Remember when: A community review
10 years ago: Jan. 5, 1993
Deaths: Ernest (Gene) E. Hess, 72, died Dec. 17 at a Denver hospital; Leonor Carolyn Jenkins, 99, died Jan. 1 at the John Knox Care Center, Lee's Summit, Mo.; Helen N. Morelock, 75, McLouth, died Jan. 2 at her home.
Two girls born on New Year's Day: Born Jan. 1 at 1:40 p.m., Mary Jo Mowery is the first New Year's baby in the Tonganoxie area. Mary Jo is the daughter of Brenda Herzog and Lawrence L. Mowery, Sr.; Sarah Jane Price was also born on New Year's Day, arriving several hours after the Mowery baby. Sarah was born at 5:23 p.m. Kathy and Kenny Price are her parents. (Pictures of babies with their parents.)
(Pictures) Tonganoxie High graduates Matt Dean and Josh Ferguson returned home for a short visit over the holidays from their military schooling. Dean is a Cadet Third Class at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. This is his second year at the school. Ferguson recently completed a Navy nuclear theory program in Orlando, and has subsequently been stationed in Charleston, S.C.
Local businessmen enjoy Copper Bowl, Tucson, trip: The 15,000 loyal Kansas State University football fans that went to Tucson recently to watch the Wildcats play Wyoming in the Copper Bowl were not without a Tonganoxie contingent. Tonganoxie optometrist Dr. Richard Dean and First State Bank President Bill New were among the faithful.
25 years ago: Jan. 3, 1979
Deaths: Harold W. Skeet, 77, Lawrence, died Tuesday; Albie A. "Butch" DeMaranville, Sr., 82, Bonner Springs, died Wednesday; Mrs. Georgia Ann Oelschlaeger, 84, Rossville, died Friday.
Linwood News: Mr. and Mrs. Leon Jamison are the proud great-grandparents of a baby girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Keith Moore, Flagstaff, Ariz., on Dec. 26. The baby has been named Cassidy Micha Ryan Moore.
Jarbalo Jottings: Kipp and Marci Barnett held a combined birthday party and New Year's Eve party Sunday night. The birthday party was for Kipp and Kathy Barnett.
Interesting fact: Dynamite was invented by Alfred Nobel, the man who established the Nobel Peace Prize.
Over 45 members of the Richard Verhage family enjoyed the Christmas holidays at their home on East 5th. The furthest distance was from Edwardsville, Ill.
Editorial Comments by W. N.: We think this is a wonderful country, Kansas is a part of it, and Tonganoxie is a picturesque, lively town, and a good place to live. Now that we've had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, take a deep breath and get ready for 1979. For what? Whatever comes next.-W. N.
50 years ago: Jan. 14, 1954
The News Reel got ahead of itself last week. Mrs. Georgia Ramsaye's 93rd birthday is Feb. 9 instead of Jan. 9.
Mrs. Wm. J. Pearce writes from St. Joe that Cpl. George E. Mills is to be discharged from the Marines this week.
The new grocery at Haight's Corner, northeast of Tonganoxie on Leavenworth Road, will open Saturday. It will be run by Bob and Georgia Trieb.
Basehor: Mr. And Mrs. Howard Theno announce the birth of a daughter, Jan. 8th, 1954.
A wolf hunt has been scheduled Sunday, Jan. 31, at Linwood, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Linwood High School. Two separate hunts will be held.
Have You Seen Kansas? Some 800 students, representing 75 tribes in the U.S. and Alaska, are educated each year at Haskell Institute, America's best known Indian school. Established by Congress in 1884, Haskell offers high-school and post-graduate training in 25 vocations, ranging from Diesel mechanics and power plant operation to commercial art and baking. A faculty of more than 100 teachers is employed to guide the students' studies.
75 years ago: Dec. 27, 1928
Deaths: Tom Lloyd was born March 29, 1857 near Lair, Ky., and died Dec. 24, 1928 in Tonganoxie, age 71 years, eight months and 25 days. His father, a confederate soldier in the civil war, was killed in 1863, when Mr. Lloyd was six years of age; Richard Bullimore was born in 1874 on a farm in Washington Co., Kansas. He passed away Dec. 20, 1928. He had lived in Tonganoxie since 1917, when he came here as an instructor in the local high school; Betty Newby, Randolph, Kansas, sister of Paulyne Newby, Tonganoxie, died Monday morning. She was 11 years of age.
Mrs. George Bucek is the proud owner of a new buzz saw and engine, purchased Monday, and is now ready to deliver sawed wood. Mrs. Bucek gets as much kick out of this new buzz saw as the average woman does a new boudoir dressing table.
A telephone message received Tuesday noon by Mrs. M. G. Farrell, stated her nephew, Elmer W. Endriss of Leavenworth, died that morning in a Leavenworth hospital.
The Valley Grain Company is installing an Eureka Self Contained Electro Magnetic Separator for use in its grain and mixed feed departments. All kinds of junk gets into grains nowadays, so unless it is previously separated in its whole state, it must in the course of its manufacture become ground up and eventually reach the manger.
100 years ago: Jan. 7, 1904
The consolidation of the business interests of the Tonganoxie Hardware Co., and the Zellner Mercantile Co., became effective this week. The stock of the former company is being moved to the new quarters, and the removal will be completed in a few days. This consolidation gives Tonganoxie what is perhaps the biggest store of any town this size in the state.
Fairmount: Mrs. Gus Stiglemire presented her husband a proper New Years gift. His name is John.
The first signs of spring appeared this week. A car load of plows came in Monday.
E.G. Cheesman's little daughter, Emma, is now threatened with an attack of typhoid fever, following her affliction of uremic poisoning.
Dr. S. D. Coffin, who lived for a number of years in Fairmount, and then moved to Lawrence, and later to California, died at Whittier last week.
Asa Hammond has purchased Charlie Creed's bootblack stand and will hereafter run it in E. M. Dedrick's barber shop.
Holiday Matinee Turned In Few Minutes To Fearful Tragedy: (The Iroquois theater in Chicago burned, and 564 people died.)
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