Archive for Wednesday, December 7, 2005

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A Community Review

December 7, 2005

10 years ago: Nov. 22, 1995

A 35-pound turkey who will be invited to Thanksgiving dinner at the Winkler household, struts his stuff for the camera in his last known photograph. Pictured at left is John Foster, 11, who raises turkeys for one of his 4-H projects. The Winkler family has 17 turkeys, which they purchased as chicks.

Mary Orlowski, seated, with Georgette Shoemaker. Mary is the oldest resident at Hickory Pointe Care Center. Georgette is one of the many skilled professionals on staff at Hickory Pointe. (Mary Orlowski was 99 years old.)

Tonganoxie resident Mary Latham stands next to her craft stand at Saturday's School Volunteers Craft Fair. Mary and her husband, Bill, make wooden toys and sell them at area craft fairs.

Birth: Wendy and Todd Applegate of Emporia announce the birth of a son, Ryan Lane, on Nov. 14, 1995.

Jim and Edna Elder, Linwood, were recognized with the Extension Appreciation Award at the Extension Council Annual Meeting at Bitler's Hickory House in Tonganoxie on Nov. 14, 1995.

Robin Bales, of Tonganoxie, with "Prophetic Win," a sorrel mare, was a top-10 finalist in the amateur yearling mares class at the 1995 American Quarter Horse World Championship Show, held recently in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

25 years ago: Nov. 19, 1980

Jennifer Daniels, age 11, of RR 2, Tonganoxie, and Shawn Frevele, age 11 of RR 1, Tonganoxie, both of Happy Helpers 4-H Club, display their entomology boxes at the Public Library. Jennifer has been in entomology for 2 years. She received a blue ribbon at the Leavenworth County fair this year. Shawn has received a purple ribbon at the Leavenworth County Fair and exhibited at the Sunflower Expo at the Topeka Fair in September, where he received a purple ribbon.

Mrs. Everett Smith, Route 2, Tonganoxie, returned home on Nov. 5 from Los Angeles. She attended the funeral of her uncle, Paul Edmonds, who was 86 years old. He was born and raised in McLouth.

Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Slawson accompanied by their daughter, Jennie Slawson, Lisa Turner and James Edmonds, attended Parents Day at K-State, Saturday. Their son, Kent, is a freshman at K-State.

The unveiling of the work painting of the mural on the side of Ratliff's Drug Store, which was donated to the Friends of the Library by Steve Murillo, former Artist in Residence, was held Saturday morning, Nov. 15, at the Library. The Friends of the Library had the artwork framed, and the painting is now hung in the library for everyone to enjoy. A short narrative will be written with background information to accompany the picture.

50 years ago: Dec. 8, 1955

Three Children Die In Flames: Trapped in Back Room Apartment at The Jones Hotel: Skaggs Children: The children who died in the Jones Hotel fire were Elizabeth Mae, 3, Rex Everett, 18 months, and John Robert, three months, children of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Skaggs, of Tonganoxie.

Funeral services for Miss Clara Susan Arens, formerly of Kansas City, Mo., who passed away Dec. 7, 1955, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ed Putthoff in Tonganoxie, where she had made her home for the past 8 months, will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church in Tonganoxie.

Samuel J. Huntley, 76, Linwood, well-known farmer and stockman, died Monday at his home. Funeral services were held at Jarbalo Church Sunday afternoon for Wm. Vogle, age 85, who passed away Wednesday night. Burial was in High Prairie Cemetery.

Mrs. Sarah E. Kellison, Leavenworth, age 74, died Thursday. Peter E. Laughlin, 77, died at his home in Kansas City, Mo., on Tuesday.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Sencenbaugh of Los Angeles, announce the birth of a daughter, Leslie Wootten, on Dec. 7. Mr. and Mrs. Forge announce the birth of a daughter, Nov. 21, to whom they have given the name Theresa Marie.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sample observed their 50th wedding anniversary Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1955

75 years ago: Nov. 13, 1930

Tonganoxie gets both barrels this week. In one bunch comes assurances of construction on No. 30 in the immediate future, a contract for a dam at the state park, and the location of a 48,000 capacity chick hatchery by Crawford Hatcheries. Tonganoxie is a growing town. Its population has increased from 970 to 1,105 since 1920.

Former Tonganoxie Pioneer Passed Away in Lawrence: Mary J. Kean, daughter of Will and Nancy Kean, was born in Bloomingsport, Randolph County, Indiana, Aug. 9, 1850, and died in Lawrence, Nov. 3, 1930, aged 80 years, 2 months, and 25 days. Miss Kean was married to Jesse H. Carter of Danville, Ind., and they came to Kansas as pioneers, locating near Tonganoxie. Interment was in the Tonganoxie cemetery by the side of her late husband.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. James McWilliams, a son, Sunday, to whom they have given the name Thomas Leroy.

Linwood, Route 2: Miss Rhoda Lenahan presented Mary Frances Haas, Keith Foster King and Jean Peebles each with a pocket dictionary for perfect spelling lessons for the past month.

Stanwood: Friends here have received word of the arrival of a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Marion Moulton of Kansas City, Nov. 5, to whom they have given the name of Robert Jackson.

Stranger: Mr. and Mrs. N.G. Walters and Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Cox attended the funeral of Mrs. Walter's cousin, O.B. Small, at Oskaloosa, Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Frank Harrod received a telegram Monday, telling of the death of her father at Salina, Okla.

100 years ago: Nov. 23, 1905

Mile Ainic, an Austrian about 21 or 22 years of age, died last Thursday, on the Loomis farm five miles northeast of here, from what was apparently consumption. His death was sudden and he died without medical attention. His companions bought a lot in Hubbel Hill cemetery, and he was buried there Saturday.

The ribbon social to have been at Pleasant Prairie, has been postponed until Dec. 8. A cordial invitation is extended to all. Ladies bring your baskets and ribbon bows.

Two boys who stole two ducks and a drake from the flock of Ben Woods were caught with the fowls in their possession by a third party last week. The quacks of the ducks led to the discovery of the theft.

Over $27 were taken in at the entertainment at the Honey Valley school house last Friday night. A very creditable program preceded the sale of the carpet rag balls.

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