Archive for Wednesday, May 29, 2002

Remember when: a community review

May 29, 2002

10 years ago: June 3, 1992

Birth: Chad and Gail O'Trimble, Perry, announce the birth of a daughter, Darcie Erin, May 11, 1992.

"Chargin" Charlie Fatherley captured his first-ever feature victory in the Pape Racing Team asphalt modified on May 29 at Lakeside Speedway. After 2 1/2 years of steady progress, the dream of a feature victory was finally accomplished.

Krista Rahija of Tonganoxie, has been chosen by the Tonganoxie Veterans of Foreign Wars to attend the 50th annual session of Sunflower Girls State, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, on May 31, 1992.

Rev. Robert and Shirley Kasper attended the 40th anniversary of graduation from the Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut, over the weekend. The Kaspers were pleased to attend services Sunday at the First Congregational Church in West Haven where Bob was ordained and served as the associate pastor for four years.

A surprise party was held Saturday evening in honor of Jack Angell who turned 21 Monday, June 1. It was held Saturday evening at the Morey home with Pat Morey and Christy Thompson hosting.

25 years ago: June 1, 1977

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Denholm recently celebrated their silver wedding anniversary. The couple was honored with a party at their home on Saturday evening by their children, Linda and Rod Sturgeon of Kansas City, Mo., Carol, Gregg and Lorie.

A birthday picnic was held at the home of Mina Lawrence in honor of her 90th birthday.

Jarbalo Jottings: A yellow parakeet belonging to Dorothy Ehart got loose Saturday. Dorothy would like to hear from anyone who might know the location of the bird.

Springdale Items: Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Tullis celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary last Friday with dinner at The Kitchen in Oskaloosa.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cole of Minneapolis, Kan., announce the birth of a son, Richard Scott, May 16, 1977; Dr. and Mrs. Perry L. Walters announce the birth of a daughter May 29, 1977.

Mrs. Helen Mosser and Miss Gladys Niebaum received word Saturday of the passing of their aunt, Ida Niebaum, at Concordia. She was 104 on Christmas Day.

50 years ago: June 12, 1952

Birth: Rev. and Mrs. Harold Tuttle, Basehor, announce the birth of an 8-pound son Sunday, June 8 in Kansas City, Kansas.

A birthday party was held Sunday, June 1, in honor of Little Billy Kraus who was 1 year old.

Jim Reed of the Topeka Capital looks for odd items: He reports a Kansas Hereford breeder looked at the two elephants trucked into Abilene for the Eisenhower homecoming. The cattleman remarked: "In its worst day the Republican Party never looked as unhealthy as these two mangy animals."

75 years ago: May 26, 1927

Word was received here Wednesday evening of the death of Fannie Proctor, Garden City, by Mr. and Mrs. Will Newby. Mrs. Proctor was one of the pioneer settlers of Tonganoxie.

Dean W. Ratliff of Tonganoxie recently passed the state board of pharmacy examination.

The ToBuren Bakery blossomed fourth last week with new awnings and the entire front repainted.

Mrs. Fred Needham entertained with a birthday party Saturday afternoon from three to five in honor of her son, Fred Farrell's fourth birthday at the home of her mother.

Foster Laming and Oliver Myers spent several days in central Kansas inspecting telephone systems in which cable is laid under ground. The Suburban Telephone Co. is contemplating laying underground cable at Basehor.

100 years ago: June 5, 1902

Death: James Howard, 45, died last Sunday. Interment was in Maple Grove cemetery.

Anthony Wayne, between 70 and 80 years old, died last Friday in Osawatomie and was buried there. Wayne owned a small dwelling in Tonganoxie.

Both Maple Grove and Hubbel Hill cemeteries are now kept in better condition than ever before.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Huffman became the parents of twin girls yesterday morning. One weighs eight pounds and the other nine pounds.

A message was received by Mrs. Henry Toburen yesterday, stating her little nephew, Lester Robertson, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Robertson, had died in Washington, D.C., of blood poisoning.

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