Archive for Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Remember when: a community review

March 27, 2002

10 years ago: April 1, 1992

(Picture) Fowl play: Waneta Karriker treats a few hungry geese to some of her bread at the Wyandotte County Lake on a mild weekend afternoon.

(Picture) "What's the barber say? Next!" Five generations of haircuts: Howard Kissinger, Robert Kissinger, Bobby Kissinger, Zeb Kissinger and Harry Kissinger have each been a client of barber John McCaffrey.

Deaths: Dora Peters Clay, 93, Lansing, died March 29, 1992; Floyd J. Todd, 57, Tonganoxie, passed away March 26, 1992; Mary Bess Liverman, 83, Tonganoxie, died March 25, 1992

Birth: Aaron Coffman and Sandy Hancock announce the birth of a daughter, Kyra Sioux, March 9, 1992.

(Picture) Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rahija of Tonganoxie will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of their marriage on April 5, 1992. Their family will be hosting a reception in honor of the occasion from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wyandotte County Fairgrounds Banquet Hall in Kansas City, Kan.

McLouth News: Annie Stewart of Perry gave a "sing-a-long" for the residents of Cherokee Lodge on Wednesday. It was appreciated by all.

Jarbalo Jottings: Dora Clay, a former resident of Jarbalo, died at a Leavenworth hospital March 29, 1992. Dora was 93 years old.

25 years ago: March 30, 1977

Rinda Chapter No. 83, Order of the Eastern Star, celebrated its 87th birthday March 21.

Mrs. Olive Longacre celebrated her 88th birthday with friends and relatives on March 27 at the home of Albert Smith.

Polly Folsom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Folsom, received a letter personally signed by President Carter last week. Polly, fifth-grade student in Mrs. Lizzol's class, wrote to him more than two months ago as a class project.

Deaths: Syl E. White, Tonganoxie, passed away March 25, 1977, at the age of 92 years; Albert G. Harrod, former Tonganoxie resident, passed away March 17, 1977 in Omaha, Neb.

Basehor: November 13 has been set as a tentative date for the Basehor United Methodist Church to celebrate its 100th birthday. Zion's Kirche was built by the German Methodists in 1877 and moved to its present location in 1899.

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Moses, McLouth, celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on March 16. Mr. and Mrs. Moses have lived on the same farm since they were married.

50 years ago: April 10, 1952

Deaths: George G. Grems, 83, Tonganoxie, died April 5, 1952; James Sheehan, Tonganoxie, passed away April 7, 1952.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Merritt announce the birth of a girl, Sandra Jean, on April 4, 1952.

Mr. and Mrs. Damon Freeman, who have been operating the B & H Cafe, plan to move Monday evening to the Kirby Cafe, which they have purchased.

Kenneth E. Mahoney USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Calman E. Mahoney, is aboard the escort aircraft carrier USS Bairoko, operating in the Korean combat area.

Jerry Baker is spending a 30-day furlough with his father, Charles Baker and family. Jerry is in the Air Force stationed in Alaska.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sparks of McLouth are the parents of a daughter born April 4.

The Weekly News Reel: An Easter story: A foxy grandpa last Easter had deposited some candy eggs here and there. He was explaining to his small granddaughter about Easter eggs, when a rabbit ran across the yard. That cinched it.

Linwood: Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in Linwood for Minnie Ann Frier, 72, who died Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Emerson are attending today in Kansas City the funeral services for Mrs. Henry Klingman, an aunt of Mrs. Emerson.

75 years ago: March 24, 1927

Mrs. Ella Brown died March 22, 1927, at the age of 75 years.

Dr. and Mrs. R. L. Wolfe announce the birth of a son March 24, 1927, to whom they have given the name John Westley.

Quite a crowd gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Ridgway Saturday evening and charivaried Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dorhn.

Death called William Lawrence Powell, 68 years old, March 6 at his home at Hammanton, Calif., where he had resided for the past six years. He was an old settler of Tonganoxie, leaving here about 40 years ago.

Eagle: Mr. and Mrs. Bucak Were charivaried Monday night at their new home.

George W. Krum, 84, a resident for most of his life in Lawrence, died Sunday evening at his home. Death came after a day's illness, due to heart trouble.

Mrs. Glen Meek has been very ill the past week with a severe case of tonsilitis. She is at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Young.

Pleasant Prairie: Mrs. George Robb entertained the Country club Wed.

Friendship Valley: Mrs. Fred Korb and sons, Fred and Clarence, went to Leavenworth, Tuesday to do some shopping.

100 years ago: April 3, 1902

Wireless telephones are about to materialize. Eventually the entire business of the country will be done by means of air signals or ozone waves.

Peter Peterson started back for Oklahoma this week. He is working at carpentering in the territory.

A report is current that the Missouri Pacific has increased the pay of the section hands from $1.10 to $1.25 per day.

Charles E. Brown, the ventriloquist, went to Holton last week, to join a show that has been organized to travel this summer.

Simon Cronemeyer is overhauling the late home of his parents, and is getting it in attractive shape. He is thinking some of occupying the place himself.

The three-weeks-old infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Jeffries four miles southeast of here died last week, and was buried in Maple Grove cemetery.

Lem Evans received word this week that his nephew Reese Evans had been killed at Purdy Station, Nev., about two weeks ago.

Caleb Hoskins and M.G. Tracy dug a lot of fish worms Saturday for an excursion to Stranger Sunday, but the freeze of the night killed all their bait and they are short on fish stories at present.

A deal is about to be closed on a good lot on Fourth Street. If the transfer is made as expected another brick store building will be erected.

Richard Keck spun yarns with Louis Leidy at Leavenworth Monday.

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