Archive for Wednesday, July 7, 2004

Remember when: A community review

July 7, 2004

10 years ago: June 22, 1994

(Picture) Robert Eugene Conroy, recent Tonganoxie High graduate, was awarded a $500 scholarship from Mutual Savings on Thursday. Conroy plans to attend Kansas State University next fall and major in mechanical engineering.

Harry and Nellie Zacharias are home from a trip to Alaska and the Yukon saying that they soaked up every scenic sight they could feast their eyes on from the tour bus.

Margaret Gallagher received word of the death of her cousin, Mrs. Charles Allen, of Boling, Texas, who passed away Friday, the 17th.

Don and Patti Huebner are home from a 10-day visit with their grandson, David Huebner Jr., who is a student at Ludwig University in Greiburg, Germany. They were accompanied by Patti's sister Martie Korfhage from Kentucky.

Deaths: Essie Florence Oelschlaeger, 91, Eudora, died June 18, 1994; Peggy Marie Womack, 46, Topeka, died June 15, 1994; Thomas C. Hirschler, Leavenworth, died June 14, 1994.

Births: Diane and Andy Gordon are the parents of a boy, Kyle Andrew, born April 28, 1994; Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith, Basehor, announce the birth of a daughter, Katelyn Brooke, born June 20, 1994; Billy and Melissa Adcox, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a daughter, Rebekah Jan, on June 14, 1994.

25 years ago: June 20, 1979

(Picture.) Fred "Pete" Angell retired from Rock Island Railroad May 23 as a locomotive engineer after 37 years, having joined the Rock Island Sept. 8, 1942 as a fireman.

(Picture.) A United States flag which has flown over the nation's capitol is now flying over Tonganoxie on a new standard that was dedicated at the Tonganoxie Public Library in ceremonies held Flag Day, June 14, at high noon. The dedication was a Scout service project of Donald Vaughan of Scout Troop 75. Members of Troop 75 were Color Guards for the ceremony and the National Anthem was played by the trumpet trio of Susan Bartkoski, Denice Steward and Mark Grinter, members of THS Stage Band.

Deaths: Clyth Virden (Chick) Campbell, Tonganoxie, passed away June 13, 1979, at the age of 69 years; Mrs. Bernice Blanchett, formerly of Tonganoxie, passed away at the age of 59 on June 6, 1979, in Topeka; John Edward Sheehan, 66, Kansas City, Kan., died June 12, 1979, at his home.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Lem Evans announce the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Jane, on June 8, 1979; Mr. and Mrs. William T. Freeman announce the birth of a son, William Eugene, on June 13, 1979; Tammy Erwin Hyde announces the birth of a daughter, Trina Marie, born June 1, 1979.

50 years ago: July 8, 1954

Deaths: Joseph Bearnard Sample Sr., Tonganoxie, passed away July 4, 1954, at the age of 64 years; Mr. and Mrs. William Anderson received word that Mrs. Jim Toyne passed away very suddenly on July 5. Mr. Toyne is a brother to Mrs. Anderson.

L.C. Evans is, among other things, a farmer. He says he was running a tractor the other night about 10 p.m. and got to asking himself, "What am I doing this for?"

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Peterson of Kansas City, Kan., announce the birth of a daughter, Patricia Mae, on June 16, 1954. Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Hummelgaard are the maternal grandparents.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Torneden entertained with a birthday party at their home Tuesday in honor of their daughter Terry Lane's 5th birthday.

Bobby Ammel spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Ammel. He is stationed at Camp Carson, Colo., and will receive his discharge in October.

75 years ago: June 13, 1929

Ben Bateham brought here for burial: Benjamin F. Bateham, was born at Grinnell, Iowa, April 27, 1872. In 1900 he moved to Des Moines, Iowa, and on April 10, 1906, he was united in marriage to Miss Maude Yates. He passed away June 7, after an illness of two months.

Jarbalo, June 8, 1929: August Lange, retired farmer of this vicinity passed away at his home in Jarbalo Friday night, June 7, at the age of 87 years. Mr. Lange was born at Monneswalde, Germany, March 27, 1842, and was united in marriage with Henrietta Somers in 1865. To this union 14 children were born of whom nine survive the deceased. A short time after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Lange came to America.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Zoellner are the parents of a baby girl born June 7. Mrs. Zoellner and daughter, Zara Ann, are at St. Luke's hospital, Kansas City.

The local summer kindergarten started Monday, when 27 boys and girls under school age enrolled. Sessions are held each morning in the school building, with Hilda McPher-son as teacher. The kindergarten will continue about six weeks, and each parent pays $1 a week a child. This is the first year kindergarten has been held in Tonganoxie.

100 years ago: June 23, 1904

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brune, Wednesday morning, June 22, a nine-pound boy.

One of the finest country homes in the county, that of Chris Ehart, near Springdale, was burned to the ground Saturday morning. The cause was a defective flue.

The county poor farm has some 30 inmates.

Dr. Coe reports a 12- pound boy at the home of Mr. French, six miles southeast.

A bald headed man was in town Monday, selling a hair restorer. Last winter, a street fakir sold electric insoles to prevent colds until he got so hoarse from standing in the open air that he had to give up the job. Still these things are not so strange, for doctors will not take their own medicine.

Frank McRill, of Reno Township, has set the pace. He is the first one to introduce an automobile into this neighborhood. He brought it through town last Friday afternoon.

Stanwood: Rats are so very numerous in this part of the world at present, they need mentioning. At one place 47 were killed one morning last week.

The rural mail carriers will receive $720 per year after July 1. Carriers will still be allowed to do little errands for farmers along their routes, but will not be allowed to carry express matter for outsiders or act as agents or solicitors.

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