A Community Review
10 years ago: July 20, 1994
Linwood community pillar dies at age 84. (Picture) Ovid Snider, for whom the annual Ovid Snider Day in Linwood is named, died July 16 in his home. He was 84. Snider is legendary in the Linwood community for his commitment to civic affairs. In addition to running a hardware business, he served stints as mayor, fire chief, city clerk, and sat on the city council.
Births: Brian and Jamie Budenosky, Barstow, Calif., announce the birth of a girl, Cheyenne Michelle, on June 27, 1994; Kevin and Ellen Harker, Palatine, Ill., announce the birth of their first child, Gray Cameron Harker, on June 30, 1994.
Deaths: Dr. Margaret L. Somers, formerly of Leavenworth, died July 8, 1994, at her home in Cairo, Egypt, at the age of 53; Charles T. Crank Jr., Tonganoxie, age 67, died July 17, 1994; Christopher J. Salazar, 17, Tonganoxie, died July 17, 1994; Ann K. Holton, 86, Blue Springs, died July 9, 1994; Lillian Ann Buehner, 98, Tonganoxie, died July 14, 1994; Merle Dean Lamb, 58, Tonganoxie, died July 12, 1994; George R. Lynn, 63, Independence, Mo., died July 14, 1994.
Tanya Low gave us her report on a three-week trip to Japan, sponsoring eight students from the Shawnee Mission School District where she teaches Chinese along with another sponsor. The group toured Hiroshima, Kyoto, Tokyo and Osaka.
Jarbalo Jottings: David and Jane Turner attended the 10th wedding anniversary celebration for Kevin and Linda Holton at their home in rural Tonganoxie Sunday afternoon.
25 years ago: July 18, 1979
Mr. and Mrs. Norman E. Wiley will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on July 22, with an open house beginning at 3:00 p.m. at their home in Tonganoxie. (Picture.)
Arnold J. Alkanter, 38, of Kansas City, Kan., died as the result of a boating accident Saturday in Stranger Creek at K-32, according to Terry Campbell, Leavenworth county sheriff.
(Picture) In honor of the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Merald V. Tice, their son, Tim and daughters, Cindy and Debbie, invite you to their reception Sunday, July 22, 1979, from 2-5 p.m. at their home in Tonganoxie.
A surprise birthday party was given in honor of Mrs. Elsie Hunter by her family July 11, 1979, at the Leavenworth-Mutual Community Room. Her actual birthday was the following day, July 12, when Elsie celebrated her day.
Misses Kim, Miza DeHoff, Sonia Timm and Kim DeMoss enjoyed three days at the Girl Scout Camp south of Ottawa, last week.
50 years ago: Aug. 5, 1954
Deaths: J.W. Bates, 85, a retired farmer, died early Tuesday at his home near Basehor, where he had lived since 1908; Mr. Barclay C. Winslow of Pasadena, Calif., eldest brother of John Winslow, passed away at his home Aug. 4, 1954.
The Weekly News Reel: The Bystander went home Tuesday, took a dose of castor oil. At the moment it looks like he'll recover from a bad case of election cramps.
Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Marion Walker had the misfortune of having their house struck with lightning about four o'clock Saturday morning. The fire alarm was blown in Linwood but the house was destroyed by the time the men arrived. The family lost all their possessions. Their home was located 2 1/2 miles west of Linwood. It was originally the Pickens school house.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Wallace B. David of Fulton, Mo., announce the birth of a daughter on July 21, 1954. Mrs. David is recovering from a severe case of food poisoning from meat. Her condition was critical for several days. The baby has been named Merissa Ann and a grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Craighead of Tonganoxie.
Alice Sanders received word Tuesday that her niece had passed away at Paola.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Lenahan, Jackie and Richard, spent a few days last week in Laramie, Wyo.
75 years ago: July 11, 1929
Rufus Klinkenberg, age 73, for more than 50 years a resident of the Tonganoxie vicinity, died in Lawrence Hospital Sunday morning, following an illness of about three weeks due to heart trouble. (Friends and Neighbors of 50 Years Pay Last Respects With Funeral Cortege Mile Long.)
W.H. Zimmerman of Tonganoxie celebrated his 80th birthday Monday, July 8. The family prepared a large birthday cake, which was decorated with eighty candles. Two of Mr. Zimmerman's granddaughters, Ellamae and Mildred Clevenger of Six Corners, decorated the cake for their grandfather, and lighted the candles. It was a most impressive birthday cake.
The Evans real estate office has under gone a change. It has been painted a cream and brown, making it quite attractive.
Joseph Trapp, well-known farmer near Hoge Station, died early Saturday afternoon. Mr. Trapp was born in Niedervayern, Germany, and came to the United States some 60 years ago.
J. Freienmuth Lived On Three Continents: The passing of Jacob Freienmuth in Tonganoxie last week marked the end of a long life, one which was spent at times over a rather large portion of the earth. He was born in Canton Turgan, Switzerland, March 12, 1858, which made him at the time of his death July 2, 1929, 71 years, three months and two days in age. When a boy of 13, with his father, he set out for what was then a comparatively new continent -- South America. He spent six years in the new countries of Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil, before coming to the United States. He first settled in Texas, and 12 years later found him in Kansas.
100 years ago: July 21, 1904
The first new wheat was received at the Roller Mill Saturday. It was raised by a farmer near Reno, and was damp and of poor quality. The Roller Mill is not expecting much good wheat. They have between 10,000 and 12,000 bushels of old wheat on hand and consider themselves lucky that it is not necessary to use new wheat.
Small waists are no longer in style. It's the round plump waists that come by taking Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea; that's all the go. 35 cents. Tea or tablet form. C.H. Cain. (Ad.)
The ladies of the Library Association cleared about $21 last Saturday afternoon, by serving ice cream and cake all afternoon and evening. A full supper was also served. This money will be used to buy a new lot of books for the Library.
Mr. and Mrs. James Trackwell of Neely, are the parents of a daughter which arrived Tuesday night.
Foster Laming has been crippled up for two weeks, because a horse stepped on him near his right knee. He has to use crutches yet.
S.A. Evans, Marion Woodward and Will Reno went to Muncie Monday to do some windmill work.
John Gatchell was in McLouth yesterday to attend the funeral of his aunt, Mrs. John Herries.