Archive for Thursday, February 26, 2004

Remember when: A community review

February 26, 2004

10 years ago: Feb. 2, 1994

(Picture) Brandon Walker, an eighth-grade student at Tonganoxie Junior High, was awarded a Silver Key last week in the Kansas Scholastic Art Awards Competition for his piece, "Stardom in Color." The award was the second-highest given in the competition. Walker's piece was one of only 200 chosen from nearly 5,000 entries in Kansas in the junior high and high school category.

Etta K. (Bill) Elston was named Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year on Jan. 26 at the annual Chamber of Commerce dinner. Outgoing Chamber of Commerce president John Evans II stressed Elston's "outstanding work behind the scenes" in presenting her the award.

Births: Jay and Janet Spencer announce the birth of a son, Jacob Lee, on Jan. 22; Billy and Donna Henley announce the birth of a daughter, Ashley Marie, born Jan. 21; Scott and Teresa Gallagher announce the birth of a son, Preston Scott, Jan. 4; Jeff and Robin Tummons, Hays, announce the birth of a daughter, Taylor Morgan, born Jan. 25.

Deaths: Richard R. Kidwell, 15, of Kansas City, died Jan. 27; Stella G. Urdea, 80, of Tonganoxie, died Jan. 29, 1994.


25 years ago: Feb. 7, 1979

Mildred and Pete McMillon spent several days in Orlando, Fla., with his sister, Mrs. James Hughes; went down to get out of the "deep freeze."

Linwood News: Mrs. Olive Anderson was the honored guest at a family birthday dinner at her home on Jan. 28. It was her 90th birthday anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Townsend received news Monday of the birth of a new great-granddaughter, born Jan. 29. The proud parents are Mr. and Mrs. Mike Dawson, Sand Point, Idaho. The baby was named Melissa Dean.

An open house was held in honor of Mrs. Violet Somers on Sunday. Violet was celebrating her 92nd birthday.

Reno News: Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Torneden attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Torneden, DeSoto, at the fairgrounds in Lawrence on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Otis Box will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 17. Their children will gather to honor them from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the basement of the First Baptist Church, Basehor.

In 1836 there was a surplus in the U.S. Treasury of over $28 million! "Potomac," in the original Indian, means "River of Swans."

One fourth-grader, a boy, told another student, a girl, after visiting at the Florence Riford Center last week: "I never wanted to grow old, but after visiting the Senior Citizens, I can't wait until I become one." This youngster no doubt, will become a diplomat.


50 years ago: Feb. 18, 1954

Deaths: William Lace Hogan, 55, of Valley Falls, died Saturday afternoon. Albert John Meyer, 52, died Friday morning in a Topeka hospital. He was chief engineer of the WREN broadcasting station. Searchers have found the body of Cpl. Alvie Raymer, 23, formerly of Tonganoxie, who was killed in the crash Feb. 5 of an Air Force C-47 on Mount McKinley near Anchorage, Alaska. Raymer was one of 16 men aboard the plane that crash-landed in the rough country. Six survived.

Linwood: Mrs. Floyd McComb gave a plastic party at her home Monday evening.

The Weekly News Reel: Dollie Bates has been gadding around in Puerto Rico. Some of these days one or two Tonganoxie people are going to get lost somewhere.

Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. James Lee entertained with a family dinner Sunday in honor of the birthday anniversary of their son, Victor.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Trieb announce the birth of their son, Robert Martin, Feb. 15; Mr. and Mrs. Archie Carter of Indianapolis, announce the birth of a son, Archie Lou Jr., on Feb. 2, 1954.


75 years ago: Jan. 24, 1929

Mound: Albert Beck and family attended the funeral of his mother, Friday at Weston, Mo.

Mr. and Mrs. Fay White announce the birth of a boy, Loren Edward, on Jan. 19, 1929.

Harriet Brice Linck, widow of the late George Linck, died Jan. 18 in Tonganoxie. She was almost 81 years old. Mr. and Mrs. Linck lived inseparably together a happy ideal life, traveling through nearly every state in the union, either on bicycle, horseback, buggies, railroad or steamships.

Mrs. Vincent Needham died at 4 o'clock Monday at the age of 37 years from Influenza. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband and five small children.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hall celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary jointly with Mr. Edward Allen's birthday Thursday, with a six o'clock dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hall.

Linwood, Route 2: About 40 of the young folks of the neighbors gathered at Lisson's Creek last Sunday afternoon and went skating.

Jarbalo and vicinity: Reported by Jarbalo High School: Dr. and Mrs. Porter were shocked by the sudden death of their son in Kansas City a couple of weeks ago. Death caused by influenza.

Ad: When you want a chicken for your Sunday dinner, call Rawlings Produce. They will dress it for 10 cents extra but do not draw.


100 years ago: Feb. 4, 1904

Mrs. Duffey, who had been suffering for several months, died very unexpectedly Jan. 22, at half past eight o'clock, in the presence of her husband and her daughter Anna. Mrs. Duffey was a native of Ireland, and came to this country with her two brothers, Patrick and Michael McDonough when only 14 years old. She married Patrick Duffey at Lowell, Mass., at the age of 16 years. Mrs. Duffey was 55 years of age.

Mrs. Isom Reddy, living four miles northeast of town, died last Saturday, in her 82nd year. Mrs. Reddy was the mother of 13 children, seven of whom survive her.

Mr. Duncan, of Glenwood, who came to attend Odd Fellow lodge Tuesday evening, received a telegram that his sister had just died in Seattle.

County Treasurer Johnson, of Oskaloosa, was in town last Thursday, meddling in Tonganoxie politics.

Jacob Wilson will sell his farming implements and stock next Tuesday, and will then move to Linwood where he has just completed a house.

This winter has furnished two ice crops, an unusual occurrence. And still it has not been a coal man's kind of winter.

Miss Lorena Love went to Lawrence Monday, to begin a course in a business college there. She will study shorthand and typewriting.

Twenty good western horses all halter-broken, and weighing from 950 pounds up for sale by Henry Meyers.

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