Archive for Wednesday, March 3, 2004

Remember When: A community review

March 3, 2004

10 years ago: Feb. 16, 1994

(Picture) Richard and Almeda Tinberg will celebrate their 53rd anniversary Feb. 15, 1994.

Birth: Samuel Vincent Field announces the birth of his brother, Daniel Jeremiah, on Feb. 2, 1994, in Hays. Parents are Don and Debbie Field, Almena.

Deaths: John Joseph May, 85, Mesa, Arizona, died Feb. 10; Jeane Estelle Snell, 73, Tonganoxie, died Feb. 12; Alfred J. Tanking, 88, of Seneca, died Feb. 9.

Herbert and Genevieve Schwinn, Evelyn Schwinn, Peggy and Ed Gillaspie, Myron and Jody Schwinn and Earl and Mary Barbara Allen attended the 50th wedding anniversary celebration of cousins John and Mary Kopp Sunday afternoon at Trinity United Methodist Church in Kansas City.

(Picture) Tonganoxie Nursing Center Valentines Day Honoraries: Pictured are queen runner-up, Catherine Davis; queen, Eba Brunsky; king, Eugene Williams; king runner-up, Orval Smith.

25 years ago: Feb. 14, 1979

LeeAnne Mark, 17, of Tonganoxie, was chosen Junior Citizen of the Year for Leavenworth County. She will go down in history as the first junior citizen of Leavenworth County, since this was the first year the award was given.

The Kayette King and Queen of Hearts were crowned Saturday night at a Valentine dance at the Tonganoxie High School. Kim Adams was crowned the 1979 Queen of Hearts by Mark Grinter, president of Student Council. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Adams; Roger Daniels was crowned King of Hearts by Melinda Mahoney, president of Kayettes. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Daniels.

Mrs. Edna Klinkenberg entertained Sunday with a family dinner for her husband, Ed Klinkenberg, in honor of his 86th birthday.

Miss Julie Lenahan represented the local high school as queen in the basketball tournament held here the week of Jan. 24.

50 years ago: March 4, 1954

Deaths: Walter Klinkenberg, 88, a well-known farmer and stockman, RR 2, Tonganoxie, died Friday; Mrs. Lillie Reno, Stockton, Calif., died Sunday morning.

Peggy Huffman wore her great-grandmother's wedding dress in the school parade downtown Friday evening. It is 81 years old and her great-grandmother was Mrs. Wilson Killingbeck.

The identical twins written up last week at Basehor were adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Bob Landauer. Mrs. Landauer was Eileene Kelly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kelly of Bonner Springs.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Myers entertained with a dinner March 1, honoring Mrs. Myers' father, L. F. Young on his 86th birthday.

By approximately 5 to 3 ratio the voters of Dist. No. 28 OK'd a bond proposal for $225,000 by the grade school board for a new building. The vote total was nearly 800, an unusually heavy vote.

75 years ago: Feb. 7, 1929

Death claimed another longtime resident of Tonganoxie Monday morning, when Mrs. Jemima Roberts died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Fisher, in Lawrence. She had reached the advanced age of 92 years.

Reno: Doris, Wayne and William Black are three new pupils who entered school at Reno on Monday.

Dafer: The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Sedgwick is very sick with the measles.

Martin J. Skofstad, Lawrence merchant, and a cousin of Miss Bertha Halstead, died at his home early Wednesday. Mr. Skofstad was 87 years of age.

100 years ago: Feb. 18, 1904

The most beautiful Valentine Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Fairchild ever received was their charming daughter, Miss Bessie, who celebrated her 18th birthday last Saturday evening. Their elegant home was converted into a veritable cupid's paradise, where hearts were as numerous as birds in the springtime and "beating hearts" were as joyous as music and freedom from care can make them.

An Early Basehor Settler Dead. Henry F. Voight, one of the earliest settlers of Fairmount Township, died at his home near Basehor Monday morning, of Bright's disease, at the age of 61 years.

Burial at Hoge: William Milett who was born and raised in Fairmount was interred in the Hoge Catholic Cemetery Saturday. He died last Tuesday of pneumonia at Madison, Ill., where he was employed at a railroad shop.

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