A community review
10 years ago: March 29, 1995
Deaths: Harold O'Dean Zook, 91, Leavenworth, died March 21, 1995. Harry M. Skeet, 83, Tonganoxie, died March 22, 1995.
Jarbalo Jottings: Word has been received here that Doug Henry died March 13. He was the brother of the Rev. Steve Henry, formerly of Jarbalo United Methodist Church.
Tonganoxie City Council plans to buy $255,000 truck. Sales tax increase could be used to make payment. In a resolution passed by the Tonganoxie City Council on Monday night, the council decided to adopt a resolution for the purchase of a new fire truck. "We have issued a General Obligation Bond," said city administrator Ed Young. "We did this to let the citizens know what we are doing and to get their input on this subject."
25 years ago: March 26, 1980
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Tom Arenson announce the birth of a son, Matthew Dale, March 2, 1980. Mr. and Mrs. Greg Murray of Kansas City, Kansas, announce the birth of a son, Eric Anthony, born March the 19th. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Legg Jr., Leavenworth, announce the birth of a daughter, Melissa Edith, born March 5. Mr. and Mrs. Arlyn G. Plegge, Rawlins, Wyo., announce the birth of a son, Eric Stephen, on March 8, 1980.
Jim Ditty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Ditty, and a sixth-grader at Tonganoxie Middle School, finished in third place in the County Spelling Bee.
Deaths: Mrs. Daisy Jane Yates, Tonganoxie, was born Oct. 12, 1880, in Muscotah and passed away March 24, 1980, age 99 years. Mrs. Rosalie Carlisle Gilman, 73, RR 1, died Tuesday in Granada Hills, Calif. Mr. John Cox died Wednesday at his home. He was born July 23, 1898, in Jarbalo. He farmed in the Linwood community for many years. The funeral of Mrs. Bernice Laura Cunningham, 64, Topeka, was held March 19. Mrs. Bertha Harman, 91, Linwood, was born Dec. 1, 1888 near Tonganoxie and died Wednesday at the Eudora Nursing Center.
50 years ago: April 14, 1955
Deaths: E.W. Hicks, 65, Kansas City, died at his home April 7, 1955. Mrs. Ellen Agnes Reardon, 66, Tonganoxie, died Wednesday. James G. White Jr., 51, formerly a resident of Kansas City, died Thursday at a hospital at Centerville, Iowa.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hand announce the birth of a son Tuesday, April 12, 1955.
Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mohler, of Hannibal, Mo., announce the adoption of a daughter, Sandra Kay, March 26, 1955.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. James Renick of Linwood, announce the birth of a daughter, April 11, 1955, to whom they have given the name Debra Lynn.
Stranger Valley Echoes, A Little Bit About Everything: Ye Ed (Walt Neibarger) has become an X-Mayor. The X's put them in and sooner or later the X's take them out. (Later in the column, it states Mr. Neibarger had been in city office for 24 years, Will Heynen was mayor for 26 years, W.C. Allan, now of Lawrence, served on the council 24 years, while Dale Rawlings served 16 years previous to the present election and L.C. Evans 14 years. A few get bucked off the broncho after a single term.)
75 years ago: March 20, 1930
Mrs. Sara J. Moore Doty was born at Lecompton, May 24, 1859, and died March 14, 1930, in Baton Rouge, La. (Mrs. Doty spent her girlhood in Leavenworth County at Mount Olivet, where she attended school until she went to Leavenworth to finish high school.)
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Niebaum, Mrs. Mable Sharp, and Mrs. Dan Love attended the funeral of Mrs. Will Bennie, which was held in McLouth last Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Bennie is a cousin of Mr. Niebaum.
Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Godfrey announce the birth of a son, March 15, 1930.
A group of young people in Earl Huffman's Ford coupe skidded on the slippery highway, on the Leavenworth road, near the Wilson Myers farm Monday night, went into a ditch and turned over. No one was badly hurt, although several received cuts and bruises. Dr. W.B. Coe attended their injuries. They had been attending the St. Patrick's dance given that evening at the Mileaway Pavilion on the Myers farm. The car was badly mashed up.
100 years ago: March 30, 1905
At Rest: On Thursday evening at 9:25 o'clock at the home of B.C. Stringfellow, Lula, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas Harvey, breathed her last. She was taken ill on the 15th of last June, having suffered nine months and eight days, and during this time was always cheerful and patient, and bore the sickness with a Christian's fortitude. Lula was born in Tonganoxie, Sept. 12, 1887.
The ladies of the Library Association have contracted with an eastern lyceum bureau for a lecture course the coming winter.
A boy arrived at the home of John Winslow Saturday night.