Archive for Wednesday, July 9, 2003

Remember when

A community review

July 9, 2003

10 years ago: June 30, 1993

Deaths: Thelma Kathryn Deay Haverty, 87, Lawrence, died June 24, 1993; Sylvia (Farris) Morgan, 76, Council Bluffs, Iowa, died June 21, 1993; William A. Peterson, 72, Tonganoxie, died June 21, 1993; Marjorie Ruth Weers, 61, Lawrence, died June 26, 1993.

Paulette Johnson, who now resides in Lawrence, and is a University of Kansas student, went to Belgium after school was out for a visit with her mother, Mrs. Jackie Johnson and her husband, John. While Paulette was overseas, she and her mother went on a trip to Russia.

Springdale Scene: The Springdale Community extends sympathy to Wanda Parker in the loss of her sister, Shirley Cobb, who passed away last Friday after an extended illness.

(Picture) Airman David W. Seaba has graduated from Air Force basic training in San Antonio, Texas.

The 12th annual Haas-Shobert reunion was held June 13 at the Riford Center in Tonganoxie, with a basket dinner.

Christa Lynn Pickens, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Chester Pickens and a student at Southwestern College in Winfield, has been selected as one of the country's most outstanding campus leaders by the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges editorial staff.

Ted Douglas Ledbetter of McLouth was named to the dean's list this spring at MidAmerica Nazarene College in Olathe.

25 years ago: June 28,1978

(Picture) Jean Lenahan has been named chapter Woman of the Year by Coronado Chapter of the American Business Women's Association. The selection was made at the regular monthly meeting, June 21, 1978, at the Cody Motor Inn.

Jarbalo Jottings: Mr. And Mrs. Gene Morrow celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on June 14. Their daughter, Mr. And Mrs. Al Holland, took them to dinner at the Gold Buffet in Kansas City.

Mr. And Mrs. Charles Larimore celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary the June 10 with a buffet and lawn party at their home.

(Picture) Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Throop will celebrate their 50 wedding anniversary July 7.

(Picture) Freienmuth Carried On Family Tradition With Apple Orchard And Mill At Many Oaks Farm In Alps: Many Oaks Farm, two miles north of Tonganoxie, once the location of a giant orchard and vineyard, holds fond memories for W. Hans Freienmuth of his boyhood and the father who made the farm one of the most beautiful in this area. (William Freienmuth left his native Switzerland when he was a young man as a skilled millwright. Eventually he settled in Lawrence and became the head miller at the Bowersox Mills in 1879. He moved to Tonganoxie with his wife, Eda Henrietta (Fischer) and purchased 100 acres that became known as Many Oaks Farm. The hillside reminded him of his native Switzerland and this hilly region of Leavenworth County is still known as the Tonganoxie Alps.) Mr. Freienmuth also head miller in the flour mill in Tonganoxie for many years until the orchard began producing.

50 years: July 9, 1953

Hazel Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Holwick announce the birth of a son July 6.

Pfc. George Mills, USMC, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mills arrived home last Thursday for a 30-day furlough. George has just returned to the states after serving over 11 months in Korea, most of the time on the front lines.

Jarbalo: Mrs. Mattie Harvey was called to Lawrence Thursday by the death of her brother-in-law, William Icks, of that city and she remained with her sister for a few days.

A new garage was completed last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Ditty on Eighth St.

Byron E. Denholm, son of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Denholm, is among the 158 veterinary students attending the 1953 ROTC Summer Camp for veterinary and pharmacy cadets, being held from June 20 to Aug. 1 at the Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

75 years ago: June 21, 1928

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bachnick celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary June 17 at their country home near Basehor.

The first new Ford coupe was received in Tonganoxie Monday, by the J.C. Laming and Son Ford Agency. The coupe did not remain long in the garage as it was delivered to Will Musil shortly after its arrival.

Stranger: George Peters, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Peters of this city, reported last week for duty in Yellowstone Park, where he will be employed the remainder of the season. He will work in the capacity of a porter, by day, and play in a dance orchestra at night. George will work at Old Faithful Lodge in the Upper Geyser Basin. This lodge is within a hundred yards of the famous Old Faithful geyser and within but a short distance of the other great geysers.

Hoge: Mrs. Henry McGraw received word last week that her brother Will Reardon, a fireman on the Union Pacific, was robbed and slugged.

Linwood, Route 1: Several from here attended the platform dance at Pat Lenahan's Friday evening.

Elmwood: George Haight Sr., received word last week of the death of his sister, Mrs. Hammond, of California.

Mr. and Mrs. G.D. Whitaker announce the birth of a daughter, June 14, to whom they gave the name Margaret Alta.

Tonga's population for 1928, on figures compiled by the state historical society is 1,115.

Basehor: Jim Gray, the step-father of Ellis Parker, died in Leavenworth Monday.

100 years ago: July 2, 1903

Amy D. Cook, wife of Rev. E.C. Cook, died at Portland, Maine, June 24th. She was a minister of the Friends church. With her husband she left her house at Stanwood a few weeks ago, and they were traveling in religious work in New England when a fatal illness came upon her.

A contract was made Monday for about 23 acres in the southeast corner of the Harris farm at Linwood, for the purpose of laying out a new town to take the place of the destroyed portion of Linwood. The ground acquired is above the flood mark, is well drained, smooth and well located.

Glenwood: The funeral of Mrs. Lucinda Warren was held at the church last Friday afternoon. The remains were laid to rest in the Glenwood cemetery. Mrs. Warren was the daughter of Chas. Lewis, an old resident of our vicinity.

George B. Hallenbeck has purchased the Evans livery barn and formal transfer will take place today.

Mont Williams, who occasionally sends in items to The Mirror from the Leavenworth Junction is the happy father of twins.

F.O. Wells was breaking a colt last Thursday, and the cart collapsed while he was in the seat. He got mixed up with the debris and the colt, and did not know whether he was man, colt or cart for a few minutes. Mr. Wells was skinned up on his lower limbs but sustained no serious injury.

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