Archive for Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Remember when: a community review

March 26, 2003

10 years ago: March 24, 1993

Deaths: Carmen Christine King, 65, Linwood, died March 19, 1993; Ruby Irene Kramer, 96, Tonganoxie, died March 23, 1993; Anna M. Blakey, 68, McLouth, died March 17, 1993; Christine A. Hall, 69, Kansas City, Kan., died March 17, 1993.

(Pictures) Senior Girl Scout Dana Slawson organized an Outdoor Life Badge workshop last Saturday at Camp Tongawood for over 200 scouts as the last requirement in acquiring her Gold Award (the Girl Scout equivalent to the Eagle rank in Boy Scouts.) In addition to receiving the Gold Award, Slawson was recently awarded the honor of representing the state of Kansas at the Girl Scout national organization's tree-planting ceremony on the hurricane-damaged island of Kauai in Hawaii.

(Picture) Pictured from left are Jim and Edna Elder with Craig Guthrie, 1992 National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC) chairman. The Elders were recognized for their state achievement in the NCYC at the 1993 Corn Classic, February 21-23 in San Antonio, Texas.

(Pictures) Rehabilitation director provides healing sanctuary. A 3,942 square foot Operation Wildlife Rehabilitation Facility is being erected on five wooded acres in Linwood. Scheduled for completion in the spring of 1993, this facility will be fully equipped with a surgical suite, diagnostic lab, isolation unit and treatment, nursery and food storage areas. (Diane Johnson and her staff of over 50 volunteers cared for many kinds of animals.)

25 years ago: March 22, 1978

Death: Edna Louise Leak, Tonganoxie, passed away March 14, 1978, at the age of 86 years, at the Winchester Hospital Annex.

The Harris House, about a quarter of a mile west of Linwood on Highway K-32 in southern Leavenworth County is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was a showplace when William A. Harris built it in 1884, with seven rooms on the ground floor, eight on the second and a third floor ballroom. Harris was a stockman of international reputation and a Populist Party senator from Kansas from 1879 to 1903. A Confederate soldier during the Civil War, he came to Kansas in 1865 with the corps of engineers who built the Union Pacific Railroad. (Picture)

Births: David and Vicki Babcock announce the birth of a daughter, Cathie Lynn, February 28, 1978; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry W. Beach, RFD 1, announce the birth of a daughter, Kelly Michele, born March 14, 1978.

McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. Alvin McCain attended graveside services for Mr. McCain's brother, Wayne McCain, 58, of San Francisco, Friday at the National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth.

Linwood News: Mr. and Mrs. John Burke, Linwood, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary March 26 with an open house at their home.

50 years ago: April 2, 1953

The Weekly News Reel: The bystander who held the line for Santa Claus against the growing cynicism of the younger generation, is now preparing to defend any and all Easter rabbits.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Ira Modrell of Kansas City, Kansas announce the birth of a boy Thursday, March 26. Mrs. Modrell was formerly Marie Fevurly of Basehor.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Freeman have given the name Cecil Wayne to their son born Sunday, March 22nd.

Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Shoemaker spent Sunday with Mrs. Shoemaker's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fishburn of Overbrook. They recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.

Births: Announcement of births released at Lawrence Memorial Hospital show a son, John Edward, born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Putthoff, March 28. A daughter, Linda Sue was born to Mr. and Mrs. Don Dunlap, March 12, 1953.

Stranger Valley Echoes, A Little Bit About Everything: Every rose has its thorn. We like war's prosperity but don't like having our young men shot up.

75 years ago: March 15, 1928

(Picture) This is the old house, built by the United States government north of Tonganoxie, where the old Indian chief after whom the town was named, lived about 1840. Just what service he rendered the government for the erection of the house is not clear. It was probably some stipulation in the 1818 treaty, or an agreement between the government and the Delaware tribe, after they moved into this vicinity in 1832.

Will Cronemeyer, Tonganoxie contractor, has secured the contract to build the Old Dutch Mill, tourist camp at Victory Junction. This camp will be an elaborate affair, with cabins, store, driveways, etc.

The Mirror has received a copy of the Costa Mesa (Calif.) Herald, which contained the following item of interest to Tonganoxie people: "A daughter was born Feb. 15 to Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Heywood, operating the Derby ranch in the Mesa district. Mr. Heywood is a nephew of Mr. Derby and came here recently from Kansas."

Mr. and Mrs. George Kelley of Jarbalo announce the birth of a new girl Monday morning, March 12.

S.A. Seymour of Boling died Tuesday. He was a pioneer from the early days, having been a driver of ox teams on the Salt Lake trail in the sixties. He was an old time cowman, who went out across the plains, driving cattle, and encountering the Indians.

Stanwood: Our neighborhood was very much grieved over the passing away of Wm. Kirkham, March 7, 1928.

Funeral services for Charles F. Greever, Leavenworth, who died Tuesday, were held Friday afternoon.

100 years ago: March 26, 1903

Stanwood: A little daughter came to make her home with Clyde Swain and his wife last Friday.

The Linwood State Bank has not yet opened because the safe has not arrived.

Old Settlers Still Passing Away: About 11 o'clock Monday night the final summons came for William Jones and he succumbed to an attack of pneumonia in the 67th year of his age, after an illness of five weeks.

The funeral services of John Vantine were held at the Christian church last Thursday afternoon and were touching in the extreme.

Helen, the seven months' old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Vantine, who was fatally ill at the time of the death of the father, succumbed Tuesday night at half past eleven o'clock, to the disease from which she had been a sufferer almost all of her brief life.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Borst report the arrival of another grandson, born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Borst, Brookings, S.D.

Emery Kirby is making many changes on the old Brice property. Part of the original house has been moved back for a shed, and the old Sentinel office has been swung around and made part of the house.

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