Remember when: a community review
10 years ago: Jan. 8, 1992
(Picture) The winner of the Tonganoxie Mirror's baby contest for 1992 is Ashlee Renae McClelland of McLouth. Ashlee's parents are Debra and Chris McClelland who welcomed her into the world on Jan. 2, 1991, at 3:16 a.m.
Mrs. Prudence Meek celebrated her 94th birthday on Jan. 4th in Roseburg, Ore.
Births: Erin Jo, Megan and Kelly Dee Holton announce the arrival of their brother, Daniel Francis, born Dec. 17, 1991; Larry and Betty Wilson announce the birth of their son, Stephen Ray, on Dec. 25th, 1991.
Deaths: Ralph J. Wacker, 81, Leavenworth, died Jan. 1, 1992; John K. Macleod, 72, Kansas City, Kansas, died Dec. 27; Margaret Delores Fulhage, 57, Tonganoxie, passed away Dec. 30, 1991; Edna I. Verhage, 81, Tonganoxie passed away Dec. 31, 1991; Joseph W. Hurla, 80, Kansas City, Kan., died Jan. 2, 992; Allan A. Coffman, 75, Tonganoxie, passed away Jan. 5, 1992.
Frank and Trish Gilgin and their daughter, Sara, were in Rome for a week. They attended mass New Year's morning at St. Peter's Basilica and heard Pope John Paul II. They also visited the ruins in Pompei, went to Naples and enjoyed the bay view, which is magnificent. This was a TWA Get-away Tour.
25 years ago: Jan. 5, 1977
Mabel Stephenson received word Monday morning of the death of her sister, Mrs. Neil McKenzie, of Downie, Calif. Mrs. McKenzie was formerly Nell Casebier of Tonganoxie.
Death: Warren H. Swain, age 88, Tonganoxie, passed away Jan. 2, 1977; Carl P. Pelch, 83 Basehor, passed away Saturday. Mr. Pelch was born in Poland and came to the U.S. as a young man.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Forshee of McLouth announce the birth of a son, Christopher Gene, on December 30, 1976.
Mrs. Bessie Carlson will be 91 years young on Jan. 19, 1977. Let's send her a card on her special day.
(Picture) Michelle Gilmore is a little lady with a big job after the five-inch snow on Tuesday, Michelle shoveled the snow from the sidewalk in front of her father's store, "Jim's Auto Parts," here in Tonganoxie.
Mr. William Theno Sr. celebrated his 70th birthday when family and friends came to observe it with him.
Five generations on both sides, enjoyed a Christmas dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Verhage of Tonganoxie.
Basehor News: Mr. and Mrs. Max Scheller returned Sunday after spending a week at Mission, Texas.
50 years ago: Jan. 17, 1952
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Williams are the parents of a son, born Jan. 16, 1992; Mr. and Mrs. Asa Kesinger Linwood, are the parents of a son born Jan. 16, 1992; Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Parsons of Tonganoxie are the parents of a son, born Jan. 12, 1992. He has been given the name William David.
Deaths: Word has been received here today of the death of Father McNamara, former pastor of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church here; Oscar Brown, 62, died Christmas Day in San Clemente, California; William Fidler, 85 died Friday in Bonner Springs.
Sale of the milk plant at Tonganoxie by the Franklin Ice Cream Co., a subsidiary of National Dairy Products Co., to the Milk Producers Marketing Co. of Kansas City, Kansas, was confirmed last week by filing of a transfer with the register of deeds office in Leavenworth.
Mrs. Anna Bell received a telegram last Wednesday notifying her of the death of Mrs. Margaret Russell in Kansas City, Mo.
Mrs. Russell was an old-time resident here and will be remembered by old-timers as Margaret Stone, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stone.
Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. Leo Heintzelman last week received a letter from their son and daughter-in-law, Capt. and Mrs. Vincent Heintzelman, stating they and their child are now at Fort Lee, Va., where he was sent after being promoted to the rank of captain.
75 years ago: Dec. 30, 1926
Mr. and Mrs. Walt Neibarger and children attended a family Christmas gathering at Valley Falls Saturday and Sunday. Some culprit stole a spare tire off the Mirror gadabout while there.
In a few weeks the Mirror will experience what to all print shops is an occasion in importance almost to the degree that the Declaration of Independence is to the old U.S., namely, the installation of a new linotype.
This wonderful machine, a Model 14, is the last word in typesetting machines for country printing offices. It will set seven different faces of type, all from one machine, with quick shifts from one to the other. Setting type by hand in this print shop will be practically a thing of the past.
Eagle District: Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Kendell of Leavenworth announce the birth of a daughter Friday, Dec. 24. They have given her the name Wilma Jane. Mrs. Kendell was formerly Opal Somers.
Two ads listed the following business institutions of Tonganoxie who were wishing Tonganoxie a Happy New Year and Best Wishes For 1927: Robert Rawlings, Produce; J.J. Bartlett's Grocery Store, First National Bank, Meritt Produce Co.; Spencer's Garage; McAlexander's Cash Grocery; J.M. Casey; The Fair Mill & Elevator Co., O1K. Battery Co., McNerney & Koch; C.E. Mansell, Poultry and Feed; Ern Skaggs; King's Variety Store; F. J. Henry & Son; Davis Coffee Shop; S.T. Jones; A. J. Taylor, Shoe Store; The Zellner Mercantile Co, The Suburban Telephone Co., H. Sorenson's Dairy; Corner Grocery; J. C. Laming & Son; ToBuren Bakery; H.J. Greene; Royal Theatre; Rumsey Brothers; Jeanquart & Son's Garage; West End Hamburger Inn; Rawling's Feed Store; Hoskins' Meat Market; Conley's Barber Shop; D.J. Dessery and Roy H. Johnson
100 years ago: Jan. 9, 1902
Miss Katherine Meincke, a popular young society girl of Leavenworth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Meincke, died at noon Monday, of paralysis brought on by a severe cold. She was 19 years of age.
The Union Pacific freight tried to pull 38 empty coal cars Tuesday, and made a record between Lawrence and Leavenworth of five miles an hour.
Born Tuesday night, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cline, a girl. The Clines moved here from Tonganoxie about three weeks ago, and occupy the Gill house. Bonner Chieftain.
Deaths: Clifford, 11-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mark, died last Friday; Mrs. Dodge, mother of Mrs. J.A. Barber and Mrs. S. A. Jameson, died at the home of the latter at 7:10 Saturday evening, after suffering from paralysis for two years; Old Settler of Reno Dies Mrs. Margaret McInerney, age 67, died at 12:05 o'clock Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Dodge in Leavenworth. Mrs. McInerney had lived in Leavenworth County for 30 years. For the past 25 years she has resided in Reno Township.