Archive for Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Remember when: A community review

July 20, 2005

10 years ago: July 5, 1995

(Picture) Brian Riley, Reno, with his son, Ben, will display and operate a 1920 Russell steam threshing machine at the McLouth Steam Engine Show to be held Aug. 4-6, 1995, in McLouth.

Deaths: Raymond Max Baumgart Jr., 30, Oskaloosa, died June 30. Edna G. Klinkenberg, 92, died July 1. George Stiglmire, Leavenworth, died June 26, 1995, at the age of 89.

(Picture) The new uniforms for the Tonganoxie High School Band have arrived. The school board gave Project Pride, the group raising the money for the uniforms, $9,900 to help pay for the uniforms, but an additional $1,500 must still be raised to pay for the remaining uniforms.

Thomas Wiles, son of Ted and Kim Wiles, drives his father's combine through the family wheat fields. The Wiles were taking advantage of the recent good weather to get their field work done. (Picture.)

Births: Craig and Angela Jamison of Warsaw, Mo., announce the birth of a son, Bailey Alexander Jamison, on June 22. Kenny and Jennifer Ketchum, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a daughter, Haley Lynn, on June 23. Richard and Taresa Walbridge, McLouth, announce the birth of a daughter, Hanna Gail, June 29, 1995.

25 years ago: July 2, 1980

Dennis L. Roberts, Tonganoxie, a truck driver for Santa Fe Trails Transportation Co. of Kansas City, Kan., for the last 11 years, won the Rookie of the Year Award at the 1980 Kansas Truck Rodeo in Salina, on June 28. Roberts also took third place in the three-axle van class at the competition. In his 13 years as a professional truck driver, Roberts has driven over 800,000 accident free miles. This was Roberts' first rodeo, and he won the Rookie Award over 16 other rookies.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Steven Hughes announce the birth of a son, Scott Steven, June 27. Mr. and Mrs. Doug Hawley of Carbuibo, Maine, announce the birth of a son, James Bryan, June 25, 1980. Mr. and Mrs. Greg Putthoff of Overland Park, announce the birth of a son, Nicklaus Ryan on June 15, 1980.

Death: Mrs. Cleo C. Clevenger, 61, Tonganoxie, passed away June 24, 1980.

(Picture) Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Cavaner of Leavenworth, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 13th with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the St. Paul Episcopal Church Hall in Leavenworth.

Springdale News: In a letter that we had from Ray and Doris Willis they reported the death of Gelene Stonack-Grafe. She suffered a stroke.

50 years ago: July 21, 1955

Daryl Meredith won 15 ribbons at the Heart of America Gladioli show, and Louis Leimkuhler, competing for the first time, won one first and a grand champion ribbon.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Edward Klamm of Basehor, announce the birth of a daughter, Barbara Lee, July 9, 1955.

Deaths: Santford Wes Dalton, a brother of Mrs. Ida McAlexander of Tonganoxie, died Monday at his home in Kansas City, Kan., at the age of 64. Carl A. Emerson of Kansas City, Mo., brother of G.A. Emerson of Tonganoxie, passed away Monday morning. George Goble, 74, well-known fruit farmer of Wallula, died Thursday evening on his way to visit his brother W.F. Goble.

The Ferry New-J.W. Evans wedding at a rural home Sunday evening near Jarbalo, was a pretty sight, and a lot of those present had seen nothing quite like it for a long time.

The third set of Bartlett twins and the total of 15 children of Mr. and Mrs. Verne C. Bartlett, of near McLouth, is attracting national TV attention if they can persuade the parents to take off with that many progeny.

75 years ago: June 26, 1930

Death of Mrs. Mahalie Hamil, DIED SATURDAY AT NOON: Mrs. J.D. Hamil, whose maiden name was Mahalie Frances Rice, and a resident of Tonganoxie since 1907, died Saturday noon at her home on South Pleasant St., in Tonganoxie, following an illness of about a year's duration. She was 74 years of age. Members of the Lester D. Hamil post acted as pallbearers, out of respect to the fact Mrs. Hamil's son, Lester, was killed in the World War, and the local post was named in his honor.

The Davis family have purchased two cars this week. Mr. Davis, a Nash, and Leta, a Chevrolet.

Interest has been renewed in the state lake development northeast of Tonganoxie with the news that the preliminary survey has been practically completed. The state fish and game commission has completed the purchase of the entire tract -- 506 acres, the sixth of a series of state parks being established thruout the state by this commission. The boundaries of the tract have been marked and the topographic survey made.

Boling: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Seifert announce the birth of a daughter at their home Wednesday morning, June 25, to whom they have given the name of Maxine Ruth.

100 years ago: July 6, 1905

Frank Lawrence Dead: A strong constitution could not save Frank Lawrence from the disease which had fastened only too securely upon him and he passed away shortly before 11 o'clock last Thursday evening, the next day after the operation was performed upon him. Francis Marion Lawrence was in his 53rd year.

Stanwood: The infant son of Oscar Tingle had a severe attack of congestion of the brain one day last week.

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