Archive for Wednesday, September 4, 2002

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A Community Review

September 4, 2002

10 years ago: September 9, 1992
Police Chief Larry Smith has submitted his resignation from the police department. His last day will be Sept. 15. He is leaving his present position to become the manager of the new bowling alley. (Picture)
(Pictures) Bob Pearson and Company of Olathe, have been building quality antique style popcorn wagons and trucks for 25 years. The pins on the world map in Pearson's office show sites of exported popcorn wagons in 43 states and 15 countries. The latest ordered popcorn machine is for Harrod's of London, the world's largest department store.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Tim Weir of Rochester, N.Y. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kathleen Ann, Aug. 22, 1992; Kenyon and Georgina Luthi announce the birth of their daughter, Chelsey Therese, born Sept. 1, 1992.
Deaths: Caleb Michael Garrison, infant son of Robert L. Garrison, Bonner Springs and Stacy Glidewell, Lenexa, died Friday. He was born Sept. 1, 1992; Kenneth Amos Edmonds, Sr., 85, Gladstone, Mo., died Sept. 1, 1992; Helen H. Mills Starns, 84, Lawrence, died Sept. 2, 1992.
On Labor Day weekend Sunday a family reunion was held for Irene Abramovitz at the farm of her son.
Last weekend a family get-together was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Korb, where family members helped Frances celebrate her birthday.

25 years ago: September 7, 1977
Despite efforts of local businessmen, the Union Pacific railroad spur between Tonganoxie and Lawrence will be abandoned. Built in the late 1880's, the abandonment of the Tonganoxie-Lawrence spur ends the era of the old Leavenworth-Lawrence land grant.
Student From Greece Attending USD 464When Hari Nousa of Lamia, Greece, and Carol Denholm of Tonganoxie get together they have something in common-they are both Foreign Exchange Students. Hari Nousa arrived Aug. 19 to join the Harold Denholms and is a senior at the Unified School District 464, Tonganoxie, joining Lorie Denholm, a junior. Carol, who is now a senior at Kansas State, was an exchange student to New Zealand several years ago.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dean Feagans proudly announce the birth of their son, Charles Edward, August 23, 1977; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Haas of Derby announce the arrival of their daughter, Julie Marie, on Aug. 30.
Basehor News: Mr. and Mrs. Danny Dearinger announce the birth of a son, Christopher Daniel, born Aug. 21, 1977.
Deaths: James Warden LaRue Grinter, 82, Rt. 3, died Thursday; Michael "Mike" W. Knapp, 89, RR 1, Easton, died Thursday.

50 years ago: September 18, 1952
Deaths: Word has been received of the death of Herbert Leroy Sechrest, Barstow, Calif., a former resident here, on Aug. 18, 1952; Mrs. Stella Mae Allison, 71, died at her home in Linwood Tuesday night; Jesse Martin Babcock, 74, died Monday afternoon. He had been a lifelong resident of Tonganoxie; Emma Caroline Papenhausen died at the home of her daughter, Matilda Papenhausen, El Cajon, Calif., on Sept. 12, 1952, at the age of 88 years, 9 months, and three days; Mrs. Emma Godfrey 78, Leaven-worth, died Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Laming celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary in Liberty, Mo. with their daughter, Mrs. Harry Jenkins and family, and in Cameron, Mo., with their daughter, Mrs. James Wooden and her family.
Dr. David F. Parker suspects he is no longer young. Called up for examination by the army, he passed OK, but they said they weren't interested in MD's over 35.
Bud Shoemaker was pleasantly surprised at his home Sunday evening when friends and relatives gathered to help celebrate his birthday.
Gene Schultz is stationed in Germany and will be home soon.

75 years ago: September 1, 1927
Hoge: Fairy Seymour went to Tonganoxie Friday, to enroll in high school.
Reno: A birthday dinner was given for Mrs. Margaret McCleary, Sunday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. W. Hemphill. Mrs. McCleary celebrated her 91st birthday.
Hawk Hollow: R. 0. Vestal and daughter and J. L. Walters, of Platte City, Mo., are spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Vestal and family.
Friendship Valley: Mrs. Floyd Mills and baby and Mrs. N. B. Mills spent Monday afternoon in Lawrence.
Friendship Valley: Mrs. N. B. Mills was pleasantly surprised Sunday, when a number of relatives with well filled baskets gathered at her home to help her celebrate her birthday.
Eagle: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sample made a business trip to Leavenworth Friday.
Mound: Mrs. Stella DeHoff and children attended the flying circus at Lawrence Sunday afternoon.
Stranger: Gus Mears delivered Geo. Haight's Arabian saddle horse to a party in Lansing, Tuesday.
Stanwood: W. M. Spray, father of C. E. Spray, passed away at Excelsior Springs on Monday of last week after a short illness.

100 years ago: September 11, 1902
Frank Klossber died of consumption at his home four miles southeast of here, Friday morning. The deceased was born in Germany, Oct. 10, 1862. He carried an insurance of $2,000 in the Workmen.
Charles Francis, four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Greever, died at the home of his parents last Thursday morning, after an operation for appendicitis.
Fairmount: A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Humphreys, Saturday.
Fairmount: Mr. Shockley, of Tonganoxie, has bought the property here formerly owned by Judge Wellhouse. We are glad to welcome nice old people to our beautiful village.
Emporia: (Special) William Allen White started Wednesday for the Thunder Mountain gold fields, which he will "write up" for the Saturday Evening Post, of Philadelphia. He will go into the gold fields with a party of Eastern capitalists.
Harry Hoskins is going to rebuild his house and will enlarge it considerably.
J. M. Hoey has become carrier for the Star and Times, the rising generation finding it too strenuous for the salary attached.
The mother of the blacksmith Clemens who formerly had a shop in Tonganoxie, died at Dafer Friday night.
Julius Fischer, father of Mrs. William Freienmuth, died at Lawrence Tuesday. Mr. Fischer was one of the early settlers of Kansas and one of the prominent men of Lawrence.

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