Archive for Wednesday, September 8, 2004

Remember when: A community review

September 8, 2004

10 years ago: Aug. 24, 1994

Bessie and Henry Smith will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 31. They were married in 1934 at the home of the bride's parents, Vernon and Dora Green in Kansas City. (Picture)

Death: Rita M. Crowley, 67, Kansas City, Mo., died Aug. 22, 1994.

Births: Steve and Nancy Pitts, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a daughter, Shelby Dawn, on Aug. 18, 1994; Amy and Jeff Warren, Lawrence, announce the birth of a son, Jacob Leon, on Aug. 17, 1994.

Springdale Scene: Howard and Mary Haworth of Seattle, are house guests of Evelyn Schwinn while visiting relatives in the area.

Jarbalo Jottings: Rhiannon Mooberry celebrated her 13th birthday Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the home of her parents, Ron and Tammy Mooberry (guests were listed.); Julia Smith celebrated Sunday for her birthday, which was Monday. Her husband, Bob, hosted a get-together of the Barnett family.

McLouth News: Resident Waldo Schultz died on Sunday in Topeka. Services were held at Oskaloosa Presbyterian Church and burial was in the Oskaloosa Cemetery.

25 years ago: Aug. 22, 1979

Boy Scout Troop 75, Tonganoxie, captured the first place prize with their Wizard of Oz float at the 53rd annual Leavenworth County Fair last week. (Picture) Happy Helpers won first prize for their float in the 4-H division. (The Boy Scout float was in the Open Class division.)

(Picture) John Lange poses with his sisters, Michele and Sheri, with a 30-pound pumpkin he grew in the family's backyard garden. This is his first year at raising a garden, but he's successful.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Wakeman announce the birth of a daughter, Jocelyn Nicole, on Aug. 13, 1979.

A 50th wedding anniversary reception honoring Mr. and Mrs. Harold P. Simon will be given by their nieces and nephews from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, in the Red Slipper Room of the Eldridge Hotel.

Mrs. Nadine Vining and Mrs. Bernice Jacka surprised Mrs. Juanita Hand on her 80th birthday last Monday, taking her a birthday dinner.

Staff Sgt. and Mrs. Miller and daughter, Jennifer of Quantico, Va., flew in Friday to spend a couple of weeks with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bunce.

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Emery spent last week in Nashville, Tenn., attending the Southeast Zone Meet of the Studebaker Drivers Club. While there, they visited Opryland, saw the Grand Ole Opry and took tours of various sites in Nashville. They made the 1,200-mile round trip in their 1947 Studebaker.

50 years ago: Sept. 9, 1954

Death: George R. Byrne, Jr., 49, McLouth lumber dealer, died Saturday.

Van Gillespie was home on leave before going over seas.

Donnie Elston is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Elston Jr., and his brother, Gary, before going to the Philippines.

Linwood: Mrs. Harry Harbaugh received word this week that Lee K. Davis died Aug. 30 in New Castle, Wyo. Mr. Davis spent his boyhood days in Jarbalo.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Austin are the parents of a girl born Sept. 2, 1954.

Mr. and Mrs. Van Garrett of McLouth are having open house Sunday, Sept. 12 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for Mrs. Garrett's mother, Mrs. Cindy Stout who will be 100 years old Sept. 15, 1954.

Mrs. Annie Hastings received word the first of the week, of the sudden death of her cousin, Mr. Lee Davis, of Newcastle, Wyo., from a heart attack.

Mr. and Mrs. "Hap" Evans and son Lem left Friday evening for a weekend vacation in Minnesota. They went to Spicer, Minn., eastern South Dakota, Nebraska and through Iowa and returned home Monday afternoon in time for Lem to attend the car races in Kansas City.

75 years ago: Aug. 15, 1929

A large crowd of people, estimated in the vicinity of 2,000 people, gathered at the opening of the two model homes in Tonganoxie Sunday afternoon, and a constant stream of additional persons investigating the new homes has continued each evening so far this week. The crowd began to gather about 2:30. The Tonganoxie band played under direction of V. L. Johnson. Foster Laming, builder of the new homes, presided in the program which was presented on a small platform built on the east side. (Article continued with details of the program)

Appreciation: Due to the collapse of the speaker's stand Sunday afternoon, we omitted our appreciation of the following firms for their cooperation in making our model home opening a success: The Franklin Ice Cream Co., Ed Hoskins Market, Tonganoxie Mirror. We also wish to publicly thank all those who cooperated so splendidly. Laming Investment Co. Foster Laming, Manager. (No one was hurt when the stand collapsed.)

Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Rawlings were called to Sabetha on account of the death of Mr. Rawlings' sister-in-law, Mrs. Harry Rawlings.

Peter Boyle, 74 years old, who was a conductor many years on the narrow gauge railway which once ran between Leavenworth and Lawrence and later on the old Northwestern railway, died unexpectedly of heart disease yesterday at his home in Kansas City, Kan.

100 years ago: Aug. 25, 1904

If you want to see an interesting game of ball, be sure and attend the ball game at Elm Park tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock when the fat men will line up against the lean men. An admission fee of 15 cents will be charged with privileges of the grand stand. After the expenses have been paid, the management has generously decided to give the proceeds to the library association. The two nines will be made up of the following men: Fats, Dr. Coe, John Evans, L.P. McKeehen, S.J. McNaughton, J.C. Laming, Eric Schoenau, Lon Cooledge, Oscar Davis, H.B. Moore, Geo Torpey, Geo. Ratliff, and J.W. McInturff. Leans, F.A. Brockett, Henry Smith, E. M. Dedrick, Dave Kline, S.A. Evans, Dan Love, Dr. Watkins, C.V. Slaughter, Frank Zellner, Met Peters, Ed McNerney, Earl Strickland. Fred Reno, umpire.

After a prolonged illness, and the past few weeks of intense but patient suffering, Mrs. Farquhar passed away at her home near Hoge last Friday afternoon, the cause of her death being cancer. Mrs. Farquhar is one of the old settlers of this county.

Jay Richardson came in from Clyde, Kansas, last week, with an attack of typhoid fever.

Dr. Coe reports the arrival of a daughter at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Winslow, Tuesday.

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