A Community Review
10 years ago: June 29, 1994
Jamie Ferguson, Tonganoxie, has been awarded the Joleen Robison Scholarship by the Lawrence Doll Collectors Club of Kansas. Ferguson plans to attend Kansas State University this fall, where she will major in mass communications. (Picture)
Deaths: William A. Ward, 72, Kansas City, died June 15, 1994; Phillip Henry Duy, 92, Shawnee, Okla., died June 22, 1994 at the Golden Rule Nursing Home in Shawnee; Craig M. Asbury, Leavenworth, age 21, died June 21, 1994, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident; Helen M. Bartlett, 74, rural McLouth, died June 27, 1994.
(Pictures.) Angie Olsen, second from right, accepts a trophy for placing third in the Kansas High School Rodeo Finals. Another picture shows Ms. Olsen riding in the pole bending competition.
Births: Gery and Debbie Tanking of Bonner Springs announce the birth of a daughter, Madison Hope, born June 20, 1994; Michael A. Bunch and Carlee K. Pantoja, announce the birth of a daughter, Courtney Lynne Bunch, born June 20, 1994; Larry and Lisa Harkrader announce the birth of a son, Austin Colten, on June 24, 1994; Rodney and Amy Parsons, Leavenworth, announce the birth of a daughter, Naomi Margaret, on May 30, 1994.
25 years ago: June 27, 1979
Mr. and Mrs. Paul White, McLouth, will be honored with an open house celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary from 1-4 p.m., July 1 at their home.
Deaths: John Harrison Smelser, 89, McLouth, passed away June 21, 1979; Magdalene Gilgin, 89, Kansas City, died June 19, 1979. She was born in Germany and had lived in New York most of her life before moving to this area 11 years ago.
Jarbalo Jottings: Mr. and Mrs. Peter Starns celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday at the Tonganoxie United Methodist Church.
Linwood News: Mrs. Harry Cramer, DeSoto, passed away Sunday, June 17. She had been a resident of the DeSoto Rest Home for several years; Mrs. Evelyn Townsend attended the funeral of Mr. Paul Dowding, Linwood, Tuesday, June 12, 1979, in Bonner Springs.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Denholm, Gregg and Lorie, entertained with a dinner Sunday, honoring the 80th birthday of Mrs. Irene Denholm.
Chuck Chapman will be exhibiting his classic 1966 Mustang convertible in the annual Mustang Car Show at Independence Center, June 29, 30 and July 1. Chuck is a member of the Mid-America Mustangers which sponsors the showing of about 25 cars.
50 years ago: July 15, 1954
Sergeant Killed Here: A Fort Riley soldier who apparently dozed at the wheel of his car was killed instantly Monday night when his vehicle collided near Tonganoxie with a two-ton stock truck. Dead is Sgt. John Vranich Jr., 22, the driver of the car. His wife Marguret, 22, a passenger, escaped without serious injury.
Other deaths: Kathrine M. Hawkins, the former Mrs. Jack Todd, 85, formerly of Tonganoxie, died Wednesday morning in Lawrence; Lewis A. "Bud" Freeman died July 15, 1954, age 85 years; James Albertus "Bert" Yates, 76, and resident of Leavenworth County for the past 39 years, died Wednesday at his home on R.R. 3, Tonganoxie; Alice A. Berger, 84, widow of the late Adolph Berger, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of her son in Kansas City, Missouri.
Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Meredith entered several of their gladiola blooms in the Greater Kansas City Glad Show and brought home two firsts, two seconds and a third.
Bert Gallagher was bitten by a dog while reading meters today. It seems to be a part of the job of reading meters. He has been bitten three or four times. Biting dogs should be tied up.
James F. Davoren Sr. has completed a booklet with photos of the Catholic Cemetery at Hoge, among them a photo of the monument of Father Patrick McNamee 1861-1894, born in Ireland. The cemetery of 10 acres was deeded by the Kansas Pacific Railroad to settlers about 1860. Many are buried there from Nine Mile Mission parish five and one-half miles southwest of Tonganoxie. One of the first burials was Nellie Farrell, age 3, 1861; Thomas Hefferman 1799-1866 and Owen Larkin 1797-1883. (Picture.)
75 years ago: June 20, 1929
John Lenahan Improving Now: WAS STRUCK BY A CAR: Ran In Front Of Car On Pleasant Street At 10:30 O'Clock Monday Morning: Johnnie Lenahan, 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lenahan, is slowly improving at St. John's hospital in Leavenworth, according to word received here today.
John Westley Vandruff, a well-known, respected citizen of McLouth was stricken with apoplexy, Thursday at his home, death resulting Wednesday. He was a resident since 1868.
Martin Chiatovich of Hawthorne, Nev., has received a letter from the Smithsonian Institution, offering him $2,500 for his 1906 Pope-Hartford touring car.
Hervey Quisenberry, who came for his vacation a week ago Monday, was taken to St. Mary's hospital in Kansas City last Wednesday. Mr. Quisenberry, who is employed with the Newcomers Funeral Home, stuck an embalming needle in his right thumb, a couple weeks ago. It became infected, and immediately was taken to the hospital. Mr. Quisenberry left the hospital Sunday and is with his brother, Henry, at the present time.
Triplets, all girls and all redheaded, were born to Mrs. Fredrick Johnson of Minneapolis.
I.N. Hock of Fulton, Mo., celebrated his 85th birthday anniversary by wearing his 40-year-old flax linen trousers, the flax for which was spun by his mother and the trousers made by his wife.
Hervey Quisenberry was taken back to St. Mary's hospital in Kansas City, Tuesday. An operation on his thumb, which became infected after it was stuck with an embalming needle, may be necessary.
100 years ago: June 30, 1904
Last Thursday was the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Robb and all their relatives were invited in to a dinner, which the latter had prepared at their home west of town. Four generations were present. Mr. and Mrs. Rob were united in marriage at Glasgow, Scotland, June 23, 1854, and located in Canada in the year 1873. They settled near Tonganoxie in 1887.
J.C. Laming has at last gotten revenge on the burro that deposited him in the mud with his best clothes on early last spring. He has sold the animal to H.V. Needham, who uses him for working a treadmill power attached to a cream separator. The burro now has to work for his daily grass.
The best collection of fireworks ever exhibited in Tonganoxie will be discharged next Monday evening, to finish up the day's celebration. The usual big crowd and good time are expected on the fourth, though the harvest may interfere somewhat with the attendance. The band will play forenoon and afternoon. A number of races will take place during the morning up town. These will be funny and exciting. Negotiations are in progress with a tight-rope walker to give an exhibition. In the afternoon a ball game will take place adjoining the park. It costs nothing to see it.