Archive for Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Remember When: a community review

January 15, 2003

10 years ago: Jan. 13, 1993

(Picture) Roger Shilling with some of the antique "treasure" found during a well-cleaning expedition. The artifact is a Campbell-Sheffield cream container, which was placed in the well for cooling purposes before refrigeration in the 1800s.

Birth: Bob and Pam Daniels of Elk City are proud to announce the birth of their son, Roger Willis Daniels, on Dec. 29, 1992.

Tanya Low, Topeka High School Chinese teacher, has been named "Best of the Best" by the Central State Conference of the teaching of foreign languages. She will be recognized at the group's annual conference in Des Moines, Iowa, in March.

Sue Sprague's parents, Norman and Nita Parsley of Brackley, England, were here over the holidays. Sue's father, Norman, surprised her mother with a trip to Kansas as a surprise to see their daughter's new home.

25 years ago: Jan. 11, 1978

The family of William (Willie) Mathia has established a scholarship memorial in his memory.

Obituaries: Mrs. Ada May Hennip, 84, of Oak Lawn, Ill., passed away Jan. 7, 1978; C. W. Jeffries, 74, Roeland Park, died Jan. 3, 1978; Mrs. Eliza Helen White, 78, Kansas City, Kan., died Jan. 6, 1978.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Hoffhines of Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son, Patrick Michael, born Dec. 10, 1977; Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Wedel announce the birth of a son, Anthony Ryan, Dec. 20, 1977.

Linwood News: Mitchell McHenry flew to Hawaii for Christmas to visit his mother, Arleen Cubb.

Springdale News: Mr. and Mrs. Gary Crawford of Eudora are the parents of a baby boy, Jason Christopher, born Jan. 3; Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Pratt of Ottawa, Kansas, are the parents of a baby boy born Dec. 29. He has been named David Joseph.

50 years ago: Jan. 22, 1963

Deaths: John W. Brown, Tonganoxie, passed away Jan. 5, 1953, at the age of 82 years; Miss Anne Kelly, age 81 years, died Jan. 9th in Nortonville; Mrs. Mabel Irene Overbaugh, Tonganoxie, passed away Jan. 18, 1953, at the age of 46 years; Mrs. Helen Marie Kelsall, Tonganoxie, passed away Jan. 16, 1953, at the age of 38 years.

Zoellner's Store has been designated to cooperate locally with the National Crochet Contest, held through the Leavenworth County Fair.

Linwood: The wolf hunt that was held here Sunday was well attended, but only one lone wolf was captured. The 4-H club took in nearly 90 dollars from the lunch served.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brawner, Kansas City, Kan., announce the birth of a daughter, Deborah Kay, Jan. 18, 1953.

75 years ago: Jan. 5, 1928

Word was received here last week by Miss Bertha Halsted from Mr. and Mrs. David Cline of Shawnee, Okla., announcing the birth of a daughter, on Christmas, to whom they have given the name Dorothy Ann.

An Infuriated Bull Gores Eight Horses: An infuriated Holstein bull, purchased recently by Walter Denholm for his farm four miles north of Tonganoxie, gored six horses and two mules in a pasture on the farm some time Monday or Monday night. (Two of the horses were dead, and one in a serious condition.)

Clyde B. Burton, 43, father of Mrs. Mearl Fritzel, Tonganoxie, died at the Kansas Hotel in Kansas City, Kan.

Stranger: Mrs. Geo. Gress entertained with a surprise party in honor of Miss Evelyn Gress' birthday, Dec. 30.

Stanwood: Mr. and Mrs. Vic Williams and family are enjoying the comforts of an enclosed car. They have an Essex coach and the deal was made by R. Creason, Tonganoxie.

Dafer: On account of the severe cold weather the past week the neighbors seem to have trouble getting the Ford cars started.

Jarbalo: Carl Hutchinson sold his milk route to Raymond Zimmerman.

An Oklahoma ranchman, who decided to take in the sights in Kansas City, was held-up three times in one block. Before he got on the train to take him home, he remarked: "K.C. is too fast for me."

100 years ago: Jan. 15, 1903

Albert, the third son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Kelsall, died at the parental home at Reno Sunday afternoon, as a consequence of an attack of brain and lung trouble. The deceased was born at Reno and was almost 15 years old.

Neely: How is this for hunter's luck? On last Tuesday Harry King captured seven large skunks, a mink and an opossum.


A reader asked a question regarding my mention of Pickens School in a recent "Remember When." She needed to know if there was only one Pickens School; the one she attended was near Linwood. After checking, a local historian said as far as he knew, there was only one school by that name. -- Billie Aye.

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