Archive for Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Remember when: A community review

March 17, 2004

10 years ago: March 2, 1994

Deaths: Georgina Germann, 96, Lawrence, died Feb. 23, 1994; Violet A. Vestal, 85, Easton, died Feb. 28, 1994; John J. Holton, 82, died Feb. 23, 1994; Helen Ann Overgard, 91, Tonganoxie, died Feb. 28, 1994; Lelia Mae Hills, 80, Basehor, died Feb. 26, 1994.

Clayton Walker of Sabetha passed away Feb. 23, and his services were held on Feb. 26. Those from Tonganoxie who attended the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd DeHoff and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Finch.

Last Sunday Lloyd and Donna Ruth DeHoff hosted a birthday party in honor of her brother, Bill Denholm's 70th.

Birth: Brandy Nauss announces the birth of a brother, Wesley Scott Williams, on Feb. 2. Parents are Robert "Darrel" and Cherie Williams.

25 years ago: Feb. 28, 1979

(Picture) Friendly, always smiling and willing to lend a helping hand are only a few of the ways to describe Winifred Turner who has been librarian at the Tonganoxie Public Library for the past 10 years.

Students at Tonganoxie High School watched the last solar eclipse of this century Monday with comments such as "Wow," "that's really neat," and "out of sight." The next solar eclipse in the United States will be in the year 2014.

Deaths: Mrs. Daryl (Hazel) Meredith passed away Feb. 15, at Pratt, Kansas; Mrs. Margaret R. Sebastian, 62, Shawnee, died Feb. 22, 1979.

Jarbalo: John and Laurie Cleavinger are the parents of a baby girl born Feb. 13. She has been named Sheryl Elizabeth.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Murray entertained for their son Chris' 16th birthday with a dinner Sunday.

Mr. Matt Babcock will celebrate his 96th birthday March 10th.

50 years ago: March 18, 1954

Deaths: Mrs. Blanche Evans passed away at her home in West Covina, Calif., Feb. 12, 1954; Robert Walter Freeman, Tonganoxie, passed away March 8, 1954, at the age of 90 years, 2 months and 23 days.

The August Laster boy was born at Memorial Hospital in Lawrence on March 17, St. Patrick's Day. How about "Pat"? Mr. and Mrs. Ohmer M. Kaiser of Northbrook, Ill., announce the birth of a daughter Feb. 28, to whom they have given the name Jan Marie.

(Picture) Yokosuka, Japan: Jake S. Thomas Jr., ship's serviceman seaman, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake S. Thomas of Route 3, Tonganoxie, is congratulated by Navy Cdr. J. J. Kircher, commanding officer of the landing ship dock USS Fort Marion after receiving the good conduct medal. Thomas received the award for a perfect record in conduct and proficiency during three continuous years of Naval service.

75 years ago: Feb. 21, 1929

Mr. and Mrs. Art Roberts announce the birth of a son Feb. 17, to whom they have given the name of Joseph Herman.

The Honey Valley School had a Valentine box at their school on Thursday afternoon.

McGinnis: Mr. Lee Lash has been cutting hedge for Mr. Walter Klinkenberg Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar McRill of Satanta, are the parents of a nine-pound boy, born Feb. 18. The announcement was made Wednesday by Mr. and Mrs. F. A. McRill, grandparents of the new boy.

Mr. and Mrs. John Mails announce the birth of a son, Charles Edward, Feb. 15.

100 years ago: March 3, 1904

Henry C. Jahn, who died in Leavenworth last week, was buried in Mount Muncie cemetery Friday afternoon. The deceased was a native of Germany and lived in Tonganoxie a number of years, coming here from Frankfort, Ill. He had a blacksmith shop in the building now occupied by Mrs. Angell's hotel. Mrs. Fred Papenhausen is one of the daughters of Mr. Jahn.

Mrs. Richard Walker, living in the north part of town, died of pneumonia last Saturday.

Hoge: A new groceryman has arrived at Hoge, complimentary to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Larkins.

Basehor: Basehor and vicinity is having quite a land boom. E.E. Freeman has sold his eighty-acre farm for $65 per acre, south of town.

Mount Olivet: Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Ackley, of Belvue, announce the birth of a son. Mrs. Ackley was formerly Miss Addie Jacquot of this place.

Mount Olivet: Mrs. Minnie Leak, wife of Roy Leak of Wallula, was laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery, after a long illness of heart and lung troubles.

A new girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. Tanquary last week.

John Evans has opened a shooting gallery a few doors west of the Mirror office. Frank Evans has charge of it.

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