Archive for Wednesday, November 5, 2003

Remember when: A community review

November 5, 2003

10 years ago: Oct. 13, 1993

Tonganoxie High School students voted Courtney Williams 1993 homecoming queen with King Joey Timm. Finalists for queen were Jaime Ferguson and Cherish Starr. (Picture)

Deaths: Della R. Dodd, 70, Leavenworth, died Oct. 9; Ernest (Gene) Nelson, 70, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 9.

(Pictures) The Brock brothers, who collectively run the Tow Go Manufacturing shop on the east side of Tonganoxie, have been flying radio-controlled model airplanes for over 20 years. (Mike Brock said some of the newer planes are coming out with dramatic, eye-catching features. There's a candy bomber -- a replica of a B-17 bomber. The controller can get it to drop candy from the bottom. Kids usually like things like that.)

(Picture) W. L. (Bill) Young celebrated his 100th birthday on Oct. 10 at the Eudora Nursing Center.

McLouth News: The family of Violet Coleman, McLouth, gave a surprise birthday party for her on Sept. 28 at the Community Center in McLouth.

25 years ago: Oct. 11, 1978

Students in the Tonganoxie High School band were among musicians taking part in the 31st annual KU Band Day on Sept. 30 at the University of Kansas. Tonganoxie's marching band is directed by Bob Hensley.

Ginger Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Clark, was crowned the 1978 homecoming queen during halftime activities at Friday night's game with the DeSoto Wildcats. James Edmonds was the Homecoming King. (DeSoto defeated the Chieftains, 20-12.)

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Gary Sorensen, Netauaka, announce the birth of a son, Andrew Michael on Sept. 24; Mr. and Mrs. Rick Williams announce the birth of a son, Aaron Jeffrey on Sept. 25; Ron and Tammy Mooberry, Lawrence, announce the birth of a son, Ronald Lynn Jr., Oct. 3; Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Putthoff of Overland Park, announce the birth of a son, Christopher Michael, on Sept. 13.

Deaths: Roy Grisham, 86, Basehor, died Oct. 8; Marie Farrell Garrett, 81, McLouth, died Saturday; Ethel Artman, 73, McLouth, died Oct. 6.

McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. John Daniels, McLouth, announce the birth of a son, Benton Roscoe, on Sept. 23.

Jarbalo Jottings: On Oct. 1, relatives of Mercedes Fichtner of Overland Park, gathered at Tonganoxie State Lake to honor her for her birthday and also her retirement from Richards-Gebaur Air Base after 30 years in Civil Service.

50 years ago: Oct. 22, 1953

Deaths: Hattie Parker Welton, 79, a resident of Fairview for 60 years, died at her home there Oct. 13, after a lingering illness; Russell H. Riffle, a former resident, died Monday at Fort Worth, Texas.

Four Die In Terrible Crash On 73: Ernest Samuel Cook, 22; Jerry Woehr, 16; Ethel Shrader, 26, all of Tonganoxie, died this Thursday morning near Wallula. John B. Jones, 17, of Easton also died in the accident.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. George Ambler announce the birth of a daughter, Virginia Kay, on Oct. 19; Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Vaughn, Lawrence, are the parents of a son born Oct. 21.

Norma Sue Felts, high school senior, was queen at the Homecoming Dance Saturday night. Princesses were Jean Ann Pearson, Beverly Ann Korb and Nancy Taylor.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Crow, who live in Elm Park, celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary with a flight last week to New York. Mr. Crow works for TWA.

Mrs. Will Somers received word Monday of the death of her niece, Mrs. E.M. Keeley of Havenbrook, Calif.

Jarbalo: E.M.3 Lonnie Bundy is aboard the U.S.S. Bryce Canyon, which was scheduled to dock in Japan about Oct. 10. This is his third trip overseas.

75 years ago: Oct. 4, 1928

Sunday, Sept. 30, being the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Carpenter, relatives came with well-filled baskets to help them celebrate the occasion.

The J.C. Laming and Son Ford Agency delivered a new Tudor Ford Sedan last week to Lemuel Evans, who is employed in Kansas City.

Hoge Station: Mrs. C. Whitson of Leavenworth had her house, where her son Ed lives, shingled. Hoge is improving its looks some.

Miss Gladys Cook entertained Saturday evening with a lovely seven o' clock dinner and bridge party in honor of Miss Margaret Mansell, who will leave soon for her new home in Kansas City. Her guests included the Suburban Telephone operators, whom the honored guest spent several pleasant years working with. They were Miss Charlotte Kramer, Mrs. Omer Stewart, Miss Margaret Mansell, Miss Hattie Davis, and Miss Mabel Lawrence. Other guests were Miss Jessie Himple and Miss Maxine Angell.

Basehor: Lucy Young had dentistry work done in Tonganoxie Tuesday.

A Lawrence man finds a similarity between his wife and the famous companion of Lot. Lot's wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt. His wife looked back and turned into an intersection post.

NEW GRETA GARBO FILM AT ROYAL SAT. NIGHT, OCT. 6: "The Mysterious Lady" shows exotic Star as Spy in New Type of Picture Romance, with Conrad Nagel as Lover! Niblo Directed.

100 years ago: Oct. 15, 1903

Last Thursday evening, about 25 or 30 neighbors dropped in unexpectedly at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Thompson, near Hazel Ridge. The surprise was a welcome one. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson had been married in Detroit, Mich., just 25 years before, and their neighbors thought it an opportune time to drop in. Well-filled baskets and a lot of nice presents had been brought along, and the mirth and merriment well repaid the visitors for coming.

Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Coe were married near Sandusky, Ohio, and Monday marked the 50th milestone of that momentous occasion. The event was fittingly celebrated at their cozy home one mile northwest of town last Sunday.

Neely: A young man arrived at the home of Steve Steinmetz last Monday morning, and announced his intention of making that his home, and Steve says, "All right, son, if you'll be good you may stay."

The late S.J. Cox was insured in the New York Mutual Life for $1,000 and in the Modern Woodmen for $2,000. Mrs. Cox received a draft Tuesday, from the New York Company.

Dr. and Mrs. Coe and Mr. and Mrs. S.L. Golding attended the celebration of the silver wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Klinkenberg, at their home near Hoge last Friday night.

While driving home from town last Saturday evening, Mrs. C.F. Brown witnessed a very peculiar astronomic phenomenon. Looking in a southeasterly direction she saw what appeared to be a meteor dart through space, and on nearing the horizon it apparently struck a cluster of stars when there was a concussion and a vivid flash of light.

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