Archive for Wednesday, January 23, 2002

Remember When: a community review

January 23, 2002

10 years ago: January 29, 1992

For the first time in nine years, the 1992 Queen, Mindy Bonderer, is from Tonganoxie. It was quite exciting as the second runner-up, Becky Albert, Jefferson West High School, was announced, then the first runner-up, Suzi Goble, Bonner Springs High School, and the crowd anticipated the title Queen of the 1992 Tonganoxie Invitational Basketball Tournament would go to the home town candidate, Mindy Bonderer. The roar was deafening as Miss Bonderer was cheered by the crowd.

It is an exciting time for the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society. All 24 of the desks arrived for the Honey Valley schoolhouse at the museum site. They were brought there by Don Lewis from Filley, Mo. It's a little place, but Lewis has several buildings filled with antiques of all varieties, many of which are desks.

Happy birthday to Bert P. Bean. He turned 79 Monday. Bean was a janitor for the Mirror.

Deaths: Barbara J. Nicholson, 64, Easton, Kan., died Jan. 21; Harold F. Wiley, 69, Basehor, died Jan. 23; Della M. Smith, 74, Grove, Okla., died Jan. 21.

Birth: Casey and Alison Walters are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, McKenzie Marie, born Dec. 30, 1991.

25 years ago: January 26, 1977

Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Klamm, Basehor, Kan., will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Sunday, Feb. 6, with an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. At their home.

Death: Guy F. Detrick, 66, Edwardsville, Kan., died Jan. 17, 1977.

Editorial comments by Walt Neibarger: "When I think of World War I (which isn't often), I think of a red-haired kid named Ernest Moneypenny. He was my buddy in grade school and the first American killed in France in 1917."

An announcement has been received of the birth of Mark William Schirmer on Jan. 5 to Mr. And Mrs. Donald W. Schirmer of Poway, Calif. Mrs. Schirmer was the former April King of Tonganoxie.

Mr. And Mrs. James Murry of Overland Park are proud to announce the birth of their son, James Patrick, on Jan. 25, 1977.

The yo-yo comes from a Filipino jungle fighting weapon. The word means come-come!

Mrs. Charles Miller received word of the death Sunday of her niece, Judy Thompson, in Albuquerque, N.M. Burial will be in Chickasha, Okla.

Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd Heim, Leavenworth, reviewed a map of the USSR, where they toured last fall. They will present a color slide report at the annual Leavenworth County Conservation District meeting Jan. 31 at the Lansing 4-H building.

50 years ago: February 7, 1952

A senior and loved resident of Tonganoxie has a birthday Friday. She received a large orchid from a niece, Anna Bell, at El Dorado as a remembrance.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Claude Bowman are the parents of a son born Tuesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Theola Eileen, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Holton, was baptized at Sacred Heart Church on Feb. 4 by the Rev. A.J. Budreau.

Deaths: Mrs. Antonetta Schultz, Kansas City, Mo., died Jan. 31; George Allen Rice Sr., 74, died Jan. 25. Mr. Rice was a native of McLouth and had lived in Palo Alto, Calif., for the past 14 years. A.W. Frey, county commissioner, died Wednesday morning. He was 65 and was born in Lansing, the first white child born in Delaware Township. He lived northwest of Leavenworth.

Friendship Valley School, where Mrs. Don Pearson teaches, netted $20 for the March of Dimes with a carnival. Mothers donated food.

75 years ago: January 20, 1927

S.P. Haas, father of Mrs. Walter Denholm has been ill at his home at Lansing for the past couple of weeks with a disease somewhat like yellow jaundice. Haas is a farmer at the state penitentiary.

Mound: Mr. And Mrs. Ralph Peterson announce the birth of a daughter.

The Tonganoxie Mirror: A snappy weekly newspaper in the best town on the map.

Correctiona number of items from the last end of our Old Time Stuff accidentally got mixed with some Town Talk on our first four pages that were run off. Hence, our readers are asked to take these items with mental reservations, as they happened some time ago.

McGinnis: A large number of young people at Hoge are enjoying moonlight coasting on the Medill hill.

Friendship Valley: Gilbert Smith sawed wood Wednesday of last week.

Eagle District: Joe Sample and Sam Holder made a trip down near Wolcott Monday with their wolf hounds. We don't know what success they had getting wolves as they haven't come home yet.

Reno: Ross Phenicie butchered last week.

Stanwood: Lemuel and Stella Wiley, who attend school in Tonganoxie, and Miss Rhoda Wiley, who teaches at Pleasant Prairie School spent the weekend with home folks.

100 years ago: January 30, 1902

StanwoodCalvin Swain received quite a serious injury to one of his eyes one day last week, as the result of coming into contact with a cow's horn.

The Tonganoxie Opera House is being overhauled from beginning to end. The stage is being made larger and the scenery will be the most elaborate that money can buy. Mr. Laming is sparing neither pains nor expense in making this one of the most complete and up-to-date houses in Kansas. The new opera house will be opened Feb. 7 with the beautiful four-act drama entitled "A Noble Outcast." Prices are 15, 25 and 30 cents. Reserve your seats at Tonganoxie State Bank.

Sleighing is the order of the day or, rather, evening.

The Eudora News is the authority for the statement that Senator Harris is trying to buy back his Linwood farm.

Saturday, for the first time, the rural carriers will be paid from Topeka. A bill is before Congress to increase the carriers' pay from $500 to $600 per year.

Charles Eibes, one of the pioneers of Leavenworth County, died of dropsy in St. Margaret's Hospital at Kansas City Tuesday afternoon. He was a native of Germany and settled forty years ago on the farm where he lived in Stranger township. At the time of his death, he was more than the allotted three score years and ten.

F.A. Schenck is experimenting with a herd of Angora goats which he purchased from an Oskaloosa breeder a few weeks ago.

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