Archive for Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Remember when: A community review

March 16, 2005

10 years ago: March 1, 1995

(Picture) Brothers have fulfilled lifelong dream. Brothers Jim White and Calvin Quisenberry stand in front of the Cessna they fly as part of their training. Both brothers have always wanted to fly, and are currently seeking their pilot licenses.

Charles K. Douglas has been promoted in the U.S. Air Force to the rank of colonel. Douglas, a geo-political affairs director, is the son of Charles M. and Winifred Douglas of Quincy, Ill. His wife, Anita, is the daughter of Fred L. and Nadine Kenison, McLouth.

Deaths: Dorothy Dee Bennett, 82, Tonganoxie, died Feb. 26, 1995. Eleanor Helen Nussbaum, 75, Leavenworth, died Feb. 27, 1995.

(Picture) Kelly Qualls, Kim Qualls, Jennifer Rodgers and Ariel Somolik were among those having a great time at the Junior High Focus on Excellence trip at Snow Creek in Weston, Mo.

A local family has decided to make a change in their farming practices and has sold off some of their equipment. The Jeannin family, who have been raising crops and milk cows in this area for years, will now focus on the milking side of the business. Jeannin said the family has discontinued the two enterprises of row crops and raising hay. (Pictures.)

25 years ago: Feb. 27, 1980

Debbie Tice has been placed on the Dean's List of students at Manhattan Christian College in Manhattan, Kansas, for grades received during the fall semester of 1979. To be listed on the dean's list a student must have a grade-point average of 3.75 and over on a 4-point scale for a given semester. Debbie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merald Tice of Tonganoxie.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. David Clark announce the birth of a daughter, Jessica Dawn, on Feb. 18, 1980.

Reno News: Mr. and Mrs. Homer Disque celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday with an open house at their home.

Deaths: Mrs. Rena Belle Lukens died Feb. 3, 1980, at the Osborne hospital. Mrs. Lukens was born March 7, 1894, in Osborne County. Mrs. Hulda Elizabeth Parisa, 82, Bonner Springs, died Saturday. Mrs. Eva M. Mitchell, 81, Tonganoxie, passed away Feb. 20, 1980. Mrs. Bell Osborn, 95, Lawrence, died Feb. 2, 1980. Marshall B. Vollintine, a St. Joseph fireman, was killed early Sunday in a head-on collision in south St. Joseph. Marshall Jr. is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Vollintine of St. Joe, and the nephew of Mrs. Bea Bateson and Mrs. Stella Vollintine of Tonganoxie.

McLouth News: The birthdays of Cleo Linton and the 43rd anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Leland McPherson were honored. (At the Friendship Club of McLouth Senior Citizens meeting Feb. 18, 1980.)

Linwood News: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Pitts, Linwood, announce the birth of a daughter, Lisa Marie, born Feb. 15, 1980.

50 years ago: March 17, 1955

Deaths: Eugenia Kay Klinkenberg, 17-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Klinkenberg, Tonganoxie, passed away March 13, 1955. Robert Emmett Mansell Sr., Kansas City, Mo., died Tuesday at the age of 46. Roy Orman Brawner, Tonganoxie, passed away March 14, 1955, at the age of 63 years.

Birth: Lt. and Mrs. John R. McKone are the proud parents of a baby daughter born March 11, 1955. Her name is Catherine Yvonne.

Stranger Valley Echoes: Winston Churchill thinks the H-bombs are so destructive both sides may be afraid to use them. Self-preservation is a strong factor. No use throwing a boomerang if it is certain to fly back and hit you. Even communists understand that.

Janice Knox and Wanda Davis received their caps from the St. Luke's School of Nursing at St. Paul Cathedral, Friday, 8 p.m., March 11, 1955.

75 years ago: Feb. 20, 1930

Mrs. Verlena Meritt, wife of E.B. Meritt, police judge of Tonganoxie city, died Friday afternoon about three o'clock, at the home on Fifth Street. She became ill about two weeks ago, when double pneumonia developed. Mrs. Verlena Sonora Meritt was born at Waldron, Mo., Sept. 19, 1859, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Timberlake.

People driving on No. 30 will notice the new parsonage of the Friends church at Stanwood has been completed. Stanwood is getting to be quite a community. When 30 is paved, it will probably have a filling station, garage, etc., be a regular little town up there.

A truck, loaded with 50 cases of eggs, was blinded by lights near the Seufert farm, on No. 40, south of Tonga Sunday evening, got off the slab and turned over. Officers Quisenberry and Brety, went to the scene of the accident, said there was a bad case of scrambled eggs. The truck was driven by a Lawrence man.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Davidson entertained Sunday in honor of 72nd birthday anniversary of Clyde's father, John Davidson.

Basehor: The funeral of John Klamm was held in the Methodist church Thursday.

Linwood, Route 2: Lawrence Gable sprained his arm while cranking a Ford one day last week.

Hazel Ridge: The sentiment in favor of using sand and gravel to finish highway No. 30 is increasing. There was a time a few years ago when the folks living in this benefit district were in favor of hard surface, but not so now. Taxes are plenty high as it is.

100 years ago: March 2, 1905

Word was received here Tuesday, that Bernie Thayer, a nephew of C.W. Thayer, of the Reno neighborhood, had been killed Monday night in the electric light power house, where he was employed in Long Beach, Calif. The young man was about 24 years old. He had been raised in Mr. Thayer's family and left Reno three or four years ago.

The opera house was packed Sunday night at the Methodist meeting. The Friends and Congregationalists united in the service. A male quartet furnished fine music.

A new plate glass was put in the front of the store of E. B. Strickland & Son last week to replace the one perforated by a soldier early in the fall.

Ben Ross, an old resident of the Basehor neighborhood, died at ten o'clock Sunday night, at the age of 82 years. He leaves a widow. Funeral ceremonies were held Tuesday.

If you would be convinced that it pays to advertise insert an advertisement stating that you are rich and desire to wed; then hire a secretary to open the letters.

He planted firm his dainty feet upon the pavement slick with sleet, and then he planted hard his head upon the spot his feet had tread.

Hoge: Mr. and Mrs. John L. Orr were very pleasantly surprised Tuesday evening of last week, by their neighbors coming in with well filled baskets to celebrate the fifth anniversary of their marriage. Every-one present spent a very pleasant evening. Mr. and Mrs. Orr were presented with a handsome rocking chair.

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