Archive for Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Remember when: A community review

October 13, 2004

10 years ago: Sept. 28, 1994

Over 185 people helped celebrate the 50th anniversary of Camp Mount Herman on the weekend of Sept. 16-18. The camp, which is set in the hills adjoining Leavenworth State Lake Park, is owned and operated by the Church of the Brethren. The camp is managed by Jon and Marj Burkholder. (Picture.)

After nine-and-one-half years of ownership, Paul J. and Genett Nicholson have decided to sell Village Floral. Calvin and Susan Quisenberry will take possession of Village Floral starting Oct. 1.

(Pictures.) The long-standing spirit between the city of Tonganoxie and the Native American culture was rekindled last weekend as the inaugural Eastern Plains Festival and Pow Wow was held at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. An estimated 1,200 spectators were on hand for the three-day event, which provided onlookers a sense of the transitions experienced by Native Americans and their interaction with other cultures while settling in America.

Deaths: Edith Mae Ward, 99, Bonner Springs, passed away Sept. 27, 1994; Edna O. Schlup, 93, Edwardsville, died Sept. 20, 1994; Hazel Arletta James, 77, Tonganoxie, died Sept. 20, 1994; Mary Kathryn Hughes, 74, rural Lawrence, died Sept. 25, 1994.

Marci Chapman, a Baker University junior from Tonganoxie, is participating in a study abroad program this fall in England.

25 years ago: Sept. 26, 1979

John Evans spent the weekend of Sept. 15 and 16 at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, where he represented Leavenworth County and the Happy Helpers 4-H Club in the Best Groomed Boy contest. On Sunday, John participated in the public revue and was announced as a purple ribbon winner bringing back to the county the honor of being one of the top 10 in Kansas.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carney celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Sept. 16, in Leavenworth at the Cathedral, with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m.

Deaths: Carl A. Collinge, Tonganoxie, passed away Sept. 21, 1979, at the age of 69; Paul Siegert, Tonganoxie, passed away Sept. 24, 1979, at the age of 85 years.

(Picture) A 40th anniversary open house will be held for Mr. and Mrs. H. E. "Bud" Shoemaker at their home, on Sept. 30, 1979, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Jarbalo News: Funeral services were held in Kansas City, Wednesday, for George Louis McWilliams, 86, husband of the former Gertrude Trackwell. Burial was in Fall Creek Cemetery.

50 years ago: Oct. 14, 1954

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Don Babcock announce the birth of a son, Ronald Eugene, born Oct. 9, 1954.

Bill Seymour, who purchased E.E. Hoskins' store last week, is remodeling and redecorating the interior. New equipment being added includes a new dairy case, frozen foods and meat cases.

Widening of 24-40 between Tonganoxie and Lawrence is changing the scenery somewhat. Among these changes is taking out the old maples in front of the Knox farm. Several years ago when insects were about to destroy the maples A.L. Knox came to Topeka and we helped him get the highway department to spray these trees. Now Archie is gone and so are the maples.

Tonga Grade School: The past week provided a thrill for 31 youngsters of the first grade as they began their first reading book, "The Little Red Story Book." Film strips on "How Young Birds Get Their Food" was another interesting experience for this group. A trip to the fire station rounded out another interesting week in school for our beginning group.

The carnival on the Martha Woods lawn Oct. 9 was given by Rev. Hobby, minister of the First Baptist Church. Its many booths with fun attractions, was a real success.

Thomas E. Clark USAF and Charles E. Clark USN met and spent two days together in Tokyo, Japan. Charles is stationed on the DDE USS Radford and Tom is stationed at Johnson Air Base 20 miles from Tokyo. Tom writes they had a wonderful time together.

75 years ago: Sept. 19, 1929

J.H. Driesbach received word Tuesday of the death of his brother-in-law, Edmund G. Cheesman, Monday night, Sept. 16, in Hollywood, Calif. He was about 69 years of age. Mr. Cheesman was born in England and came to Tonganoxie in 1880. He later married Mary E. Driesbach of Tonganoxie, and went to California.

Fifty-one persons were present at the annual picnic of the Whitsed Laming Investment Co., at Nine Mile Ranch, Sunday, Sept. 15. There was a bountiful picnic dinner with plenty of chicken and ice cream for all. Teeters and slippery rides were provided for the amusement of the children, while the men spent the afternoon playing baseball.

J.H. Driesbach: "I ran onto an old photograph the other day, showing the business district of Tonganoxie before the main street was paved. New people here can have no idea how bad it was. I was sitting in Ed McNerney's lumber yard one day and a rooster starting to cross from the mill, got stuck in the mud, flapped his wings, but couldn't get out."

Mrs. Mary Virginia Moorehead, of near McLouth, died at 10:45 o'clock Monday night at the home of her sister, Mrs. F.L. Hamilton, south of Greenwood cemetery.

Dr. Coe reports the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Hand, who live west of Tonganoxie.

Stanwood: Mrs. Fred Fein passed away last Saturday in a hospital in Kansas City, Kan., after having been ill for some time.

100 years ago: Sept. 29, 1904

J.B. Moore, for many years a resident of Tonganoxie, died yesterday, of blood poisoning, after being sick less than two weeks. Several weeks ago he got a light scratch on his left hand from a rusty nail and paid no attention to it. Some days later the hand commenced to pain him and blood poisoning soon set in.

Mary A. Manley was born in Illinois on April 6, 1839, died at her home near Jarbalo on Sept. 13, 1904, she being 65 years, 5 months and 7 days old. She was married to J. W. Bennett in August 1865, and to this union was born 2 sons and 2 daughters. (listed.)

Hoge: Mrs. Beahl is on the sick list.

Louis Cronemeyer was in town a brief time Monday. He reports a good business in the store at McLouth.

L.F. Young is putting a dwelling house for himself in the north part of town.

Last Saturday Sam Haas had in the biggest peaches brought to the local market. They were raised northwest of town.

No sorghum is yet coming in. Thirty cents per gallon is being offered for the new crop. It has been years since it was such a price.

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