Archive for Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Remember when: A community review

February 20, 2002

10 years ago: Feb. 26, 1992
Deaths: Dewey Lincoln Bleam, 93, Tonganoxie, passed away Feb. 23; Kenneth E. Seufert, 79, Gladstone, died Feb. 18, 1992.
McLouth grocery changes hands after 40 years: (Picture) Price Cutter Foods in McLouth has been owned and operated by Phil and Enius Bear for the past 46 years. By March 1, 1992, it will become R. and M. Grocery. The new owners are Ruth Palmer and Mary Stean of Tonganoxie. Sisters, Ruth and Mary are also cousins of Tonganoxie grocer, Matt Bichelmeyer.
Births: Bailey Anne Bennett, along with her parents, David and Sherri, welcome home her new sister, Sydney Jan, born Feb. 17, 1992; David, Donna and Elizabeth Higbee announce the new addition to their family, Benjamin Hart, born Feb. 14, 1992; Gery and Debbie Tanking announce the birth of their daughter Jourdan Nichole, on Feb. 24, 1992. A son was born to Chris and Joan Beach Feb. 9. The new baby has been named Bryan Christopher.
(Picture) The McLouth music department is proud of two students who recently scored well in district and state competition. Megan Chalfant was awarded a 2 at district and Allyson Walters scored a 1. Allyson went on to state competition Saturday and came home with a 1 from state.
Springdale: Brian and Linda Schwinn entertained with a 4th birthday party for Christopher on Sunday afternoon at Wood Moor Court Club House.

25 years ago: Feb. 23, 1977
(Picture) Mrs. Violet Somers celebrated her birthday Feb. 8 with an open house.
The new Leavenworth County Bookmobile made its first stop in Tonganoxie Monday to show Mrs. Winifred Turner, Tonganoxie librarian, what it has to offer.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Holman, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son, Richard Joseph, Feb. 20, 1977.
The children of Mary and Hubert Kimberlin will honor their parents with an open house in celebration of their 40th wedding anniversary March 6 at their home in rural McLouth.
Mr. and Mrs. Guilford Ridgway of McLouth will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 27, at their home with an open house.
McLouth News: About 150 friends and relatives called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leland McPherson to help them celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 13, 1977.
McLouth New: John Woolfolk received word of the death of his sister Feb. 12, Dora Taylor, 90, Wichita.
McLouth News: Mrs. Clarence Kell honored her husband Clarence on his 89th birthday with a supper Saturday evening.

50 years ago: March 6, 1952
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Brown are the parents of a daughter, Cheryl Ann, born Feb. 27.
Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Anderson have moved into the residence which was formerly the pool hall.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Peterson, Kansas City, Kan., announce the birth of a son John Michael on Feb. 23, 1952. Mrs. Peterson is the former Bonnie Hummelgaard.
The Weekly News Reel: Amos Barton has purchased some lots in Elm Park from Carl Oakson, east of his residence, and will start a fourth new house there Monday. The first three homes are nearing completion.
An Item in the Lawrence Journal-World says Mrs. Christine Jarbalo of Eudora was hospitalized after running a sewing machine needle in her finger. Apparently our Leavenworth Co. village of that name has no monopoly on the designation.
Edward C. Lenahan, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lenahan recently reported for duty with Composite Squadron 61, based at San Diego, Calif. The squadron's primary duty is to provide the Pacific Fleet with necessary photographic reconnaissance.
Jack Emerson reports that Tonganoxie traffic at Phoenix is increasing. Some time ago Mr. and Mrs. Foster Laming stopped on their way to California. Then Bob Elliott and bride stopped by on their honeymoon.

75 years ago: Feb. 17, 1927
Deaths: Joe Wickey and Gus Wolfe, two well-known farmers of this community met death in an accident at a grade (railroad) crossing near the Bismark school, two miles east of Lawrence. (They were riding in Ollie Babcock's car, and all failed to see the oncoming train.)
Frank Coleman Jr., 25, and George Coleman, 20, brothers and students at the University of Kansas, were killed last Monday when their motor car was struck by an eastbound Rock Island passenger train at a grade crossing two miles north of Lawrence. The young men were the sons of Frank W. Coleman, postmaster at Oskaloosa.
Friendship Valley: Walter Jones is riding around in a new Ford Sedan.
Pleasant Valley: Marie Wickey started in school again Monday Feb. 14, having been absent for three months on account of illness.
Glen Meek, who is traveling for Swift and Co., was in Tonganoxie Sunday. Mr. Meek has not found a suitable location. Mrs. Meek and children will remain here with her parents Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Young, until school is out.
Mound: Glen Davidson is moving to the Williams farm this week.
A chicken thief was raiding hen houses in Tonganoxie again last week, and on Thursday night secured about 80 hens at two homes here in town. Of the 80 barred rock hens belonging to Mrs. James McNamee, only 20 were left, the thief getting away with 60 of them. (The thief also took about 20 chickens from J.D. Hamil's.)

100 years ago: Feb. 27, 1902
Hoge: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Erwine on Feb. 22, a daughter.
Dr. Coe reports a boy at Frank McRill's and a girl at Herb Hubbard's.
John Evans has had a lunch wagon built for feeding the hungry multitude at public sales.
W. Laming Sr. has sent the Mirror from Spaulding, England, a catalogue of Shire horses owned by King Edward, which were sold Feb. 4, at public sale. There were about 50 head put up, and the King got from 500 pounds ($2,500) down.
Amos McRill died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John McKone, near Reno, Sunday, Feb. 23, after a lingering illness of nearly four years from the effects of a stroke of paralysis. The funeral was held at the home of his daughter and the remains were interred in the Reno Cemetery.
Mr. Kissinger, of the Elmwood neighborhood, dropped in and subscribed for the Mirror, Tuesday.
Frank Smith, who recently sold his farm west of here, has purchased the Bell farm near Fairmount for $8,000. The farm contains 160 acres.
Frank Zoellner shipped out his last car load of sorghum Saturday. Sorghum is down in price at present.

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