A Community Review
10 years ago: June 15, 1994
(Picture) Fire Chief Charlie Conrad and firefighter Jack Angell with the new hydraulic cutter, left, and "Jaws of Life." The city fire department recently purchased the equipment.
Springdale Scene: Wayne and Anabel attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Elmer and Helen Roach at the First Christian Church in Leavenworth June 5, and also were guests of Bobbie and Marie Cook for a birthday supper for Anabel in Leavenworth.
Jarbalo Jottings: Andy Hurrelbrink of Shawnee is visiting his grandparents, Wayne and Mildred Kirby, this week.
Shirk Dairy: It's a matter of udder dedication: (Pictures) Located just off Highway 24-40, the Shirk Dairy sits on about 60 acres of land and has a herd of about 40 producing cows. The owner, Phillip Shirk, Lawrence, has a simple but admirable goal. "Our goal is to produce a quality product," said Shirk. (The article continued with details of the dairy operation.)
25 years ago: June 13, 1979
Deaths: Thomas Leslie Pouppirt, 73, Basehor, passed away June 12, 1979; Howard Burch Williams, Leavenworth, passed away June 6, 1979, age 96 years.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Allen Korb announce the birth of a son, Michael Allen, on May 19, 1979; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Parker, Kearney, Mo., announce the birth of a son, Brian Patrick, June 4, 1979.
(Picture) Mr. and Mrs. Peter B. Starns of Lakeview, Ark., will be honored with a reception in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. June 24, 1979, at the United Methodist Church of Tonganoxie, given by Mr. and Mrs. Gary Myers and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Mills.
Mrs. Mary Wager and her sister, Mrs. Prema Rose Fox of La Mirada, Calif., attended the Seeman-Klinkenberg reunion, Sunday at Seemans in Basehor.
Dr. Kyle W. LaRosh, local veterinarian, bicycled to Manhattan, Sunday, June 3 to attend continuing education with lectures at the Veterinary College.
50 years ago: July 1, 1954
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Art Mosier are the parents of a daughter born June 24, 1954; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Miller of Claflin, Kansas, are the parents of a daughter, born June 19, who has been given the name Mary Elizabeth; Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Reardon of Berkley, Mich., announce the birth of a daughter Patricia Ann on June 22, 1954.
Death: Julia Agnes Ward, Tonganoxie, passed away June 30, 1954, at the age of 79 years.
Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Britton, Jr., Basehor, announce the birth of a son, James Allen, on Tuesday, June 22, 1954.
Harry Sorensen arrived in America 50 years ago on July 4. He tells the kids he's 50 years old, but only the very youngest believe him.
Hoskins' Store has a picture of the first Tonganoxie car wreck. It occurred on Highway 16. Bill Fincher was operating a taxi and was taking Oscar Davis, Otto Meyer, Ed Hoskins and Dale Dessery to the old settler's reunion at Oskaloosa. (No date given.)
Miss Verna May Holliday of Oskaloosa has been visiting with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Swain.
Mrs. Will Somers had a very happy surprise Tuesday evening when she heard the voice of her brother Jim, whose voice she hadn't heard in 26 years. He telephoned her from Kelso, Wash., where he is visiting his brother Remus Trackwell and his sister, Mrs. Gladys Kesinger. Mr. Trackwell lives in Violet Grove, Alberta, Canada.
75 years ago: June 6, 1929
Stranger Creek In Third Flood: R.R. Track Washed Out; Heavy Rains Again Send Stranger Over Valley For the Third Time in 1929; Big Stranger went out of its banks again Friday, and spread over the lowlands Saturday and Sunday. The water reached the high point on Sunday, April 21, when the water at Stranger bridge, on U.S. 40, was said to be highest in the history of the stream. The wheat, which survived the April flood, got its everlasting in this flood.
Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Crawford are the parents of a new baby son.
(Ad.) Wanted: I'll pay anybody a dollar who will tell me where I can secure a swarm of bees, and will hive them myself. Phone 331.
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Brook of Stanberry, Mo., announce the birth of a daughter, May 26, who they have named Ruby Irene. Mrs. Brook will be remembered here as Miss Zelda Grems.
Fred Angell, local fire chief, left Sunday morning to attend the firemen's convention in Newton. Mr. Angell is expected to arrive home this evening. During his absence, Chauncey Angell operated his barbershop.
The Franklin Ice Cream Co. is buying in excess of 100,000 pounds of milk per day, according to Ed Hunt, manager of the local plant. The Star Creamery is buying from 700 to 1,200 pounds of butterfat per day.
Hoge Station: Mr. and Mrs. George Medill are the proud parents of a son born May 29, 1929.
Frank Warner, prominent citizen of Bonner Springs, died Saturday at his home.
100 years ago: June 16, 1994
Miss Florence Cooley, granddaughter of John Newby and niece of Bichard James, died in Kansas City, Monday and was brought to Tonganoxie Wednesday for burial. Deceased was born in Stranger township, Leavenworth County, Dec. 18, 1886, and died June 13, 1904, aged 17 years, 6 months and 25 days.
Stanwood: Mrs. Joe Kusmarick received a telegram from Nebraska, Monday, stating the death of a sister. She leaves a husband and seven small children.
Dr. Coe reports the arrival of a boy last Friday, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Orla Frazier.
A lieutenant walking across the government range at Fort Leavenworth Monday, was killed by lightning. He was carrying a rifle.
The terrible disaster in the Iroquois theater at Chicago has attracted universal attention to the singular substance, asbestos, which can be carded like wool and formed into fire-proof cloth or paper.
There's something significant in the fact that when one hears of a woman keeping a pile of old love letters they have generally been written by some one she didn't marry.