Archive for Wednesday, May 8, 2002

Remember when: a community review

May 8, 2002

10 years ago: May 13, 1992

Several members of the 1927 THS Class celebrated the 65th anniversary of its graduation at the Riford Center in Tonganoxie on May 9, 1992.

The class of 1932 celebrated its 60th year from the Tonganoxie High School with an afternoon get together at the home of Ed and Frances Korb. (Picture)

The graduating class of 1942 met at the Florence Riford Center on Saturday afternoon. Fifty years had made a great difference in their appearance.

Deaths: Betty Jean Hammond, Tonganoxie, died May 7, 1992; Ina Gregory, age 53, McLouth, died May 9, 1992.

Birth: Mike and Mary Kaiser, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a daughter, Kathleen Diane, May 6, 1992.

On Mother's Day, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Zacharias were Mother's Day guests of their son, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zacharias in Kansas City, Kan. Their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Schoeck from Emporia stopped to say hello and greet her mother at her brother's home in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday.

Several people have told us that Lloyd Slawson made a very good master of ceremonies at the alumni banquet.

Norman Wiley celebrated his 92nd birthday Sunday.

25 years ago: May 11, 1977

Deaths: Mrs. Ellwyn Wright Steeper died April 30 in a Pomona, Calif., hospital. Services were May 7 at McLouth; Nelson F. Freeman, 83, Tonganoxie; Charles M. Strickland, 77, Bonner Springs, died Thursday.

Sgt. Jay Fine of the Marines returned home from a year in Japan, and will be going to North Carolina after spending about a month with relatives in Tonganoxie, Lawrence and Bonner Springs.

David Parmer, son of Susie Parmer, was home from Manhattan for Mother's Day weekend. He became an active member of Alpha Zeta chapter of Alpha Kamma Rho fraternity at Kansas State University last week.

Editorial Comments by W.N.: There is special interest here in the death of Mrs. Ellwyn Wright Steeper, 80, April 30 in Pomona, Calif. She was born Dec. 25, 1896, at Tonganoxie, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reuchlin Wright who lived two miles east of Tonganoxie on the Fourth Street Road. Reuchlin was a brother of the famous Wright Brothers of Dayton, Ohio, of airplane fame.

(Picture) Joy Brown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Class of 1927, and his friend, Dennis McGuinnis, performed for Tonganoxie alumni at the Alumni Banquet Saturday night. Brown learned the art of ventriloquism from his father, Charlie, who entertained children many years ago with his "Punch and Judy" Shows. (Dennis McGuinnis was a ventriloquist's dummy.)

50 years ago: May 22, 1952

Deaths: Mrs. Owen McNulty, Woodburn, Ore., died May 10, 1952; Mrs. Hilda Kline McPherson, 55, died Saturday afternoon.

Friendship Valley School enjoyed a good old-fashioned basket dinner on Sunday, May 18. Nearly 100 people attended. The old timers had a grand visit and others enjoyed a game of baseball and some horse shoe throwing.

Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. John Mason announce the birth of a daughter, Lisa Ann on May 9, 1952; Mr. and Mrs. James Jeannin announce the birth of a son, Kenneth Lee, May 9, 1952.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Ahman Karr, McLouth, are the parents of a daughter born May 20, 1952; Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Smoots of McLouth, announce the birth of a son Gregory Lee, May 8, 1952.

Frank Robertson of Oskaloosa halted his Nash at a stop sign at Leavenworth and a woman driver crashed into him from the rear. What he thought about it the paper didn't say.

Jack LeRoy Campbell and Robert Jacobs of Tonganoxie have enlisted in the United States Navy. Two Tonganoxie men, James R. Gillespie and Richard K. Mark enlisted in the Marine Corps at Kansas City last Friday, less than 24 hours after graduating from high school.

75 years ago: May 5, 1927

Obituaries: George M. Wilkinson, age 76 years, 1 month and 11 days, died April 25, 1927 at his home in Canon City, Colo.; L. Blanche Hart Kemmerling, age 75, died at her home in East St. Louis, Ill., April 27, 1927; Allen Eugene Lobb, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Lobb, passed away Friday, after an illness of three weeks. Little Allen was 5 months and 8 days old; Christian Robertson, Tonganoxie, died April 18, 1927 at the age of 67 years. (Mr. Robertson was born in Denmark in 1860 and came to this country in 1883.) Wilson, age 58 years, died April 24, 1927 at his home in LaCygne.

Friendship Valley: Mary Wager was at home Sunday. After dinner, they all went to Missouri Valley orchard on a mushroom hunt.

Stranger: Monroe McAlexander, who lived in this community last year, died Saturday in Topeka.

Mound: Cope Lemon from Kentucky has been visiting Marion Shrimplin and other relatives the past week.

Hoge: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schwantz announce the birth of a daughter May 2

Jarbalo: Dan Mason Jr. has purchased new Ford touring car from Ben Jeffries, agent for J.C. Laming & Son, Tonganoxie.

The store building located on the corner of Fourth and Bury, owned and occupied by Antone Nirschl was recently sold to Rumsey Brothers. Mr. Nirschl will continue his grocery store in the building.

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