A community review
10 years ago: March 4, 1992
Mindy Bonderer was chosen by Missouri Western College in St. Joseph, Mo., to receive a four-year scholarship to play volleyball for Missouri Western.
Maurice J. Jackson, 75, Springfield, Mo., died Feb. 25, 1992, in Orlando, Fla. Mrs. Jackson was born in Tonganoxie and lived in Kansas City before moving to Springfield in 1960; Helen Bundy, 86, Tonganoxie, passed away March 3, 1992.
Jarbalo Jottings: On Sunday, a former resident of this area and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson "Dink" Walker, visited Frances and Bud Dougherty and other friends in the area. Dink attended Jarbalo High School in the '30s.
25 years ago: March 2, 1977
Debbie Tice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merald Tice and a Tonganoxie High School senior, placed second in the essay writing contest for the citizenship pilgrimage.
Deaths: Charles Anson Ritter, age 63, passed away Feb. 23, 1977; services for Mrs. Beatrice Marcella Ragan, 58, Oskaloosa, who died Thursday, were held Monday in Perry.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene H. Poggemeyer will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on Sunday, March 13.
50 years ago: March 13, 1952
Deaths: Leonard Byron Jameson, 48, died Sunday morning; Mrs. Elizabeth Lohman, 78, died Thursday evening. Mrs. Lohman was born in Germany on Oct. 4, 1973 and came to America with her parents when she was nine years old.
Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Freeman will observe their golden wedding anniversary on March 25.
Frank Sharp, Oskaloosa barber, found Monday the dullest day in his 65 years of barbering. Nary a customer.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Brune of Leavenworth observed their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 26 with a family dinner at the home of their granddaughter, Mrs. Ingerson and family.
Herbert Smith, who works for the Santa Fe in Kansas City, is home with chicken pox this week.
75 years ago: Feb. 24, 1927
Robert Watson died at his home near Ackerland on Feb. 16 at 3 o'clock, at the age of 68 years.
Billie, the small son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Stephenson, who became ill last Friday evening, was taken to Lawrence where he was examined by Dr. Sisson and it was found an acute case of tonsillitis had developed.
Bootlegger Escaped From Tonganoxie Jail: Apprehended on highway with 25 gallons of liquor by Deputy Sheriff Guy Sharp. The bootlegger found a wrench, unbolted the jail door and made his getaway. He was from Wichita and was on his way back from Kansas City. He was caught in Lawrence.
Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Cox of Wichita announce the birth of a daughter on Feb. 17. Mrs. Cox was formerly Miss Estella Ratliff.
Stranger: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kissinger have a brand new touring car.
100 years ago: March 6, 1902
Basehor: Geo. Hoch wears a broad smile. It's an 8-pound boy.
Jarbalo: Mrs. Hannah Bell has purchased the 160-acre farm of William Skaggs just east of town for $7,200.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Pearson are the parents of a boy who arrived last Thursday.
You can buy a first-class drop-head sewing machine for $15 at Zoellner's.
Allen, the 2-year-old son of Nelson Quisenberry, one of the rural carriers, died at 8 o'clock last night, of fever following an attack of measles, at the home of Mrs. Huffman, two miles northwest of town.
T.C. Brockett took possession of the Al Hallenbeck place southeast of town the middle of last week. Al Hallenbeck has moved to the Torneden farm in Reno township.