Archive for Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Remember When: A community review

February 16, 2005

10 years ago: Feb. 1, 1995

A resident of the Tonganoxie Nursing Center recently celebrated her 104th birthday. Amy C. Pearson Carr, who was born on Jan. 30, 1891, in Wyandotte County, was honored along with the residents who have January birthdays with a party that included ice cream and cake. (Picture.)

Shombe Zane Smith, a senior at Tonganoxie High School, recently enlisted in the U. S. Navy for guaranteed training at the Navy's Quarter Master School and can receive up to $14,400 in college education benefits through the Montgomery G.I. Bill.

Springdale Scene: Congratulations to Bessie Ryan who is celebrating her 90th birthday on Feb. 1.

Deaths: Anna Elizabeth Denholm, 95, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 26, 1995; Leslie Franklin Jones, 66, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 28, 1995; Mae Chappell, 94, died Jan. 24, 1995.

A graduate of Tonganoxie High School had the honor of having her name appear on the Dean's List at Fort Hays State University. Leann Meadows, daughter of Larry and Lois Meadows, had a grade point average in excess of 3.6 while being enrolled in 12 or more hours. Ms. Meadows was the only resident of Leavenworth County to receive this distinctive honor.

Louis Marshall, an aerospace education specialist and representative of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) visited sixth-graders at Tonganoxie Elementary School on Monday. The students have been learning about the space shuttle and its use in the study of the earth and for launching satellites to explore other planets and galaxies. (Picture of Marshall and Lori Dyerson, who was chosen to wear an authentic space suit while Marshall explained its features.)

25 years ago: Jan. 30, 1980

Death: Mrs. Mary Ellen Harbaugh, Tonganoxie, passed away Jan. 24, 1980, at the age of 69 years.

Pvt. Clinton Jay Walker has recently returned to Tonganoxie to participate in the U. S. Army Hometown Recruiter Assistant Program. Pvt. Walker has been assigned temporary duty at the Army Opportunities office in Leavenworth. Jay recently completed the Airborn course at Ft. Benning, Ga. (Picture)

(Picture) Mr. Tom Murray, Tonganoxie, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of St. Mary's College in Leavenworth.

January the 29th is a special day for Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hoey. Frank celebrated his 80th birthday and Helen her 79th. Yes, they have birthdays on the same date. It also is their wedding anniversary. This year is their 61st.

Annie Hurlbut, another Tonganoxie Young Lady, is in Lake Placid, New York for the Olympics. Annie is a volunteer. She is a messenger assigned to the Medical Team, the Poly-Clinic. The Poly-Clinic is the medical service for the Athletes. Annie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hurlbut.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stevens attended the Nobel Prize presentation ceremonies in Stockholm, Sweden, last month. They said the event was very impressive, with the king and queen of Sweden attending along with many other dignitaries. They are living in Sweden while Donna attends the University of Stockholm. Charles is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Philip Stevens.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carmitchel, Basehor, announce the birth of a son, Nicholas Brett, on Jan. 19, 1980; Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Hallenbeck of Ankeny, Iowa (formerly of Linwood, Ks.) announce the birth of a son, Ryan Charles Hallenbeck, on Jan. 24, 1980.

50 years ago: Feb. 17, 1955

Deaths: Jack Gaskill, 73, former Leavenworth County assessor, died Monday night at Hot Springs, Ark. Charles Spencer of Leavenworth has returned from Rogers Ford, Pa., where he attended the funeral of his brother, Harold Spencer, 52, who died of a heart attack. Lauren C. Cox, 67, Weston, Mo., died Saturday. Benjamin Franklin Woods, of near Smithville, Mo., died Feb. 8, 1955, at the age of 79 years, 9 months and 8 days.

Jet Plane Breaks Sound Barrier: Flew Over Tonga At 8:25 A.M. Monday at Over 800 M. P. H.: Shock Shook Living Daylights Out of Local People: Sooner or later it was bound to happen. It sounded like a cross between an explosion and an earthquake. Windows rattled and walls shook.

Dale Rawlings completed 35 years in business here Feb. 15. He started in 1920 where Handley Electric is now located. He built the locker plant in 1932 and the present feed store in 1944 and has the same smile he started with.

Linwood: Louis Kirkman, age 59, former resident of Linwood, died Feb. 11, in El Dorado.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Emerson of Scottsdale, Ariz., have given the name Stephen Lee to their son born Feb. 10, 1955:

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lee Holyfield announce the birth of a son Feb. 2, 1955.

75 years ago: Jan. 23, 1930

Mr. and Mrs. Walter McEnulty announce the birth of a baby girl to whom they have given the name Nora Cecelia. Mrs. McEnulty was formerly Miss Viola DeVine.

Linwood: The funeral of Mrs. William Smith who died Monday at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Kenneth Knight, was held Wednesday from the Methodist church. Mrs. Smith was 82 years of age.

Miss Gladys Cook is visiting friends in Lawrence this week.

The sale of the stock, feed and equipment of the old Harry Still farm north of Tonganoxie on the Leavenworth road was held Saturday, in spite of the unfavorable weather. The farm, which was also sold at auction, was purchased by Hobart Hall of that vicinity. The price was said to be $56 per acre.

Skating parties are "hot stuff" for cold days to all those who haven't suffered so far from stiffening of the joints and a conservative viewpoint on life, and limb.

100 years ago: Feb. 2, 1905

Springdale: R.P. Moses has been laid on the shelf with rheumatism.

Stranger Pioneer Dead. After an illness of a week, Gerson Burkle, one of the early settlers of Stranger township, died at his home near Hoge yesterday morning at 10 o'clock of a complication of heart and lung trouble, at the age of 78 years. Mr. Burkle was a native of Germany, but came to this country when he was a young man.

Rev. C.E. Taylor, formerly Methodist pastor at this place, now located at Effingham, Atchison county, announces the arrival of a daughter, Jan. 21st.

On the 29th, a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Davis, of Pony Creek.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. S.W. Conlin at the home of the latter's mother, Mrs. Vantine, an eight-pound son, Sunday, Jan. 28th.

A grown-up man who says he has never smoked a pipe or cigar or kissed a woman or girl may be telling the truth, but he has missed a whole bunch of fun.

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