Archive for Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Remember when: A community review

October 1, 2003

10 years ago:

Sept. 15, 1993

Rich and Shirley Henre will celebrate their 40th anniversary on Sept. 19 at the 4-H building in Tonganoxie.

Deaths; Merrill Spencer Barber, 88, McLouth, died Sept. 9; Agnes E. Wilson, 95, of Lee's Summit, Mo., died Sept. 10; Carl G. Hill, 62, McLouth, died Sept. 11.

Jarbalo Jottings: Don't forget the celebration for Stella Morrow on Sept. 19 at the Jarbalo United Methodist Church.

Springdale Scene: Marlin and Peggy Woodhead hosted a Labor Day dinner at their home in De Soto. All of Marlin's sisters and brothers and spouses were present.

McLouth News: Ralph Painter, recently of Cherokee Lodge, died last week. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.

A Wiley family dinner will be held at the Florence Riford Center on Sept. 26.

Ida and Willie Herrington recently returned to Tonganoxie after a vacation at Grand Lake O' the Cherokees in Oklahoma. They also traveled to Carthage, Mo., to tour the Precious Moments museum and visited the Jones Truckline museum near Grove, Okla. Tulsa was the final stop for the couple where they celebrated their 40th anniversary with their children.

Births: Roxanne and Brad Sowter, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son, Colby Sherington Sowter, on Aug. 26; Michael and Piper Wentz announce the birth of a son, Spencer Ludwig, Aug. 26.

25 years ago:

Sept. 13, 1978

The Tonganoxie Sertoma Club completed work last week on a flag pole they have dedicated to Beatty Field for future football games.

Deaths: Graveside services were held Sept. 7 in the White Chapel Cemetery in Kansas City for Terry Joe Barncord, 2-year-old son of Wanda Barncord, Smithville, Mo., who died Monday; Betty E. Detrick, 59, Edwardsville, died Saturday; Oscar Shrader, 80, McLouth, died Sept. 2.

Viola Morey Mason died Sept. 5 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ben Blecha of Munden, Kan. Had she lived until Oct. 1, she would have been 98. She visited in Tonganoxie many times in the past years at the home of her son, Virgil I. Morey and family.

Linwood News: Wilbur F. White, Kansas City, Kan., passed away Saturday evening.

(Picture) Dr. Kyle LaRosh of Tonganoxie recently bicycled from Girard to Tonganoxie in 95-plus degree weather. The trip took approximately 11 and one-half hours. He said there was no special reason for the trip, just that he likes to ride his bicycle but does not get the opportunity very much with his busy schedule.

Springdale News: Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Zimmerman attended the funeral of David Niebaum in Kansas City on Friday. David, who was 22, died Tuesday from a fall at a construction site.

Jarbalo News: Jesse Barnett received word Monday morning that his sister's grandson, Jesse D. Courter, had been killed in a car accident Saturday night in Texas.

50 years ago:

Sept. 24, 1953

No issue is on file in our file, or at the library.

75 years ago: Sept. 6, 1928

Henry Toburen, who recently spent several weeks in Colorado, showed us some clippings of marathon dances held in the arena in Denver. He visited the place three times while the marathon was going on, saw the dancers when they were fainting on the floor after 125 hours. It cost 50 cents to look, and Henry looked three times, thinks it's a big fake.

Stanwood: A baby daughter arrived via the stork route Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Lobb; Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Means are the proud parents of a baby daughter, born Monday, Aug. 27.

Stanwood: Orville Swain is the owner of an alarm clock, which at one time was the property of Abraham Lincoln. The clock was auctioned with other personal effects of Lincoln at Greenview, Ill., before he moved to Springfield to practice law. The clock now is on exhibition in Lawrence.

Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. Grover Thompson announce the birth of a daughter, Sunday, Sept. 2.

Stranger: A baby daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ray Oct. 4, weighing 7 pounds. They have given her the name of Beulah Mae.

Pony Creek: Othal Wiley is ill with typhoid fever, but is getting along nicely at this writing.

Dafer: A basket dinner was enjoyed Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Babcock by relatives and neighbors, 80 in all.

Tonganoxie Knot Hole: The real trouble with our youth of today is that they were out most of the night before.

High school in new record: School under way Monday. Total number students in Tonganoxie Rural High School reached 162, according to the superintendent's office.

The Leavenworth County Fair Association, which has been under consideration by the Tonganoxie Community club since last year, took definite shape last Friday when O.M. Williamson, temporary secretary of the organization, received a state charter, which had been granted last week by the secretary of state's office. The charter was granted to the Leavenworth County Fair Association, Tonganoxie. The organization has 15 directors.

100 years ago:

Sept. 17, 1903

John B. Griffith and Asenath Bowles were married after the manner of Friends, near Monrovia, Morgan County, Ind., on Sept. 14, 1853. On Monday, Sept. 14, 1903, at their home just west of town, their 50th wedding anniversary was celebrated by their children, grandchildren, great-grandchild and a few of their special friends. The room was decorated with evergreen and goldenrod. Standing under an arch with the dates 1853 and 1903 made of evergreen, they repeated the marriage ceremony as they did 50 years ago.

Death has entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Bruce and taken from them their only son, Bernard, aged 10 years. About two weeks ago, he was taken ill with a light attack of diphtheria, but was seemingly getting better, being able to be up most of the time, when Tuesday he was taken worse and passed away, death resulting from heart failure.

Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Laming were taken completely unawares Saturday evening by the visit of a number of their friends who had remembered they had been united in marriage just 10 years. They did not veto the proposal to celebrate their tin wedding, and they bade the guests a welcome and agreeable entertained them for several hours.

John Evans will go into the real estate business with his father and the firm will hereafter be known as Evans and Son.

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