A Community Review
10 years ago: June 8, 1994
Fire Department brings home piece of history: Fire Chief Charlie Conrad drove a 1932 American-Lafrance fire engine through town last week. A group of locals is raising money to fund the restoration of the vehicle. (Picture.)
Ella Papenhausen lives by a simple rule: Wherever she goes, the Tonganoxie Mirror goes. She has followed this rule most of the 20th century. At 91 years of age, Papenhausen has read the Mirror for well over 80 years, and has been a subscriber for at least 75. She is probably the most prolific reader of the Mirror in its 113-year history. (Picture.)
(Picture.) Mr. and Mrs. John C. Lenahan Sr., Tonganoxie, will observe their 40th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at their home, Sunday, June 19, 1994.
The descendants of Robert Embra and Narcissa Courtney are invited to attend the 21st R.E. Courtney reunion at Prairie Park in McLouth on June 12, 1994.
Births: John and Janice Oelschlaeger of Lawrence, announce the birth of a daughter, Erin Leigh, born June 6, 1994; Paul Shirey and Lori Carnahan, McLouth, announce the May 14 birth of a daughter, Kelsey Ann Shirey.
Jarbalo Jottings: Twenty-eight years ago on June 8, a tornado blew into town and tore it up.
(Picture.) Tim Vitt, Tonganoxie, has earned the highest award the Boy Scouts of America offers, the Eagle Award. Vitt will be recognized in a ceremony June 12 in the United Methodist Church.
25 years ago: June 6, 1979
Editorial Comments by W. N.: From here it looks like the little guy with a mechanical go-cart in need of gasoline is caught between the big oil companies, the Arabs, foreign policy and the Washington politicians in quite a squeeze. There isn't anyone else, it appears, to whom to pass the buck.
New Arrivals: Mr. and Mrs. Allen Korb announce the birth of a son, Michael Allen, on May 19, 1979; Sgt. and Mrs. Robert L. Raymer are the parents of a baby girl, Renee Diane, born June 1, 1979, at Shepperd's Air Force Base Hospital, Wichita Falls, Texas.
Rhonda J. DeGraeve, B.S.E., and Matthew W. Stevens, B.S., Tonganoxie, were among 607 Emporia State University students graduated during spring commencement exercises May 18 at Emporia's Civic Auditorium.
Brenda Dehaven, a Washburn University of Topeka business major, recently received a certificate of merit from the Small Business Administration for her spring semester work as an adviser in the Small Business Institute.
Marcia Hallenbeck Johnson graduated June 2 from the School of Radiologic Technology, Bethany Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
Men In the Service: Samuel S. Haas, metal smith first class, who has been stationed at the U.S.N. Submarine base New London, Conn., was recently transferred to the Submarine Tended Fulton A.S.11, also stationed at New London.
Stranger Valley Echoes, A Little Bit About Everything: The Topeka Capital says a local girl has been studying ancient Chinese, Indonesian and Indian art, fashion illustration and oriental dancing. Ought to make a good wife for somebody.
The surplus of potential committeemen reminds us the Tonganoxie precinct is the largest in Leavenworth County, the town increases in population (1, 283 people in 1953). Normally there are two precincts in areas with 1,000 or more voters.
75 years ago: May 30, 1929
Basehor, May 29, (Special to the Mirror): Monday evening about 400 friends of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Opliger, bride and groom, charivaried them at their beautiful new home in Jarbalo. The guests poured through the French doors onto the pergoda porch where brick ice cream was served.
A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Crawford of near Basehor, Tuesday.
Raymond Davis, a graduate of this year's class from high school, left Kansas City at 1:35 Tuesday morning for Albuquerque, New Mexico. From there Raymond will take a stage coach for a Dude ranch, about 85 miles from the railroad, where he will work for the summer.
Friday evening, 61 graduates of the local grade school and the various rural school districts in this section of the country, received their diplomas before a large audience in the high school building. Several were turned away from the evening event because of the lack of room.
Tourist cars are beginning to go through Tonganoxie in great droves. Houses on wheels, etc., are back on the job, with cars from every state in the union. And as usual the road tramps are thick, and old cars trying to get somewhere on a shoestring.
100 years ago: June 9, 1904
Linford Creed has decorated one of Oscar Davis' show windows in Japanese style, which combines the unique with the attractive.
The Old Settlers held a meeting in Laming's hall Monday afternoon and re-elected the following officers: E. H. Cox, president, James Phenicie, vice president, Matt Gray, secretary, and James Duncanson, treasurer.
There will be Children's Day exercises at Pony Creek school house, June 12th, commencing promptly at 10 o'clock in the morning. Flag and lily drills with special music. There will be a basket dinner and all are invited to come and bring well-filled baskets.
Ad.: Evans & Son, immigration and land agents Frisco system. Arkansas and Texas lands at $1 per acre.
Persons who are in the habit of listening to private conversation carried on over the telephone wires and repeating the same to others are probably not aware that there is a law against so doing.
Roy Noel, 19 years old, and living one mile west of town, has the smallpox.