Archive for Wednesday, March 6, 2002

Remember When: a community review 3-6-2002

March 6, 2002

10 years ago: March 11, 2002

Police department holds open house. The Tonganoxie police force can be proud of making something old new again. Once the Tonganoxie Library moved in February 1991 to a new library, the police department which had been next door and bursting at the seams requested the city let them relocate to the much-needed space Pictured were Larry Smith, Mike Vestal, Karen Daniels and Larry Hunsaker.

Births: Neal and Mary Reed of Valencia, Calif., announce the birth of a son, Ryan James, on Feb. 26, 1992; Bob and Lana DeHoff announce the birth of a son, Mitchell Robert, on Feb. 25, 1992; Brent and Melissa Kohman, Lenexa, announce the birth of a daughter, Katherine Mary on Feb. 14, 1992.

Deaths: Memorial services for Ethan Cord Jones, five days old, were March 7, 1992; Joseph H. Wickey, 47, Kansas City, Mo., died March 2, 1992.

Jarbalo Jottings: Phil and Betty Clark have been attending Weather Spotters Training.

Going, going, gone! Auction season has begun. Pictured is Bud Showalter, auctioneer, at an area auction Saturday, where more than 468 registered bidders attended.

25 years ago: March 9, 1977

(Picture) The Tonganoxie La Sertoma Club presented their annual International Youth Service award Feb. 10 to Barbara Kramer for her outstanding work with the youth of the community.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Earl J. Vaughan, Leavenworth, announce the birth of a daughter, Susan Leigh, on March 8, 1977; Mr. and Mrs. Tom McNulty announce the birth of a son on Feb. 14, 1977, named Michael Conan; Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sorensen, Bonner Springs, announce the birth of a daughter, Amy Renee, on Feb. 25, 1977.

McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Willits, Lawrence, announce the birth of a son, Shannon Russel, on Feb. 28.

Bertha McGraw will celebrate her 90th birthday on March 28.

Edna Marshall and Elsie Babcock attended the 40th wedding anniversary for Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hummelgaard last Saturday near Linwood.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Emery celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary last week by entertaining the original wedding party at Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo.

50 years ago: March 20, 1952

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pettengill announce the birth of a son, John Edwin, March 13, 1952; Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Gardner, Paradise, Calif., announce the birth of a son, Randall Kit, on March 14, 1952.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben J. Leavitt, San Diego, are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Leavitt and family, and other relatives. Ben is a yeoman in the Navy and has been transferred from San Diego to Omaha, Neb.

Here's something for youngsters to match two golden weddings here at about the same time. Mrs. Morey's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Hackbarth, who live in the small new house on the old Fair corner at Second and Delaware streets, and Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Freeman, northwest of Tonganoxie.

The Tonganoxie State Bank has operated 63 years on the same corner in the same building. It was started in March 1889. Next month The Mirror finishes off 70 years under the same name, but has moved around some. Zoellner's store ranks next.

Presidential candidates in 1952 are not the only ones running good. Pat Gallagher passed his 92nd birthday March 19, and George Ellis right behind at 91. Mr. Ellis had a birthday dinner in Kansas City Sunday with 91 candles on the cake. That's a lot of candles.

75 years ago: March 3, 1927

Mary Borst, 71, mother of Mrs. L.F. Young, died Feb. 27 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. Roberts, Fort Madison, Iowa.

Mound: John Conrad purchased a fine pair of mules from M. Shrimplin one day this week.

Honey Valley: The following pupils received perfect attendance certificates for the past month: Florence Foley, Charles Baldwin, Geraldine Cox, Sylvia Farris, Gordon Harman, Howard Hanson, Bennie Bateson, Genevieve Harman and Elsie Farris.

Friendship Valley: Floyd Mills has been building a new porch on the north side of his house.

Pleasant Prairie: Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Cox of 521 S. Emporia St., announce the birth of a daughter on Feb. 17, to whom they have given the name of Vilma Dorine. Mrs. Cox was formerly Miss Estella Ratliff.

Mr. and Mrs. John Papenhausen announce the arrival of a baby girl to whom they have given the name Barbara Lee.

Game Warden Almost Arrested Sam Haas Over Old Time Item: The Mirror "Old Time Stuff" column is proving to be quite a factor in the young life of Sam Haas, who has a milk route south of Tonganoxie for the Franklin Ice Cream Co. Some time ago, an item appeared in this department under a 1917 dateline, saying that Sam with his dog had captured an unusually large number of possums. (A game warden from Topeka came to ask Mr. Haas about this, and he finally convinced him it happened 10 years ago.) After relating another such experience regarding a 1917 item, the article concluded with "Thus, it appears that in the interest of the Mirror's growing family of readers, it becomes necessary to serve notice that our 'Old Time Stuff' is not news it's history. Station M-I-R-R-O-R signing off. Good night."

100 years ago: March 13, 1902

The funeral of Mrs. Alex Kishman took place last Friday afternoon.

Neely: Lou Mulkey was in Missouri three or four days this week visiting with his brother, who had been bitten by a mad dog.

Death at Boling: Mrs. Henry Snell died Sunday morning at half past three o'clock of heart failure at her home near Boling. She was the mother of Mrs. N.M. Grist of Tonganoxie.

The one-week-old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Edminster died Sunday and the funeral took place Monday.

Ashley A. Moody, an esteemed citizen of this community for many years, died suddenly at Wyandotte last Thursday evening at seven o'clock, in the house he had moved into from town a few weeks before. He had been sick with a cold which developed in pneumonia, and the day of his death the doctor said he was getting along nicely. He was conscious to the last, and only a few minutes before heart failure took him he called for some peppermint.

Neely: Arthur Wiley was a visitor at this place last Sunday. He seems to have some attraction that brings him so often to this neighborhood.

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