Archive for Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Remember When: A community review

October 30, 2002

10 years ago: Nov. 4, 1992
Death: James William Pantle, 59, Basehor, died Oct. 30, 1992.
The 124th anniversary of the First Baptist Church was celebrated Oct. 25, 1992, with a service at 3 p.m. The Walnut Blvd. Baptist Church of Kansas City was the guest church.
(Picture) Louise Sprague enjoys some nuzzling affection from her llama "Sarge." (Article told of the llama herd the Spragues had first read about in a farm journal. The first of their herd was purchased in the spring of 1988 in Nebraska.)
(Picture) The children of Wayne and Darlene Carbaugh request the pleasure of friends and family at a surprise reception in honor of the 25th anniversary of the marriage of their parents on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. The reception will be in the basement of Mutual Savings in Tonganoxie.
The National Partition building is currently being considered for location of a new business in Tonganoxie. According to Brian Starner of Leavenworth Area Development, a strong, 15-year-old company has expressed an interest in the property.
(Picture) Bessie Sanders, 100, cast her vote Tuesday morning at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tonganoxie. (Article began with "The night is over, the votes have been cast. Bill Clinton has been elected the 42nd President of the United States. The article continued with many other results.)

25 years ago: Nov. 2, 1977
The railroad tracks north of town are being torn out after the railroad abandoned the spur between Leavenworth-Tonganoxie-Lawrence. The path the tracks made disappear into the horizon and will soon disappear into history along with other railroads in the area.
Deaths: Mr. B.J. Keeslar died Oct. 25, 1977, at his home at Brasely, Mo.; Roscoe Irvin Daniels Jr., 53, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 26, 1977.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Thorne announce the birth of a daughter, Melissa Leann, Oct. 17, 1977.
(Picture) "Union Made Burlington Overalls," an advertising message from the past, are now visible on the west side of Slawson Electric. Recently Opal's Cafe was torn down to make way for a new restaurant. Sam and Gertie Leighty will be the new owners and hope to start construction as soon as possible.
McLouth New: Mr. and Mrs. Rick Hosfeld of Topeka announce the birth of a son, Richard Jacob, on Oct. 12, 1977.
McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. William Rhodes honored their son, Chris, on his 16th birthday Thursday evening with ice cream and cake.

50 years ago: Nov. 13, 1952
Deaths: Fred Frank Kramer, Tonganoxie 63 years and 13 days, died Nov. 8, 1952; Nellie Mae Crumrine Ambler, near Tonganoxie, age 81 years, 9 months and 17 days, died Oct. 19, 1952.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Stoneking, Tonganoxie, will observe their golden wedding on Thanksgiving, Nov. 27.
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Luse, Leavenworth, will celebrate their golden wedding Sunday, Nov. 23. Their farm is 1 1/4 miles northeast of Jarbalo.
Tuesday was Armistice Day and most business places closed in Tonganoxie. A few hills changed hands in Korea. There wasn't any Armistice there.
Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Jess Aldridge announce the birth of a boy Nov. 2.
Mr. and Mrs. James Foley announce the birth of a son, Dwight Howard, Oct. 27, 1952.
U.S. Naval Base, Norfolk, Va., Robert J. Seufert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Seufert of Tonganoxie, was recently advanced to fire control technician second class, USN.
Stranger Valley Echoes, A Little Bit About Everything: We looked over the polio respirator displayed at the Kiwanis presentation at the high school Monday evening. It reminds a fellow of the privilege of breathing free air under normal conditions. That's something to be thankful for.

75 years ago: Oct. 27, 1927
(Picture, entitled "Kirby Minus Whiskers") Kirby McRill, Tonganoxie's contribution to the ranks of unusual people has been sticking to this vicinity the past few weeks, and posing in the art department of the university. He also has been taking little jogs about to keep in training, walking down to Lawrence whenever necessary. The best record he has made here, was when he walked the 11.75 miles between his home and Lawrence at an average of 5:35 miles per hour. He says that 4.5 mph is a good average, and that people who say they can average six miles per hour in walking are handing out bunc.
George DeLude, Tonganoxie, age 56 years, five months, and nine days, died Oct. 24, 1927.
George Papenhausen of McLouth has been in Tonganoxie several days this week doing several jobs of sign painting. George says he is going to help keep Tonganoxie beautiful.
Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. D. Hawkins from Kansas City have moved into the Lowe house west of Jarbalo.
Hawk Hollow: Ed Riley is threshing in this neighborhood this week.
Hoge: Frank Seymour is having a Delco light system installed.
Friendship Valley: Freienmuth filled their silo last week.
Any cans with the Franklin stencil, which belong to the Franklin Ice Cream Co., should not be bought or sold at public sales, as these cans are company property.
S.W. McBroom, Tonga's sorghum king, expects to make about 1,500 gallons of sorghum this year from about 15 acres.

100 years ago: Nov. 6, 1902
An Eggscellent House: B. Wilkinson will soon have his new chicken house completed. From the exterior the house looks much like the better class of adobe houses of the southwestern part of the United States. Its walls are of mud and they are plastered both inside and outside.
R.C. Callaham well known around here, died at the home of a son in Gearing, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, Wednesday night of last week, of heart failure. He was in the 77th year of his age.
A famous surgeon has closed the duodenum and attached the jejunum. We knew that would be accomplished by somebody, sometime.
If you live in Tonganoxie you dig up $5.65 on every $100 you are assessed.
Bert Cook has made a deal for the Olsen place west of town and moved out there last Saturday.
Stanwood: Albert Myers' little boy has scarlet fever and the family is again under quarantine.
Noah was one of the earliest advertisers, says an exchange. He advertised, that he would sail on a certain date. Those who did not believe in advertising failed to get tickets and were left in the wet during 40 days' rain, without umbrellas or bathing suits. As most of them could not swim, they took to the trees and became monkeys.

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