Archive for Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Remember When: A community review

October 15, 2003

10 years ago: Sept. 29, 1993

Janet Shoemaker of Shoemaker's Auction Service in Tonganoxie has just returned from Kansas City, Mo., where she successfully completed a course in personal property at the First American Certified Appraisers Guild.

(Picture) Jacka remembers World War II tour of duty: Mr. Charles Jacka may well be the easiest man in the world to get along with. But he'd also be the first to say, "I wouldn't cross him if I were you." It is that same fierce determination that won Jacka a Silver Star for his efforts in World War II. (Mr. Jacka was shown with his medals.)

Birth: Paul and Janet Gripka, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a daughter, Margaret Ruth "Maggie" on Sept. 8.

Death: Althea Louise Casebier, 72, McLouth, died Sept. 22, at her home.

Jarbalo Jottings: Jess Barnett and Gail Fitzwater recently returned from a trip to London. Jesse Ray Crittenden, son of Reba Crittenden, Tonganoxie, and Jerry Wayne Mills, son of Walter and Anita Mills, Tonganoxie, recently enlisted in the Air Force's Delayed Enlistment Program.

25 years ago: Sept. 27, 1978

Dr. and Mrs. Richard Dean were in Manhattan to attend funeral services for her aunt, Miss Josie Griffith, at the Catholic Church, Monday.

A "George's Day" was held at the Friends Church, Sunday, Sept. 24. Over 40 attended the dinner honoring George and Rhoda McBroom. It was George's birthday, and his friends signed a birthday card with tokens of money gifts included in the envelope. This was to say thanks to George and Rhoda for their many helpful hours spent for other people.

Basehor News: L.R. Sheffield, brother of Eugene Sheffield, passed away. The funeral was held Sunday, at Hampester, Texas.

Births: Linda Kay Vaughan, born Sept. 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl J. Vaughan Jr., Leavenworth; Mr. and Mrs. William L. Montgomery announce the birth of a son, Jeremy Levi, on Sept. 13; Mr. and Mrs. Pat Sparks announce the birth of a son, Chad Wesley, Sept. 15; Mr. and Mrs. Noel Burkitt announce the birth of a son, Anthony Thomas, Sept. 18.

Linwood News: Keith Gilliland, McLouth, a teacher at West Junior High School in Lawrence, was awarded the Red Cross certificate of merit recently in a ceremony in the school auditorium, a Red Cross official said. (Mr. Gilliland was honored for saving the life of Tracy Aureli, who reportedly stopped breathing because of an airway obstruction.) The certificate of merit is the highest individual award given by the Red Cross.

50 years ago: Oct. 8, 1953

Death: Robert J. Mogle, a former Tonganoxie resident, 24, was drowned Sept. 28, in a strip pit near Chicopee, in Crawford County. He is a brother of Mary Black of Tonganoxie.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sawyer of Bonner Springs announce the birth of a daughter on Oct. 5; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hill of Kansas City, Mo., announce the birth of a daughter on Sept. 30. They have chosen the name Susan Deniese.

The Tonganoxie High School band appeared in the parade at Lawrence Saturday preceding the Iowa State game. Other bands were playing regular marches, etc., when the local high school took up the theme tune of the mystery play, "Dragnet" on TV. After a tryout at the Osawatomie game here Friday night -- it went over big in Lawrence Saturday and drew considerable applause.

75 years ago: Sept. 20, 1928

Death: Bennie Woods Born a Slave: Died at his home Friday. A Resident of Tonganoxie for More Than Sixty Years, Where He was Known by Everyone. With the passing of Bennie Woods, a perusal of his life leads one back two-thirds of a century, back to the Civil War days and beyond, when slavery was still an institution in this country. He was born in Missouri in 1849, his parents being slaves. Ben Woods, Tonganoxie, died at his home Sept. 17 at the age of 79 years, five months and seventeen days.

Death: Linwood and community was shocked and saddened Saturday, Sept. 8, when word was passed to its residents that Mrs. E.K. Hughey, well-known resident of north of Linwood had died at Memorial hospital, Lawrence, from a dose of poison taken earlier in the morning, by mistake. (Mrs. Hughey had arisen with a headache and mistakenly took tablets, similar to calomel, which had been left in the house after doctoring cattle.)

Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. Wolfe announce the birth of a son Sept. 14. They have given him the name of Lawrence Wilbur.

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