Archive for Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Remember when: A community review

February 9, 2005

10 years ago: Jan. 25, 1995

(Picture) He swore he'd never move to Kansas but in spite of that determination, Ben Saathoff has been the senior minister at Tonganoxie Christian Church for 20 years. He wouldn't have guessed that he'd be here when he was serving as a youth minister in Littleton, Colo. No one, least of all Saathoff, expected that he'd stay for 20 years. Up until he came, the longest the Tonganoxie church had held a minister in their 100-year history was 10 years. (The article concluded: "I have goals for this church that I want to see happen. I want to see it grow to a church of 500 before I retire.")

Deaths: Le Anne Elizabeth Dubuque, 78, Lansing, died Jan. 17, 1995. James D. Arwine, 77, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 23, 1995.

If you were a customer at Bitler's Sunday you were in for a treat. Neil Butler celebrated his 53rd birthday and was sharing a piece of chocolate cake with his friends and customers.

Lois Melia has her buffalo collection on display at the Tonganoxie Public Library. (Included were buffalo pictures, carved buffaloes, statues, post cards and even a pink candle buffalo.) (Picture)

Tyler Emery celebrated his birthday (14) on Jan. 15 at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Emery, and sister, Alyson Emery.

25 years ago: Jan. 23, 1980

Torchbearer Heidi Wallace Leaves for Lake Placid Olympics (Picture) In only four days, on Jan. 28, I'm off to Yorktown, Va., where I'll begin my adventurous torchbearing tasks. Once at Yorktown, I'll be met by one torchbearer from every state, and the Olympic Torch, lit first in Greece and flown to Langley Air Force Base, located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. (Ms. Wallace goes on to describe events and ceremonies associated with the Olympics.)

(Picture) Mrs. Frank Kramer Jr., Tonganoxie, was presented the Leavenworth County Extension Council's "Appreciation Award" by Garry Eberth, the Council's Executive Board chairman, at a recent meeting of the Executive Board.

Deaths: Mrs. June Elizabeth Theroff, McLouth, passed away Jan. 19, 1980, at the age of 58 years. Donald Edwin Davis, former Tonganoxie resident, passed away at his home in Vista, Calif., on Jan. 10, 1980. Harry Lee Wing, Sr., passed away Jan. 15, 1980, at the age of 71 years. Randall E. Collins, 25, Topeka, died Thursday.

(Picture) Saturday afternoon a family gathering was held at the home of Mrs. Bessie Carlson, who was celebrating her 94th birthday. A decorated cake and ice cream were served.

McLouth News: Mrs. Mary Means, formerly of McLouth, celebrated her 95th birthday on Friday, Jan. 18, at the home of her daughter in Kansas City, Mo.

You are cordially invited to attend the ordination service of Mike Mahoney on Jan. 27, 1980, at 3 p.m. Mini Concert with Mike and two other college friends, 4:15 p.m. (The event was held at the Christian Church.) (Picture)

50 years ago: Feb. 10, 1955

Deaths: Mrs. Eugenia Rathbone, 93, passed away Jan. 21, 1955. Benjamin Franklin Woods, 79, Tonganoxie, passed away Feb. 8. 1955. The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Dover, Linwood, died Friday afternoon at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Emerson of Scottsdale, Ariz., announce the birth of a son born Feb. 10, 1955.

The Weekly News Reel: They say no sign boards will be allowed on the new Kansas turnpike.

The Weekly News Reel: A local businessman stopped at the Mirror office Wednesday, asked how much more was needed to complete the purchase of the respirator. The balance at that time was $16, so he wrote a check for the entire amount.

Lived Over a Century: Saw 13 Great-Great-Grandchildren: in McLouth 96 years. Lucinda Stout, 100, died at 2 p.m. Feb. 9, 1955.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Asa Kesinger announce the birth of a daughter, Marilyn Louise, on Feb. 3, 1955. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hagenbush Jr. announce the birth of a daughter, Lori Janette, on Feb. 4, 1955.

75 years ago: Jan. 16, 1930

Mrs. Mary Hitzeman, of Boling, a sister of Fred Papenhausen, died at the home of her son, Wm. Hitzeman, near Boling Tuesday afternoon. She was 86 years of age. She was born in Germany in 1834 and with her husband moved on a farm in High Prairie township in 1865. They had a fine farm, with many large walnut trees. From these Mr. Hitzeman fashioned some caskets years ago, in which he and his wife were to be buried.

Wm. H. Reed, a former Tonganoxie township farmer, living near McLouth, but for the past few years retired and living in Topeka, died Tuesday.

A Swedish engineer, Dr. Fredrik Ljungstrom, has invented a new automatic automobile transmission, which eliminated shifting of gears. The functions of brake, clutch and accelerator levers have all been combined in a single pedal. Although the principle of the new transmission is not original with Ljungstrom, this is the first time the mechanism has been perfected.

Linwood: Relatives here have received news of the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hicks, Kansas City, Kan.

Linwood, Route 2: The Lisson boys got out their horse and sleigh Sunday and took a bunch of young folks sleigh riding.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bohn announce the birth of an eight and one-half pound boy. Mr. Bohn is employed at the Union Pacific depot.

100 years ago: Jan. 26, 1905

We regret to announce the death of Mr. Whitsed Laming, which took place at his residence on the Pinchbeck road, Spalding, on Saturday morning last. Had the deceased gentleman lived until the 17th of Jan., he would have completed his 77th year. (Spalding, England.)

The large farm which Frank Fairchild has been importuned to take charge of is along the Potomac, not far from Washington, D.C., instead of near Ottumwa, Iowa, as stated in the Mirror last week.

Stanwood: The class in writing and spelling will hold their last session for this winter next Friday evening at the school house.

Mr. Barney Oldfield has just bought a new mile-a-minute automobile. With this instrument at his disposal, Mr. Oldfield should be able during the coming season to make several more notches in his axle.

The home of George Sullivan, six miles southwest of here, was destroyed by fire Tuesday night.

The coldest weather of the winter came Tuesday night. The thermometer registered above and below the dozen less than zero. It was the coldest snap since February 1899.

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