Archive for Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Remember When: A Community Review

April 30, 2003

10 years ago: April 28, 1993

Basehor senior amateur national bow champion: John Marquess may look like an average high school senior walking down the street, but put a compound bow in his hand and he's a national champ. Marquess, a senior at Basehor-Linwood High School, was the 1992 men's unlimited amateur freestyle national champ. He won the title in Las Vegas.

Wanda Hatcher, Olathe, passed away Friday. She was the great-grandniece of Chief Tonganoxie. Services were held Monday in Olathe, conducted by Fred Leimkuhler. Burial was in Coffeyville.

Robert Roy Pickens, 61, Tonganoxie, died April 26, 1993.

Births: Gordon and Terri Brest announce the birth of a son, Elliott Joseph, on April 22, 1993; Paul and Lynn Heskett of Jarbalo, announce the birth of a daughter, Michelle Lynn, born April 21, 1993.

25 years ago: April 26, 1978

Linwood news: Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Schwartz, Linwood, will observe their 54th wedding anniversary on May 3.

(Picture) Connie Torneden was a $500 winner in a recent I.G.A. contest. Presenting the check was Gene Schultz of Champion's I.G.A. Mrs. Torneden works at the First State Bank in Tonganoxie.

Opal Freeman has received word that she has a new granddaughter, Kristie Kay, born April 17 to Mr. and Mrs. Mose Whittington in Houston. Mrs. Whittington was the former Karen Freeman.

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Soetaert received word of the birth of twin great-granddaughters, born to Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Pearson at Russellville, Mo., on April 18.

Deaths: Wilson D. Hatter, 72, Wichita, died April 19, 1978; Grace Theona Ratliff, 87, Oskaloosa, died Friday; George Albert Mansfield, 71, Tonganoxie, died Saturday; Charles M. Rumford Jr., 30, McLouth, was killed April 20 in an automobile accident; Maude Mary Warren, Jennings, Kan., passed away April 27, 1978, as a result of an auto accident near Benkelman, Neb. Her husband, Walter Warren, also was killed in the accident.

McLouth news: The Rev. and Mrs. David Monroe announce the birth of a daughter, Deborah Ruth, on April 20.

Kuntry Klub EHU: Club members honored Mary Kramer's 80th birthday with a birthday cake and plant. Pictures of all the 80-year-old and nearly-80-year-old members were taken, which included Mary, Leona Babcock, Louise Mills, Lillian Meintz and Lillian Buehner.

50 years ago, May 7, 1953

Deaths: Orville J. Lawson, Kansas City, Mo., 50, died suddenly. Mr. Lawson was a brother-in-law of Chris Poulsen; Madge Seufert, Route 3, Tonganoxie, passed away May 7, 1953.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Winston Earls announce the birth of a son May 6; Mr. and Mrs. Al Folk of Kansas City announce the birth of a son May 4; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brown announce the birth of a son on May 6.

Chas. Ecklund of Basehor, stationed in Germany, inspected the tulips in Holland. He says they are prettier than the post card pictures.

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Lenahan, Richard and Jacqueline, were dinner guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. John Whitaker and family, Welborn, Kan, the occasion being the Lenahan's 18th wedding anniversary and Jacquelin's 14th birthday.

Linwood: The Blue Birds Class at the M.E. Church made May baskets, filled them with flowers and delivered them to elderly people in town.

75 years ago: April 19, 1928

What they say about anything or everything: J.C. Laming: "For five years my wife has been trying to get me to plant an asparagus bed. I gave up the fight this year, got busy and planted one. That's the reason I'm going around here half crippled in my right arm."

Friendship Valley: Little Shirley Ann Freienmuth is ill with scarlet fever. (The county health officer quarantined people with scarlet fever, in an effort to stop the disease from spreading.)

We were misinformed last week when we published an item that C.E. Stewart had moved to the Cronemeyer bungalo on Sixth Street. Mr. Stewart informs us he did not move there and that he expects to remain at his present location on Second Street.

A surprise party was given for Mary Jack Dorney Tuesday evening in honor of her ninth birthday. The guests were the younger members of Mrs. Melane's music class. The children gathered at the Dorney home early in the evening and went to the Royal Theatre to see "Topsy and Eva."

100 years ago: April 30, 1903

The body of Judge Newton Mann was brought from Leavenworth to Tonganoxie Monday forenoon and laid to rest by the side of a little daughter in Hubbel Hill Cemetery. Judge Mann was a victim of a complication of heart disease and liver troubles, and he died last Saturday after an illness of four weeks. The deceased was a native of Ohio and was in this 60th year.

A new state law removes one source of trouble in the country school district. It forbids the employment as teacher of any relative of a board member.

The man who is to cross Niagara Falls by hanging to a wire with his teeth will probably turn out to be a new-fangled dentist.

Stanwood: Oscar Tangle announces the arrival of another son at their house.

L.C. Myers and B. Golding are trying granitoid door steps in place of the wooden ones.

Linwood: The first issue of the new Linwood paper will appear the second week in May.

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