Archive for Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Remember when: A community review

August 31, 2005

10 years ago: Aug. 16, 1995

(Picture) A local veteran of the Korean War recently had the honor of attending the dedication of the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. Don Wiles, who served in Korea from 1950-1952, was among those members of the military who were present at the dedication. As a member of the engineers, Wiles' unit blew up and built roads and bridges. They were often forced to serve as infantry soldiers during times of intense combat. One of the people that Wiles remembers was Bob Burrows, a young man who lived in Tonganoxie, and who Wiles saw pass through his company one day on his way to the front. Burrows was killed hours later.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pelzl took a vacation from True Value and went to Canada to the Prince Edward Islands. They were gone about 10 days and had a wonderful time.

Deaths: Alan M. Kaslaitis, 48, Marlborough, N.H., died July 15. John Edwin Mason, 85, Leavenworth, died Aug. 13. Funeral services for Henry "Hank" Porter, 80, Vacaville, California, were held on Saturday in Vacaville.

Army Pfc. Darrell L. Chappell has completed the field artillery fire support specialist course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

25 years ago: Aug. 13, 1980

(Picture) Miss Katherine Greene of Stone Mountain, Ga., was chosen Miss Deaf Georgia in August 1979 to serve during '79 and '80 and went on to participate in the Miss Deaf America Beauty pageant on July 5. Miss Greene was second runner-up. She is the niece of Pete and Mildred McMillon.

Births: Karen and Mike McMillen announce the adoption of a son, Gregory Michael, born Aug. 15, 1976. Rev. and Mrs. Dennis H. Matthews of Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a daughter, Keri Ann, born July 30, 1980. Bill and Peggy Sproul, McLouth, announce the birth of a daughter, Nancy Ann, born Aug. 10, 1980. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ussery announce the birth of a daughter, Kathrine Meagan, Aug. 5, 1980. John and Marilyn Frame, Leavenworth, announce the birth of a granddaughter Amber Dawn Heath, born to Kim and Donald Heath July 19, 1980. Mr. and Mrs. Darren W. Terry announce the birth of a daughter, Dawn Marie, born July 31, 1980.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Robinson are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary today.

Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Raymond (Ina) Bainer of Ottawa, who passed away Aug. 11. She is the sister of Mrs. Wayne Black.

(Picture) The children of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene J. Friday Sr. request the pleasure of your company at a reception in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their parents' marriage, Sunday, Aug. 17, 1982, from two to five o'clock. The reception will be at Hughes Hall, United Methodist Church, Tonganoxie.

Deaths: Dorothy New, 65, High Prairie, passed away Tuesday morning. George J. Chilcote, 85, Kansas City, Kan., died Aug. 6. Funeral services for Clay Penfold, 74, were held Aug. 5. Burial was in Hubbell Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie with military honors.

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Worley of Basehor will be married 62 years on Aug. 14.

Kim Cooper, Leavenworth, 14, was killed Aug. 7, in a one-car accident near the county shop.

50 years ago: Sept. 1, 1955

Births: A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Wiskur of Bonner Springs, Aug. 28, 1955. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Pulley announce the birth of a baby boy, born Aug. 19, 1955. He has been given the name Rockey Ray. Mr. and Mrs. William Dorei of McLouth, are the parents of a daughter, born Aug. 19, 1955. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson of Sheridan, Wyoming, announce the birth of a son, Douglas Lance, born Aug. 23, 1955.

Linwood: Eddie Joe Meinke is home on leave from the Navy.

75 years ago: Aug. 7, 1930

Mary E. Olsen, wife of Wm. Olsen, passed away Aug. 6, 1930, at Lawrence, aged 56 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Hunt attended the funeral of Mrs. Hunt's uncle, Mr. Peter Gans in Kansas City, Tuesday morning.

Fred Korb returned to his work at the Franklin Ice Cream Co. Tuesday after a week's absence during which time he had his tonsils removed.

Bert Grems is enjoying a week's vacation from his work at the J.J. Bartlett Grocery and Meat Market.

100 years ago: Aug. 17, 1905

Today, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bruce, of Reno, have rounded out 60 years of married life, and the children with the exception of two who are in California, will gather at the home, and celebrate this rare event. A fine feast will be prepared by the children to be spread and the joy of this occasion, to which the aged couple have been looking forward, will be full realized.

The ladies of the library cleared a little over $83 at the stand they had at the Old Settlers Picnic. They labored strenuously those three days, but feel well paid for their efforts and the proceeds will prove quite an addition to their already well-selected stock of reading matter. Over 700 of the latest books and from the best authors are on the shelves. (The reading table contains most of the best magazines and periodicals.)

Born yesterday to Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Young, a son.

The Needham young people entertained a few of their friends with a hay rack ride to Neely last Friday night, and arriving at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Needham at that place, all were invited to partake of some most delicious ice cream, angel food and other cake. (A couple of accidents marred the fun: Fred Parney was accidentally shoved from the rack and was injured, as well as Miss Kittie Needham, whose foot was caught between a fence post and the rack. A physician was called.)

A London cabman has invented an automobile that can be drawn by a horse. What the world wants is an automobile that never has to be drawn by a horse.

There will be given at R. James' residence a chicken fry Saturday evening. All are invited.

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