Archive for Wednesday, March 20, 2002

Remember when: a community review

March 20, 2002

10 years ago: March 25, 1992

Magnatech Engineering in Tonganoxie is reaching across the Atlantic Ocean to do business with companies in Germany and South Africa. Owner Bill Graveman said the contracts center on building recycling machinery.

The West Haven Baptist Church held its first Sunday services at 10:45 a.m. March 22 in its new building, just off U.S. Highway 24-40.

Gladys Harvey turned 90 on March 24.

George and Ruth Cooper left for Ireland and England on Feb. 28, returning home March 15.

Deaths: Rose Anna Anderson died March 14, 1992; Ruth Elizabeth Williams, Arkansas City, died March 15, 1992; Kenneth H. Thompson, 52, McLouth, died March 24, 1992; Orville R. "Jack" Jackson, 61, Tonganoxie, died March 22, 1992.

Births: Travis and Jill Gratton of Manhattan announce the birth of a son, Tyler James, March 17, 1992; Jeffrey and Nichole Salmon of Tonganoxie announce the birth of their son, Joshua Jeffrey on Feb. 4, 1992.

(Picture) Goos bowls 300 After 15 years and two leagues-a-week bowling, Paul Goos' previous high had been a respectable 267. "I bowled the 300 on March 12, it was my daughter's 12th birthday and we bowled on lanes 11 and 12."

25 years ago: March 23, 1977

Five generations gathered at the home of Mrs. Frank (Lucile) Lenahan to help her celebrate her 92nd birthday. She turned 92 on March 21.

Deaths: Daniel J. Harris, 31, Tonganoxie, died last Monday; John Charles (Jack) Hunzicker, 41, Houston, formerly of Lawrence, was killed in an automobile accident March 11, 1977.

Jesse Courter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Courter, McLouth, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on Feb. 28, 1977.

McLouth: Mr. and Mrs. Mark Batenic of McLouth, announce the birth of a daughter, Laura Katherine on March 5, 1977.

Jarbalo: All three of the Shetland sheep dogs entered by Jody Chenoweth at the Heart of America Kennel Show in Kansas City on Sunday won trophies.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Linn Cooper, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son, Brian Arthur, March 4, 1977; Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Neu of Basehor announce the birth of a son, Jeremiah Lee, March 4, 1977.

Tracey Pittman, honored queen, presided at a special meeting of Jobs Daughters Bethel No. 67 on March 12.

Seniors Rick McPherson and Tom Harman represented the Pioneer League champion Tonganoxie on the All-Pioneer League team. McPherson finished second in scoring in final league statistics with 19.3 points and first in rebounding a t17.4. Harman was 10th in scoring with 10.9 and fifth in rebounding with 11.6.

50 years ago: April 3, 1952

The body of Alvin Werbe, son of Mrs. Charles E. Clark, who was killed in Korea, was shipped home March 13. Mrs. Clark has a letter from General Ridgway stating that Alvin was killed April 25, 1950 near Chongpynog Reservoir, when his entire unit was wiped out.

Deaths: William Latham, a farmer on RR 2, Bonner Springs, 6.5 miles east of Tonganoxie on old highway 40, died Monday at 71 ; Services for Mrs. Harriett Simmons, 50, who formerly was a resident of Tonganoxie, were March 29, 1952 at Flagstaff, Ariz.

Damon Freeman's Tonganoxie taxi service is now equipped with a new Studebaker. It's cheaper to hire Damon and ride around than buy a new one.

Orders were mailed Wednesday for induction April 7. Thomas Sumner Drake Jr., Tonganoxie, was in the list.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Heintzelman have received orders for overseas duty in the Far East.

75 years ago: March 17, 1927

J. Homer Redman died March 11 at his home in Jarbalo at age 62, after an illness caused by a leakage of the heart. He was a member of the local IOOF Lodge for more than 25 years.

Lemuel Evans says his new spring suit is loud, but he wears a muffler.

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Willis Peters, Sunday, March 13. The name Walter W. has been given the infant son.

Miss Grace Schilling took a short vacation from her work at Zellner's store and visited friends in Leavenworth from Saturday until Monday evening.

Fred Papenhausen was very pleasantly surprised Sunday, March 13, when the members of his family came to his home in a group and surprised him on his 71st birthday.

Mrs. J.N. Broadlick left for Gentry, Ark., Tuesday morning, where she will attend the funeral of her nephew, John Weir, who was burned to death Monday when a barn on a farm owned by his father was destroyed by fire. He was to have been married Sunday, March 27, to Miss Eurith Hugg.

Monday evening was rather hilarious here in Tonganoxie, when a packed house greeted the play "The Last Half Day in the District School," put on by the ladies of the Library Association at the Royal Theatre. The place was crowded, and 50 or more went away who could not gain entrance.

100 years ago: March 27, 1902

Someone carrying a tick of straw in our suburbs Tuesday night frightened that fractious white steed which Chas. Nabors rides until both dropped their wad of wits. The rider's hat fell off, the bridle broke and they came through town like a streak of smoke and brought up against the stockyard fence. Chas. went on over the fence and is now astride a Hereford cow.

Mr. and Mrs. W. Laming Jr. are the proud parents of another son.

James McCaffery is having some literature printed, advertising his breeding stock, which he has at his Jewett farm. The animals are fine ones.

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