Archive for Wednesday, November 20, 2002

Remember when: a community review

November 20, 2002

10 years ago: Nov. 25, 1992

(Picture) Dr. Richard Dean teaches the Tonganoxie Elementary School second-graders about eye care during American Education Week. Dr. Dean showed the students a short video about an outer space character named Seymour Safety.

(Picture) Bessie Sanders celebrated birthday number 101 on Sunday, Nov. 22. (Article about Mrs. Sanders included: "Bessie was born in Virginia, near Jonesville, in a log cabin, which she jokingly refers to as 'low-grade housing.' Bessie moved to Kansas as a baby.")

(Pictures) Tiffany Maurer and her American Quarter Horse, Honest Luck, participated in the American Royal 4-H Horse Show Nov. 11. They enjoyed a very successful day in the national show. Tiffany and Lucky placed first in the English/Western Versatility class which was offered for the first time this year. (Tony Maurer had to withdraw his horse, Bradley's Impression, from the American Royal due to illness.

McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. Chris Mills of McLouth announce the birth of a second son, Kyle William Martin Mills, on Oct. 11, 1992.

25 years ago: Nov. 23, 1977

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Wesley N. Warren, Leavenworth, announce the birth of their daughter, Jaime Elaine, Nov. 8, 1977; Mr. and Mrs. Jay Edmonds of Tonganoxie, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jeremy Jacob, Nov. 14, 1977.

Basehor News: Mrs. Robert Barnes, Kansas City, Kan., and Mrs. Josephine Grafe had a surprise birthday dinner in honor of Mrs. Eunice Laverie's 89th birthday Nov. 16, at the Eyerly Cafe.

Springdale News: Sunday, Nov. 20, was the 84th birthday anniversary of Mrs. Anna Edmonds. She accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Edmonds to Topeka to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Riddle to enjoy a birthday dinner. Mrs. Riddle is her granddaughter.

Mrs. Hazel Bowersox will be 92 the 24th of November. A card shower is planned.

50 years ago: December 4, 1952

This Weekly News Reel: Deaths of Whitsed Laming, Sr. an Pat Gallagher occurred this week both at the age of 92. Their combined ages of 184 years is eight years longer than the time that has elapsed since the revolutionary war began in 1776.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Flinner of London, England, announce the birth of a son, Charles, Jr., born Nov. 11, 1952.

Don Werbe, son of Mrs. Chas. E. Clark, enlisted in the Navy Monday and leaves Dec. 12 for basic training in San Diego.

75 years ago: Nov. 17, 1927

Stranger: Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Klinkenberg are the proud parents of a son, born Nov. 11, 1927.

Stanwood: J. E. White lost a valuable Jersey cow last week from a clover bloat.

Personals: A baby daughter, named Helen Kathleen, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sorenson Sunday, and died the same day. The infant was buried in Hubbel Hill cemetery, Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Art Roberts entertained Sunday in honor of Mrs. Anna Roberts' 91st birthday. A bountiful dinner was served to a number of relatives and friends.

Wm. Ahern spent the weekend in Bonner Springs.

Hawk Hollow: Jake Gutjahr's straw stack was struck by lightning during the storm Monday evening, and burned up. This is something unusual for this time of the year.

Jarbalo: Mrs. Wm. Hitzeman spent one day last week with her daughter, Mrs. E. Trackwell.

100 years ago: Nov. 27, 1902

Tuesday evening, Will Holder got a stinging kick in his left eye from a male hog weighing over 200 pounds. The force of the blow sent him about four feet.

Mrs. Henry Geib and Mrs. Gertie Sherman attended a funeral in Leavenworth this week. The decedent was a child of Frank Geib.

Another boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Cheesman, a few days ago at Kansas City. Mrs. Cheesman is again living in Kansas City.

Arthur Thistlethwaite and Harry Betts have put up a tent on the vacant lot between the Home Bakery and the Tonganoxie Hardware Co., store and are running a shooting gallery.

Uncle Sam Haas shook hands with old friends around town Tuesday. He is visiting with his sons, Frank and Sam, in the south part of the county. His friends were pained to hear that he had lost his wife at Kansas City last summer. She died of heart disease after a happy married life of 53 years.

C. E. Brown gave his show in Laming's hall last night. The house was packed, and the people at his own home gave his show a good reception. The entertainment was funny throughout, and tickled the elders as well as the children.

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