Archive for Wednesday, February 2, 2005

Remember when: A community review

February 2, 2005

10 years ago: Jan. 18, 1995

It took a little longer than usual but the first baby of the year was finally born. Emily Nicole Rader, the daughter of Sonja and Dave Rader, was born on Jan. 3, 1995.

Local couple raises honey, enterprising students sell it. (Picture of Keith and Melissa Ostermeyer and child) It's been a sweet deal for the junior high band which is trying to raise money for uniforms. The Ostermeyers provide them with plastic bears filled with the honey from their beehives at their cost and the band makes $1 on each sale. In 10 days the band sold 600 bears and had orders for 130 more.

Death: Melissa L. DeMaranville, 20, Leavenworth, died Wednesday evening.

(Picture) After serving 40 years in this school district, Lee Smith, Tonganoxie High School principal, has decided it's time to retire.

(Picture) On Aug. 1, Tonganoxie High School will have a different man at the helm for the first time in 16 years. Mike Bogart, currently serving as assistant principal, will take over as principal for retiring Lee Smith.

On Jan. 12, Megan Chalfont, Jennifer Thomas, April Kilgore and Cara Weeks were pages for members of the House of Representatives at the Topeka Capitol. They are pictured here with Gov. Bill Graves.

25 years ago: Jan. 16, 1980

Who is missing from this picture? Missing from the picture is Mr. George McBroom, crossing guard at the Tonganoxie grade school. Mr. McBroom has hardly missed a day as crossing guard, and the school children and other passers-by miss his bright smile and friendly hello or wave. McBroom, who has been hospitalized, will be coming home shortly. (Pictures.)

Deaths: Marvin A. Hess, Neosho, Mo., died Jan. 4, 1980, at the age of 64. The funeral for Mrs. Maxine Panick, 60, Kansas City, Kan., was held Saturday in the Fulton Nickel Chapel. Ora F. Peterson, 92, died Jan. 7, 1980, in Kansas City.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Jones announce the birth of a daughter, Angela Renee, Dec. 18, 1979. Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Nelson announce the birth of a son, Daniel Scott, on Jan. 9, 1980.

Linwood News: Mrs. Clara Hunter attended the funeral of Mr. Wilmer Woodson, Bella Vista, Ark., Jan. 7, in Tonganoxie, at the First Christian Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Pete McMillon spent the weekend in Manhattan with their daughter, Mrs. Sandy Lindsay and Bruce.

Word was received by the Wayne Vestals of the death of her uncle, Mr. Don Davis, at Vista, Calif., on Thursday.

Monday, Katie Seanor was celebrating her 92nd birthday. Mrs. Earl Spinks and Mrs. Lela Henderson each baked her a birthday cake.

50 years ago: Feb. 3, 1955

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Gene Thornton announce the birth of a daughter, Cynthia Denise, Jan. 28, 1955. Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Sanders announce the birth of a daughter on Jan. 24, 1955. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hadukovich announce the birth of a son, Gary Ray, born Jan. 29, 1955. Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Boles announce the birth of a son on Jan. 28, 1955. He has been given the name William Jack.

Deaths: Funeral services for Vincent T. Mack, Kansas City, Mo., who passed away Jan. 29, 1955, were held Feb. 1, 1955. Seven-month-old Patricia Ann Reardon, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard (Olive) Reardon, Berkley, died Monday in Pontiac.

Hurt Car Victim Dies: Night Driver Crashed Near Tonganoxie at 3 A.M. Tuesday: Richard Lane Silver, 24, of Webster City, Iowa, died Jan. 31, 1955, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Jarbalo: Relatives have received word of the death of Mrs. E.C. Keister, Jan. 27, in Auburn, Neb.

Stranger Valley Echoes: A friend writes that the children of the Roosevelt Era, now mature, have no sense whatever about money. Another fellow was heard to remark in Topeka: No generation ever spent public money like ours and charged it to their children.

75 years ago: Jan. 9, 1930

Death: Mrs. Emelia Klamm, a well-known resident of Fairmount township, who lived near Basehor, died at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. Mrs. Klamm, who was formerly Miss Emelia Eckett, was born near Parkville, Mo., 67 years ago.

Reno: George Frederick Bernhardt celebrated his 16th birthday on Sunday.

Pony Creek: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sowers of Kansas City, Mo., announce the birth of a son, Dec. 24, to whom they have given the name Oliver Harold Jr.

Hoge: Walter Scheller and Miss Edna Huffman attended the show at Leavenworth one evening last week.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McRill, Dec. 27, 1929, an 8-pound boy, to whom they have given the name, Billy Irwin.

Mrs. Thomas Gallagher entertained with a birthday party in honor of her daughter, Lois Marie's birthday, Saturday afternoon. Twenty-three little playmates were present.

100 years ago: Jan. 19, 1905

William Hopkins, a bachelor 64 years of age, was found dead last Friday afternoon in a small house where he had been living alone six miles east of here.

Last Monday being the 10th anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Geib, the Rathbone Sisters and their families tendered them a surprise at their home. While Mr. and Mrs. Geib were enjoying a quiet evening at home the door suddenly was thrown open and the house was filled with the uninvited guests. The evening was spent in various games, and music was furnished by the Cliff Hill Orchestra.

Mr. and Mrs. Al Coffman living on the E.Q. Cox farm west of here, lost their 3-month-old boy last Sunday. The baby was buried Monday in Hubbel Hill cemetery.

The friends of Mrs. John Conroe, who resided on the Phenicie farm south of town about a year ago, will be pained to hear of her death which occurred at her home in Norwood, Mo., on Monday last. The deceased was born at Des Moines, Iowa, and was aged 34 years, 11 months, and 16 days at the time of her death. She leaves a husband and five children.

Miss Mabel Marshall died Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home of her parents at Basehor, where she had lain ill for the past 15 months. The deceased was 22 years old.

Hoge: Henry Klinkenberg Jr. met with a severe accident last week, while driving cattle, by his pony falling on him.

Stanwood: Mollie Swain has been indisposed during the past week as a result of our winter weather.

The Catholics will have a fair at the hall near the Hoge church two nights next week.

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