A Community Review
10 years ago: Jan. 27, 1993
(Pictures) Chamber of Commerce Secretary Connie Torneden was selected "Member of the Year" at the chamber's installation ceremony. Mike Vestal was selected "Citizen of the Year" by the Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce.
Bill New, president of First State Bank and Trust, presented the Tonganoxie Historical Society with a $4,000 check to help fund the move of the Reno Methodist Church to the site.
Jarbalo Jottings: There will be a celebration for the 50th wedding anniversary of Henry and Mildred Ehart at the church on Feb. 14.
Births: Mike and Gail Sparks of Lakeside, Calif., announce the birth of a daughter, MeKayla Lynn, born Dec. 16; Rodney and Amy Parsons announce the birth of a son, Ira Lloyd, born Jan. 3; Tara Sue Stauch and Tim Stauch are parents of a girl, Courtney Nicole, born Jan. 8, 1993.
Deaths: Vera L. Lloyd, 75, Tinley Park, Illinois, died Jan. 19; Donald R. Soverns, 30, Bonner Springs, died Jan. 11, 1993.
25 years ago: Jan. 25, 1978
Deaths: Agnes Hattie Freeman, 63, Leavenworth, died Jan. 22, 1978; Dr. Harry M. White, 58, Rogers, Ark., died Jan. 15; Opal Brooks Blaha, 76, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 24, 1978.
Violet Somers will celebrate her 91st birthday Feb. 5.
Mike Mahoney left last week for Joplin, Mo., where he will attend the Ozark Bible School.
On Jan. 20, Elmer and Margaret Yonally enjoyed a birthday dinner together in Margaret's room at Kaw Valley Nursing Home in Bonner Springs.
(Picture) Who says it has to be summer to get some good out of the garden tractor? Larry Gallagher, his sons and "friend" took advantage of some warm weather (30 degrees) Sunday to enjoy a sleigh ride in their back yard.
50 years ago: Feb. 5, 1953
Deaths: Mrs. Laura M. Anderson, 77, Linwood, died Feb. 3, 1953; Walter P. Gray, 74, died Saturday in Lawrence.
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Brune of Jarbalo were hosts Jan. 25, at an open house party in honor of their golden wedding anniversary which was Jan. 28.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Wallace announce the birth of a daughter, Patricia Sue, on Feb. 3; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Englert, Tonganoxie, are the parents of a daughter, Sue Ann, born Feb. 1; Mr. and Mrs. Reed Taggart the parents of a baby daughter, born Jan. 27, who was named Mary Louise; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Emerson of Phoenix, announce the birth of a son, Mark Lester, on Jan. 31; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wiehe, Basehor, announce the birth of a daughter, Vicky Marie, on Jan. 23; Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Higgins, Hazel Ridge, announce the birth of a son, Brian Joseph, Feb. 1.
Neal Holwick will leave for induction into the army on Feb. 9.
The Hazel Ridge Club met Feb. 3 with Mrs. Earl Schenck with 17 members present. Mrs. Helen Kingsolver is a new member.
75 years ago: Jan. 19, 1928
Deaths: Services for Jennie E. Moody, who died Jan. 8, at her home in Boise, Idaho, were Friday. Earl Phillips, age 45, died Saturday afternoon at his home in Tonganoxie. Marguerite Hyde, 24, Lawrence, died Saturday evening, after a brief illness. Lola Frances Skaggs, 23, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Skaggs, died at her home southeast of Tonganoxie Wednesday afternoon. Winfield Scott Henkle, 76, Kansas City, Kan., died Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ralph D. Mills, two miles east of here. Daniel Clinton Harbaugh, 72, Topeka grocer, died at his home yesterday morning. Annie Lane Johnson, daughter of James H. Lane, early-day U.S. senator from Kansas, died at Lawrence Sunday. Mrs. Johnson, the only surviving child of the noted man and soldier, was 75. She lived in Lawrence at the time of Quantrill's raid in 1863.
100 years ago: Jan. 29, 1903
Wm. McCabria, one of the old settlers of Leavenworth County, died from old age at his home in the south part of Reno Township, a week ago Monday. The deceased was in the 82nd year. He was a Union soldier.
Tomorrow evening there will be something new in Tonganoxie, and that is the opening of the gymnasium so much talked about. The opening will be in the room rented next to the State Bank. It is expected to have all the apparatus in place, and one of the new features will be a Box-Ball which is something like a bowling alley. There will be music, recitations, addresses, etc., and no charge for admission will be made. The affair is open to all, so no one need feel awkward about attending.