Archive for Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Remember When

A Community Review

October 26, 2004

10 years ago: Oct. 12, 1994

Deaths: William J. "Frank" Patterson, 67, McLouth, died Oct. 11, 1994, at his home; Lloyd E. Babcock, 78, Platte City, died Oct. 7, 1994; Allen G. "Oop" Shoemaker, 64, McLouth, died Oct. 6, 1994; George Wiskin Laughlin, 72, Lawrence, died Oct. 8, 1994.

The resident of the month at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center for October is Allie B. Davis.

Jarbalo Jottings: Keefe Wickey, a former resident of this area, visited friends and relatives Saturday. He flew his own plane to Gardner. He will be attending the 50th wedding anniversary celebration for his sister and her husband, Truman and Jeanne Henderson.

(Picture) Willie Herrington cuts milo on the property of Carroll L. Smith about five miles east of Tonganoxie. Due to the closing of the Wolcott & Lincoln Grain Elevator, Herrington is forced to transport the recently cut milo to Kansas City. It is estimated that 150 bushels of milo are harvested per acre.

Mayginnis Hustlers 4-H Club: For a community service the club will work at the Fairmount Township Firemen's Appreciation Dinner and open house on Sunday, Oct. 9.

25 years ago: Oct. 10, 1979

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Rawlings received word Sunday of the death of her brother, Col. Harold M. Younger at Kingman, Arizona.

Debbie Ryan was selected to the cheerleading squad at Emporia State College. Debbie, a junior, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kent Quarles.

A surprise birthday party was held last Tuesday in honor of Mrs. Carol Don Carlos at the home of Mrs. Barbara Kramer. She was assisted by Mrs. Barbara Dale.

Jarbalo News: Earl and Patty Gossett became grandparents Monday, Oct. 8, when John and Tammy Curran became parents of a girl. They have named her Brooke Lee.

The Sorensen reunion was held on Sunday, Sept. 23, at the country home of Brick and Dolly Sorensen of rural Bonner Springs, Kansas, with 42 in attendance.

(Picture) James Tubach recently participated in the Crop Walk to stop world hunger. Over 20 participated in the walk which included some bicyclists.

50 years ago: Oct. 28, 1954

Deaths: Alvin R. Shilling, 74 years old, Kansas City, died Monday night; John Gardner (Jack) Laverie, R.R. No. 1, Basehor, passed away Oct. 26, 1954, at the age of 69 years.

Dr. L.C. Cox arises to assure everybody, having sold off his furniture, he isn't leaving town, but will move to his new house on Laughlin St. You can still cure a toothache with the town's only dentist.

Birth: Lt. Col. and Mrs. F. C. McVay, Bangor, Maine, announce the birth of a son on Oct. 19, 1954. He has been named Michael. C.F. Redding is the maternal grandparent.

Linwood, Oct. 28: Ensign Jacqueline Jones arrived home Friday evening from Newport, R. I., on a nine-day leave. She will now be stationed in Washington, D.C.

The First Baptist Church observed their 81st anniversary Sunday, Oct. 24, 1954. There were more than 200 visitors. Several churches from other cities took part in the services. Rev. Edward Hobby, Pastor.

Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Black celebrated M.F.'s birthday on Sunday, Oct. 24, with a dinner.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Budenosky of Pickstown, S.D., announce the birth of a daughter, Pamela Ann, on Oct. 16, 1954.

Mr. and Mrs. William T. Budy, Basehor, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday with their immediate family by attending Mass at St. Patrick's Church in Horanif, Kan., where they were married Oct. 26, 1904.

75 years ago: Oct. 3, 1929

Mrs. W.B. Coe returned from Denver, Wednesday, where she was called by the death of Mrs. Giles Fairchild. Dr. Coe returned home last week.

Mr. and Mrs. George Lawrence of Iola, are the parents of a 7-pound girl to whom they have given the name of Virginia Lee. Mrs. W.C. Allan is in Iola making the acquaintance of her new granddaughter.

Reno: Short services were held at the Reno cemetery for the late Mr. Lewis D. Hodson on Wednesday afternoon.

Stanwood: A baby son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Moses Monday, Sept. 30, 1929.

Mrs. Milton Casteel and daughter, Billie, attended the funeral of her uncle, George Springer, in Lawrence. Mr. Springer passed away Friday.

Mrs. Foster Laming entertained Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 2, with a birthday party in honor of Foster Jr.'. sixth birthday. Six of his little school chums were the guests.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Estal Starr announce the birth of a daughter, Floralee, on Sept. 29, 1929. Mrs. Starr was formerly Miss Irma Burnett.

100 years ago: Oct. 13, 1904

The Telephone Co. strung a new 50-wire cable from the exchange to the Friends' church.

Ad: Evans & Son, immigration and land agents Frisco system. Arkansas and Texas lands at $1 per acre.

Jos. Doege Sr. and Father Deckett, of the Hoge parish, returned last week from a visit to the World's Fair.

Slocum Post G.A.R. will have a camp fire on Saturday, Oct. 22, in Grist's hall. The "boys" will have an old-fashioned army dinner of coffee, beans and hardtack.

Designer of Statue of Liberty Dies At Paris: (Picture) Frederic Auguste Bartholdi died in Paris Oct. 4 of consumption, aged 70 years. He was best known in the United States as the designer of the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World, which stands in New York harbor, and was a gift from the people of France. The statue is the most colossal known to history, the legendary colossus of Rhodes having been but 105 feet high, as compared with the 138 feet of the figure of Liberty. Another work of some magnitude he left uncompleted but the design for his own tomb was finished a day or two before he was taken with his last illness.

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