Archive for Wednesday, December 8, 2004

Remember when: A community review

December 8, 2004

10 years ago: Nov. 23, 1994

The Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting at Glen's Opry. Pictured from left are Keith Hable, Glen Smith, Connie Torneden, Lee Piper, Jim Piper, and Jim Winters. (Picture.)

(Picture) Joe and Helen Sample, McLouth, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 27 at the McLouth Community Center.

(Picture) Delbert and Viola Seuser, of Leavenworth, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Dec. 6, with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Southern Heights Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Leavenworth.

Birth: Shane and Margaret Raybern of Lawrence announce the birth of a daughter, Tia Cheyenne, on Oct. 18, 1994.

Death: Helen Ida Rebecca Harwood, 83, of Perry, died Nov. 17, 1994

Army Private Eric D. Hammond has completed basic training at Columbia, S.C.

25 years ago: Nov. 21, 1979

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Cooper of Overland Park announce the birth of a son, Micheal Lyon, Nov. 9, 1979.

Deaths: Lottie Gilbert, 88, McLouth, died Sunday in a Winchester nursing home. She was born Nov. 24, 1890, in Leavenworth County, the daughter of Demus and Theodosia Gross White. Robert Louis Allison, 69, Raytown, Mo., died Saturday at his home.

Springdale New: James and Alice Lucas, formerly of this community and now missionaries from Africa, visited last week with James' aunt, Marie Knapp, and also with Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Lawrence.

Deaths: The funeral for Patricia L. Bessenbacher, 28, Leavenworth, was held Monday in Burrton, Kan.; Amelia Stegmire Fleshman, 80, former resident of Tonganoxie, passed away Nov. 15, 1979. Mrs. Fleshman was born Dec. 25, 1898, in Alsace-Lorraine, France, and was a naturalized U.S. citizen; Irene Blanche Anderson, Tonganoxie, passed away Nov. 17, 1979.

Mrs. Jean Lenahan returned home Saturday after spending the past two weeks at a seminar for museum professionals at Santa Fe, N.M. The host museum was the New Mexico Palace of Governors at Santa Fe. Twenty people were chosen from the western half of the United States to participate.

50 years ago: Dec. 9, 1954

Deaths: The body of Leavenworth County Commissioner-elect Joseph P. Hall, 80, was found about 8 p.m. Tuesday night at his farm home at Easton; Mrs. Anna M. Harbaugh, 83, died Sunday; David Gratton Keister, R. 2, Tonganoxie, passed away Dec. 3, 1954 at the age of 87; Mrs. Hannora Agnes Wickey, Tonganoxie, passed away Dec. 6, 1954, at the age of 82.

Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. Dean Billbe, Kansas City, announce the birth of a daughter, Jo Ellen, Dec. 1.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Bob Oakson announce the birth of a daughter on Dec. 8, 1954.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Theo Meinke will quietly celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary at their home here Dec. 10. Mrs. Meinke is 81 years old and Mr. Meinke is 90.

The Hazel Ridge Club will have its Christmas party for its families on Sunday, Dec. 19 at Hazel Ridge schoolhouse.

75 years ago: Nov. 14, 1929

Grade School News: Two new pupils enrolled last week. They are Thalia and Billie DeLude. Our enrollment now totals 100.

Deaths: James Frederick Kimlin, Bonner Springs, 22, died yesterday. Young Kimlin came to Tonganoxie some weeks ago and was employed by L.W. Howell of the Whippet agency, where he helped with the improving of the garage; Dora Thompson, 53, died Friday at Kansas City, Kan.; Jennie E. Spray Hallenbeck, age 60 years, one month and eight days, passed away at her home five miles northwest of Linwood Nov. 4, 1929. (At the age of 10 years, she moved with her parents to the Indian Territory, now Oklahoma, where she lived for several years. While there she attended school with the Indian children, later coming back to the family farm a half-mile north of Tonganoxie.)

Emil Freienmuth of Topeka visited over Armistice Day with his mother, Mrs. Jacob Freienmuth.

Basehor: The funeral of Otto Eberth, son of Ernest Eberth, was held Monday afternoon in Basehor. Mr. Eberth was ill only a short time and passed away at the Santa Fe hospital in Topeka.

Stanwood: Charles Means had a good set of harness stolen last week. This makes three sets of good harness that have been stolen from Mr. Means in the last 2 or 3 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Freeman entertained Sunday in honor of the 11th birthday of their daughter, Martha Lee.

Hoge Station: Grandpa Leimkuhler fell Monday and dislocated his arm.

Coal Ridge: A successful pie social and a keen program was given at Coal Ridge School on Friday, the 8th. A large crowd attended, including many visitors, some from Tonganoxie. John McMullen won the goose which was raffled and Ruby Mann won the box of candy for the most popular girl.

Death of Mrs. Crawford. Mrs. Minta Crawford, who was injured in Tonganoxie some five weeks ago when she accidentally fell down the cellar stairs at the home of friends, passed away at 6:15 o'clock, Sunday evening.

100 years ago: Nov. 24, 1904

Thos. Field died at Reno yesterday morning at 10 o'clock of pneumonia. The funeral will take place today.

At An Advanced Age: Mrs. Bridget Grady died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John McEnulty Monday evening at eight o'clock at the age of 87 years. Funeral services were held yesterday morning in the Catholic Church and the interment was in the new cemetery south of town. Mrs. Grady was born in Ireland and has lived in America 50 years.

Joe Meredith came up from Tonganoxie Tuesday and had Dr. Smith operate on his palate, and also to be treated for dropsy. Oskaloosa Independent.

"Barnyard Shower." Along the line of novel social functions, the one given Monday evening eclipsed them all. It was a "barnyard shower" given to Vin Needham by about a dozen of his "bachelor girl" friends. With beaming eyes but saddened hearts the girls sat close around while Vin opened the bundles which contained the tokens of appreciation of the sleigh rides which could be no more. Among the gifts showered upon him were a pitchfork, curry comb, brush, hammer, hatchet, etc., also two boxes of axle grease, the latter probably symbolical of their wish to help make things move more smoothly along life's journey.

The report that was current last week, that Mrs. George Kemberling had died in Pennsylvania, was an error. She was dangerously ill and her husband left Thursday to be at her bedside. Tuesday, Mrs. Kemberling passed away and her daughter left yesterday for Frankstown in response to the notice.

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