Archive for Thursday, December 18, 2003

Remember when: A community review

December 18, 2003

10 years ago: November 24, 1993

(Picture) Bessie Sanders, Tonganoxie, celebrated her 102nd birthday on Nov. 22. Born in a log cabin in Virginia, Sanders moved to Kansas in 1924.

Deaths: Joseph D. Burks, 69, Kansas City, Kansas, died Monday; Donald L. Sturgeon, 64, Tonganoxie, died November 19; Lillian Beryl Slawson, 84, Tonganoxie, died Nov. 21; Dorothy M. Cashatt, 70, rural Ozawkie, died Nov. 22; Herbert L. "Herb" Cooper, 52, Oxford, died Nov. 22.

(Picture) Sheets couple earns 1993 Ovid Snider Award: What better way to help your children understand the importance of family and service than to simply get involved? Dean and Juanita Sheets, Linwood residents, will be honored Dec. 4 at the Linwood Community Building, essentially for doing just that. The Sheets are this year's recipients of the Ovid Snider Award, which recognizes the town's outstanding civic and community service leaders. The Sheets have lived just outside of Linwood's city limits for the last 30 years.

Gov. Joan Finney recently announced the appointment of Marilyn Daniels of Tonganoxie to the Northeast Kansas Regional Library System, effective immediately. She succeeds Darlene Caraway of Lansing.

25 years ago: November 22, 1978

(Picture) Mr. and Mrs. Harold Denholm, R.R.2, Tonganoxie, were recently presented the Leavenworth County Extension Council's "Appreciation Award", by Garry Eberth, Basehor, the council's Executive Board chairman.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. James E. Wernink of Silver Lake announce the birth of their son, Jesse James Wernink, Nov. 17, 1978.

Deaths: Sam V. Clark, Tonganoxie, passed away Nov. 20 at the age of 66 years; Otto E. Luckan, 84, Lawrence, died Thursday; Marie A. Eble, 85, Leavenworth, died Sunday.

Mrs. Eunice Laverie was honored on her 90th birthday on Nov. 16, when friends and relatives joined her at Eyerlys' Cafe in Basehor, for a birthday luncheon, hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Bob Barnes, her nephew and wife of Kansas City, Kansas. (Mrs. Laverie had taught school and also taught piano. One school was a one-room school near Stoll, (Stull?) Kansas, where she lived in a dugout with the family of one of her pupils.

Linwood News: Mr. Harry R. Miller, Rt. 4, Lawrence, passed away Nov. 14.

Springdale News: Mr. and Mrs. Tony Guenther of Leavenworth announce the birth of a baby girl Thursday. The baby has been named Melissa Maxine.

On Monday, Nov. 13, a party birthday dinner was held for David Seymour to celebrate his eighth birthday.

50 years ago: December 3, 1953

Deaths: Charles J. Heim, 68, a retired farmer, died early Monday in Leavenworth; Roy Albert Wingrove, son of Charles and Odille Wingrove was born at Clay Center, Kansas August 6, 1879 and departed this life November 28, 1953 in Olympia, Washington, at the age of 74 years.

Mrs. Wm. Bray, local high school teacher, advises that Dr. B.F. Nanniga was killed Wednesday in an automobile accident at Albuquerque, N.M. He was a Lawrence optometrist well known to many Tonganoxie people.

Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Somers and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Corlett attended the funeral services in Kansas City, Wednesday for their uncle, Chas. L. Seufert, 87, of Kansas City. He had operated a hardware store at 1425 Grand Ave. for fifty-five years.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred F. Needham have given the name Frederick Charles to their new son.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Hernandez, Tonganoxie, are the parents of a daughter, born November 25; A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. James DeMaranville, Bonner Springs, Sunday; Mr. and C. M. Peterson of Oklahoma City announce the birth of a baby boy on Nov. 14th. He has been given the name Douglas Marshall.

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Freienmuth and Mrs. A.J. Russell spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kasper in Dunning, Nebraska.

75 years ago: November 15, 1928

Our community was greatly shocked to hear of the sudden death of Mr. Charles H. Stephenson, who was found dead in his bed early Sunday morning. Mr. Stephenson was 66 years, 5 months, and 12 days of age. (Special from Basehor)

Arthur Hughes is building a new 36 x 14 chicken house at his home near the south city limits.

Mrs. Jake Freienmuth returned Monday from Rosswell, N.M., where she was called last week by the sudden death of her brother, Henry Ernest.

Pleasant Prairie: Mrs. Ruth Bowman and Dotty called on Mrs. Billy Carr and the new baby, Frances Marie, Tuesday afternoon.

Basehor News: The funeral of Edgar R. Stone, who passed away in Kansas City, Kansas, Nov. 11, was held from the family home, Nov. 12, and burial was in Bonner Springs.

Fire of unknown origin completely destroyed the large dairy barn 120x40 ft., and silo, 16x40 ft., on the A. L. Knox farm two miles south of town, early Tuesday morning. The loss is estimated at $10,000 partly covered by insurance.

A CHRISTMAS GIFT. That everyone will appreciate. "Your Photograph." I make them in your home by electric light. Phone 340. H.G. DeMerritt. (Ad.)

Tonganoxie Knot Hole. Clyde Hunter, Editor: MYSTERY. Another thing father can't understand is how son manages to save just enough gasoline to get the car into the garage.

100 years ago: November 26, 1903

Death: Mrs. Ollie Carper Brown died at six o'clock Friday evening. The funeral of Mrs. Brown took place Monday afternoon and interment was in Maple Grove cemetery

Fred Jamieson, aged 30 years, a son of Peter Jamieson, living two a half miles south of Lansing, was thrown from a farm wagon Saturday noon and suffered injuries from which he died early Sunday morning.

Fairmount: Mrs. Minnie Brockman died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe Van Tuyl, Nov. 23, 1903, aged 74 years, 8 months and 13 days.

Carpenters are at work on the new addition to the Zellner block. It takes almost a lumber yard for this work alone.

Who says some one in Kansas City will not feast today. Five 'possums were sent down there from Tonganoxie Tuesday.

The 18-month-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Winslow residing two miles south of town got hold of some strychnine Monday morning. The timely arrival of Dr. Coe with a stomach pump saved the child.

Tonganoxie has been invited to send its best twenty ears of corn to the St. Louis Exposition. Parties having big ears of corn should leave them with Evans & Son. The name of the raiser will accompany the corn when it is sent in for exhibit.

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