Archive for Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Remember when: a community review

November 19, 2003

10 years ago: Oct. 27, 1993

Army Reserve Cadet Mark L. Kerr has completed training in fundamental military skills at the Army ROTC Camp Challenge at Fort Knox, Ky.

For Markay LaGue, coordinator of the Community Education program, Friday was a day for tears, remembrances, and joyful plans for the future. After serving as director for 14 years, Mrs. LaGue decided to say farewell to a program that has brought her much joy and happiness.

Jarbalo Jottings: Laurie Cleavinger held a surprise birthday party Saturday for John's 40th birthday.

McLouth News: Atchison County descendants of the Julius Peuker-Frank Young families held a reunion with four generations represented. The Arthur Voelker family was represented by 19 members. There was one birth, Courtney Diane Voelker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Voelker, born July 18.

Birth: Gregg and Karen Sparks, rural Tonganoxie, announce the birth of their daughter, Rachel Lynae Harker Sparks, born Oct. 17, 1993.

The annual Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade, dedicated to "The 50th Anniversary of World War ll," will be celebrated in downtown Leavenworth on Thursday, Nov. 11. The parade is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. at Fourth and Cherokee.

25 years ago: Oct. 25, 1978

(Picture) Mrs. Maybeth Walters (center) was honored last week by members of the Tonganoxie Park Board for her 26 years of service to the Park Board. Mrs. Walters received an engraved plaque and a gift certificate.

Deaths: Frank D. Telles, 82, passed away Oct. 19 after a long illness. He moved to Tonganoxie in 1962; Mrs. Goldie Mae Cole, 67, of Kansas City, died last Wednesday after she fell behind the moving family car and was dragged 43 feet.

Members of the Sorensen family gathered at Sycamore Springs on Oct. 1, for a picnic dinner.

Springdale News: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tullis announce the birth of Melanie Kay, October 19.

Springdale News: Word was received here this morning (Monday) of the death of Mrs. Carl Hund this morning at her home north of Springdale.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Keith Cooper, Lawrence, announce the birth of their son, Keith Allan 11, October 16, 1978.

McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. James Petrie and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Barney Means and Mrs. Mildred Petrie, attended the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. James Smith, with a reception at Myron Green's in Topeka.

On Sunday, Oct. 19, a festival service of holy communion will mark the celebration of the 17th anniversary of St. Martin Lutheran Church and the 15th anniversary of the dedication of the church's sanctuary.

50 years ago: Nov. 5, 1953

Fire destroyed the house on the Daisy Wager Farm, two miles west of Jarbalo Monday afternoon. The Glen Brune family, who occupy the place, were not at home at the time. (In another part of the article, it states there were five children at home at the time of the fire. The family lost everything except the clothing they were wearing at the time.)

Births: Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Stoneking are the parents of a daughter, born Nov. 4th, 1953; Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Bearman of Freeport, Texas, are the parents of a daughter, Janice Lu, born on Oct. 9, 1953.

The Haas family reunion was held Oct. 25, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Denholm of Tonganoxie.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Sullivan announce the birth of a son, Steven Wesley on Nov. 23.

Linwood: Mrs. Ethel Meyer passed away Oct. 30, 1953, at the age of 73 years.

Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Young observed their 57th wedding anniversary here Oct. 24. They received a shipment from Heinz 57 Varieties for this occasion, arranged we are informed by their daughter, Mrs. Prudence Meek of Torrance, Calif.

The Smith school house, northeast of Tonganoxie, will be sold to the highest bidder at 1 p.m. Nov. 9. The pupils there are soon to be attending Tonganoxie grade school.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Mussett attended the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Eve Knapp, Monday in Leavenworth.

75 years ago: Oct. 18, 1928

Stranger: Word was received here by Mr. and Mrs. Ed Richards, of the death of Robt. Beveridge, at Wetmore, Colo., Oct. 2. He resided here before going to Colorado. He was past 86 years old.

Linwood, Route 2: Mr. and Mrs. Ola Babcock attended the funeral of Mr. John Bender last Thursday afternoon.

Honey Valley: A few of Howard Papenhausen's little friends gathered at his home Saturday afternoon to help him celebrate his sixth birthday, which is Oct. 14th.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Zimmerman of Jarbalo, announce the birth of a son, Oct. 12.

Basehor: Mesdames Sadie Marshall and R. B. Miller attended the funeral of their brother in De Soto on Tuesday.

Miss Elenora Ratliff, stenographer at the local Franklin Ice Cream Plant, is enjoying a vacation this week.

Basehor: Mrs. Ed Voight celebrated the eighth birthday of her son, Eugene, by inviting many of his friends in Sunday, greatly surprising Eugene.

Mrs. Uriel Harling entertained 11 little girls from 3:30 to 5:30 Wednesday afternoon, in honor of her daughter, Mary Louise, who was celebrating her fifth birthday.

100 years ago: Oct. 29, 1903

A woman's logic is cut so on the bias that when she is all tired out from shopping she goes to a dance to rest herself.

Mound District: Mr. Zimmerman is still making sorghum.

Saturday was the 25th anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Henderson Carter, who live on Stranger several miles northeast of Tonganoxie, and they invited in a number of their relatives and friends that evening to help them to fittingly celebrate the event.

Automobile Factories: So far as can be ascertained there are 135 automobile factories in the United States, 10 of which make electric machines. Of the rest, 100 make gasoline machines and 25 make steam power machines.

A basket social will be held in the Mound school house on Nov. 5th. A program precedes the sale of the baskets. By purchasing the baskets of the belles you will assist in getting a bell for the school.

There will be a tissue-paper social at Pony Creek school house, Friday evening, Oct. 30th. Admission at the door is 20 cents for adults. Children under 12 years will be admitted for 10 cents. Fancy articles of tissue paper will be for sale. The admission fee includes supper, which will not be of tissue paper by any means, but of good old-fashioned style, "just like mother used to bake." Proceeds to complete the purchase of an organ.

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