A Community Review
10 years ago: Aug. 31, 1994
The 13th annual Lohman family reunion was held on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the home of Terry and Karol Lohman, Jarbalo. A potluck dinner was shared by 20 families.
Death: Lenora Mae Quarles, 60, Tonganoxie, died Aug. 25, 1994, at her home.
Jarbalo Jottings: Saturday, Dorothy Ehart attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Jack and Cora Bates at Bucyrus, It was the 25th anniversary of their daughter, Cora Lynne, and her husband.
Lawrence: (Picture) Accomplishments of a former University of Kansas administrator and coach were immortalized Saturday as the "Father of Basketball" was honored with a memorial dedication ceremony. In reverence to Dr. James Naismith, inventor of basketball, a 9-foot-tall likeness was added to his grave site at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1517 E. 15th St. Naismith coached basketball at KU from 1899 to 1907. The National Basketball Hall of Fame, at Springfield, Mass., is named for him. Naismith was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1959.
The spirit of Buffalo Bill still lives! Sept. 10 through 18, celebration will take place at Haymarket Square in Leavenworth! Bill Cody was a show man and would surely approve of the celebration with a heroes, heritage, and history theme that honors his name. William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody came to Leavenworth with his family at the age of nine. At 14, he became one of the youngest pony express riders and later enlisted in the Union Army and served at Fort Leavenworth. When he was 20, he married and together, he and his wife operated a hotel. The hotel business did not suit Bill and he left Leavenworth to continue adventures that later brought him worldwide fame.
25 years ago: Aug. 29, 1979
(Picture) An open house will be held at the Florence Riford Center, Sept. 2, from 2-4 p.m., given in honor of Louise Mills 80th birthday by her children
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Rahija announce the birth of their son, David Wayne, born Aug. 14, 1979.
Wild Horse School reunion will be Sept. 9, 1979, at the Tonganoxie Fairgrounds from noon-4 p.m.
One hundred guests attended the 50th wedding anniversary party in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Metzger, Sunday, Aug 9, 1979
Jarbalo News: Those helping Julie Barnett celebrate her 11th birthday Aug. 22, were Tracie and Tammy Butler, Jane Turner, Ron and Tammy Mooberry and Ronnie, Connie Barnett and Eric, Lynn Barnett, and Jesse and Thamar Barnett.
Linwood News: Mrs. Vivian Miller, Lawrence, was hostess of a birthday party Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 23, honoring her mother, Mrs. Florence Quinlan on her 86th birthday.
The Reischman and Haas family reunion was held Sunday, Aug. 19 at the Richard Reischman farm. A total of 55 relatives and friends were present.
50 years ago: Sept. 16, 1954
Mrs. Lucinda Stout, of McLouth, who was 100 years old Sept. 15, had the misfortune to break her hip the week before a planned observance for her 100th birthday. It was not a serious break, so she remained at the Joplin Rest Home in McLouth so as to take part in the 100th birthday anniversary. After that she was taken to Memorial Hospital in Lawrence to have the break repaired.
Stranger Valley Echoes: A Little Bit About Everything. We (Walt Neibarger) drove to Linwood Friday over the Pleasant Valley road (south from the old H.H. Harris Corner on old 40). It is gravelled all the way to K-32 and much improved. We passed the Sam Huntley and Maurice Heywood places down there. There are some pretty farms on this road.
Mrs. J.W. Wickey suffered a light stroke at her home Sunday morning. She has some improved Monday.
Ray Surles, 35, a brother of Mrs. Edwin Turner, Tonganoxie, died at the V.A. center, Leavenworth, Monday. A former resident of Jarbalo, and a World War II veteran, he was a mechanic employed by Davis Automotive Service in Leavenworth.
75 years ago: Aug. 22, 1929
Rev. C.L. Nellis: "We returned from Wichita last week from attending the Friends Young People's camp, and drove on sanded or surfaced roads all the way from Wichita to Tonganoxie for the first time."
Miss Helen Schilling, who has worked as a reporter on the Mirror since last spring, has quit her work and expects to enter Park college early in September. Mrs. W.F. Boone is taking her place on the Mirror.
Hazel Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Philip Amel announce the birth of a son, Aug. 12, to whom they have given the name of Charles Alfred.
Basehor: Lester Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Lewis, made his first cross-country flight from the Fairfax flying field, Friday.
Reno: Mrs. Dwyer and son, John, attended the funeral of Mr. Joseph Frost in Lawrence at the Episcopal church. He was a pioneer telephone man.
Hawk Hollow: Harry Cook is painting the residence of Thos. Holton, this week.
The ninth annual reunion of the Needham family was held Sunday, Aug. 18, at the home of Mrs. Eliaz Needham Hendrix, in Lane, Kansas. The weather was ideal for such a gathering, and 94 were in attendance.
100 years ago: Sept. 1, 1904
W. Laming and family returned from Bonner Springs Saturday where they have been camping out the past week. They tasted both the pleasures and the discomforts of real camp life.
William Cox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Attison Cox of Jarbalo, passed away yesterday morning, at six o'clock, after an illness of six weeks. The cause of his death was typhoid fever with a complication of other troubles. William Cox was 22 years of age and the oldest child of his parents, and his death coming as it does in his early manhood is a sad blow to his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Skaggs are the proud parents of a daughter, who arrived at their home last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Freienmuth entertained a number of friends at the "Many Oaks" farm, yesterday.
Women cannot, it appears, become mail carriers without wearing "pants." The women will not be much blamed if they look in other directions for employment.