Archive for Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Remember when: A community review

June 16, 2004

In the June 9 edition of The Mirror, there is an error in the 75 years ago section of my column, Remember When. The corrected version should read, "Mr. and Mrs. Henry Quisenberry announce the birth of a daughter May 10, 1929." This is completely my own error, not the staff of the Mirror.

-- Billie Aye

10 years ago: June 1. 1994

(Pictures) World War II veterans from Tonganoxie remember the D-Day invasion in Europe and what it stood for. Left: John Brezgiel with the Purple Heart he received for wounds suffered at Normandy Beach; Top: John Frame with commemorative medallions from some of the French villages his unit liberated.

Deaths: Sabbie Lewis Harris, 91, Lawrence, died May 28; Frances A. Crouse, 85, McLouth, died May 26; William Raymond Usborne, 90, Tonganoxie, died May 29; Mary Evelyn Cook, 88, Tonganoxie, died May 27; Jessie Adella Booher, 86, Tonganoxie, died May 25, 1994.

McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. Chester Shrader extend an invitation to attend their 50th wedding anniversary reception June 5, at the Baptist Church, 2-4 p.m.; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Connelly observed their 54th anniversary.

Stephanie Lobb, of Tonganoxie, was one of 421 graduates receiving degrees in Baker University's May 15 commencement. Lobb was awarded a bachelor's degree in mass communications/business.

Debra S. Penrod of Tonganoxie has received a Walter and Ruth Myer Scholarship from Emporia State University.

25 years ago: May 30, 1979

Jarbalo News: After causing much anticipation because he was nearly three weeks overdue, Eric Nicholas Barnett made his entry into this world May 22 at Barksdale Air Force Base Hospital, La. His mother, Connie Barnett and grandparents, Jesse and Thamar Barnett, announce his arrival and he is welcomed by a large number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

David Hardy was recently named the outstanding cadet in Army ROTC at the freshman class at Kansas University. He also received a ribbon for being a four-year ROTC scholarship student and oak leaves for high academic achievement. KU has awarded David a Scholarship Hall scholarship and the Kansas University Endowment Association scholarship for next year.

Linwood News: Mr. and Mrs. Leon Jamison attended a family birthday dinner Sunday, May 20, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hunter and family, Tonganoxie. It was in honor of Mr. Jamison's birthday.

A family reunion with a basket dinner was held Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Atkinson.

Genevieve Evans will be celebrating her 91st birthday on June 7, and cards will be appreciated.

50 years ago: June 17, 1954

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bretthauer announce the birth of a son, June 11, 1954. The baby has been named Jerry Jackson; Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Bradley, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son, Kenneth Andrew, on June 12, 1954.

Katherine Virginia Pearson is getting around some without crutches. A big item for her. (Ms. Pearson had had polio.)

Mrs. Violet Somers' brother, Charles Albert Ahlstedt of Rock Hill, Mo., died June 12, 1954, with a heart attack.

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Shoemaker attended the 19th annual Shoemaker reunion at the Appanoose Church near Overbrook, Sunday. Thirty-three relatives enjoyed a basket dinner at noon.

Stranger Valley Echoes: A Little Bit About Everything: We attended the Leavenworth Centennial Saturday, visited friends, talked politics, and generally had a fine time -- even to viewing the parade in the rain from the reviewing stand with other mayors and centennial officials.

The new Kiwanis Club of Basehor, was organized June 15 by the Tonganoxie Club assisted by members of the clubs of McLouth, Lawrence and Leavenworth. The membership of the Basehor club at organization date is 28 with several others to be added before the Charter Night.

Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. Max Flinner entertained with a dinner in celebration of their 20th anniversary.

75 years ago: May 23, 1929

Mrs. Tom Cook Died Saturday. Came To Tonganoxie From Missouri In 1906, and Lived In Town Since 1915: Mrs. Alice Cook, who has been seriously ill for several weeks at her home, died at five o'clock Saturday afternoon. Being in advanced years, 76, she suffered a stroke a few weeks ago.

William Carney Jr. Died Of Tuberculosis: William Carney Jr., Tonganoxie, passed away in Colorado Springs, May 16, at the age of 22.

Mary Neubauer, pioneer resident of Leavenworth, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Schultz, Wednesday morning after a lingering illness.

Eagle Notes: Three pupils from our school passed the eighth grade examinations. They were : Ahman Karr, Bessie Surles and Helen Albert.

Just-A-Thinkin -- Neither do we deny the ladies the right to go around in public places bare-legged. It does no good to deny them anything. But if they think it's an improvement, they're mistaken. Reminds one of the plucked drum-sticks of a spring fry.

100 years ago: June 2, 1904

Mrs. Mary Schoenau died at her home in this city, May 26, after an illness of several months. Her age was 48 years, 9 months, 21 days.

Smith A. Jameson was born in Belfountain, Ohio, Dec. 21, 1839, and died at his home southeast of Tonganoxie, Kansas, at 10 o'clock p.m., May 18, 1904, aged 64 years, 4 months and 27 days.

Drowning of the Powell Boys: The drowning of the two boys of Mr. and Mrs. Will Powell is thus described by the Corona (California) Courier: (The children were playing on a raft at a reservoir northeast of Corona.) Walter Ray Powell was born in Leavenworth Co., Kansas, Aug. 5, 1893, where he lived for nearly two years, when his parents brought him to California. Allen Gerald Powell was born in Tustin, Calif., Oct. 9, 1895, and was never out of his native state.

Lem Evans was gone a few days last week on a trip into the Indian Territory.

Capt. Tough died in Kansas City last week. He was frequently in Tonganoxie and owned a large farm west of here.

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