Archive for Wednesday, June 2, 2004

Remember When: A Community Review

June 2, 2004

10 years ago: May 18, 1994

Death: Elvina Marie Henderson, age 70, of Swea City, Iowa, passed away May 14, 1994, in Estherville, Iowa. She was born April 27, 1924, in Elmore, Minn., living in Swea City the past three years.

Jarbalo Jottings: Mother's Day Sunday at the Oelschlaeger home the women had the living room and TV to themselves. Orville, Gary, John, Mark and B. J. prepared and served dinner, (including cleanup) for the ladies. Thanks, guys, it was great! (Written by Rosie.)

Springdale Scene: Ty Dalton Peterson was born May 5, 1994, in Olathe. His parents are Kirt and Kristen Peterson of DeSoto.

McLouth News: On Wednesday afternoon, four residents attended memorial services for Lucy Good, a long time resident of Cherokee Lodge.

(Picture) At the invitation of Gov. Joan Finney, Heather Malone of Tonganoxie High School was selected to attend the 11th annual Governor's Scholars Award Program on May 1, 1994, in Lee Arena at Washburn University.

Brian Barger, Tonganoxie resident, recently enlisted in the United States Navy for guaranteed training at the Navy's Electronics Technician school and can receive up to $14,000 in college educational benefits through the Montgomery G.I. Bill.

25 years ago: May 16, 1979

Deaths: Nelda M. Kreeger, 72, Tonganoxie, died Friday in a Kansas City hospital; Lillie Bulah Gertrude Wolff, Leavenworth, passed away May 12, 1979, at the age of 83 years; Frank B. Burwell, Leavenworth, passed away May 11, 1979, at the age of 92 years.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bretthauer of Eudora, announce the birth of a son, Darrin Allen, on May 2, 1979.

The Tonganoxie Kiwanis Club honored the "Top Twenty" Scholastic students from the high school with a banquet at Don's Steak House in Lawrence, Thursday, May 10. Twelve Kiwanis members and their wives were in attendance.

Large X's on a calendar marking off the days to the end of the 1979 school year have special meaning to a teacher at Tonganoxie High School. Each one brings Marian Williams closer to the end of a career in teaching that has spanned 25 years. (Picture.)

Linwood News: Mr. and Mrs. John Zimmerli hosted a birthday dinner Saturday, May 5, honoring Mildred Schoenhofer and Gladys Zimmerli.

50 years ago: June 3, 1954

Deaths: William Frederick Carr, 52, North Kansas City, died May 27 at Lakeside Hospital; Mrs. Jennie J. Wiley, 77, Leavenworth, died Monday.

Basehor: A long distance call came Sunday, May 30 to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Eberth, announcing the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Siegert at Lawton, Okla. They named the baby Joyce Lynn.

Louis W. Koch came to Tonganoxie May 27, 1903, and recently made a list of people in business here then. Only J. C. Laming and William Heynen remain who were in the business district then. Among things gone: Northwestern railroad, livery barn, flour mill, creamery, five joints.

Fire Saturday destroyed the Gene Jarrett home in the east part of town. Everything in the house was lost.

The Leavenworth Centennial is scheduled next week with daily events. Virginia Gilliland, of Tonganoxie, is one of the queen contestants.

Linwood: Mrs. Catherine Kueker passed away May 31 at St. Margaret's Hospital. Catherine and her husband, Eugene, have been owners of the telephone exchange here for many years.

Spain owned the territory where we live for 160 years following Coronado's visit in 1541.

Gabe Phillebert set up a blacksmith shop on Stonehouse Creek in Jefferson County 27 years before Kansas became a territory.

There was no town on Tonganoxie creek in 1865. Both sides of the creek were favorite camping grounds for the wagon trains which outfitted in Leavenworth for Santa Fe and Salt Lake.

75 years ago: May 9, 1929

Frank B. Moss, age 20, of St. Marys, Kansas, died at the K.U. student hospital Saturday from injuries suffered Saturday in a wreck near Stranger crossing, three miles east of Tonganoxie.

Car Hits Man-Horse On 40: J.A. VESTAL THE VICTIM; Horse Shied And Speeding Car Hit Them Near Ward Farm, East Of Tonganoxie (Mr. Vestal died in the accident. He was 72 years and 2 months of age at the time of his death.)

Other deaths listed: Mrs. Mary Treworgy Edgar, former Tonga resident, died May 5, 1929 in Kansas City; Jackie Farrell, age six years, seven months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Farrell of Kansas City, died Saturday following an illness with scarlet fever. He had apparently recovered from his sickness and had returned to school. He took a backset and was seriously ill again only a short time before his death.

Dr. W.B. Coe was notified today of the death early this morning of his sister-in-law, Mrs. C.M. Coe, St. Louis, Mo., of angina pectoris. She was the wife of Dr. C.M. Coe.

Hoge Station: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gruendel are enjoying a new radio.

Just-A-Thinkin': Some tobacco manufacturers ought to get new ad writers. The ones they now have are pulling boners. Advertising beautiful young women smoking cigarettes may not be so bad in the bizarre cities, but pulling the same line out here in the Kansas prairies don't get across, not by any means.

100 years ago: May 19, 1904

Ad: Zellner Mercantile Co.: See Our Latest Spoonholders! Old folks used to call them hammocks. They are built for two, in many styles.

S.A. Jameson died at his home three miles southeast at 10 o'clock last night, of dropsy, after suffering for quite a while from that disease. Mr. Jameson came here from Indiana about 22 years ago.

E. H. Cox has a one-horse milk wagon for sale.

Mrs. Annie Fulton died at her home near Hoge, last Sunday, at the age of 79 years.

While going to the field with his father last Saturday, the younger son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Denholm, had the misfortune to be run over by a heavily loaded wagon. The wheels went over both of the child's lower limbs and the team had to be backed to release him. He was at once taken to a physician, and upon examination it was found that no bones were broken, but the bruises were so severe that he was unable to walk for several days.

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