Archive for Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Remember when: A community review

December 1, 2004

10 years ago: Nov. 16, 1994

Deaths: Gilbert G. Hooper, 82, formerly of this area, died Nov. 9, 1994, at a nursing home in Pueblo, Colo.; Arthur "Andy" Andrew Roberts Sr., 84, formerly of Oskaloosa, died Nov. 9, 1994 at Cherokee Village, Ark., nursing home; Telsie C. Fleck, 92, Pittsburg, died Nov. 8, 1994.

Births: Kevin and Missy Adams of Woodstock, Ga., welcomed to their family a new daughter, born Oct. 24, 1994. She has been named Jessica Claire; Philip and Dolores Korb of Ozawkie announce the birth of a son, Jordan Paul, Oct. 30, 1994.

(Picture) Let the Contest Begin: Students at Tonganoxie Elementary School will be vying for the opportunity next week to cut inches off the ties of Principal Jerry Daskoski and Assistant Principal Myron Melton based on the number of minutes they read.

Mr. Ted Anton is back home after having spent 10 weeks down in San Antonio, Texas, going to the Air Force Combat Arms Instructor School.

VFW members were plenty busy Veterans Day having handed out flags to the patients at the Tonganoxie Nursing Home and decorated all four cemeteries in the Tonganoxie area.

25 years ago: Nov. 14, 1979

(Picture) Mrs. Frank Hoey is sitting on the stump of a 100-year-old tree that was cut down in her front yard recently. The tree stump measured 17 feet, 11 inches around the base and 4 feet, 9 inches across the top. The tree, a locust, was estimated to be more than 100 years old.

Birth: Ms. Vickie Kingsoliver of McLouth, announces the birth of a daughter, Carly Rae, on Oct. 28, 1979.

(Picture) Nov. 25, 1979, is the date for the celebration of the 50th wedding anniversary of Elmer and Helen West of Tonganoxie, to be held at the Fellowship Hall at the United Methodist Church in Tonganoxie, from 1 till 5 p.m., Sunday afternoon.

Linwood News: Mr. and Mrs. Louis Zimmerli hosted a birthday party Saturday, Nov. 3, honoring birthdays for John Frances Zimmerli and Carol Jackson. Also Louis and Ray Zimmerli.

Deaths: Glen Arnold McMechan, Rt. 3, Lawrence, passed away Nov. 10, 1979; James William Murray, Kansas City, Mo., passed away Nov. 13, 1979, at the age of 25 years; Mr. Arthur C. Hemphill, age 65, Lawrence, passed away Sunday; May Borst, 104, died Wednesday at the Good Samaritan Village in South Dakota.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Oelschlaeger of Eudora entertained with a birthday party in honor of her mother, Mrs. Leona Babcock, Sunday.

50 years ago: Dec. 2, 1954

Deaths: Lowell Davis Lloyd, St. Louis, Mo., passed away Nov. 30, 1954, at the age of 42 years; William Torneden, 64, Linwood, died unexpectedly Saturday night following a heart attack.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Putthoff are the parents of a son, born Sunday, Nov. 28, 1954.

The Roswell Zook farm home three miles northwest of Linwood was destroyed by fire Saturday night while the family was away. Fire also removed another landmark in that area recently when the old Pickens schoolhouse burned. The schoolhouse had been purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Marion Walker who were making their home there at the time of the fire.

Mrs. Art Himpel was called to Great Falls, Mont., Wednesday of last week, by the death of her mother, Mrs. Anna Crady. Mrs. Crady is a sister of Mrs. Olive Johnson.

Mrs. Klinkenberg of the grade school and Mrs. Shilling of Basehor high school, have rented rooms in the Mary Petherbridge home.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Meints announce the birth of their daughter, Wanda Kay, Nov. 24, 1954; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meints announce the birth of their daughter, Shelia Ann, Nov. 19, 1954.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Lisson celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary with a Thanksgiving Day Dinner at their home Nov. 25th, 1954.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Archie Chance announce the birth of a daughter, Nov. 28, 1954.

75 years ago: Nov. 7, 1929

Mrs. Jennie Hallenbeck, 60, died at 4 o'clock Monday morning at her home, seven miles south of Tonganoxie, and near Six Corners. Apoplexy caused the death.

Mrs. Sarah C. Cain, 80, died at her home in Olathe, Sunday, Nov. 3, 1929.

Willis Peters Is Badly Injured: CAR OVER ROAD RAILING: Willis Peters, baker at the Toburen Bakery in Tonganoxie, was almost injured fatally about seven o'clock Friday evening when his Ford sedan went over the embankment and railing about two hundred yards west of the Big Stranger bridge on U.S. 40, east of Tonganoxie.

An airplane landed in the Ben McKeehen pasture in the north part of town about 4:30 o'clock Monday evening. The pilot was forced down there by motor trouble.

The Pleasant Valley school children are busy planning a program and other amusements for their pie social which will be held on Thursday evening, Nov. 14. A box of candy, a necktie and a goose are to be given away on that evening. They are anxious for a large crowd and want everyone to come. A lunch will be served by the ladies of the community.

Basehor: Mrs. L.A. Kemler celebrated the 12th birthday of her daughter, Maxine, Tuesday evening with a surprise mask party.

Leavenworth County Fair Starts Today In Tonganoxie! A Fine Farm Show Assured: Entries Largest So Far; The Fourth Annual fair in Tonganoxie begins today (Thursday) with three days of interesting and instructive events for the farmers of Leavenworth county, and their boys and girls.

100 years ago: Nov. 17, 1904

At the National Butter contest held in St. Louis, Tonganoxie Creamery again scored highest in the state of Kansas. W.C. Wolcott received the silver medal on a score of 94.12. No other Kansas creamery scored above 90.

Edminster: Messrs Leighty, Wright and Kirby have new phones in their homes.

John M. Enochs died at the home of Mrs. Frank Fairchild, Tuesday evening, at 10 o'clock, of asthma with which he had been afflicted for some time. Funeral services will be held at the house this morning at 11 o'clock. (Mrs. Fairchild was Mr. Enochs' daughter.)

Lawrence is another town that has enacted a foolish anti-spitting ordinance. It is a deadletter wherever tried.

Word was received yesterday afternoon that Mrs. George Kemberling had died in Pennsylvania where she has been over a year.

Hoge: Henry Klinkenberg and Walter Gray returned Friday from the Fair at St. Louis.

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