Archive for Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Remember when: A community review

November 23, 2004

10 years ago: Nov. 9, 1994

Voting brings out variety of people to polls for Tuesday's election; Bessie Sanders is one of those veteran voters. She will celebrate her 104th birthday on Nov. 22. She has voted in every election since 1920, when women were given the right to vote. (Picture)

Births: Steve and Robin Colgrove, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son, Jared Robert on Oct. 31, 1994; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Adams of Virginia Beach, Va., announce the birth of a daughter, Madelyn Jeanne, on Nov. 1, 1994.

Deaths: Reatha Aleane Dilley, 78, Tonganoxie, died Nov. 4, 1994; Izola F. Gould, 93, Lee's Summit, died Nov. 1, 1994.

Jarbalo Jottings: Julia Smith graduated from the school of Cosmetology of AVTS Friday night. The ceremony was held at Harmon High School. Julia was also inducted in the National Vocational-Technical Honor Society.

(Picture) Construction is under way on the new Shoemaker Auction Barn behind Palace Bowl. The Shoemakers anticipate it to be completed and ready for business in December.

The 1995 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges includes the name of Shannon Marie Olsen, Tonganoxie, and 44 other students from Colby Community College who have been selected as national outstanding campus leaders.

25 years ago: Nov. 7, 1979

Saturday, Nov. 3, Damon New showed the Grand Champion Angus Female at the American Royal 4-H show. His heifer, Roberta 843 of New Haven, was bred and raised on his home farm north of Tonganoxie. Damon is 11 years old, a sixth-grader and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill New.

A 98th birthday celebration was held Sunday for Mrs. Pearl Blackwell at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Helen Seymour. (Picture)

Linwood News: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Chrisman are the parents of a baby boy, William Henry, born Oct. 28, 1979.

Jarbalo Jottings: The James Rutledge family thanks everyone who has responded to their appeal for help with their son, Cameron. A group of neighbors has been working to set up a schedule of volunteers. All of the time slots have been filled for daytime, Monday through Friday. Soon a schedule will be set up for the weekend and evenings.

(Picture.) Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Sutton of Tonganoxie, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Nov. 11, 1979, at a reception given in their honor by their children and grandchildren at the Victory Hills Country Club, Kansas City, Kan., from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Death: John W. Williams, 61, Casper, Wyo., died Oct. 23, 1979.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Kelly, Linwood, announce the birth of a son, Ryan Patrick, on Oct. 30, 1979.

50 years ago: Nov. 25, 1954

Deaths: H.J. Drummond, 79, formerly of Tonganoxie, passed away Nov. 20 at his home in De Soto; John G. Hull, 62, died Saturday noon at his home in Lawrence; Mrs. Emma Victoria Freeman, 86, passed away Nov. 21, 1954, in Tonganoxie; Nelson Green (N.G.) Walters, Tonganoxie, a prominent retired farmer, passed away Nov. 23, 1954; Frank Joseph Schmitt, Basehor, passed away Nov. 23, 1954, at the age of 64 years; Mrs. Nora Kesinger, 77, died Sunday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Homer Snedden, Louisburg.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Jean Botts announce the birth of a girl on Nov. 12, 1954. She has been given the name Regina Ellen; Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Fuller of Overland Park, announce the birth of a daughter, on Nov. 17, which they have given the name of Virginia Elaine. Mrs. Fuller will be remembered as Margaret Wipprecht.

Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Botts celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary at their home in Tonganoxie on Sunday, Nov. 14, 1954.

Don Brauer arranged for an airplane to fly over town during the Kiwanis parade, Saturday evening. It scattered flying saucers (paper plates) which had some prizes in them.

75 years ago: Oct. 31, 1929

C.F. Carr, age 68, who lived three miles northwest of Tonganoxie, died of heart disease about four o'clock Friday afternoon, while working with a wood saw on the place. Charles Frederick Carr was born July 22, 1861, in Wapelo County, Iowa, and died at his home at Tonganoxie, Oct. 25, 1929, at the age of 68 years, 3 months and 3 days.

Word was received here by friends of the untimely death of Miss Katherine DeVine, who was employed by the Zellner Mercantile Co., as stenographer in Tonganoxie, a number of years ago.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Tonganoxie, for John Clarbour, who died suddenly at midnight Friday at the President Hotel, in Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Clarbour was a brother-in-law of Whitsed Laming of Kansas City and of J.C. Laming of Tonganoxie. Mr. and Mrs. Clarbour had just returned from a trip to England and were on their way to their home in California.

Martin J. Considine, 71, died Friday afternoon at his home in Tonganoxie. He had been bedfast for the last four months.

Mrs. D.G. Crandall of Hiawatha, a sister of M.V. Schilling of Tonganoxie, died Oct. 28, at her home in Hiawatha, following a paralytic stroke.

Carl Skaggs, 16, Overbrook, died Sunday from injuries received in a motor car accident. Carl Skaggs was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Skaggs, who formerly lived east of Tonganoxie, and is a nephew of Mrs. Arthur Himpel of this place.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for Myra Thiry, 57, who died Sunday at her home west of Reno.

Pleasant Prairie: Mrs. Faubion was called to Lawrence by the death of her brother, Mr. Grant.

Mrs. Mary Bryant, 87, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Copenhaver, Leavenworth, following an illness of several months.

Leo, the M.G.M. lion, arrived in Tonganoxie about one o'clock Tuesday afternoon, and was royally welcomed by young and old. The school children were given a longer noon hour and came in full force to see the famous beast, who is making a tour of the world. (Some of the children had never seen a lion before, another item stated!)

100 years ago: Nov. 10, 1904

Henry Geib has sold out his store to C.J. and H.O. Halsted. Henry, although yet young in years is one of the "old timers" in business in Tonganoxie. He commenced in the store business with his uncle Henry Metz when he was scarcely tall enough to look over the counter.

One of the prominent members of the local bachelors' club has backslid.

Johnny Tibbels was taken with typhoid fever last week, and the malady is making a serious attack.

Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Reno are the parents of a daughter who arrived at their home a week ago yesterday.

The oldest voter Tuesday was Jesse Lacy. He cast his first ballot for President Harrison in 1840, and his vote went to President Roosevelt this year.

Mrs. William Fulton whose home is near the Hoge church died last Friday and the funeral was held Monday. Mrs. Fulton was well advanced in years. She was a native of Ireland and settled near Hoge over 30 years ago.

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