Archive for Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Remember When: a community review

March 19, 2003

10 years ago: March 17, 1993

(Picture) Brian Waterman presents Cindy Millron $25 for being the 25th person to say "Luck of the Irish" to the unidentified person Saturday.

Births: Craig and Shari Dunning, Tonganoxie, are proud to announce the birth of twins, Kelsey Ann and Joel Tyler, on March 13, 1993.

Springdale: Becky Coffin, daughter of Donald Coffin has received an academic and cross country scholarship. She will attend Ottawa University in the fall.

(Picture) Ron Conrad and John McCaffrey with brooms in hand. They started cleaning a way for the green stripe (for the St. Patrick's parade) about 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

McLouth News: Annis Stewart's birthday party was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

25 years ago: March 15, 1978

The city of Tonganoxie received their new fire engine last Wednesday. The engine is a bright yellow-green in color that is said to be safer than the traditional red.

Girl Scouts will celebrate their 66th birthday Saturday, March 18 at the Grade School gym.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rogers celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary by attending the play, "Rosebud" at Tiffany's Attic, and spending the weekend at the Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Mo.

Births: Gary and Janet Blevins of Lawrence announce the birth of a daughter born March 2, 1978. She has been named Mandy Elizabeth; Mr. and Mrs. James Lee proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Rachel Rebecca Lee, March 11, 1978.

Fairmount News: Mr. and Mrs. Edward Williams honored their grandson, Mark Williams, Sunday, when they took him to dinner at Joe's Barn, to celebrate his 12th birthday.

Linwood News: Mrs. Fern Slade, Hays, a niece of Mrs. Mattie Jamison, passed away Feb. 27, 1978.

50 years ago: March 26, 1953

Death: Mrs. Ed Moore of Lawrence, a former resident of Tonganoxie, died March 15, 1953.

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Kemler of Basehor will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on April 5 at their home.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Dale Freeman are the parents of a son, Cecil, born March 22, 1953. Dr. and Mrs. Robert P. Hudson are the parents of a son born March 8, named Robert Emerson Hudson; announcement of births released at Lawrence Memorial Hospital show a daughter, Linda Marie, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Denholm, March 20; a son, Jack to Mr. and Mrs. William Jarrett, March 20; and a son to Mr. and Mrs. Dennie DeMaranville, Linwood, March 21, 1953.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. David Flowers announce the birth of a son March 19.

We watched movie-camera men take newsreel shots of the Topeka investigating committee Monday. Senator Bert Collard's bald head and polka dot bow tie should give the movie fans some idea of inhabitants of the wild prairies.

75 years ago: March 8, 1928

Billy Kirkham, who lives about five miles northwest of Tonganoxie, died Wednesday evening.

Chas. F. Greever of Leavenworth, died at his home this morning at 4 o'clock.

John Edson died in Kansas City, Mo., at the age of 68 years and four months. Mr. Edson moved to Tonganoxie last July where he made his home with his sister, Mrs. August Metlewski.

Stanwood: Last week was a sad week to some of our neighbors. Mr. P. D. Shoemaker received a message stating his only sister had passed away in Summerset Co., Penn., at the age of 90; Mrs. W. H. Moses received word that her brother, George Metier had died at Belgrade, Mont., last week, and Mr. and Mrs. Ira Ridgway received word Friday morning from their son Hugh, in Montana, that his wife had passed away, leaving two little sons, one 17 months old and an infant 10 days old.

Mr. and Mrs. Jake Peters entertained with a family reunion at their home Sunday in honor of their 45th wedding anniversary.

Dispatches in the dailies Saturday told of the death March 3, of John J. McGraw in Hot Springs, Ark. His home was in Ponca City, Okla.

Mrs. John Todd, Mrs. Lee Lash, Walter Klinkenberg, Sr., and Link Stafford went to Kansas City, Wednesday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Arthur Todd. Mrs. Todd is the wife of John Todd's nephew.

100 years ago: March 19, 1903

A third death within two weeks seems to fill the cup of affliction for the Mulderg family to overflowing. James J. Hughes came with his wife from their home in Tehama County, Calif., a couple of months ago to be present at an operation on Pat Mulderg. (Mr. Hughes, age 50, died of pneumonia, as did Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Mulderg.)

After hovering between life and death for several weeks, John Vantine dropped easily and peacefully to sleep just before two o'clock Tuesday afternoon, and passed out of existence. A year ago, beginning with exposure while in Oklahoma, consumption began its ravages and did its fatal work. Mr. Vantine was 36 years of age.

Fairmount: Mrs. Minnie Gorzkiewitz Edgell died Monday in Leavenworth; Nora E. Williams, aged 18 years, died Sunday morning of what the doctor pronounced winter cholera.

A family named Miller living near Coal Ridge schoolhouse lost a 10-day-old child by death last Friday.

Arthur Davis had an operation performed on him last Friday at Kansas City. His injuries were caused by jumping off a moving train near Hamlin, Brown County, several months ago. The operation was successful and the patient is getting along nicely.

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