A community review
10 years ago: Aug. 10, 1994
(Picture) Brad Heim shows off his hogs at the Leavenworth County Fair. Oblivious to their surroundings, the hogs are scheduled as Brad's 4-H entry in this year's fair.
Birth: David and Marilee Drennan announce the birth of a daughter, Eva Elaine, on July 8, 1994, in Leavenworth.
A Tonganoxie native cruised home with top honors at this year's 10th annual Mopar Car Show. Ben Fenoglio, 20, secured the gold medal at this years event by entering his rebuilt 1967 Plymouth GTX Belvedere. Entries are judged on both interior and exterior portions of the automobiles.
Horse Contest Winner: Catherine Rollins sits atop her three-year-old Appaloosa. Catherine was the champion in halter, showmanship, horsemanship and bareback equitation.
Smiling for the camera at the fair is Angela Folsom, 12, Tonganoxie, and her goose. (Picture)
(Picture) Kathryn Dyer poses with her colt, Skipper. Kathryn won Skipper in a 4-H essay contest in January. Skipper was donated by Mary Quick, of Quick Appaloosa, Linwood.
25 years ago: Aug. 8, 1979
(Picture) Miss Connie LaGue, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul LaGue, Tonganoxie, was selected to receive one of the 1979 LaSertoma Inter-national Scholarships. Connie was the 1979 recipient of the annual Tonganoxie Sertoma and LaSertoma Scholarship.
Without a picture, no one would believe this story, green beans that are 36 inches long. Marko Djiko brought these climbing beans into the Mirror office Saturday. (Picture)
Deaths: Billy D. Timm, 29, died Sunday at his home in Tonganoxie; Gladys Elizabeth McEnulty, Tonganoxie, passed away Aug. 5, 1979, at the age of 72 years; Virgil Brown, Tonganoxie, passed away Aug. 2, 1979, at the age of 72 years.
Jarbalo Jottings: More than 60 neighbors, friends and relatives gathered at the home of Jim, Venice and Curt Sloan Saturday evening for a community picnic.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Jack H. Cronemeyer, Lawrence, announce the birth of a daughter, Kate Frances, July 21, 1979; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Shoemaker announce the birth of a son, Clinton Wayne, on July 28, 1979; Mr. and Mrs. Brian Plake announce the birth of a daughter, Jamie Marie, on Aug. 1, 1979; Mr. and Mrs. William Rickel, Girard, announce the birth of a daughter, Sarah Kathlene, on Aug. 1, 1979; Mr. and Mrs. Arden Waters announce the birth of a son, Chad Alan, on Aug. 3, 1979.
50 years ago: Aug. 26, 1954
Charles W. Corlett, a prominent Leavenworth County farmer, died from a heart attack suffered at his home Monday morning. He was 60. Funeral services for Barclay C. Winslow of Pasadena, Calif., who died Aug. 4, 1954, at the age of 83 were held Aug. 7, 1954.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bundy are the parents of a daughter, born Aug. 19, 1954.
Camp Chaffee, Ark., Aug. 23, 1954: Pvt. Thomas S. Drake Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Drake, R. 3, Tonganoxie, Kansas, has been selected to attend the 5th Armored Division Field Wireman School here.
Tom Beatty says high school enrollment stands at 140 with six or eight late comers expected. They are divided: seniors 31, juniors, 22, sophomores, 47, freshmen, 40. There are 67 boys and 73 girls.
The A.G. says "just because your head is shaped like a hub-cap is no reason to think you are a big wheel."
A basket dinner and family reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arch Vestal, one and one-half miles north of Jarbalo Sunday, Aug. 22, in celebration of Arch Vestal's birthday. Following the dinner pictures of the group were taken and a social time was enjoyed.
Jackie Cronemeyer celebrated his third birthday Aug. 24, at his grandparents home, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cronemeyer, with a birthday picnic.
75 years ago: Aug. 1, 1929
Funeral of Mrs. E.C. McNerney: Died Here Saturday: Well Known Resident of Many Years Passed Away Following Several Years of Ill Health: Mrs. McNerney was born Feb. 19, 1873, on the McMullen farm, six miles east of Tonganoxie, and was married to E.C. McNerney, May 30, 1899, at the old Hoge parish, where she was baptized, confirmed and Tuesday laid to rest, in the scenes of her childhood.
Sunday, July 28, 1929, the five sons of Herman Cronemeyer, and their families, had a reunion at the home of their father.
Frankie Brown made a dive from the high ladder at the pool Saturday afternoon, used by the professional diver, Doc Siegel. It is about 75 feet high, and rather a high dive to one not accustomed to it. Kenneth Casebier was another local boy to make the dive.
100 years ago: Aug. 11, 1904
A wholesale chicken thief cleaned out two Tonganoxie chicken houses last week. Miss Lacy lost about three dozen and Ed McNerney's poultry department is short 46 in population. Several nights later than the above transgressions occurred, George Wilkinson's hen house was raided and he lost about 30 fowls.
Miss Mary Dodge died last Thursday, after an illness of three weeks, at the home of her sister, Mrs. S.A. Jameson, three miles southeast of town.
A Lawrence party started to the World's Fair in a boat. But that was all they did do. They bought tickets at Eudora to finish out the trip.
Mrs. Vantine has been allowed a widow's pension of $12 a month.
Wm. Freienmuth and son Otto returned from the St. Louis Exposition the latter part of last week.
A man was arrested in St. Louis because he took off his coat in the Exposition Art Gallery. The nude in art at the Exposition has a greater privilege than that poor mortal.
The new pasteurizer at the Creamery is in running order.