Archive for Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Remember when: A community review

July 13, 2005

10 years ago: June 28, 1995

Deaths: Malissa Cynthia Blythe, 89, McLouth, died June 23, 1995. Allie B. Davis, 95, Tonganoxie, died June 14, 1995.

A 1952 graduate of Tonganoxie High School returns home to visit in between trips to the Far East. Earl Matthews, who was featured in a story in the 1952 yearbook, has had a lifelong interest in the Orient, and has made three trips to China and Japan. Matthews now lives in Boston, where he creates art in a variety of mediums, including oil, pen and ink and water color. While traveling in the Orient, he often trades one of his paintings for those of his artistic contemporaries of Chinese persuasion. (Earl Matthews was pictured with his son, Charles, who is also an artist.)

The most unique event planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II will have a significant impact on veterans in your community. Freedom Flight America, an aerial armada of hundreds of World War II era Allied aircraft flying from California to New York from July 28 through Aug. 14, 1995, will honor all veterans and civilian workers who have served our country.

25 years ago: June 25, 1980

Bret Evans placed fourth in the 800-meter run in the State Junior Olympics, last Saturday in Wichita. He will compete this Saturday against the Region 8 Missouri and Kansas state champs at Shawnee Mission South.

Deaths: Cleve Bosley Vaughan Sr., 80, of San Francisco, formerly of Kansas City and Lawrence, died Friday. Mrs. Frances Edith Davis, 59, Lawrence, died June 21, 1980. Carlos William Evans, 82, Overland Park, died June 20, 1980.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith announce the birth of a daughter, Lora Marie on June 20, 1980.

Linwood News: Mr. and Mrs. John Mathia hosted a family birthday dinner June 15 to honor Mrs. Mathia's mother, Mrs. Ivareen Coffman, Lawrence, on her 72nd birthday.

An old-fashioned charivari was held in Tonganoxie Friday evening. Who? Mr. and Mrs. Dale McBroom, newlyweds, were the victims and the bunch who came to charivari them were from the Stanwood community. These used to take place quite often in years past. Understand they wheeled the bride around the block near Dale's parents, and partially up Fourth street. After this refreshments were served by the couple. Sorta reviving some of past experiences. (From Happenings In And Around Tonganoxie, by Helen Schilling.)

50 years ago: July 14, 1955

Death: John Benjamin Winslow, 79, died Friday at his home in Tonganoxie.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Law-rence C. Stoneking are the parents of a son, born July 13, 1955.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Leimkuhler, Rt. 2, entered gladioli in the Heart of America Show at Mission, Sunday, and won four blue, two red and three white ribbons.

Mrs. Irene DeLude has her left hand wrapped up because it got caught in an electric wringer one day last week.

The old Tonganoxie grade school building is being torn down. An enlarged high school gymnasium and auditorium is under construction. That part of town looks like Udall.

Air conditioning has been installed in the Almeda Beauty Shop.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Bridges of Baltimore, Md., announce the birth of a daughter, July 13, 1955.

(Ad.) FOR SALE: Used bricks from the old grade school, only 1c ea. Contact man tearing down bldg. but pay Bill Stephenson, school clerk or Dale Thompson.

75 years ago: June 19, 1930

The privilege of celebrating one's 56th wedding anniversary is a rare occurrence, but this pleasure was experienced last Thursday by Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Peterson, when several of their children and their families joined them in celebrating the event.

Mr. and Mrs. Newt Bateson of Lawrence, came to Tonganoxie Sunday and took her mother, Mrs. Katie Cook to Leavenworth where they visited Mr. and Mrs. Alex Zielinski and heard the state penitentiary band concert in the afternoon.

Fred Papenhausen brought the Mirror family a head of homegrown cabbage Tuesday, said he cut a head Sunday that weighed 6 3/4 pounds. He planted 120 plants in March, and having such cabbage at this time of year is distinctly unusual. He got a start of these frost-proof cabbage plants from his grandson, John Hartman of Independence, Mo., who paid $10 for a pound of the seed.

The easy thing to do is to follow events, do easy things, take lines of least resistance. But the great men of history were those who stood out boldly for things believed, and sometimes "bucked the wind."

100 years ago: June 29, 1905

Joseph Nichols, a resident of Tonganoxie since 1870, died last Friday, following an operation, at the age of 68 years.

Dan Stokes and Frank Tibbels ran down and captured a young coyote last Friday in the harvest field of Bent Groh on the Hubbel farm seven miles east. F.O. Wells inherited the wolf and now has possession of the same. Later: Like many ungrateful sons that coyote concluded to shift for itself and lit out between two days.

A gang of gypsies "did" the town Friday. What possesses men to part with their coin to get a hand clasp from a dirty gypsy female?

Calico derives its name from Calicut, a city of India, whence it first came.

Mrs. Mollie Myers and Mrs. J.W. Ratliff were Lawrence visitors Tuesday.

The Creamery trust now agrees to pay as high prices in Jefferson County as the Tonganoxie Creamery pays. At other places it agrees to pay 16 cents.

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