Archive for Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Remember when: A community review

October 20, 2004

10 years ago: Oct. 5, 1994

Officials at the United Methodist Church of Tonganoxie have selected Sunday, Oct. 9, as the date to commemorate the church's 125th anniversary. The original charter for the church was filed in Topeka on June 24, 1869, under the name of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Tonganoxie. (Picture.)

Birth: Beau and Jace Waters of Tonganoxie announce the arrival of a baby sister, Teal Dawn Waters. Teal was born Sept. 14, 1994, to Michael and Dawn Waters.

(Picture) Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Henak of Kansas City, Kan., celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on "Grandparents Day," Sunday, Sept. 11.

Death: Charles Edward Eibes, 81, Tonganoxie, died Sept. 30, 1994, at his home.

An 80th birthday celebration honoring Thelma Rains was held Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Riford Senior Center in Tonganoxie. Hosts were her children, Dean Rains, and Ilene and Leo Shoemaker.

A1C Kelly L. Crouse received the United States Air Force Medal of Achievement Honor at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Crouse was put in for this medal while serving his tour of duty in Kunsan, South Korea, by his commander and squad members. (Picture.)

25 years ago: Oct. 3, 1979

The congregation of the Tonganoxie Friends Church cordially invites the public to come worship with them on Oct. 14, 1979, in celebration of the 115th year of its founding. The service will be conducted similar to the old-time Quaker meeting. A basket dinner in the church basement will follow. We would especially like to hear from those who are descendants of Quaker families who lived in Tonganoxie and any old pictures of the Church or Friends Academy would be appreciated to put on display. (Picture.)

Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Clark Ward celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Sept. 16 at their home in Bonner Springs with a family dinner party.

Births: Dennis and Debra Wedel announce the birth of a son, Brett Allen, Sept. 10, 1979; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bunce of Steamboat Springs, Colo., announce the birth of a daughter, Lacy Lee, born Sept. 25, 1979; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Wensel, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son, Justin Michael, on Sept. 30, 1979.

An open house was held Sunday, Sept. 30, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Shoemaker, who were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary.

Deaths: Fred R. Hyde, 45, Tonganoxie, died Saturday; Basehor: Thomas Leslie Pouppirt, 73, died Tuesday.

Linwood News: Mr. and Mrs. John Zimmerli, DeSoto, are announce the birth of a granddaughter, Emily Frances, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Zimmerli, on Sept. 24 at the Flagstaff Community Hospital, Flagstaff, Ariz. Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Zimmerli reside at Grand Canyon National Park, where Mr. Zimmerli is a federal employee.

50 years ago: Oct. 21, 1954

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Russell Kelly announce the birth of twin daughters on Saturday, Oct. 16.

Death: Graveside service was held at Tonganoxie for George Dillon, 88, Wichita; Leon Percival Curtis, 81, passed away Oct. 19, 1954.

The new home of Bob and Eleanor Lenahan, in the north part of town, is nearing completion.

Donald R. Kraus, seaman, United States Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kraus of Route 3, Tonganoxie, is aboard the destroyer USS Buck which is scheduled to return here (San Diego) Oct. 17, completing a cruise to the Western Pacific area.

75 years ago: Sept. 26, 1929

Death: Milo Jackson, age 26, Tonganoxie, died Monday evening.

Friendship Valley: Freienmuths are busy picking apples and pears this week.

John Adam Knapp, who died at his home in Basehor, at noon Thursday, was one of the best known farmers in Leavenworth County. He retired as an active farmer some years ago. Mr. Knapp was born in St. Louis and he was 76 years old.

Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Strange are the parents of a boy, born Wednesday morning.

Basehor: Sunday, Sept. 23, was the 55th birthday of Eli Truesdale, south of Basehor. The occasion was celebrated with a dinner enjoyed by many relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Puckett of Lawrence are the parents of a baby girl. Mrs. Puckett was formerly Miss Helen Bedell of Tonganoxie.

Funeral services of Mrs. Edmonia Taylor Wood, who passed away Sunday at her residence, Densmore Hotel, were held from D.W. Newcomer's Sons Community Chapel, on Paseo, Monday afternoon. Mrs. Wood was an aunt of Mrs. R.W. Gladman of Tonganoxie.

Iona C. Haight, 71, died early Tuesday morning at her home northwest of Tonganoxie, where she had lived for the past 10 years.

100 years ago: Oct. 6, 1904

John B. Moore was born at Rainsboro, Highland County, Ohio, Dec. 24, 1850, and died at Tonganoxie Sept. 28, 1904, of blood poisoning. He was the 11th of 12 children born to Mr. and Mrs. Isaac and Sarah Moore.

Mrs. A.P. Ashbrook, who formerly lived seven miles southeast in the Jewett neighborhood, died in Cass County, Mo., on Monday, Sept. 26, of paralysis.

Some of the cane raisers have not yet started making molasses.

James Conway, living northwest of Ackerland, in Alexandria Township, died Tuesday.

Hoge: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Maris announce the birth of a son Wednesday, Sept. 28, to whom they have given the name Charles Wymond.

William Shay, aged 83 years and Clara Gates, aged 73 years, were united in marriage by Probate Judge Hawn Tuesday. They were the oldest couple ever married in Leavenworth County.

Benjamin Franklin Blakely, who died at his home east of Potter last Wednesday night, Sept. 21, was born in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, May 21, 1832. The interment was at Round Prairie cemetery.

There is an opportunity for some of our sharp-shooters to attain fame in the Neely neighborhood. What is supposed to be a puma is at large. The wild animal was seen at Mr. Corlett's place, and its description fits that of a puma. Others have heard its yells at night, and describe it as something similar to a child's cry. Last spring, a puma was killed near Ackerland, only a few miles north of where this one makes its roaming ground.

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