Archive for Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Remember when: A community review

April 14, 2004

10 years ago: March 30, 1994

(Picture) A 50th wedding anniversary will be celebrated by Everett and Bernice Smith, Tonganoxie. A buffet reception will be held on April 17 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, in Leavenworth.

(Picture) Winnie Turner, librarian, Sue Sprague, assistant librarian, and Kayleigh Georgette Sprague, assistant to the assistant librarian.

Birth: Michelle Conroy announces the birth of a daughter, Patricia Joy, March 21, 1994.

Death: William Louis Young, 100, Lawrence, died March 25 at the Eudora Nursing Center. (Mr. Young was born Oct. 13, 1893, in a sod house in Russell Springs, the son of Charles and Doretta Gautz Young.

Jarbalo Jottings: Kevin Moore, of Jakarta, Indonesia, visited his grandmother, Frances Dougherty, uncle, Bud Dougherty, and other relatives from Thursday evening until Saturday.

25 years ago: March 28, 1979

Head-On Crash Kills Two; Three Hurt: Two people were killed and three injured in a head-on collision Monday afternoon on U.S. 24-40, east of Tonganoxie, a Kansas Highway Patrol spokesman said. Miss Marsha A. Munkers and Perry Davis, both of Kansas City, were killed. Three Johnson County youths were injured: Robert Stratton, Carl B. Hanley and Chris A. Hanley.

Deaths: Walter F. Pettengill, 47, Lawrence, died last Tuesday; Mrs. Charlottie Cecelia (Lottie) Freeman, 98, Tonganoxie, passed away March 24, 1979.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Ray announce the birth of a daughter, Tamara Lynn, on March 18, 1979; Mr. and Mrs. John Christopher, of Emporia, announce the birth of a son, Rudolph Alfred Christopher II on March 16, 1979.

Reno: Red and Jeanie Beisner held open house for their 25th wedding anniversary on Sunday afternoon. Many from the community attended.

Jarbalo Jottings: Funeral services were held March 20 at Little Chapel of the Dawn, Santa Monica, Calif., for Leroy G. Wood, 63.

Deaths: Minnie Lucy Carbaugh, 71, Tonganoxie, died March 26, 1979; Mr. Paul Franklin Litz, McLouth, died March 27, 1979 at the age of 70.

50 years ago: April 15, 1954

Death: Alvin Means, 68, McLouth, died Monday.

The Weekly News Reel: Some 2,700 chicks went out of Rawlings Feed Store within an hour Saturday, which were advertised in the Thursday Mirror. There will be a bigger chick deal coming up next Wednesday.

Lucille Lavonne Seever, a 17-year-old DeSoto High School senior, Sunday became Leavenworth County's second traffic fatality this year

Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kelly, Leavenworth, announce the birth of a daughter, Marian Denise, on April 9.

Stranger Valley Echoes, A Little Bit About Everything: Redbud and wild plum trees are blooming in hills west of Tonganoxie. The red bird colony is still there. We counted nine farm ponds on a two-mile stretch -- four new ones.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grube entertained their nephew, Jack Winters, who left for the air base in Florida with a dinner Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Bigger of Kansas City, Kansas, were Sunday visitors of her nephew, Frank Hoey. The afternoon was spent in driving around viewing new homes and changes in town. Mrs. Bigger lived in several different homes here 40 years ago.

75 years ago: March 21, 1929

J.C. and Charles Laming, local Ford distributors, attended a meeting of Ford dealers in the President Hotel, Kansas City, Thursday, at which more than 500 were present.

While in Kansas City Tuesday, J.C. Laming had his new Ford sedan stolen. No trace of the car has been found.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sapp of Wichita are in Basehor for a few months. Mr. Sapp is building silos near Basehor.

A truckload of corn, driven by Wm. Olsen took a grand dive between the mill and the Hunter Lumber Co. Tuesday, shortly after noon. Several cars were parked in front of the mill, and a team and wagon were going along east there. Olson turned out to pass the team, and one front wheel hit the rail of the Union Pacific switch there, crumpled it, and the truck turned over, throwing corn in all directions. Olson was unhurt.

F.U. Henry attended the funeral of his cousin, Mrs. Alex Kirk, at Leavenworth Thursday afternoon. Mr. Henry was a pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs. Kirk's daughter, Nanny Kirk Tuesday.

100 years ago: March 31, 1904

Hoge: Miss Lizzie Robinson is visiting her brother after an absence of 11 years.

Fairmount: A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Freeman, March 24.

Hoge: Mr. and Mrs. Gerson Burkle celebrated their golden wedding last Sunday. They have one living daughter, Mrs. Wm. Leak.

Milk Baths: The milk bath is now popular among women in London, England, and in Paris. Two quarts of milk are used for a sponge bath. If used habitually, milk gives the skin a peculiar softness and freshness.

A valve on a gasoline torch lamp had been left open Friday evening in John Evans' shooting gallery, and the lamp was soon enveloped in flames. John turned the valve and in doing so got his hand full of burning gasoline. He got the flames extinguished before getting more than a few blisters.

A girl baby made her appearance in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Rathbone last Friday morning.

The Catholics have purchased two acres in Maple Grove cemetery for a cemetery of their own.

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