Archive for Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Remember When

A Community Review

September 25, 2002

10 years ago: Sept. 30, 1992

Deaths: Maybeth Walters, 90, McLouth, died Sunday; Joseph F. Gruendel, 88, Tonganoxie, died Sept. 27, 1992.

(Picture) The children of Bill and Carol Henley honored their parents with a surprise 25th wedding anniversary celebration on Sept. 26 at Knights of Columbus Hall in Basehor.

Deaths: Lucille L. Nichols, 73, Kansas City, Kan., died Sept. 28, 1992; James E. "Bud" Johnson, 71, Mayetta, died Sept. 24, 1992.

Birth: Tim and Traci Young of Lees Summit, Missouri, birth of a son, Tyler Ryan Young, on Sept. 9, 1992.

Springdale: The Springdale Community extends sympathy to the Ted and Kim Carter family. Her stepfather, Marvin Hampton, 47, was killed in a car wreck three miles from his home in Gardner, Colo.

During the business meeting of TCHS, learned that the Reno Church has been given to the Historical Society.

Jack and Louise Whitford returned Sept. 20 from a trip to the Pocono Mountains in eastern Pennsylvania.

Victory Baptist Church kicks off a busy weekend with a hayride at the farm of Tony and Ginger Hoffhines.

25 years ago: Sept. 28, 1977

(Pictures) Tonganoxie High School Band and Linwood High School Band were among the 85 high school bands attending the 1977 University of Kansas Band Day Saturday, Sept. 24, in Lawrence. Bob Hensley is the director of the Tonganoxie High School Band. Linwood High School Band is directed by S. Clay Jones.

Obituaries: The funeral for Stella G. Theno, 95, Bonner Springs, was Saturday; George Arley Shockley, age 54, died Sept. 20, 1977; Mrs. Viola Mae Hassett, 71, died Sept. 22, 1977. She was from Tonganoxie. Elmer John Lange, McLouth, 77, died Sept. 23, 1977.

Springdale News: Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Tullis enjoyed a three-week trip to the west coast visiting friends and her sister. They especially enjoyed Craters of the Moon, the redwoods and the Pacific Ocean. On Wednesday, Ernie Hodges, Nancy Steffen and son of Topeka, came and mowed the three weeks growth of grass in their yard.

Jarbalo Jottings: Mr. and Mrs. Dean Freeman entertained with a family get-together Sunday evening honoring her niece, Tracy Brune of Eugene, Ore.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Crawford, Rt. 4, Lawrence, entertained with a birthday dinner Sunday for her sister, Mrs. Betty Redding. Dean's uncle, Carl Jones, of Topeka, was also a guest.

Forty-six people attended a family dinner Sept. 18 at the home of Ruby Holladay in Tonganoxie, in honor of her birthday.

50 years ago: Oct. 9, 1952

Deaths: Services for infant William Jerome Sparks, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Sparks, Englewood, Colo., were Sunday afternoon at Hubbel Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie; Ida Belle White, Tonganoxie, 84, died Oct. 6, 1952; Elsie Foster, 49, Bonner Springs, died Sept. 28, 1952.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Don Klinkenberg announce the birth of a son on Oct. 8, 1952; Mr. and Mrs. George Klinkenberg Jr. announce the birth of a daughter, Oct. 6, 1952; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Klamm announce the birth of a daughter, Doris Marie, born Sept. 28, 1952.

The DeFrees family reunion was held Sunday at the home of Cornelia Carpenter in Tonganoxie.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kissinger are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary on Oct. 15, 1952.

That campaign button Fred Zoellner is wearing on his coat lapel excites considerable curiosity. If you want to know, it's James A. Garfield button and the year golly, 1880.

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Shockley have named their new little daughter Deborah Lynn.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Young, Tonganoxie, are the parents of a son born Oct. 5, 1952.

Motorists on K-16 recently observed a load of rock headed for McLouth with a goat perched on top. J.C. Haigwood who got into the goat business on a dietary basis, gave one to a man at McLouth, and sent it along on a load of rock.

75 years ago: Sept. 22, 1927

Death: Jennie Estella Ratliff Cox, born Aug. 19, 1906, in Tonganoxie, died in Wichita on Sept. 15, 1927, while preparing to visit her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Hawkins of Tonganoxie.

John A. Barber, 85 , who had resided in the vicinity of Tonganoxie for 56 years, died at the home Saturday night.

Hawk Hollow: Mrs. Hummelgaard and Elna and Clarence visited with Mr. and Mrs. Ola Babcock, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Myers are the parents of a son, Larry Austin, born Sept. 19.

Friendship Valley: Mrs. Johnstone and Mrs. Casteel helped Mrs. Smith cook for silo men last week.

Pleasant Prairie: Ralph Frank Harrod and family and Sam Harrod attended Sam Conner of Basehor Saturday morning.

Pleasant Prairie: Ralph Duncanson spent Friday at the Topeka Free fair.

Among those who attended the Kansas Free Fair at Topeka last week were Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Freienmuth and son Emil and granddaughter, Mary Louise Harling.

Miss Margaret McCaffrey, who is principal of the Fort Leavenworth public school, was a weekend visitor with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. McCaffrey.

100 years ago: Oct. 2, 1902

The People's Telephone Co., of Leavenworth, began constructing their line to Jarbalo yesterday, with a gang of 14 men. In a few weeks telephone subscribers in Tonganoxie will be able to talk to Leavenworth from their own phones. One circuit will run from Tonganoxie to Leavenworth having only Jarbalo and Boling stations connected on the line.

The Marion (Colo.) Chronicle man will doubtlessly take to the woods when he sees a certain Huntington lady approaching that city. Over an inoffensive local stating that she came to Wabash to continue her visit he intended to put the caption, "Has Gone to Wabash." It appeared, "Hag Gone to Wabash."

Mrs. E. Green, living on the Loomis farm five miles northeast of here, received word from Lawrence Tuesday evening, that her mother had died and she went down yesterday to attend the funeral.

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