A community review
10 years ago: May 12, 1993
(Pictures) Three graduating seniors hold a special distinction in Tonganoxie High School's 95-year history. Joanna Finch, Angela Haislip and Jason Hicks will all become the fourth generation of their families to receive their education from Tonganoxie High School.
(Picture) Upon her retirement from Fort Leavenworth's Command and General Staff College, Jean Lenahan received one of the highest awards given for civilian service. Lenahan was awarded the "Superior Civilian Service Award," medal signed by Lieutenant General Wilson A. Shoffner, "for exceptionally meritorious service and performance during the period July 2, 1990 to May 3, 1993."
Deaths: Charles Fredrick Kesinger, 71, Lansing, died May 5, 1993; Louis Adam Seufert Jr., 78, Tonganoxie, died May 7, 1993; Rita Singleterry, 72, Walnut, died May 8, 1993.
Births: Mick and Talette Ford, Kansas City, Kan., announce the birth of their daughter, Haley Murrey, April 29, 1993; Jamie Len and Amy Renae Lawson, Tonganoxie, would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Taylor Len, born May 2, 1993.
Jarbalo Jottings: A 50th wedding anniversary celebration will be held for Otto and Nellie Bretz at the Boling Grange Hall on Sunday, June 6, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. It is being hosted by nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Roy (Jerry) Salmon has entered the ranks of the retirees after 26 1/2 years entering the doors of the First State Bank and Trust Co.
25 years ago: May 10, 1978
(Picture) Looking like something out of a space movie, the new Christian Church is moving right along. The design is different from any area church, but it is interesting to watch the construction and imagine what the finished church will look like.
Obituary: Mrs. Nancy Ann DeHoff, Tonganoxie, passed away May 8, 1978, at her home at the age of 80 years.
Weekend rains sent Stranger Creek out of its banks Sunday, flooding the lowlands. Monday afternoon it was at bankfull and running swiftly.
(Picture) Mrs. Mildred Ruff holds a mushroom found recently, but only smiles when asked where it was found.
(Picture) The Calovich farm makes a perfect picture on a spring day in Kansas.
The Tonganoxie Board of Education has selected Mr. Stephen Glenn McClure as successor to Mr. Robert Powers, Superintendent of Schools for Tonganoxie Unified School District 464. (Picture)
50 years ago: May 21, 1953
Deaths: David Daniel Bretthauer, 16-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E. Bretthauer, Tonganoxie, passed away May 19, 1953; Louis Goble, 66, Piper, died Saturday night; (His father was an associate of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody when their respective families lived in the vicinity of the Eight Mile House northwest of Leavenworth.); John Perry Warren, 69, Basehor, died Tuesday; John Leonard Conrad, born June 11, 1931, in Tonganoxie, entered the armed forces on Jan. 29, 1951 and was stationed at Honolulu May 1, 1951, where he remained until his death. (date not given.) Dale Kleiner, 29, Topeka, died of injuries after a head-on collision about 7:10 a.m. at the Woodward corner southwest of Tonganoxie on U.S. Highway 24-40.
Katherine Virginia (Ninia) Pearson, our polio victim, is home after months in the hospital. She will leave June 10 for Warm Springs, Ga.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hallenbeck announce the birth of their daughter, Julie Anne, on May 18, 1953.
Linwood: The highlight of the senior class night was the announcement that the salutatorian was Betty Lou Ward, and the valedictorian was LaVern Reed.
Jarbalo: Donna Vestal is valedictorian for Jarbalo Rural High School class of 1953 and Gladys Cavener is the salutatorian.
Buster Quisenberry made a painted a cow with twin calves for the Quisenberry yard. So Buster has gone in for the cattle business, eh?
75 years ago: May 3, 1928
Dennis O'Dea, age 96 years, died at his home two miles west of Reno at 5:30 o'clock this Thursday morning.
The list of grocery stores in Tonganoxie was increased by one this week, when A. Nirschl, opened up a new grocery in the McKeehen building, formerly occupied by Pape's cafe.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy C. Brawner announce the birth of a son April 22, to whom they have given the name Dale Eugene.
Stanwood: Mrs. Fred Fein went to Lawrence Tuesday of last week to attend the funeral of her mother, Mrs. Lester, who died quite suddenly, Monday, in Topeka at the age of 74.
Honey Valley: Those from Honey Valley School who took the diploma examinations April 21 and 28 were: Charles Baldwin, Lavon Rogers, Florence Foley and Geraldine Cox.
Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hamilton announce the birth of a son April 23. Mrs. Hamilton before her marriage was Miss Hazel Berger.
Just-A-Thinkin': Mark Smith dropped into town Saturday. "You fellows here in Tonganoxie," said he, "have always got something brewin'. Two or three years ago you were tearing your shirts off over a swimming pool. Now you want a young ocean." Farther along in the column was "Furthermore, we have other sea-going proclivities. The Mirror was founded forty-seven years ago by an ex-British sailor. Before he died, he requested that his ashes be scattered over the waves. These things come natural with us."
100 years ago: May 17, 1903
Pat Fulton, a resident of Stranger township for over 30 years, whose home was east of the Holy Angels Catholic Church, died Friday night, after being bedfast about three years. The deceased was over 80 years old.
A tornado swept over Tonganoxie at 1:20 Tuesday afternoon from east to west, making its course right through the heart of town. (The damage was not extensive.)
Assessor Harlin did not find as many people in Tonganoxie as he did last year by 12. The population this spring stands at 960 which is seven ahead of two years ago.
Mrs. Jesse Lacy, one of the early settlers of Tonganoxie, passed away at six o'clock this morning, after a long illness with dropsy.
Fairmount: Mrs. Beach died at her home near Wallula, Tuesday night.
F.A. Rolfs, the Leavenworth cracker man, died Monday morning of rheumatism of the heart. The deceased was frequently in Tonganoxie, acting as traveling man for his own goods.
Mrs. Lucien Baker died in Leavenworth Sunday afternoon of paralysis at the age of 53 years. She had been a resident of Leavenworth since 1856.