Archive for Wednesday, April 2, 2003

Remember When: a community review

April 2, 2003

10 years ago: March 31, 1992

Deaths: Robin Diann Hammons, 27, Tonganoxie, died March 29, 1993; Thomas L. "Jack" Lee, 74 Lawrence, died March 23, 1993; Frank Edward Cline, 81, Bonner Springs, died March 22, 1993; Frank J. Hattock, Sr., 83, Lansing, died March 28, 1993; Joe Vernon Grantz, 55, Kansas City, Kan., died March 14, 1993; Melody Jo Faught, 31, Camdenton, Missouri, died March 20, 1993.

Springdale: Rock and Linda (Fitch) Haskin of Wichita are the parents of a baby boy, Jasper Ray, born Feb. 16, 1993.

Birth: Jenee and Jamie announce the birth of their daughter, Grae Marie Wilbanks on March 5, 1993.

Lem and Judy Evans and daughters, Elizabeth, Annette, and Gwynne, took his aunt, Mrs. Lucille Evans Oxendale and her son, Richard Oxendale, to lunch at the Village Inn on March 21. They were celebrating Lucille's 92nd birthday.

25 years ago: March 29, 1978

Deaths: Robert H. "Bob" Lenahan, age 59, Gardner, Kansas, was fatally injured in an automobile accident March 25, 1978; Neva Louise Harbord, age 16, McLouth, passed away March 27, 1978; The funeral for Joseph Thomas Dunkin, 76, Bonner Springs, was held March 22, 1978; William Etsyl Stout, 71, Tonganoxie, passed away March 22, 1978; William Oelschlaeger, 78, Tonganoxie, died Monday.

A reunion of the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dramann of Kansas City, Kan., former residents of the Tonganoxie community, was held at the Tonganoxie 4-H building, Sunday, March 26.

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Smelser and family honored his father, John Smelser on his 88th birthday Easter Sunday, with a dinner.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Huebner and family returned home Monday evening from Louisville, Kentucky, and surrounding area, where they visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Don Huebner, Sr., and her mother, Mrs. Martin Rosenberger.

50 years ago: April 9, 1953

Wives of the members of the Basehor Fire Department have organized an auxiliary. Hose department, eh? The Weekly News Reel.

Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Koch attended the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Kemler of Basehor on April 5th.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Gene McGraw of Kansas City, Kan., announce the birth of a son.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. John Adams of Piper announce the birth of their daughter April 7th. Mrs. Adams was formerly Alta Marxen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Marxen.

J. O. Gillespie received word Monday of the death of his grandfather, William O'Sullivan, 93, at St. Louis, Mo.

Sadie Schon, who lives on a farm north of Neely, worked for years for the William Rockhill Nelson and Irvin Kirkwood families in Kansas City. She made eight trips around the world with them.

75 years ago: March 22, 1928

Frank Stonack, age 46 years, died Monday at his home near Ackerland. Death was caused from pneumonia.

A deal was closed the first of the week whereby J. J. Barlett purchased the DeLude pool hall building from J. C. Laming. Mr. Bartlett purchased the building with the intentions of moving his grocery store there sometime in the future.

Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. George Kelly are the parents of a baby girl, born March 12th.

Mrs. R. Bullimore spent Sunday and Monday in Kansas City with her sister, Mrs. Marjorie Jump, and purchased new spring supplies for the Zellner Mercantile Co., while there.

Ad: Buy your aprons at the Congregational Ladies Aid sale Saturday, April 7.

August Wartzack was in Tonganoxie Saturday wearing a 10-gallon hat.

Willis Peters went to the Soldiers Home, Leavenworth, Wednesday to arrange for removal of his tonsils and adenoids.

100 years ago: April 2, 1903

Hoge: Miss Lena Klinkenberg entertained a large number of friends last Monday evening with a card party in honor of her 19th birthday. At midnight all were invited to the dining room where an elegant supper was served.

Another Grip Victim: Pat Cushing, aged 80 years, died yesterday morning at four o'clock, of the grip, at his home mile southwest of Hoge.

Simon Cronemeyer says the old log building being torn down on Main Street was never used for a post office. He says he moved the log building from the Wm. Freienmuth place to its present location in 1867. The removal of this log building decreases the number in town to two. There is one yet in the west part of town, and the one on Fourth Street occupied by Cameron Olsen's shoe shop. The latter in hidden behind pine weather boarding and only the old inhabitants know about it.

A man in this city went home late the other night and ate nearly half a box of birdseed his wife had left on the table. He thought it was some of the new-fangled breakfast food.

Henry Toburen is building an ice cream factory. That is what the room is for in back of the bakery.

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