Archive for Thursday, August 19, 2004

Remember when: A community review

August 19, 2004

10 years ago: Aug. 3, 1994

Deaths: Shirley L. Henre, 63, Tonganoxie, died Aug. 1, 1994, in a fire at her home; Blanche M. Kant, 97, Leavenworth, died Aug. 1, 1994; Edgar Allen (Poe) Casebier, 74, McLouth, died July 29, 1994; Carl Lee Allen Doudna, 50, of rural Perry, died July 27, 1994.

Births: Ed and Kristin Greenwell announce the birth of a son, Evan Alan, on July 1, 1994; Daniel Houston Monahan was born on July 22, 1994. His parents are John and Kathy Monahan, Tonganoxie; Jeffrey and Debra (Hernandez) Ely of Lawrence, announce the birth of a son, Colby David, on June 16, 1994.

(Picture) Boy Scouts Evan Shaw and Kevin Sivits fix a table for the Leavenworth County Fair. Repairing the tables was part of an Eagle Scout project organized by Kevin.

McLouth News: The Scott family received word of the sudden death of Buster Sherry in Harwood, Texas. His wife, Irene, is a stepdaughter of Nellie Scott.

(Picture) A local couple was honored on July 28 by Beverly Enterprises as the 1994 area recipient of the Group Volunteer of the Year award. Rich and Shirley Henre of Tonganoxie received their BEV for directing ceramics classes at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center. The Henres have donated both time and supplies without any costs to residents.

25 years ago: Aug. 1, 1979

(Picture) Ralph Owens holds a 17 and 1/2 pound channel catfish he caught recently. Of course, Ralph is not saying where he caught the fish, just says, "A farm pond around here." If we could only find them.

Mr. and Mrs. Art Hancock Sr. arrived home Wednesday from a 15-day tour to Sweden and Norway, which included a one-day stop in Denmark.

Deaths: Chester Arthur Walker, 80, DeSoto, died Wednesday. Services for Patrick B. Ahern, 61, Jarbalo, were Monday in Bonner Springs. Ivan V. Wilson, 78, of Old Town Road, Peterboro, N.H., a former longtime resident of Wilbraham, died June 15, in Peterboro. Arthur Lee Leakey, 73, Hollister, Mo., died Saturday. Robert Franklin Garr, 75, Bonner Springs, died Sunday.

An open house is planned for Walter E. Klinkenberg's 90th birthday on Aug. 12, beginning at 2 p.m. It will be held at the Mayginnis School, Tonganoxie.

(Picture) The children of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Mitchell will honor their parents on their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at the Florence Riford Senior Club in Tonganoxie on Aug. 12, from 2-5 p.m.

Sunday afternoon, July 29, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Turner attended a party honoring his father, Mr. Robert Turner of Oskaloosa, on his 92nd birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. George Cooper are the grandparents of a new grandson, Jacob Wayne Ranovish, born to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ranovish at Enid, Okla., July 22, 1979.

50 years ago: Aug. 19, 1954

Deaths: Rev. John Hess, formerly of Lawrence, died Aug. 9, 1954, at the home of a son, Bartlett Hess, in Chicago. Burial services for infant Stephen Foster Lafferty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lafferty, Tonganoxie, were held in Kansas City, Mo., on Aug. 18, 1954.

Linwood: Harvey W. Schellack, age 76, died Thursday, Aug. 12, in Lawrence. He had lived in the Fall Leaf neighborhood for more than 50 years.

The UP is building a new railroad bridge west of Bonner Springs, about 300 feet west of Wolf Creek. As soon as the bridge is built, they will put the creek under it.

Ruth McKeehen called after noon today stating that she heard on the radio that Terrence Ramsaye, son of Mrs. Georgie Ramsaye, of Tonganoxie, had died, apparently at his home in Connecticut. He was a former radio-movie and TV writer and helped to perfect sound movies in the 1920s.

75 years ago: July 25, 1929

Myron K. Chamberlin, age 73, who more than 20 years ago was a business man in Tonganoxie, died in Kansas City, Kan., Tuesday, July 23, 1929. He operated an implement business in a building where the First National Bank is now located, later moving to a building where the Davis Coffee Shop is now located. Prior to that time he worked in a store on the north side of Fourth Street. The buildings then in use have been displaced.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bowers announce the birth of a son, July 17, 1929.

Jarbalo: A large crowd of friends and neighbors gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Mason one mile north of Jarbalo, Wednesday night to charivari Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mason, whose marriage was celebrated Monday, July 15. The crowd was treated to cigars, ice cream and cookies.

Hoge Station: John Sparks Jr. has a Ford sedan his grandfather, A.J. Southard, purchased for him Tuesday.

Bill Seymour, while speeding thru Hoge Wednesday morning with his milk truck, made the turn at Hoge store and one of his front wheels came off.

Friendship Valley: Bernice Richards has been helping cook for threshers this week.

100 years ago: Aug. 4, 1904

Hoge: Quite a little surprise was extended last Saturday and Sunday to Grandma Klinkenberg. Her children and grandchildren came to congratulate and have a feast with her on her 80th birthday. There were 20 of her grandchildren present. All seemed to enjoy the day with their grandma.

Wm. Freienmuth, who is attending the World's Fair at St. Louis this week, has written an account of his impression of the fair, which will be found on another page. (In the article, Mr. Freienmuth states: "Prices here are very reasonable and no one need spend more than $3 a day to live in comfort, and see all that is worth seeing. The crowds of people are well dressed and orderly, no rough word is heard, and absolutely no drunkenness is seen. Go and see the fair and have some pleasant memories the balance of your life."

The 6-year-old daughter of Fred Carr, living six miles west of here, had her left wrist broken in two places Sunday evening. She climbed a ladder leaning against a barn and slipped off in some way. Dr. Coe put on the necessary bandages.

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