Archive for Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Remember when: a community review

September 29, 2004

10 years ago: Sept. 14, 1994

Births: Kelly and Chris Bingham announce the birth of a daughter, Elayna Jeane, on Aug. 29, 1994; Jacki and Jeff Himpel of Tonganoxie are announce the birth of a son, Spencer Kelly Himpel, on Monday, Aug. 29, 1994; Joel and Bernice Stinson, Tonganoxie, are announce the birth of a daughter, Jennifer Elizabeth, on Sept. 4, 1994.

Death: Beverly J. Collier, 56, Kansas City, died Sept. 9, 1994.

Susie's Hair Fashions, 612 E. 4th, recently celebrated 20 years of serving the Tonganoxie community. (Picture.)

McLouth News: On Saturday, Aug. 27, a memorial service was held at Cherokee Lodge for Rev. Fred Bolger, pastor of Countryside Baptist Church. His son, Charley, played the piano, and his son, Jim, read scripture and led the singing. Services will be conducted at his church later, burial will be at the McLouth Cemetery.

Local couple offers storage: Tired of stepping over unpacked valuables in your garage? One local couple has a solution. On Aug. 22, Ed and Sylvia Kesinger of Tonganoxie opened K-16 Mini Storage. The storage facility, positioned at the junction of highways 16 and 90, boasts 24 units.

25 years ago: Sept. 12, 1979

Samuel Amos McKone Jr., major retired, died Sept. 3 in the DeTar Hospital in Victoria, Texas, after a long illness. Major McKone, born near Reno on Jan. 6, 1885, had a long record of military service. He was known in this area as the last surviving man to have met Geronimo, the infamous Indian renegade who reportedly killed hundreds of white men and women in the 1880s.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Waite of Leavenworth announce the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Kay, on Aug. 8, 1979.

Mr. Elmer Yonally reports that he is a great-grandfather again. Denny Curtis Orme was born Sept. 5 in Newdale, Idaho. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Orme. Mrs. Orme is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Yonally.

Deaths: Mrs. Sara Mae Diekman, Tonganoxie, passed away Sept. 9, 1979, at the age of 76 years; Don E. Kirby, 79, Bonner Springs, died Sept. 6, 1979.

Mr. and Mrs. George Cooper returned home Sunday evening after a three-week vacation trip to the west. They visited their daughter, Georgeanna Estes and granddaughter, Cassandra. Mrs. Estes and daughter just came back from Nepal where she had been a teacher for the past two years.

50 years ago: Sept. 30, 1954

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Hutton, Kansas City, Kan., announce the birth of a son, William Weeber Hutton II, Sept. 19, 1954. Mrs. Hutton taught English in the Tonganoxie High School several years ago.

Death: From a Long Beach, Calif., newspaper: Mrs. Anna Winslow Pearson, 78, a birthright member of the Friends Meeting, died Monday in a Los Angeles hospital. She was born at Tonganoxie and came here 26 years ago.

Danny Washburn, age 7, Linwood boy with polio, is greatly improved. His parents live near Linwood and he was brought in daily by school bus. Thirty children in second and third grades were given injections of gamma globulin last week.

According to an announcement Tuesday, Sunflower Ordinance will reduce its operating personnel from 4,000 to 3,500 during the next 30 days -- a reduction of 500 due to lower requirements for rocket power.

Mrs. Will Somers entertained with a dinner for Luther Modlin, Wednesday evening, it being his 81st birthday. N.G. Walters and John Wickey were guests.

We notice a new coat of white paint going on the Chevrolet Garage. The inside will be repainted, too. The Ray Cronemeyer crew is doing the job.

Jim Johnston informs us that he has been with the Dale Rawlings Feed Store for 20 years on Sept. 15, 1954.

A rabbit, which won a red ribbon at the Hutchinson Fair, as a senior buck, later produced six young rabbits. The rabbit was re-classified as a doe, still has the red ribbon and so is the judge's face.

75 years ago: Sept. 5, 1929

Forecasts of an enrollment of 180 in Tonga Rural high school, proved to be rather accurate when the students were enrolled on Tuesday and Wednesday, for the figures show an exact number of 180, or 18 more students than were enrolled the first two days of 1928. This figure sets a new point in numbers for enrollment in the local high school, and makes 45 more students than enrolled four years ago.

There will be a public sale Saturday afternoon of the effects of the M.G. Farrell Cigar Store, on the north side of Fourth St. This will bring to a close about 20 years, in which M.G. Farrell has been in business in Tonganoxie at the same location. At one time the building burned, and when it was rebuilt, Mr. Farrell re-entered it, spending all that time in business at the one location.

Tom Davidson and R.E. Kirby, two of the older Tonganoxie cut-ups, started Wednesday, via the Ford route, for a trip which will take them to the mountains of Oregon and later to the subtle allurements of Southern California. They profess no ambition to get into the movies, but just want a little vacation to look around to see things.

L.F. Needham stopped in the Mirror Office Monday morning, with a peculiar light in his eyes, that betrayed the fact he had just become a grandfather. A little daughter was born Aug. 30, to Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Schultz, Lansing. Mrs. Schultz was formerly Dorothy Needham.

De Soto, Kansas, Sept. 1: Marion Mahaffle, 22 years old, Olathe, Kansas, drowned in the Kaw River here this afternoon, despite efforts of J.S. Levi, marshal of Olathe, to rescue him.

Stanley Budenoski, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Budenoski, was injured seriously Saturday when he was kicked in the mouth by a horse.

100 years ago: Sept. 15, 1904

Mrs. Bennett, mother of Mrs. Chandler, of this place, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon, at two o'clock, in her home near Jarbalo. She had been suffering with heart disease and was sitting in a chair fanning herself. Her husband was washing dishes nearby and heard her fan drop. On turning around he found his wife dead. The funeral will be held this afternoon at two o'clock.

Another automobile was in town Saturday, It, too, was trying on the necks.

Marcus Peterson is building a 12-room house on his farm north of town. The building is ready for the plasterers.

A crowd went down to Reno Thursday evening last, to give Will Allan a surprise. The visit was unexpected, but was a very pleasant birthday reminder.

Several of the storefronts have been painted lately. It helps the look of Fourth Street.

Mrs. Jennie Pearson expects to leave San Francisco next Monday, for China to be a missionary not far from Peking. In the party that goes on the same steamer is also another Tonganoxie representative. Frank Harris, son of M.C. Harris, has entered the work of a missionary, and will be assigned to some field in China.

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