda Ratliff, with a birthday dinner last Saturday in honor of her 95th birthday.

Mont Finnell, 43, died Monday at his home in Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Finnell formerly lived on a farm near Reno.

Emil Freienmuth has returned to KU after a semester's absence. Freienmuth is employed as an assistant bacteriologist in the state water and sewage laboratory and works afternoons. He attends classes in the morning. He will receive his degree in June 1928.

100 years ago: Feb. 20, 1902

Hoge: There will be an entertainment and shadow social at the stone school house Saturday evening, Feb. 22.

Hoge: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Leak buried their little son last week in Greenwood Cemetery.

Measles are an epidemic now. It is invading most of the homes in town.

Wanted: 200 agents with team and wagon to sell medicine. Dr. Oyster, Paola, Kan.

William Arnold is training a recently captured hawk, hoping to having it stuffed later.

Saturday evening the glass blowers quit blowing in the glass and Tonganoxie people quit blowing in the dimes.

Mr. and Mrs. Hervy Griffith were highly pleased by the arrival of a baby girl Monday evening, Feb. 17.

Those who are looking for jewelry bargains must hurry because Thistlethwaite's auction closes this coming Saturday night.

The undertaker of McLouth has sold 40 caskets since September.

Joseph Hawkins, 36, Tonganoxie, died last Saturday after an illness of several weeks of pneumonia.

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