Archive for Wednesday, February 19, 2003

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February 19, 2003

10 years ago: Feb. 17, 1993

Births: Dr. Kevin and Katy Lenahan of Oklahoma City announce the birth of a daughter, Lauren Nicole, on Dec. 24, 1992; Mark and Andrea Klinkenberg of Maryville, Tenn., announce the birth of a son, Kenneth Blake, on Feb. 8, 1993; Mr. and Mrs. Scott Soetaert announce the birth of a son, Justin Scott, on Jan. 27, 1993.

(Picture) Mr. and Mrs. Elza Marvin will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Feb. 24, 1993.

McLouth News: The family of Lila Van Druff prepared an 89th birthday party for her at Cherokee Lodge on Sunday.

Jarbalo Jottings: Homer Willits, 84, Winchester, died Feb. 12.

Springdale: Mary and Shaun Heston of Lawrence announce the birth of a son, Newt Mitchell on Feb. 9, 1993.

Deaths: Victor H. Underwood, 91, Tonganoxie, died Feb. 14, 1993; Robert F. Knipp, 60, Bonner Springs, died Feb. 15, 1993; George E. Schlecty, 69, Pratt, died Feb. 7, 1993.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Herrington attended the 60th wedding anniversary celebration for her sister, Charley and Mary Lewis of Valley Falls. This was held at the Ramada Inn in Topeka on Saturday.

25 years ago: Feb. 15, 1978

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sprague announce the birth of a daughter, Clover Lynn, Feb. 1, 1978, at Jefferson County Memorial Hospital in Winchester.

Linwood News: Mrs. Mildred Schoenhofer was honored with a birthday dinner Feb. 11 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Zimmerli, DeSoto.

Basehor News: C.B. Smith celebrated his birthday Saturday. Mrs. Emma Lindel baked the birthday cake. They went to Bill Lindel's at Reno and had ice cream and cake.

Mrs. Dean Mitchell and daughter, Deana, attended the funeral services for her uncle, Mr. Joe Brenton, of North Kansas City, Mo., Friday. Mr. Brenton passed away on the seventh at the age of 85.

Rev. Robert Kasper, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Freienmuth, of Buena Vista, Colo., has been visiting here this week. He has been attending the conferences on mental health at Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo. Rev. Kasper is chairman for the mental health in the Colorado area covering several counties around Buena Vista.

Mr. and Mrs. Mike McGraw recently returned from an eight-day trip to Hawaii. They also visited the Island of Oahu.

Mike Mahoney, student at Ozark Bible College in Joplin, Mo., was home for the weekend.

50 years ago: Feb. 26, 1953

Death: Ripley Merritt Petherbridge, 80, retired farmer and civic leader of the Basehor community, died at his home Friday morning in Basehor.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Helm of Tonganoxie are the parents of a son, born Feb. 25, 1953.

Considerable interest was created at Ford's Cafe today over a birthday cake Betty Quisenberry baked for Loren Ford's 25th birthday. It is in the form of a lamb. The only trouble with a cake like that is it is too pretty to eat.

L.R. Mitchell was called to Drexel, Mo., Wednesday by the death of a brother.

Jarbalo: R.V. Shinkle was called to Warrensburg, Mo., over the weekend by the sudden death of his father.

Cpl. Charles Curtis Stewart called his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Stewart, Lawrence, from Japan on Monday. He is stationed with an anti-aircraft battalion in Korea, where he has been a year, and at the time of his call was on rest leave in Japan.

Charles Everett Coleman, Tonganoxie, has returned to this country from Korea and is being separated from active duty at Camp Carson, Colo.

Recipe for a good speech: Be sincere. Be brief. Be seated.

75 years ago: Feb. 9, 1928

Mrs. Mary A. McKeehen died Tuesday night, following a second stroke of paralysis, a week ago. Mrs. McKeehen was 64, and for many years a familiar resident of Tonganoxie. She with her husband, Ben McKeehen, operated the hotel east of Toburen's Bakery for approximately 24 years.

Obituary: Elizabeth Rea McDowell, 63, died at her home in McLouth on Jan. 30, 1928.

High School News: members of the freshmen sewing class are making house dresses this week.

Robert Bonner, for whom Bonner Springs is named, New York publisher, was the first to use full-page advertising; and the first journalist to pay large sums for feature articles. When Edward Everett was raising funds to purchase Mount Vernon, Bonner gave him $10,000 for 52 articles known as the Mount Vernon papers, and a like sum to the fund.

Elmwood: Mrs. Albert Doege gave a birthday dinner Sunday for her father, Mr. J. Eble, who was 70 years old.

L.W. McGinnis brought to the Mirror office Wednesday morning a jar of fruit, which has a very unusual age. In 1896, Mrs. McGinnis put up a jar of peach preserves. Several years later, she used some of them, putting the rest away. After a time, she decided to see how long they would keep. Now, 31 years after, the peach preserves are apparently as well-preserved as ever.

100 years ago: Feb. 19, 1903

Reno: James Jones reports the arrival of a 14-pound girl last Friday.

Word was received from Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Strange of Boise City, Idaho, last week stating that their daughter Mrs. Leatha Kimbly had died very suddenly of heart trouble on Jan. 25, 1903, aged 28 years, at Baker City, Ore. (Mrs. Kimbly had lived in Tonganoxie a number of years.)

Basehor: F.H. Meyer has a 360-ton ice house, and yesterday he started a gang of men to work filling it up. He has two artificial lakes of about an acre each from which to gather ice for his creamery business.

After lingering six years as an invalid, Miss Elnora Morris was relieved of her affliction yesterday afternoon shortly before three o'clock at the home of her mother in the north part of town. Miss Morris was born July 4, 1877, on a farm just north of Reno. The funeral services will be tomorrow.

L.C. Myers received a peculiar present from a traveling man this week. It is a Filipino whip made from lace wood. The bark is in six layers and is pleated from the handle out.

Dr. Ralph Seckler, who formerly practiced medicine in Basehor, suddenly died of paralysis last week in California.

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