Archive for Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Remember when: a commumunity review

September 18, 2002

10 years ago: Sept. 23, 1992

Birth: Tammy and Jason White, Lawrence, announce the birth of a daughter, Alexandria Marie, Sept. 15, 1992.

Death: Alberta Delores Baugh, 78, Tonganoxie, died Sept. 17, 1992.

On Sunday, Sept. 13, 1992, the descendants of John Bernard Carl and Caroline Pauline Attenbernd Torneden met at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds in Lawrence. This was the 48th Torneden family reunion held.

The annual July reunion and dinner of the Jarbalo High School at the Jarbalo United Methodist Fellowship Hall was attended by 56 alumni and 23 guests.

Jarbalo Jottings: A birthday celebration was held at the home of Paul and Lynn Heskett and Kody on Saturday for Paul Heskett and Connie Barnett. Shirley Kasper is the newly elected president of the Kansas-Oklahoma Women's Conference for the United Church of Christ.

The Rev. and Mrs. Ben Saathoff are back from a vacation trip to Wyoming and Nebraska for a family reunion.

Marjorie Welton celebrated her 88th birthday on Sept. 11 with former students of her late husband, who was the vocational-agricultural teacher at Tonganoxie High School.

Did you notice the sign out at the LaRosh Veterinary Clinic this weekend? It read "Richard Skaggs can retire now. Sept. 20th he's 62!" Richard was on 61 Country radio, too.

25 years ago: Sept. 21, 1977

The governor's office announced Tuesday that 10 Kansas counties, including Leavenworth County, were approved for federal disaster aid after the heavy rains flooded the area last week. (picture)

Fairmount News: Nina Meyer, longtime resident of Fairmount, died Sunday morning after a lingering illness.

Deaths: B. Eugene Montgomery passed away Sept. 19, 1977, at the age of 51 years. He had lived in Tonganoxie for the past three years. Hazel Angell, 88, died Sept. 20, 1977, in Oskaloosa.

McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. Larry Shade and Jeff attended funeral services Wednesday in Easton. Gary, 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shade, was electrocuted Sunday at his home.

More than 160 guests signed the guest book Sunday at Springdale Hall to honor Wayne and Anabel Knapp on their 25th wedding anniversary. Another 25th anniversary was celebrated Sunday honoring Earl and Mary Barbara Allen of Gardner.

Twin daughters, Teresa Diane and Lisa Dawn, were born to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Drake on Sept. 3, 1977. The babies are great-granddaughters of Mr. and Mrs. James Drake of Tonganoxie.

50 years ago: Oct. 2, 1952

Death: John Barber Channel, 86, Reno, died Sept. 28, 1952.

Katharine Virginia Pearson, waging a battle against polio in University Hospital, is some better. She has been able to talk a little and take some solid food.

Considerable water is being hauled to the farms because of the dry weather. They get it at J.G. White's corner from the fire hydrant there.

Basehor: Wm. McClurgs have moved into their new home in the new Basehor addition. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hein will move into the bungalow vacated by the McClurgs. Mr. and Mrs. Roy I. Grisham have moved to Kansas City.

Golden wedding anniversary: Eva Dean Garrett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Garrett, St. Joseph, Mo., and L. Johnson Shockley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Shockley, Frasier, Mo., were united in marriage Sept. 17, 1902, in Oklahoma Territory, now Lawton, Okla. Mr. and Mrs. Everett Shockley held open house for his parents Sunday afternoon, Sept. 14, 1952.

Birth: Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Shockley on Sept. 24, a baby daughter who has been named Margaret Mary.

75 years ago: Sept. 15, 1927

Mrs. Arthur W. Thistlewaite, who came to Leavenworth County with her parents when she was only 8 and who married at Tonganoxie in 1894 to Dr. Thistlewaite, and optometrist, died suddenly yesterday morning at her home in Atchison. She was born Aug. 4, 1871, in Altoona, Pa.

A Ford car driven by Ed Schultz was hit by a Union Pacific freight at the M.D. Riffle crossing northeast of Tonganoxie Wednesday evening. Ed mistook the direction the train was going. The car was badly damaged but Mr. Schultz escaped without injuries.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Papenhausen went to Leavenworth Friday, where they attended the funeral of Matilda Kulmus, 68, who died Wednesday.

Reno: Blanche Phenicie will leave Thursday for St. Louis, where she will attend an expression school.

Elmwood: Mrs. Bert Gallagher spent a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Gallagher.

Stanwood: The Jones families held a family reunion at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Jones last Sunday.

On Monday morning, Sept. 5, our high school opened with an enrollment of 150 students, the highest enrollment the school has ever experienced.

Mr. and Mrs. Perry Shirk are the parents of a new girl, born Sept. 10.

Mrs. Harold Steeper, McLouth, is a daughter of one of the Wright Brothers, airplane inventors, we are told, and Mrs. Steeper is the first woman to fly in an airplane.

Their home is on the northeast corner, where No. 30 intersects Main Street.

100 years ago: Sept. 25, 1902

The Winner Electric Railway has been graded through Bonner Springs.

The 51st anniversary of the organization of the Rebekahs was observed in Odd Fellows Hall last Thursday evening. A program of recitations, essays and music preceded a repast that was remarkably prolific with good things.

It seems as through that black snake Jonathan Winslow killed in his alfalfa patch is making a remarkable growth. The Mail and Breeze now has the snake at 40 feet long.

Thos. Chandler and Will Jameson have made attachments for their bicycles to make them serviceable on the railroad tracks. They tried their new apparatus, and found them more bucky than newly arrived broncos from the west. In fact, Will Jameson narrowly escaped a hospital sentence because the blasted things showed no affinity for the rails.

Prof. LaBrash, a professional aeronaut from Des Moines, Iowa, jumped 2,500 feet from a balloon four miles east of here at 20 minutes to six Tuesday evening, and he lives to repeat the performance at so much a repeat. Frank J. Ryan's dog, Larry, did not go up with the professor as intended, the parachute being too tight for the dog.

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