Archive for Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Remember when: A community review

November 17, 2004

10 years ago: Nov. 2, 1994

(Picture) David and Doris Jackson of Tonganoxie, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds 4-H Building, Tonganoxie. Friends and relatives are invited to attend from 2 until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, 1994.

Darrel "Pete" and Ione Smoots will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception for family and friends at The Legion Hall in McLouth from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, 1994.

Air Force Airman First Class Kelli J. Johnson, has graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Johnson is the daughter of Pamela S. and Larry R. Johnson of Linwood.

Births: A son, Brett James Morey, was born Sept. 30 to Burt and Jan Morey, Linwood; Scott and Donna (Lowe) Ward of Camden, Ala., announce the birth of a daughter, Tanna Marie, Oct. 20; Ken and Tammy Miller, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son, Thomas John, on Oct. 28.

Jarbalo Jottings: Jane Turner was the guest of honor at a party to celebrate her birthday Saturday evening at her home.

25 years ago: Oct. 31, 1979

October 23 marked the end of the first year for the Nutrition Site in the Florence Riford Senior Club. There was a small celebration in honor of the occasion. The Florence Riford Club was a gift from Florence Riford, former Tonganoxie resident, who now resides in La Jolla, Calif.

(Picture) Nov. 11, 1979, marks the celebration of the 50th wedding anniversary of Raymond and Lillian Slawson. The Slawsons' children invite their friends and relatives to join them in their open house celebration on Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Florence Riford Senior Club in Tonganoxie.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Say of Emporia, announce the birth of a son, Aaron Everett, on Oct. 27, 1979.

The First Baptist Church celebrated its 111th anniversary with a service at 3 p.m. on Oct. 18, 1979.

Deaths: Mrs. Margaret Agnes Theno, age 87, Bonner Springs, died Sunday; Mrs. Irene May Botts, age 47, died Monday.

Jarbalo Jottings: Many people have responded to the appeal of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Rutledge for help with a program of patterning their 2-year-old son to help him learn to crawl and eventually to walk and play as a normal child. (Times to help and a phone number listed.)

Richard W. Fatherley of Tonganoxie is appearing at the American Royal as announcer for the Royal's Morgan-Arabian horsemanship classes, which have attracted entries from many points in the United States.

50 years ago: Nov. 18, 1954

A motorist grumbling about school zone signs, is the same fellow who would tie up traffic for a mile, while a small duck tried to get across the highway.

Death: Alban E. Siegert, 89, father of Paul Siegert, of Tonganoxie, died Tuesday. Paul Siegert's dad, Alan E., who died Tuesday, fought in the Indian wars against Sitting Bull. He had as a souvenir the Chief's Peace Pipe. (Note two different spellings of Mr. Siegert's first name.)

Calvin Gallagher is to return to Marimar, Calif., on Nov. 23, where he is stationed.

Linwood Rural Route: Mrs. John Martin returned home Tuesday from Ferdinand, Ind., where she had visited with her relatives. While there she also attended the 60th wedding anniversary of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Gatchel.

N.G. Walters was seriously burned this morning when his clothing caught fire while burning leaves in front of his home on Fifth St.

Mrs. Dorothy Armstrong will arrive Friday, Nov. 19, on the Empress of Scotland to visit her uncle, J.C. Laming, and cousins in Tonganoxie.

75 years ago: Oct. 24, 1929

Daniel B. Mason, age 77, a pioneer resident of the Jarbalo vicinity, died at his home there Monday afternoon, after an illness of about a year's time.

Burial of Chas. E. McCaffrey; Spent His Life Here, Having Been Born On a Farm East of Tonga In 1883: The funeral services for Chas. E. McCaffrey, who died at his home on Pleasant St., early last Thursday morning, were held at the Sacred Heart church Saturday morning.

Arthur C. Dole, age 36, brother of Mrs. Harry Sorensen, of Tonganoxie, died Friday at his home in Kansas City.

Mrs. Nellie Taylor, 83, resident of Leavenworth County for 74 years, died Tuesday afternoon at her home west of Reno.

Joseph E. Burwell, a pioneer farmer of Stranger township, died Sunday afternoon at his home in Leavenworth.

Stanwood: Stanwood school, of which Miss Rhoda Wiley is teacher, has the largest enrollment (36 pupils) of any rural school in Leavenworth county.

The Mirror office has unwillingly entered the list of papers having an office mascot. In a moment of extreme weakness, we accepted a Plymouth Rock pullet on subscription. As we suspected, it turned out to be undersized, too small to eat, so decided to let it grow a while. It not only added to the problems of the janitor, but has so far eaten up about 30 cents worth of corn. (The chicken got away and added to the congested traffic due to the Aggie-K.U. football game. It was finally rescued and was given away.) Pullets are no longer legal tender with the Mirror.

100 years ago: Nov. 3, 1904

Linwood: Frank Ward is building a seven roomed house, the finest in the new town. Several more dwellings from the old town have been moved to the new town.

Pearl Blackwell, who lives east of Reno, had his foot badly crushed at the Union Pacific depot Tuesday evening, while attempting to board the train. Blackwell had been working with the Union Pacific bridge gang Tuesday, and was on his way home.

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Koch last Friday.

Dr. Coe reports the arrival of a daughter at the home of Ray Pearson Tuesday morning.

Frank Van Voorhees shipped a car load of young cattle this week, to his ranch in the Creek Nation.

The Tonganoxie Canning Co. was allowed a charter last week. The capitalization is $5,000.

Mrs. Linc Ballou has been quite sick the past week, with gatherings in the head.

Topeka is very much swelled up over the fact that a citizen of that town has been sued for a quarter of a million dollars.

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