Remember when: A community review
Gladys Hunter celebrated her 100th birthday Sunday, Dec. 19, with an open house at the Christian Church. She greeted nearly 200 friends and relatives, including her two children, eight of nine grandchildren and nine of 10 great-grandchildren. Gladys has lived in the Tonganoxie community for more than 70 years. (Picture)
Deaths: Arthur W. Wiley, Tonganoxie, died Dec. 17, at the age of 90; Richard F. New, Leavenworth, age 82, died Dec. 17, 1993.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ogden, Tonganoxie, wish to announce the birth of their daughter, Chelsea Dawn, Dec. 17, 1993; Barry and Marsha Hummelgaard of Tonganoxie are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Megan Rena, on Dec. 1, 1993.
Family reunited after 70 years: (Picture) Marge Richards and Erma Smith recently held a reunion with their sister, Tody Bender, after a separation of more than 60 years.
The Springdale community wants to extend their sympathy to Lyle and Jennie Coffin and Virginia Mills in the death of their father, Arthur Wiley, who passed away Friday.
(Picture) Tonganoxie Junior High students enjoyed a Christmas party at the school last Friday afternoon. Playing Monopoly were Jonathan Myer, Brian Korb, Clint Keller and Brian Snyder. There also were movies available and music for dancing.
25 years ago: Dec. 20, 1978
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jeannin, Leavenworth, announce the birth of their son, David Nicholas, on Dec. 7, 1978; Frank and Diane Hensley of Tonganoxie, are proud to announce the birth of a son, Jake Allen, Nov. 14, 1978.
Relatives and friends enjoyed a birthday dinner at the home of Mrs. Pat (Mabel) Lenahan, Sunday, Dec. 10, honoring her on her 93rd birthday. More than 20 were there to help her celebrate.
Linwood News: A family dinner honoring Mr. and Mrs. Howard P. Jones on their 50th wedding anniversary was held Friday evening, Dec. 15, at the Linwood United Methodist Church.
Movable type was first employed around 1000 A.D. in China.
Springdale News: More than 80 people enjoyed the bountiful Christmas dinner at the Springdale Hall last Wednesday. The officers of the club had done a beautiful job in decorating the hall and arranging the tables. A special highlight following the dinner was an instrumental group of girls from the Pleasant Ridge High School. They played many of the familiar Christmas carols on horns from saxophones to flutes.
Obituary: Mrs. Lena Opal Maxwell, Tonganoxie, passed away Dec. 12, at the age of 82.
Mr. and Mrs. Larry (Linda) Freeman celebrated the birth of a niece born to Lynn and Jim Shultz of Lawrence, Dec. 12. Callie Loreen Shultz weighed 8 lbs. 7 ozs.
50 years ago: Dec. 31, 1953
Deaths: Clifford Gallagher died at a Veteran's Hospital in Indianapolis on Dec. 30, 1953; Mrs. Anna Leone Brown, 48, died Saturday evening at Lawrence Hospital; Mrs. Emily C. Flinner, 75, died Sunday at the home of her son Lloyd A. Flinner, in Los Angeles.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Mosser of Linwood quietly observed their golden wedding anniversary Dec. 24, at their home, with members of their immediate family present.
On Dec. 17, 1903, there was great excitement in the home of Helen Wright, Tonganoxie. Her family had received word that the machine her uncles Wilbur and Orville Wright had built had flown at Kitty Hawk, N.C. The same Helen Wright, now Mrs. Helen Wright Russell, closest living relative of the famous Wright brothers, boarded a Trans World Airlines Super Constellation at Los Angeles, to be a passenger on the first scheduled nonstop coast-to-coast flight. The airplane she flew in is 123 feet from wing tip to wing tip. That is three feet longer than the entire distance of the first flight made by the Wright brothers' plane at Kitty Hawk.
75 years ago: Dec. 13, 1928
Mrs. Nancy Stringfellow died Sunday morning, after a period of ill health and illness extended over a period of several months, due to advanced age. Nancy Davidson Stringfellow was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, July 25, 1853.
George Papenhausen is here from McLouth this week doing some remodeling in the building recently vacated by the Rawlings Produce Co. Dale Rawlings will use the building for an office and flour room.
Hawk Hollow: Mrs. Orville Walters entertained with a surprise party Saturday evening for Mr. Walters' birthday. Quite a number of young people were present and a general good time was enjoyed by all.
Tonganoxie Knot Hole: Editorial -- No one seems to know just exactly what Rodin's statue, "The Thinker," is thinking about, but if we got down to as few duds as that, practically any of us would do some heavy thinking.
J.C. Laming says: If ever I get killed in an aeroplane accident, it will be from one falling on me.
Elmwood: Mrs. N. G. Walters, Mrs. Perry Walters and Mrs. Hans Freienmuth were shopping in Leavenworth last Thursday.
Ad: A Car Heater-A Real Gift: Winter motoring even in a closed car is by no means comfortable without a car heater, yet it is an item that car owners will seldom buy for themselves. This makes it doubly appreciated as a Christmas gift. Borrow your mothers or fathers car and surprise them by having a heater installed. We can do the work. WELLS GARAGE, Phone 117, Tonganoxie, Kansas.
The Western Independent Telephone Co., has its pole line finished through Leavenworth county and will probably get through this week between Lawrence and Topeka.
Miss Dell Dreisbach and Alfred Cheesman went to Kansas City yesterday afternoon. They had received word that Emma, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Cheesman was not expected to live throughout the day.
The brick sidewalk in Elm Park Addition is completed and it is the nicest and most substantial sidewalk in town.
The Reno church will have their Christmas exercises tonight and a good program has been prepared. They will have a sort of a "double decker," and both a tree and a fireplace will be in evidence.