Archive for Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Remember When: a community review

February 12, 2003

10 years ago: Feb. 10, 1993

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Watson, Grapevine, Texas, announce the birth of a daughter, Katherine Jean, Jan. 19.

Deaths: Nina M. Pryor, 95, Tonganoxie, died Feb. 5, 1993; Keith Dannefer, 78, Burr Oak, died Jan. 31, 1993; Elmer Lee Glor, 81, Buffalo, Mo., died Jan. 30, 1993; Shirley Givens, 53, died Jan. 21, 1993, in Midvale, Utah; Betty F. Labyorteaux, 80, Colorado Springs, died Jan. 26, 1993; Corey Joe Cleavinger, 20, McLouth, died Feb. 6.

Delbert and Sandy Goepfert hosted a surprise party for Nancy Jones Saturday at their home.

Springdale: Wayne and Anabel Knapp attended the 100th birthday celebration for Walter Knapp Sunday in Leavenworth.

George Cooper celebrated his birthday, which was Feb. 5, on Sunday.

(Picture) Tonganoxie truck driver uses CPR to save former Royals' daughter. Donald Fish, truck driver, saw the wreck that injured Kim Patek, daughter of Kansas City Royals former shortstop Freddie Patek. He administered CPR until the ambulance arrived.

25 years ago: Feb. 8, 1978

Obituaries: John F. "Junior" McGraw, 56, Leavenworth, died Sunday morning; James C. Ritter, 78, died Feb. 7, 1978, at the Winchester Nursing Home.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Putthoff, St. Louis, Mo., announce the birth of a son, Benjamin Michael, Feb. 2, 1978; Gene and Janice Shriner announce the birth of a son, Trent Eugene Shriner on Jan. 23, 1978.

Jarbalo Jottings: Mr. and Mrs. George Stiglmire attended the funeral for Sophia Ode Saturday in Leavenworth.

McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kesinger, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a daughter, Christine Ann, Jan. 24, 1978.

McLouth News: Mrs. Nellie Scott and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Scott attended funeral services Feb. 2 for Mrs. Hattie Wynn, 90, Independence, Mo.

Springdale News: Many neighbors and friends attended the funeral Friday afternoon in Leavenworth for Anna Edmonds.

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Walker arrived home last Thursday from a 10-day vacation trip to Hawaii.

50 years ago: Feb. 19, 1953

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wiart of Bonner Springs announce the birth of a son, Scott Lee, on Feb. 10. Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Schubert are the maternal grandparents. The baby was born on his grandfather's birthday.

Mrs. Will Lewis received word of the death of her cousin, Miss Dora Lewis of Stockton, Kan., after having a stroke.

The McKinsey children are ill with measles, instead of scarlet fever, which was at first thought.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Whittacre announce the birth Saturday of a 6 pound, 13 ounce son at Cushing Hospital in Leavenworth.

Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. William Seifert received word of the death of his brother, Albert Seifert, Sunday night in Bozeman, Mont.

Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stillings have received word of the death of his uncle, Charles Uhl, 89, on Feb. 5. Mr. Uhl lived in Holton since his retirement from the farm but was at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Undine Roswurn in Council Grove at the time of his death.

Linwood: Mrs. Lawrence Townsend and daughter, Shirley, spent last week in Winfield, because of the death and burial of Mrs. Townsend's mother.

Mr. and Mrs. Matt Babcock have word from their son, Bob, that he has arrived in Japan.

75 years ago:

Feb. 2, 1928

Claude Powell, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Powell, had the misfortune to receive a broken bone at the wrist of the right arm when cranking a Ford car Saturday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Gruendel entertained Sunday, with a dinner in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Gruendel's 32nd wedding anniversary.

Hoge: One of the proudest men of Hoge now is Will Seymour, since he has been called Grandpa.

Elmwood: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kissinger attended the funeral of Mrs. McDonald at Eagle Cemetery Wednesday.

Coal Ridge: Babe Tipton ground corn for several men in this community this week.

Sunshine Grange No. 1443 will meet at Odd Fellows Hall Feb. 9 to celebrate their 22nd anniversary. Basket dinner to precede the following program: Reading, Mrs. Bullimore; Short talk, Mr. McKone; Instrumental solo, Mrs. Perry Walters; Talk, Mr. Bullimore; Solo, Mrs. Fair; Talk, by State Lecturer C.C. Cogswell of Kingman.

Emil Freienmuth was home from KU during the weekend.

Child labor may be easily overdone, but a fair amount of work according to their powers, is the best thing that ever happened to any boy or girl. Pampered, coddled children, not taught to work, never amount to anything.

100 years ago: Feb. 12, 1903

Death: James Uhl, age 21 years, died Thursday morning in Jarbalo.

The raise in wages on the Missouri Pacific changes the monthly checks of Northwestern passenger conductors from $120 to about $135. The section hands are still pegging away at the same old figures of $1.25 per day.

The Death Angel seems to be doing unusual reaping in this parish. Three burials have been made in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery within a week. Sunday, Feb. 1, the infant son of John Hintzleman was interred, death caused by pneumonia; Tuesday, Jan. 27, Patrick McKeever, one of the first settlers of this county, was buried, death due to paralysis; Sunday, Feb. 8, Mr. Powell, an uncle of Thomas Cahill, where he made his home, was buried, epilepsy cause of death.

Mount Olivet: Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Ackley, of Belvue, announce the birth of a daughter, Jan. 13, 1903.

Dr. Coe reports a boy at Charlie Atkinsons' on the Loomis farm -- a Sunday arrival.

The post office has been selling the new design in stamps for several weeks. The changes are in the twos and eights. For the first time, we believe it is stated, the face of a woman appears on a postage stamp. A likeness of Martha Washington appears on the eight-cent stamp.

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