Archive for Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Remeber when: A community review

April 28, 2004

10 years ago: April 6, 1994

Deaths: Elbert B. Tandy, 79, Lansing, died April 2, 1994; Clyde Raymond Kramer, 80, Lawrence, died March 30, 1994; Eric E. Snodgrass, 90, Basehor, died April 1, 1994.

McLouth News: Joyce and Leon Dearing returned home Wednesday from Oklahoma. They attended funeral services of a relative in El Reno and visited a few days with Mr. Dearing's sister, Juanita Dye, in Jackson, Okla.

(Picture) Tiffany Keithley, 1994 Kansas Honey Queen, and Amy Sachse, 1994 Northeast Kansas Honey Queen will be on hand at B&J Apple Market on April 8 and 9 as the store announces that it will now be selling honey produced in the Tonganoxie area.

Candy Ruff, correspondent of the Tonganoxie Mirror, has won an award in the Association for Retarded Citizens of Leavenworth County (ARC) Excellence in Media contest.

(Picture) Children took advantage of the spring weather last week in the city park. However, Old Man Winter returned on Monday.

25 years ago: April 4, 1979

Mr. and Mrs. W. Hans Freienmuth will quietly observe their 60th wedding anniversary on April 5, in their home, with only their immediate family present. (Picture)

McLouth News: Funeral services were held March 29 for Orville Dick, 78, Paramount, Calif., at the United Methodist Church in Paramount; Thelma Luse attended funeral services Thursday in Topeka for her brother-in-law, Emmett McEnroe, 90, of Topeka.

James W. Grisham, 61, Glendora, Calif., passed away March 29, 1979.

Mrs. Calla McAlexander received word last week of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Marion Walker, of Texas, March 21, and the death of her niece, Jewell Arlene Johnson, 29, Girard, March 28.

Charles Robert Heath, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Heath of Broomfield, Colo., was born in Evanston, Ill. Sept. 7, 1951, and died at Lawrence Memorial Hospital March 26, 1979.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Wedel of Leavenworth announce the birth of their daughters, Rebecca Louise and Rachel Arlene, on March 30, 1979; Mr. and Mrs. Steven D. Smith, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a daughter, Angela Michelle, March 26, 1979.

50 years ago: April 22, 1954

Deaths: The death of John R. Triggs, Valley Falls, age 76, occurred Wednesday. He is the father of Mrs. Greever Allan; Catherine Campbell Bean, 75, died April 22, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. E. Shaw. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland, Oct. 8, 1878. Funeral services for Richard Dale Messenger, Tonganoxie, who passed away April 17. 1954, at the age of 18 years, were held Tuesday afternoon; Laura Grace Wiley was killed in a car accident near Tonganoxie Saturday night; Harry J. Hanley , 67, Leavenworth, died Tuesday.

The National Honor Society at Western Military Academy, Alton, Ill. inducted six members including John Leigh Ratliff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Ratliff, Harvel, Ill.

Dr. R. H. Needham, Fort Worth, Texas, writes of "good old days" when he was a boy at Tonganoxie. There were no phones but he said the "grapevine" worked almost as well. They had time to talk and visit.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Chester Hall, Tonganoxie, are the parents of a daughter born April 20, 1954; the Rev. and Mrs. Delbert Vaughn, Lawrence, announce the birth of a son, Dana Maurice, April 16, 1954.

Mr. and Mrs. Olie Babcock helped Mrs. Ernie Trackwell celebrate her birthday Saturday night.

The Mirror is one of the old-established weeklies of northeast Kansas and will start its 73rd year next week. Established in 1882, William Heynen, a young printer, took over in 1885, using unpaid wages as a down payment. He published the paper for 35 years thereafter, selling to B.A.C. Williams in 1918.

75 years ago, March 28, 1929

Lee Greever, age 25, of Leavenworth, died Saturday morning in St. Louis, Mo., following an appendicitis operation.

The Kansas Pioneer Women; Ahman R. Karr, Eagle District No. 71, (Second Prize) The Kansas pioneer women rank among the most dauntless women of history. The trials and hardships that had to be met by pioneer women were unquestionably severe. She learned to take difficulties that seem unendurable by the present day woman. She raised a family that grew to be among the best and bravest men and women of that period. She worked like a slave from daylight until after dark, for the family she loved and honored. She had to watch guerilla-like ruffians raid and plunder her home, while she was helpless as far as defense was concerned. She saw her children captured and killed by Indians, and she stood the strain very well. She fought disease when there was no doctor within 50 miles or more. She suffered pain herself, yet did her duty to her family during the periods of drouths, floods, grasshopper invasions and disease. She learned to handle a rifle very well, an achievement seldom perfected in this age. Her courage, agility, love and faithfulness to her duty stamps her among the most heroic women of history.

Friendship Valley: Mr. and Mrs. S. Halterman are the proud parents of a daughter, born Saturday morning, to whom they have given the name Dorothy Lee.

Pleasant Prairie: Miss Bertha Leighty attended a tackey party at the High School Thursday evening.

100 years ago: April 7, 1904

William Carr died at the home of his son, J. P. Carr, near Basehor, early Friday morning, after an illness of 14 months.

Leavenworth, Kansas, April 5: An old wooden bridge over Three Mile Creek on Cherokee Street near Broadway, broke down Monday afternoon with a drove of cattle, killing five of the animals.

A new boy arrived at the home of E. E. Heiser yesterday; A new boy is reported at the home of R. Edminster at Summit.

Lem Evans has a patent gate that will open and shut from a vehicle. The model works like a charm.

A new daughter is reported at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Hope, former Tonganoxie people. They are now living in Carondelet, a suburb of St. Louis.

Ad: Improved flinch cards 155 to the pack for sale at this office for 30 cents.

Eels are the most easily caught thundery nights.

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