Archive for Wednesday, May 7, 2003

Remember When: A Community Review

May 7, 2003

Birth: Gary and Marsha Stromgren, Osage City, would like to announce the birth of their son, Kyle Edward April 18, 1993.

Deaths: Floyd C. Yingling, Sr., 74, Buffalo, Mo., died April 2, 1993; Marie Isabelle Malnar, 79, Tonganoxie, died April 17, 1993; Christine Cernech, 71, Kansas City, Kan., died April 20, 1993; Myrtle 0. Newton, 82, Olathe, died April 20, 1993.

(Picture) The melodian arrived back home at the most appropriate time-the 125th anniversary of the First Congregational Church. (The melodian had arrived with the Rev. Woodcock family in July 1868, and was played by Elizabeth Woodcock at the services. It was "portable" and was boxed, loaded on wagons and carried to services and to camp/prayer meetings in the surrounding areas. It was given to the Leavenworth Museum upon the death of Arthur Upton. They suggested it be given to the historical society in Tonganoxie. It was to be stored at the church until the society had a place for it.)

25 years ago: May 3, 1978

This week's edition begins the 97th year of publication for the Tonganoxie .

McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. Gene Dillard received word of the death of Mr. Dillard's 3-year-old nephew, Scott Cleveland. Mr. and Mrs. Dillard left Sunday for Norman, Okla., to attend the funeral service. Scott had leukemia.

Births: Gary and Jane Myers proudly announce the birth of a daughter, Abby Katharine, April 29, 1978; Paul and Jody Bennetts, Kansas City, Mo., proudly announce the birth of their son, Andrew Stephen, April 19, 1978.

Jarbalo News: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Walker, Lansing, are the parents of a daughter, April Dawn, born April 25, 1978.

(Picture) Mr. Ward L. Kiester of Basehor has been elected to the Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame.

50 years ago: May 14, 1953

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. James Helm, Tonganoxie, are the parents of a daughter born May 8, 1953.

A 5-year-old boy came to make his home with Mr. and Mrs. Hervey Quisenberry. He arrived on Mother's Day.

The two-story L.C. Evans home in the foothills of Tonganoxie is near completion.

75 years ago: April 26, 1928

Mr. and Mrs. John Cline Sr., celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary April 25, 1928.

Mound: We are glad to know that Donald Leo, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Conrad who has been seriously ill, is now improving.

Pleasant Valley: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wickey are the proud parents of a little daughter born Tuesday morning.

Coal Ridge: Many neighbors of this community attended the funeral of Miss Josephine Morris Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Needham announce the birth of a son April 23, 1928.

Announcement of an 8 1/2-pound boy born Tuesday, April 24, to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lloyd of Miltonvale, Kansas, was received Wednesday by Mrs. Chauncey Angell. Mr. Lloyd is the son of T.J. Lloyd and a brother of Mrs. Angell and Mrs. Charles Peterson.

100 years ago: May 7, 1903

Simon Cronemeyer is building a good sized barn on his premises on Pleasant street.

The University class in sociology, a car load strong, passed through here Tuesday morning, on their way to visit the Leavenworth penitentiaries.

After doing business in Tonganoxie for 18 years, C. J. Halsted has retired and has disposed of his interests to Frank Henry, who has been his partner for four years. Mr. Halsted first started in the shoe business and later branched out into dry goods and groceries. Except for the first six months he has been located in the Grist block all the time.

Pony Creek: Kirby McRill and Misses Pearl and Ruth Barnetson were over to Know-ledge Hill Sunday evening.

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