Archive for Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Remember When: A community review

December 10, 2003

10 years ago: Nov. 17, 1993

Lawrence and Iris Budenosky celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary with a party given by their children and grandchildren at their daughter's rural Leavenworth home.

(Picture) Megan Holton, daughter of Kerry and Mannette Holton of Tonganoxie, recently dined with Gov. Joan Finney at the governor's mansion in Topeka because she was the state grand prize winner in the Read Across America Summer program. In the Tonganoxie area, 63 readers participated in the program. Fulfillment of the pledge by reading partners entitled participants to local prizes and eligibility for statewide recognition -- a random drawing for dinner with the governor.

Death: John (Jack) C. Sturtridge, 80, Tonganoxie, died Nov. 15, 1993.

Jarbalo Jottings: Bob and Julia Smith celebrated their first wedding anniversary Sunday.

(Picture) Jeanette Gutsmiedl of Tonganoxie won $8,000 in the Kansas Lottery Birthday Game Television Show held recently at the Kansas Coliseum in Wichita. Pictured left is Gutsmiedl's studio partner, Martha Becker of Topeka, who won $1,000.

25 years ago: Nov. 15, 1978

Mr. and Mrs. Perry Porter, Tonganoxie, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 21. A family dinner will be hosted by their daughters and families on Nov. 19, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Chambers, Paola.

Deaths: Mrs. Mary Louise Still, Tonganoxie, passed away Nov. 11, at the age of 79; Matthew Prelesnik, Bonner Springs, passed away Nov. 14 at the age of 71; Henry Joseph Wolf, 63, Roeland Park, died Monday.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Billy Joe Milner, Aurora, Mo., formerly of Tonganoxie, wish to announce the birth of their son Andrian Millard on Oct. 21; Mr. and Mrs. Tony Johnson of Tonganoxie are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Carly Ann on Oct. 17.

Linwood News: Mrs. Della Coatney flew to Clemson, South Carolina, Oct. 24 to visit Mr. and Mrs. Richard Montanucci, and make the acquaintance of her new 5-month-old granddaughter.

Reno News: Mr. and Mrs. Michael Masopost announce the birth of a son, James Michael, on Nov. 4.

McLouth News: Alive Rise, 50, Wichita, died Sunday of cancer. Mr. Rise was a former McLouth resident.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Dunlap have a new grandson, Bryon Gregory Noeth, born Nov. 9. Bryon Gregory was born on his grandmother's birthday.

50 years ago: Nov. 26, 1953

Death: Mrs. Edna May Reynolds, Tonganoxie, passed away on Nov. 25, 1953.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Elder announce the birth of a daughter, and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Mathia, who now live at Basehor, announce the birth of a son.

A TWA official, speaking at Tonganoxie told the Kiwanians his company employs 5,000 people in Kansas City. We sure didn't know that.

A small girl was entertaining the visitors until her mother came downstairs. Said one woman to the other, with an appraising look: "Not very p-r-e-t-t-y." "No," the child answered, "but awfully s-m-a-r-t."

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Farrin of Kansas City, Kansas, held an open house Sunday afternoon in honor of his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Farrin, it being their 50th wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Lee DeLude of Manhattan announce the birth of a son, David Lee, on Nov. 10, 1953.

Basehor: The Basehor community will next Thursday night have a rare spectacle to observe when the Cliff Dunham Donkey show comes to town. This organization furnishes donkeys and the local community furnishes riders for a game of donkey basketball in the high school gymnasium.

75 years ago: Nov. 8, 1928

Mrs. Collett of Basehor Dead; Her Death Was Very Sudden: Our community was greatly shocked Saturday evening when they heard of the sudden death of Mrs. G.F. Collett. (Blanche Pierce Collett was born at Roseveill, Ill.)

The Leavenworth County agricultural and 4-H club show, held in Tonganoxie last weekend, is now over, and in spite of the bad weather during the three days of the fair, large crowds attended and viewed the exhibit.

Reno: The Phenicie families held a reunion at the home of Mrs W.C. Phenicie, Tonganoxie, in honor of the birthday of Mrs. Hattie Divelbess of Kansas City Saturday evening.

Tonganoxie Knot Hole, Clyde Hunter, editor: Somebody estimates that 87 percent of the statues are erected to the memory of men who were once called cranks.

Miss Alma Freienmuth was hostess at a six-thirty o'clock dinner Tuesday evening at her home at "Many Oaks Farm," in honor of Mrs. Otto Freienmuth of Del Norte, Colo., and for members of the P.E.O. Club.

100 years ago:

Nov. 19, 1903

Mrs. Laura Van Eman, a sister of Mrs. William Newby, died in Evergreen hospital at Leavenworth Tuesday afternoon and the funeral will be in Kansas City. Mrs. Van Eman was 53 years of age, and three daughters and a son survive her.

Dan Hawkins, age 24, Winfield, died last week of pneumonia. The internment was in Hubbel Hill cemetery.

Charlie Paxton's sister finally died from the effects of the burns received at Burr Oak, Jewell County, last week.

The delegation to the Chanute oil fields returned Friday evening. The Mirror did not learn whether any of them will invest.

A new lap robe was stolen from Amos Kendall's buggy while standing at the Methodist church Sunday night. Complaints are numerous of petty thefts from buggies Sunday evenings. In no case have any of the missing articles been found.

Speaking of its statement that Tonganoxie has seven joints, the McLouth Times says: "The editor of the Times gained his knowledge from a cigar salesman, who said he sold cigars to the seven saloons in Tonganoxie." When the Times gathers its knowledge from liars it will make such blunders frequently.

A temperance rally will be held at Reno next Sunday afternoon at three o'clock, in which all the Sunday schools of the neighborhood will join. Rev. Norris will be one of the speakers.

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