Archive for Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Remember When: A Community Review

January 19, 2005

10 years ago: Jan. 4, 1995

As the Tonganoxie High School band marches towards its goal of raising enough money to purchase new uniforms, a group has been set up in support and raising the money for the uniforms. Project Pride is the name of this support group.

Deaths: John Henry Hurlbut, 67, artist and inventor of Port Salerno, Fla., and Tonganoxie, died Dec. 27, 1994, while visiting a friend over Christmas in Palm City, Florida; Iva Estelle DiGiovanni, 56, Emporia, died Dec. 31,1994; Joseph J. Uhlrich, 85, Springdale, died Dec. 27, 1994.

Birth: Zebulon Kissinger announces the arrival of his little sister, Bobbi JoAnn Marie Kissinger on Dec. 30, 1994.

Amy Sachse, daughter of Richard and Sue Sachse, Easton, was crowned the 1995 Kansas Honey Queen at the Kansas Honey Producers Convention in McPherson. (Picture)

(Pictures) Miniature horses prove good things do come in small packages: Theresa Gergick approached the barn where four of their youngest horses are housed; three of them from this year's batch of colts and fillies, and one from last year. (Theresa explained the miniature horses, when measured at their last mane hair, get only about 38 inches in height.) The article detailed raising the small animals.

25 years ago: Jan. 2, 1980

(Pictures) Union Pacific Bridge Is Gone; Only The Memories Remain: The Belger Cartage Company, Kansas City, Mo., was hired by Shaw Electric to remove the train trestle that lay over Tonganoxie Creek, just south of Wyco Manufacturing, formerly the Franklin Ice Cream Company. The crew began work on Dec. 26, to remove the trestle and finally had it ready to move around noon on Thursday, to a new location on Highway 16, just east of 24-40.

Deaths: George S. Cosper, 86, Kansas City, Kan., died Monday. The funeral for Mrs. Johanna Monhollon, 78, Topeka, was held Saturday, Dec. 22 at the Parker-Price Mortuary, with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery, Whiting. Herbert Augusta Elliott, Leavenworth, passed away Dec. 25, 1979.

Joe Hoffines came home last Tuesday before Christmas from the Air Force at Sunnyville, Calif., where he has been discharged after six years of service. (From a later item: All 15 children of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hoffines were home for Christmas.)

Lt. Penny Anton is home visiting her parents, Capt. and Mrs. George Anton, on a Christmas leave from the Air Force.

Others home from the service were Mike Craddick, Jay Walker, Doug Hawley, Jim Flowers and Tom Heeter.

50 years ago: Jan. 20, 1955

The young people of the Christian Church had a sleighing party on Quisenberry hill, Wednesday evening. They were driven in cars afterward to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bailey for refreshments.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Korb announce the birth of a son, John Edward, on Jan. 13, 1955; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Pearce of St. Joseph, Mo., announce the birth of a son, John Leslie, Sunday, Jan. 16, 1955.

Deaths: Mrs. Bessie McNerney, 83, died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grover Bell. George Porter Jr., 66, R.F.D., Basehor, died Jan. 17, 1955.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Snowden Moon of Rantoul, announce the birth of a girl, Jan. 16, 1955. They have given her the name Marsha Jeanne.

On Monday, Jan. 17, Mrs. Effie Tatlow celebrated her 85th birthday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E.W. Cook and Mr. Cook. Open house was held.

Ye Ed is sneaking into the Kansas statehouse the back way, all because of a paragraph in this family journal which referred to a woman legislator as "plump." This description seems to have attracted attention and the house caucus may censure us like the Senate did McCarthy.

Elmer Yonally was honored on his birthday Sunday at his home with a dinner given him by Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Lobb, Tommie Dale and Donna, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Edmonds, Linda and Larry Wayne.

75 years ago: Dec. 26, 1929

Fred Torneden, a prominent farmer, aged 75 years, died at his home one and one-half miles northwest of Denzer Station last Wednesday night at 7:30 o'clock. He had been in poor health for several months.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Coxen announce the birth of a son, Dec. 23, 1929; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Quisenberry announce the birth of a daughter, Dec. 17, 1929.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Laming left at five o'clock Sunday morning for Detroit, where they will visit the Ford plant.

The Reno school won the prize, a beautiful picture at the recent Corn and Apple Show in Leavenworth. The prize was given to the teacher which came from the farthest distance and brought the most pupils and that was Miss Blanche Phenicie, who brought the entire room.

Stanwood: Miss Rhoda Wiley's school closed for the Christmas vacation last Friday with a program and Christmas tree.

Hoge: A very pleasant surprise party was held on Miss Ruth Mackey Saturday evening at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Mackey, the occasion being Ruth's 15th birthday. She received many beautiful gifts.

100 years ago: Jan. 5, 1905

Death: Risa L. Titus was born Feb. 17, 1817 in Onondaga, N.Y., and died Dec. 27th, 1904. She was married to George Needham at Hampton, N.Y., Nov. 8, 1836. In 1863 the family moved to Illinois and in 1868 to Leavenworth County. She bore seven children, five survive her. One sleeps in Ohio and one in New York.

Whit Laming did not arrive at his home in England in time to see his father alive. Mr. Laming, the senior, died Saturday morning at his home in Spalding, and word of his death was received here the same morning by cablegram. Whit Laming landed in Liverpool Saturday afternoon. Whit Laming Sr. spent about 12 years of his life in and near Tonganoxie, and moved back to England about 10 years ago. He would have been 77 years old the 17th of this month. His death was caused by cancer and he had been sick but six or seven weeks.

J.F. Wilkes, a former broom maker of Tonganoxie, died in Kickapoo last week. The funeral was Sunday.

Funeral services were held over the remains of the 10-week-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Papenhausen last Friday by Rev. Ballard at the home on Stranger. This was the first death in a family of 10 children.

Mary E. Carr, wife of Dan Carr, died at her home four miles west last Sunday night of pneumonia and heart trouble. She was about 43 years old. The deceased leaves a husband and a boy and girl to mourn her loss.

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