A community review
10 years ago: July 26, 1995
(Picture) Members of the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Department stocked the Leavenworth State Lake with 6,000 young fingerlings on Monday. Authorities indicated the fish will not be big enough to be caught until the lake opens sometime in 1997.
Carving objects from wood has become more than a hobby for Russell Ehart, it has become a way to make a living. (Pictured was a nativity carved by Mr. Ehart.)
The body of a drowning victim was pulled July 23 from Stranger Creek by two Kansas conservation officers. (Julio Monroy, 21, of Linwood, had attempted to swim across the creek.)
Deaths: Carol Jean Hale, 35, Kansas City, died July 18; Nellie Folk Lovelett, 68, of Eudora, died July 22; Ruth Carmen Putthoff, 69, Tonganoxie, died July 18; Ivan Eugene Shockley, 66, Lawrence, died July 17, 1995.
Birth: Duane and Sue Nible, paternal grandparents, are happy and proud to announce the birth of their granddaughter, Bren Lorraine Nible, July 21, 1995. Bren is the daughter of Geri and Dana Nible, Olathe. Bren was born on the birthday of her maternal great-grandmother, Marie Whitney.
(Picture) Glen and Verna Hubbel will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on July 28,1995.
25 years ago: July 23, 1980
Deaths: Joseph Michael Hoffhines, Tonganoxie, age 25, passed away July 20, 1980, in an automobile accident near Tonganoxie; Connie Hall Crocker, Basehor, passed away July 21, 1980, at the age of 83 years; Alfred S. Hunter, age 80, Lawrence, died Monday.
Births: Loren Daniel Barnett, son of Kipp and Marci Barnett, of Leavenworth, was born July 11, 1980; Mr. and Mrs. Craig Wilson of San Diego, California, announce the birth of a son, Jeremy Lynn, on July 7, 1980; Tom and Andrea Putthoff wish to announce the birth of their son, Zachary Thomas, on July 14, 1980; Tim and Debby Swallow are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Sara Kristn, July 1, 1980; Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Ditty are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jennifer Ann, July 12, 1980.
50 years ago: Aug. 11, 1955
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Foster Carter are the parents of a baby daughter, Patricia Ann, born August 3, 1955.
Fred and Harold Needham have now officially taken over the Ford Garage. They announced it several weeks ago. (The Weekly News Reel.)
In a few years they'll be talking about the rugged pioneers we had before air conditioning was invented. Probably the coming generation will be panty-waists or sheltered lillies (whichever you prefer.) (The Weekly News Reel.)
Dean Freeman says it may take 20 years to bring about flood control on Big Stranger. But if we don't get started soon, it will be fifty years. (Stranger Valley Echoes.)
Birth: A son, David Micheal, was born Aug. 4, 1955, to Mr. and Mrs. George Spiero in Amityville, Long Island, NY.
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Shoemaker and family entertained at their home Saturday evening with a picnic supper.
George White Jr., chairman of the float committee for the fair parade, wants historical floats in the parade this year. Any historical event can form a basis for a float. Any organization, business or individual is invited to enter into this contest.
75 years ago: July 17, 1930
Mrs. N. B. Mills passed away Monday afternoon at the home of her son, Robert Mills, two miles north of Tonganoxie, at one o'clock. She was 68 and had been in failing health for some time. Another pioneer resident is gone, and the relatives and friends of a lifetime in this community, regret her passing.
Will Musil says he has been supplying bread and pastries to a large number of the farmers who are serving threshers, and that he has been roasting their meat for a great many.
Last Saturday, July 12th, was H. V. Needham's 88th birthday. Several of the relatives met at his home to offer congratulations, and enjoy the birthday cake with 88 candles on it. Refreshments of cake, fruit salad and punch were served.
The Passing of a Pioneer Farmer's Son: Oliver Pickens, a son of James and Candis Pickens, passed away at Cherokee, Iowa, July 8, from double pneumonia, caused by an operation for cancer. He was brought to the home of his sister, Mrs. Dan Cline, at Tonganoxie. Funeral services were held for him Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Church. The body was taken to Mt. Sidney cemetery, Linwood, for burial.
Mrs. Charles Miller left Monday evening for Chickasha, Okla., where she was called by the death of her grandmother, who was 93.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed DeWalt announce the birth of a 7 1/2- pound girl this morning, July 17, 1930. Mr. DeWalt is associated with his father in the Tonganoxie Produce Co; Mr. and Mrs. Andy Stephenson were called to Kansas City Sunday by the death of Mr. Stephenson's stepfather, Mr. Mort Curry.
Stanwood: Mr. and Mrs. Albert Chambers, announce the birth of a son, July 3, to whom they have given the name, Clarence Calvin.
Death: Theodore Kermit Kennedy died at Duncan, Okla., June 25, 1930 at the age of 25. (Mr. Kennedy was a former student of Tonganoxie Rural High School.)
100 years ago: July 27, 1905
A large crowd of young people drove out to W. Laming's last Thursday evening, on a hay rack, and gave Miss Edith Laming a surprise party. All present had a very fine time. The usual hot weather refreshments were served.
James Dillon, of Hoge, had five ribs broken Monday, by the kick of a horse, in Matt Gray's pasture.
Mrs. J. W. Roberts, mother of F. H. Roberts, of the Oskaloosa Independent, died at her home in Oskaloosa last week, at the age of 83.
A number of persons went out to the home of H. V. Needham Wednesday and Thursday evenings of last week to watch the opening of two night-blooming Cereus. These plants only bloom once a year and that in the night time, and are gone with the daylight.
A street sprinkler will be one of the new things for Tonganoxie. George Ratliff will be ordained the officiating minister to perform the rites of sprinkling.
New York wireless telegraph operators have found out that the Goddess of Liberty has been intercepting their dispatches. The senders of private messages fear that, womanlike, the goddess can't keep a secret.
T. Carter has received a kick from a ball thrown by John Sims that rendered him unable to work. He is still under the care of the doctor.
A. D. Hamilton's new livery barn is larger than the old one. The lower part is stone and is therefore mule and bronco kick proof.