Remember when: A community review
10 years ago: July 19, 1995
The grand opening of the Shoemaker Auction building is approaching with the first auction being held on Sunday, July 23. John and Jan Shoemaker, the owners of the building and auction company, built the 5,000-square-foot building in addition to a storage unit. (Picture.)
Esther Robbins celebrated her 96th birthday Sunday, July 16, at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center with 50 family members present.
(Picture) John and Ruth Dearinger of Montezuma will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary with a Come and Go reception on July 29, from 2-4 p.m. at the First Missionary Church, Dodge City, Kansas.
(Picture) Tim Mayo, Lawrence, entertains the kids involved with the summer reading program at the Tonganoxie Public Library.
Deaths: J. Marshall Jack, 94, died July 15 at his home in Tonganoxie; Bertha M. Paul, 86, died July 16, in Atchison.
(Pictures) The Hensley family recently returned from a family trip to Central America, where Bob and his son Aaron explored the undersea world by diving.
(Picture) Senior Airman Kelly L. Crouse has been selected to represent Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, in Incirlik Airbase, Turkey. He will assist on all fighter jets as crew chief to include F-15's and F-16's.
25 years ago: July 16, 1980
Death: Mrs. Dorothy Louise Adcox, Tonganoxie, passed away July 14, 1980, at the age of 26 years, as a result of an auto accident.
Birth: Phil and Denise Lewallen announce the birth of a daughter, Anndrea Mae on July 12, 1980.
Despite the 100-degree temperatures in Leavenworth on Saturday, 51 descendants of the Rev. George Berg and Anna Nuhfer Berg, gathered for the first family reunion since 1934.
"Happy Anniversary" was sung to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Throop, Monday noon, at the nutrition site as they were celebrating their 52nd, July 7.
Jarbalo Jottings: The population of Jarbalo has grown by two since the first of the month. On July 2, Sara Kristn was born to Tim and Debbie Swallow. On July 11, Kipp and Marci Barnett became the parents of Loren Daniel. Welcome to the two new citizens.
Mural Progress: Progress continues on Tonganoxie's downtown mural, being painted on the side of Ratliff's Drug Store. While the mural was still taking shape, there was much speculation around town as to the identity of the person in the picture. The picture portrays Bill Ridgway aboard his dray. He was a drayman who delivered for the Railroad Express and to local merchants. Volunteers of all ages are helping.
50 years ago: August 4, 1955
Births: A daughter was born Sunday, July 31, to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Brown; A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. William Lux Tuesday, August 2nd; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Wiley, Route 3, Lawrence, are the parents of a daughter, born Sunday, July 31, 1955.
Death: Thomas Robinson "Bob" King, age 81, Kansas City, Kansas, passed away July 31, 1955.
Many friends, neighbors and relatives gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Huntley of Linwood, where open house was held throughout the afternoon of Sunday, July 24th, to help them celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The house was decorated with white and yellow daisies, gladiolus and asters.
The Union Pacific Depot in Tonganoxie has replaced its drab yellow -- with white paint and green trim. Mighty neat. With the "limited" sporting a diesel, like the "Rocket," this station is getting up-to-date. There's also a new crossing on Lower Fourth St., where everybody has become accustomed to "bouncing" across the railroad tracks.
Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Gene McGraw announce the birth of a 7-lb. girl Sunday, July 31.
75 years ago: July 10, 1930
Wm. "Circus" Spencer, an employee of the Henderson Motor Co., Tonganoxie, and a well-known resident here, was found dead at his home about six o'clock Wednesday evening, in the west part of Tonganoxie, by H.F. Henderson, his employer, who had gone there to learn why he had not taken a car on which he had been working, to Leavenworth.
Harry Martin, age 17, of McLouth and Adolph Watson, of Ackerland, east of McLouth in Leavenworth county, were killed about nine o'clock Saturday night, when the Ford roadster in which they were riding, collided with another car, near a small bridge north of McLouth.
E.S. Ferris, north of McLouth, who recently purchased a Ford car in Tonganoxie, had it stolen Saturday night in Leavenworth. He came down to Tonganoxie Monday and bought another one.
Dr. and Mrs. L.C. Cox and family are leaving tonight for Streeter, Ill., where they were called by the death of Mrs. Cox's grandfather, George Heinz at that place.
E.H. Adams, former Methodist pastor here, familiarly known as the "coal heaving" pastor, on account of his work at the mill, while preaching the gospel, has come back to Tonganoxie. He is a bright, intelligent man, and we are glad to see him return here.
John Seufert, son of Georage A. and Margaret Seufert, was born near Hoge Station, June, 1870 and grew to manhood there. He passed away at his home in Yuba City, Calif., July 3, 1930.
About 20 relatives and friends surprised Ben McKeehen at his home last Wednesday evening in honor of his 69th birthday. Mr. McKeehen says it was not a complete surprise though as he felt sure something was in the air.
100 years ago: July 20, 1905
Lee Baker has had a broad smile on his face ever since Wednesday, the 12th, when there was born a fine baby boy.
Short Kansas Notes: The "Meanest Lady" has been found in Greenleaf. She deserted her husband and three children to elope with a boy 19 years old.
Peanut Social tomorrow evening at G.M. Peters.
McLouth has gone so baseball crazy that it has hired a professional pitcher. That's what other clubs are going against.
Mrs. Thos. Davidson died unexpectedly at her home four miles west last night. She was one of the early settlers of the county.
Thelma, the 5-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bowman, died Saturday.
Mrs. Ramsay received word Tuesday, that her brother, Lewis Yates, had died at his home in Mounds, Indian Territory, in the Creek Nation. She at once left for the Territory. Mr. Yates was raised in Tonganoxie but has been away from here a great many years.