Archive for Wednesday, June 4, 2003

Remember when: a community review

June 4, 2003

10 years ago: May 26, 1993

(Picture) Thirty-five years after it was built, Jarbalo United Methodist Church has received an added touch. A steeple, erected on May 3, was given as a memorial to John D. Whitaker from his wife, Elizabeth, their family and friends. Local men shown helping attach the steeple are J.R. Turpin and David Smelser.

Otto and Nellie Bretz will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 6 with a reception at the Boling Grange Hall.

Birth: Wes and Jenny Manning announce the birth of a daughter, Hannah Michelle, on May 10, 1993.

Deaths: Valerie J. Cannon, 44, Colorado Springs, died May 20, 1993; Barbara J. Borders, 72, Denver, died May 16, 1993; Ellis R. "Muscles" Chandlee, 67, Lawrence, died may 20, 1993; Rayburn L. "Harry" Craft, 73, Kansas City, Kan., died May 22, 1993; Brittany Nicole Folsom, 6 1/2 months, Stover, Mo., died suddenly at her home on May 17, 1993; Genevieve Godding Ridgway, 88, Lindsborg, died May 22, 1993.

From Helen Schilling's "Happenings" column: Some day would like to go down to the B&B and spend the night. Just for fun ... to say that we've stayed in Tonganoxie's famous place, the former Myers Hotel.

25 years ago: May 24, 1978

Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Hagenbuch Jr., Lawrence, will be honored with an open house celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on May 28 at their home on Route 3.

Deaths: August Anton Diekman, 90, Tonganoxie, died May 21, 1978; John Peacher, 72, Tonganoxie, died May 19, 1978; James Monhollon, Topeka, died Thursday; Fred A. Rogers, 62, Kansas City, died Sunday.

The family celebrated the first birthday of Jeffrey Ussery, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ussery, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stephenson, Sunday evening.

Birth: Diane and Steve Crupper, Lawrence, announce the birth of a daughter, Krisha Lee, on May 15, 1978.

Jarbalo Jottings: Hazel Opliger and a group of people from Leavenworth attended the 38th annual Tulip Festival at Orange City, Iowa, on Thursday and Friday. She brought home a pair of wooden shoes.

50 years ago: June 4, 1953

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rawlings of DeQueen, Ark., announce the birth of a son, Robert Randall, May 31, 1953.

Harry Wendorff, local exponent of Standard Oil, is building a barn on his new place west of town.

Linwood: The John Sniders are driving a new station wagon. They are preparing to go on a trip to Alaska.

Jarbalo: the 1953 Class of Jarbalo Rural high School presented the school with two beautiful mirrors: one for the girls and one for the boys. These gifts will undoubtedly prove very useful.

Local cemeteries were thronged with visitors and brightly decorated with flowers during the Saturday-Sunday Memorial Day weekend.

Larry Gillespie, Charles E. Clark, Jimmy Lay and David Slawson, local graduates of the Class of 1953, now are stationed at San Diego, Calif. The boys all joined the Navy and left May 28 for their station.

Pfc. Roy L. Kraus, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kraus, is home from Korea. When President Eisenhower toured in Korea, Roy was one of his guards.

Earl Matthews, local boy serving in the Navy, is shedding glory on the old hometown by his athletic exploits in the Pacific Islands. He has won boxing and laurels as a distance runner recently.

75 years ago: May 17, 1928

The body of Lt. Royal V. Thomas, former McLouth boy who was killed in an aeroplane crash in Teterboro, N.J., was brought to McLouth Monday under military escort. The funeral was held in the Dunkard church, McLouth, Wednesday afternoon before a large group of friends and relatives who had known the family and the boy since childhood.

John F. Brune, 52, a prominent farmer and stock buyer in High Prairie Township, died Sunday evening at a hospital in Leavenworth.

Stranger: A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Burroughs on May 11.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Knapp of Kansas City, Mo., celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on May 13 at the home of their daughter, Mrs. A.B. Taylor, of Fairmount. A total of 54 guests were present.

Honey Valley: John Parsons attended the funeral of his uncle, P. Parsons, at Atchison on Sunday.

It is with a deep sense of sorrow that I write this tribute of respect to our dear friend Lottie E. Winkelman, who has passed into the great beyond. Lottie MaGrath was born at De Soto on June 22, 1878, and died at her home in Linwood on May 4, 1928, at the age of 49 years, 10 months and 12 days.

Mrs. S.D. Bell, Kansas City, Mo., mother of Mrs. J.J. Bartlett, died at her home Friday morning following an illness of two years.

100 Years ago: May 28, 1903

Arthur Hanwell Huckett died last Friday morning at the home of his brother-in-law Bert Cook five miles west of here, of dropsy, in the 15th year of his age.

A few years ago, Miss Mabel Smith went with her parents from here to Jewell County. Word was received the first of the week that she died the 18th of measles, aged about 20 years. A husband and 2-week-old babe survive her. The deceased was a niece of Geo. Modlin.

Cats and other animals had better look out at in Leavenworth. The council has passed an ordinance against spitting on the sidewalks.

The Home Bakery is now doing business with the assistance of a cash register.

Dr. Gladman reports the arrival of a daughter last Thursday night at Will Niebaum's, two miles northwest.

A.D. Hamilton received a telegram yesterday afternoon, notifying him of his mother's death near Sibley, Mo., at the age of 76 years.

More than 40 percent of the people of Great Britain could not write when Queen Victoria ascended the throne. Now only 7 percent are in that condition.

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