Archive for Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Remember when: A community review

July 27, 2005

10 years ago: July 12, 1995

Patricia Anton, of Patricia's Portraits, has just returned from Cedar Falls, Iowa, where she spent one intensive week of study under the direction of Don Blair, a nationally known teacher/educator of advanced professional photography.

Brandon New, Leavenworth, will exhibit Angus cattle at the 1995 National Junior Angus Show at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, July 18-22, 1995.

Deaths: Janice Wolfe Barry, 42, Overland Park, (formerly of Tonganoxie) died July 10, in an airplane crash in Hot Springs, Ark. Delores V. Finlayson, 68, Kansas City, died July 2. Jennie Heyl, 97, Lawrence, died July 6. Mildred M. Petrie, 85, McLouth, died July 4. Anna W. Ronnebaum, 83, Seneca, died July 3. Billie C. Stone, 66, Atchison, died June 25. Michele Diane Sumner, 26, Phoenix, Arizona, formerly of Tonganoxie, died July 10, 1995.

Birth: Rob and Gail Kiefer of Eudora, announce the birth of a daughter, Baylie Kristine, July 2, 1995.

Jarbalo Jottings: Orus "Wayne" Robuck, 56, of Lake Lotawana, Mo., died June 29. He was a former teacher at Jarbalo High School.

The display case at the Tonganoxie Library shows a collection of cats belonging to Mrs. James (Janet) Turner. Their daughter Katie arranged the different articles and it is a very attractive display.

25 years ago: July 9, 1980

Death: Roger B. Daniels, age 19, was killed Monday, July 7, in a farm-related accident in Independence, Kan. He was born on Feb. 17, 1961, in Independence, to Robert D. and Karen Simmons Daniels. (Picture)

Death: Mrs. Donna Mae Shirk, Linwood, died July 5, 1980, at the age of 58 years.

Linwood News: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pettengill attended the Beaman family reunion June 19 at the Lawrence 4-H Building. A total of 30 members attended.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Wehner of Lawrence announce the birth of a daughter, Allison Brooke, on June 30, 1980. Marine Staff Sgt. and Mrs. Michael Miller of Quantico, Virginia, announce the birth of a son, William Joseph, on June 17, 1980. Mr. and Mrs. Ford Hall Jr., Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a daughter, Lindsay May, June 23, 1980.

Jarbalo Jottings: Jeff Ball stayed with his grandmother, Genevieve Lowe, last week, and this week Lisa Ball is staying with her. Genevieve received word of the death of Fred Waters of Washington, D.C. He died Friday and was 92 years old. He was the husband of Julia Murphy who grew up in this area.

Death: Mrs. Edith L. Peairs, of Overland Park, died July 4, 1980.

Word has been received of the death of Mr. Robert Kidd, Monterey Park, Calif., a former Tonganoxie resident.

Mr. John "Chip" Lenahan left Monday for Fort Madison, Iowa, where he will be employed with the communications department of the Santa Fe Railway Co.

50 years ago: July 28, 1955

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. James Sanders announce the birth of a son, Jay Edward, Monday, July 25, 1955.

Death: Mrs. Will Somers received a telegram Wednesday morning announcing the death of her youngest brother, R.W. Trackwell, of Longview, Wash., on July 26.

The Royal Theater, operated for seven years by Mr. and Mrs. Ray Handley, will close Saturday night. The Handleys have given the town a good theater, but too much TV and other competition.

Stranger Valley Echoes: Cliff Stratton, who in his younger days, made the trip from Manhattan to KC in a rowboat -- when his wife called him a stuffy-old-stay-at-home, and lacked zip -- replied: "I'm beginning to feel my corns more than my oats."

Linwood: The second polio shot will be given at the high school Thursday morning at 11.

75 years ago: July 3, 1930

Mr. and Mrs. James Johnstone of Williamstown were Tonganoxie visitors Wednesday morning. They brought their chickens over to sell.

Fall Leaf Items: Louis Koerner celebrated his birthday last Saturday. A surprise party was given in his honor in the evening. Games were played. Refreshments of ice cream and cake were served and at a late hour all left wishing Louie many more happy birthdays.

Hoge News: Grandpa Leimkuhler has returned home after a few days' visit with his daughter at Mound.

Tonga, Route 4: The Vestal Bros. had the misfortune Sunday of having their barn blown down. They live three miles east and a mile south of Tonganoxie. The wind Sunday was the strongest this community has known for years.

Mr. George Seufert Sr. received a telegram this morning informing him of the death of his brother, John Seufert, who lives in California. Death was due to blood poisoning.

There will be aeroplanes at the Farm Bureau-Grange celebration, July 4th, in which to take rides all during July 4th. People will be taken up for $2 per person.

100 years ago: July 13, 1905

Sam Haas, who is now farmer at the Kansas State Prison, was in town. He says his father, "Uncle Sammy" Haas died in Kansas City, Kan., June 7, lacking but a few days of 82 years of age. His death was unexpected. He left the breakfast table and took a seat on the porch. The folks heard a fall and when they went out found Mr. Haas was dead. For many years "Uncle Sammy" was a resident of this neighborhood. He was a soldier under Scott in the Mexican war, and later was in the union army in the war of the rebellion.

Miss Josephine Miller has a nine-month term of school at Hoxie, Kansas, at $50 per month.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bishop of Tonganoxie, are the happy parents of a boy baby born Wednesday. Mrs. M. F. Canfield is with her daughter, Mrs. Bishop. -- Lansing News.

Wesley Jarrett is on the sick list.

A scientist says that the vital processes of the body are carried on by chemical substances called "hormones." Presently we shall have hormones controlled by a trust and sold in bottles at all drug stores.

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