Archive for Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Remember when: a community review

June 29, 2005

10 years ago: June 14, 1995

(Picture) Chad Gratton, Tonganoxie, demonstrates the technique of kettle corn popping in front of Lenahan Hardware during Tonganoxie Days.

Deaths: Floyd W. Ross, 89, Asbury, Missouri, died June 11, 1995. Leona M. Starcher, 78, Tonganoxie, died June 10, 1995. William W. "Dub" Wells, 55, Tonganoxie, died June 11, 1995. Charles "Eddie" Williams, 80, Basehor, died June 8, 1995. Jane Campbell, 58, Tonganoxie, died June 13, 1995.

Births: Sarah and Chris Papa, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a daughter, Karissa Marie Papa, on June 8, 1995. Mike and Amy Gibson of Kansas City are the parents of a new baby boy, Nevada James Gibson, born June 1, 1995.

Andrea N. Wiley, Tonganoxie, recently received a Slavic languages award from Kansas University.

Jarbalo Jottings: The Hat Lady, Mary Smith, Olathe, presented the program by having women model hats she had made and narrating about them, at the Afternoon Group of United Methodist Women brunch Friday morning.

25 years ago: June 11, 1980

Death: Services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday for Mrs. Barbara J. Bailey, 64, who died Saturday at her home in Prairie Village.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Folsom Jr. announce the birth of a son, Carl A. Folsom III. He was born May 29, 1980. Jon and Glenda Nelson announce the birth of a daughter, Erin Rhea, who arrived May 29, 1980, at Ponca City, Okla. Chief and Mrs. William Carman Jr., Orlando, Fla., announce the birth of a daughter, Amanda Renee, May 31, 1980.

John Fales, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fales Jr. celebrated his ninth birthday last Monday.

The Cook family reunion was held Sunday, June 8, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Nokes, with a covered-dish dinner.

Mrs. Anna Denholm and Aaron Haas, received word of their brother's death, Arnold Haas, of Tulsa, Okla.

McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Zachariah celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a reception at the United Methodist Church May 25. The event was hosted by their children. There was an unusual exhibit of five generations of family wedding dresses. The oldest 1881, the latest 1979.

Martha J. Knapp of Tonganoxie, has been named to the Dean's Honor Roll at Emporia State University for spring semester 1980.

50 years ago: June 30, 1955

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Earls announce the birth of a daughter, June 28, 1955.

The Weekly News Reel: The price of haircuts went up to $1.50 in Kansas City and are now $1 in Tonganoxie.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cook were married 44 years Tuesday, June 28.

Jarbalo: Combining of wheat is in full swing in this area and many outstanding yields have been reported.

Ed Richards reports 35 bushels per acre; Les Shoemaker, 43 bu.; Roy Sample, 40; W.B. Kiester, 51. A farmer in the Missouri bottoms near Leavenworth reports 70 bu.

Mrs. Grace Casteel has returned home after visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Miller of Lamar, Colo., and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Miller and family of Holly, Colo., which she hasn't seen for over 45 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard A. Lorrance and Fred Scheller will give an open house for their parents on their 25th wedding anniversary at the home of their parents. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Scheller, Sunday, July 3, 5 p.m. on.

75 years ago: June 5, 1930

Deaths: Two Old Time Residents Die. Sharp Funeral Today. Adam Sharp and Henry Wartzack Were Well Known Residents of Tonganoxie Vicinity. Two well-known old timers passed on this week to their final reward. They were Adam Sharp, age 81, and Henry Wartzack, age 64. Mr. Wartzack died Sunday evening, June 1, 1930. Mr. Sharp died Monday morning.

Moses Beatty, 85, died Sunday at his home in Kansas City, Kan. Born a slave, he was captured by Indians when 11 years old and taken to Kansas near Tonganoxie. After the Civil War, he remained at Tonganoxie until 1903, when he moved to Kansas City, Kan. Moses Beatty is distinctly remembered by old timers for the fervent prayers he offered up at the local Baptist church. In the summer sessions when the church windows were open, his eloquence was heard over a large section of town. Moses was the most active in the Baptist flock, and when the regular minister was absent it was no trick to him to fill the pulpit with vim and vigor.

Fall Leaf Items: Mr. and Mrs. E. Steven Navarro are the proud parents of a baby boy, born Monday morning, June 1, 1930.

Hoge Station: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Seymour are proud parents of a daughter.


100 years ago: June 15, 1905

Dr. Coe reports the arrival of a boy at Ed Knight's Saturday night and a girl at Elmer Wright's Sunday night.

A.D. Hamilton has started work on another large barn. It will face Fourth Street and will have a much larger driveway than the present barn.

The story is told that a Tonganoxie girl recently had some powdered charcoal for tooth cleaning purposes, near her powdering puff. When an admirer rang she was in the dark. She snatched up the puff, gave it a dab into the charcoal, passed it hastily over her face, went downstairs into the light, chatted gracefully with the young man for an hour and came back to light up and look into the glass. Her feelings may be imagined.

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