Archive for Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Remember when: a community preview

January 30, 2002

10 years ago: Feb. 5, 1992

Lisa Fatzer has been promoted from staff reporter to editor of the St. John News, a weekly newspaper in St. John, Kan. Lisa is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Phil Stevens of Tonganoxie.

George and Colleen Anton, along with daughter-in-law, Patty Anton, have opened a card shop and photo processing center in New Town Square in Tonganoxie.

Deaths: Floyd Eugene Smith, 57, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 30, 1992; Harley J. Kunkler, 72, Tonganoxie, died Feb. 3, 1992; Eudora A. Winkelman, 79, Linwood, died Jan. 30, 1992 and Marko Djiko, 79, died Jan. 31, 1992.

Irma and Herbert Smith have returned home from their month's annual trip west to Las Vegas and surrounding areas.

Birth: Randy and Tracey Mills are proud to announce the birth of their son, Sheldon Gregory Mills, Jan. 27, 1992.

Tonganoxie's cookie lady, Helen Eiserman, bakes more than 5,000 cookies annually to give away to Kansas Highway Patrol officers and dispatchers. This was the first time in 17 years she did not get the cookies baked in time for Christmas, because of long hours at her regular job.

25 years ago: Feb. 2, 1977

Mildred McMillon returned from her trip to the 1977 inauguration of President Carter in Washington, D.C., and reports a most exciting time in the capitol city.

Death: Mrs. Willie Davis Bey, 70, Bonner Springs, died Jan. 28, 1977.

Births: Larry and Patty Flick of Westminster, Colo., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Adam John, Jan. 10, 1977. Mr. and Mrs. Loren Whitsell of Oskaloosa announce the birth of a son, Bryon Harvey, Jan. 24. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Purdy of McLouth announce the birth of a son Jan. 22.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Noel Burkitt who are the proud parents of a baby girl, Heather Noell, born Jan. 25 in Leavenworth. Mr. Burkitt is in the Navy.

Mrs. Violet Somers will celebrate her 90th birthday next Tuesday, Feb. 8.

Mrs. Helen Zoellner attended the funeral services of her brother, Mr. John K. Peck, at Arkansas City, Kan., last Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Lewellen brought their son, John Robert "Robbie" Jr. home from Lawrence Memorial Hospital Saturday. Robbie was born prematurely Dec. 15, 1976.

Philip Stevens, son of Dr. and Mrs. Philip L. Stevens, will be at St. Luke's Hospital for a month's training in radiology. Philip will receive his degree in June.

50 years ago: Feb. 14, 1952

The body of Pfc. Alvin F. Werbe, 17, was found in Korea. He was reported missing in Korea. His mother, Mrs. C.E. Clark, received word Saturday, Feb. 9 from the war department that his body had been found near Chongkyong, Korea. He was identified by a small bible containing his name, address and his mother's name.

Quick action by William Walden Sunday saved the life of his 2-year-old nephew, Charles Rickel, when he accidentally fell into a cistern.

Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Dobbs will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 17 with an open house at their home in McLouth.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Clinkenbeard are the parents of a daughter born Feb. 11, 1952.

Mrs. Ramsaye wishes to thank her many friends for the gifts, flowers and cards she received on her 91st birthday.

Mike Seymour announced that he is beginning construction of a new Standard Service Station south of his home at the 24-40 junction.

75 years ago: Jan. 27, 1927

J.J. Maranville, 76, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.P. Fincher, Tonganoxie, early Monday morning, following a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Maranville had lived in this vicinity for 55 years, coming here in 1875 from his native state of New York.

The Tonganoxie chapter of the Red Cross met at the city hall Monday afternoon and voted to disband because of the lack of interest due to the over-organization character of the town.

Mrs. Will Cronemeyer received a message from San Diego, Calif., Sunday, telling of the death of her mother, Mrs. L.A. Pettit on Jan. 23.

Skating has been splendid on the Scott Lake, northeast of town. Skating parties and coasting down Cox's hill west of Tonganoxie have been numerous.

Hawk Hollow: Lawrence Hummelgaard has moved to the old Bob Southard farm.

Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. Mason Trackwell, Leavenworth, announce the birth of a daughter, Gladys Mae, Jan. 19.

Friendship Valley: Mrs. Robt. Mills received announcement of the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. George Schultz of Puyallup, Wash. Mrs. Schultz was formerly Miss Faye McKeehen. Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Freeman received word of the birth of a son to their daughter, Mrs. Sturgis, Jan. 23. Mrs. Sturgis was formerly Miss Margaret Freeman.

William B. White, 81, Basehor, died Friday at his home. Mr. White was a retired merchant and a soldier in the Civil War.

Stanwood: Mr. and Mrs. John Black of the Lawrence area are rejoicing over the arrival of their baby boy at their home. Mrs. James Ellis, mother of Mrs. Black, is caring for her and her new grandson.

100 years ago: Feb. 6, 1902

In spite of the cold weather the many friends and relatives, with full baskets of food, gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Hammond last Tuesday to celebrate their 26th anniversary. They were presented with a set of dishes, a rocking chair and a pair of lace curtains.

One of the violins used in the fiddlers contest in Lawrence last week was made in 1645.

Fairmount: a boy shot a Belgian hare Saturday.

Last Friday Jos. Cheatwood was wired from Kansas City that his daughter, Mrs. Belle Rice, Fairmount, was dying.

Hoge: T.G. Farquhar has sold his place to Will Hitzelman. The 40 acres sold for $1,600.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Hilner became the parents of an 8-pound boy Friday evening.

Chas. Eibes, 69, died at St. Margaret's Hospital, Kansas City, Kan., of Brights disease and erysipelas, an inflammatory disease of the skin caused by the strep germ.

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