A Community Review
10 years ago: July 13, 1994
(Picture.) Marvin Hoggard tends to a flock of ostrich yearlings Thursday morning. Hoggard is the owner of K.C. Ostrich and Emu Ranch, located off Highway 24-40 in Basehor. Hoggard has more than 100 ratites, which are a family of large, flightless birds. He has been raising them since 1991.
Ted Wiles was named the new president of the Tonganoxie USD 464 Board of Education, on Monday during a regular meeting. Wayne Rahija was retained as vice-president.
(Picture.) Mr. and Mrs. James D. Arwine celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 21 with a reception at MaBelles in Basehor. Their children and grandchildren hosted the affair.
Deaths: Cora Mae Hopper, 84, Tonganoxie, died July 9, 1994; William Glenn Snell, 65, McLouth, died July 3, 1994; Byron C. Swain, 83, Tonganoxie, died July 9, 1994; Gary Dean Fowler, 39, Basehor, died June 29, 1994.
Birth: Karen and Kent Kaneer, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of their son, Jesstin Keith, born June 16, 1994.
Jarbalo Jottings: Frances Dougherty and Bud Dougherty attended graveside service for her brother, Walter Blaser, at Mount Calvary Cemetery Thursday morning.
25 years ago: July 11, 1979
The new Susan B. Anthony silver dollar went on sale at local banks last week. The coin is a little larger than a quarter. The U.S. Mint has manufactured half a billion of them and is minting more at the rate of 80 million a month.
Glenwood Community Ladies Began Canning Club In 1914; Oldest EHU In Kansas: In Kansas, the first women to produce new canning methods started in Glenwood community, located northwest of Bonner Springs in Leavenworth county. Led by Mrs. Joe Timmons, the women decided to ask agent P.H. Ross for help on a problem they'd wrestled with -- preserving summer food for winter eating. The techniques Ross told the women about concerned new canning methods -- a pressure cooker and a hot water bath canner. (Long article continued with the history of the club.)
The children of Norman and Stella Wiley invite you to celebrate with them the 60th wedding anniversary of their parents. A reception will be held for them on July 22, beginning at 3 at their home in Tonganoxie. We request your help in compiling a book which recalls memories from our parents' first 60 years of marriage.
Linwood News: Graveside services were held July 4 at Mount Sydney Cemetery for Julia Gallagher. She was the widow of Dr. W.T. Gallagher.
Births: Dr. and Mrs. Gary Zimmerman of Wamego, announce the birth of a son, Bryan Jeffrey, July 6, 1979; Mr. and Mrs. Steven James Sloan announce the birth of a son, James Curtis, June 21, 1979; Dr. and Mrs. Donald Whittemore, Lawrence, announce the birth of a son, Luke Andrew, July 5, 1979; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Beach announce the birth of a son, Michael Leon, July 3, 1979.
Deaths: Jack Kendrick, 52, Basehor, died Saturday; Ernest Edward Torneden, 76, DeSoto, passed away July 8, 1979.
Reno: Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Wedel attended the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pottorf, Oskaloosa, on Wednesday.
50 years ago: July 29, 1954
Deaths: Thomas D. Thornton, 54, Lawrence, died Sunday; Charles August Kuehnhoff, 81, well-known farmer of Basehor, died Sunday.
Births: John Harrison Englert is the name of the little new son born July 15, 1954, to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Englert of Tonganoxie; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Peterson Jr., announce the birth of a daughter, Joyce Earlene, on July 5, 1954.
The Weekly News Reel: The argument raging in the public mind column of the Kansas City Star about women wearing shorts in public is almost as hot as the weather.
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Lynch of Topeka announce the birth of a son on Tuesday, July 27, 1954. He has been given the name Mark Leonard.
A county-side population increase of 422 persons during the past year was revealed by census figures released by County Assessor Jack Gaskill. Tonganoxie climbed from 1,283 population in 1953 to 1,420 this year.
The Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Owens will be married 56 years Saturday, July 31, 1954.
Jarbalo: Mrs. A.A. Berger has received word her nephew, Master Sgt. Alfred J. Gates, Jr., 37, died at Fairfield, Calif., July 21, 1954; Mrs. A.A. Berger received word of the death of her cousin, Jesse Dalton, July 1, at Lockeford, Calif.
75 years ago: July 4, 1929
Deaths: Jacob Freienmuth, age 71 years, died in Lawrence Tuesday evening. He was a resident of Tonganoxie for about 50 years; Mrs. Martillia A. Younger, wife of Martin I. Younger, Tonganoxie, passed from this life at the family home near Hubbel Hill, just west of Tonganoxie, Saturday night. She was a little past 63 years of age.
Mrs. Ellen Frances Armstrong, 77, died at the Methodist Home for the aged in Topeka, Tuesday morning. She was a former resident of Jefferson county and made her home near McLouth for years, entering the home in Topeka last November.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Seufert announce the birth of a baby girl, July 1, 1929, to whom they have given the name of Marjory Ann.
A Big Fire At Miller Orchard: Started 9:30 Saturday: Three Big Barns And Two Horses Burn In Couple Of Hours, At Mo. Valley Farm. (Mrs. Miller said Monday evening the barns will probably be rebuilt, but not in their present location. The fire hazard to the house was too great, and they probably will build farther south and east. The orchard buildings look rather strange from Highway 30, since the fire.)
100 years ago: July 14, 1904
Frank Berry died last Thursday afternoon in Kansas City. Frank Berry was born in Lawrence April 18, 1866, and had lived in this neighborhood most of his life. A few years ago he moved to Kansas City.
Ray Pearson found a copper six cent coin on a private roadway between his home and his father's house two miles southwest of town last week. The coin was of Spanish mintage and was dated 1851. It was found either near or right at the old trail from Leavenworth to Lawrence.
The first 37 teachers hired in Leavenworth County are to receive $50 per month or better.
Pell Turner has been engaged to teach the Honey Valley school and Miss Eunice Metier and Miss Mary Budd will teach at Basehor.
Leavenworth: Rudolph Miller, 80 years old, died at his home on Osage Street Monday. He was born in Bavaria, Germany, in 1824. Mr. Miller has lived here since 1865. Mr. Miller leaves three sons and one daughter.