Archive for Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Remember when: A community review

March 23, 2005

10 years ago: March 8, 1995

(Picture) Recently several members of the Tonganoxie community, including Rev. Dave Petersen, returned from a trip to Israel and a visit to the Holy Land. In addition to Petersen, the group included his wife, Marilyn, Betty Grey, Mildred McMillian and Marilyn Kay Parsons.

Mrs. Goldie Cross was honored Sunday at the Florence Riford Center for her 85th birthday.

Rex Wallis has been named foundry foreman at the Griffin Wheel Company's Kansas City plant, it was announced by Eldon R. McDonald, plant manager. Griffin Wheel is a division of AMSTED Industries.

Deaths: Norma Marie (Hudgens) Flanagan, age 70, Lenexa, died Feb. 28, 1995. Marion Seaborn Ball, Tonganoxie, died March 7, 1995. Mr. Ball was born Oct. 25, 1926, in Henderson County, N.C. George Almond Koller, 92, Tonganoxie, died March 6, 1995.

Eric P. Jones, Lenexa, recently completed locomotive engineering school. He is employed as an engineer with Santa Fe railroad. Eric is the son of Wayne and Pauline Jones, Tonganoxie.

(Picture) Elizabeth Hammons prepares to board the new van at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center. Mrs. Hammons was heading out for a visit home.

25 years ago: March 5, 1980

Emery Feed Store officially changed hands last Saturday when Bill and Lois Emery retired after 20 years of ownership. The new owner is Gene Malone Jr. of rural Linwood and the new manager is Don Heim of rural Leavenworth. The Emerys went into the feed business in July 1960 after Mr. Emery had worked several years prior at the Tonganoxie Elevator. A son, Martin, joined the business after graduating from high school in 1968. (Picture)

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Mike Baker of Basehor, announce the birth of a son, Andrew Joseph, on Feb. 12, 1980. Mr. and Mrs. Steven Sturgeon announce the birth of a daughter, Katherine Nicole, on Feb. 20, 1980.

Deaths: Ellen Boyle, 96, Win-chester, died Friday. She was the youngest of 10 children of a pioneer family that moved to Kansas in 1860. Mrs. Naomi Fern Shaw, Ridgedale, Missouri, passed away Feb. 29, 1980, age 75 years. Mr. and Mrs. Shaw operated the Tonganoxie elevator for many years, then moved to Lawrence.

McLouth News: Mrs. Hazel Brittain received word of the death Feb. 27th of her sister, Grace Shephard, Crane, Texas.

50 years ago: March 24, 1955

Death: Mrs. Pearl Kiester, Rt. 3, Leavenworth, passed away March 22, 1955. She was born Oct. 18, 1886, in the Jarbalo vicinity, a daughter of Michael and Jennie McMillin Kissinger.

Max Mountain of Oskaloosa was nominated for mayor while he was out of town. He stopped that when he got back by withdrawing.

Mr. and Mrs. William Denholm and Barbara entertained with a dinner Sunday honoring the birthdays of Harold and Linda Denholm and Jean Vining.

Mrs. Elsie Sillin of St. Louis came to spend the day with her father, W.N. Campbell on his 81st birthday.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. George Klinkenberg Jr. announce the birth of a son.

The New York play, "Bus Stop" was supposed to be located 30 miles west of Kansas City, but we don't think "Grace's Highway Diner" was around Tonganoxie. Just writer's imagination. (Stranger Valley Echoes, A Little Bit About Everything.)

Parental Study Club was honored last week to learn that one of its members, Mrs. W.H. Freienmuth had won first place in the district through a contest sponsored by the State Federation of Women's Clubs. Any member was eligible to enter a paper on "Why I Cherish Antiques" or "Why Collect Antiques." Mrs. Freienmuth chose the first topic for her entry.

75 years ago: Feb. 27, 1930

Another name was added to the lengthening list of deaths on Highway 40 between Tonganoxie and Kansas City, when Miss Mildred Robertson, daughter of Mrs. Claire Robertson of Tonganoxie, was killed instantly, when the car in which she was riding with three other young folks, overturned near the Ed Eibes farm, east of Tonganoxie. (Miss Robertson was a junior in Tonga High.)

Sudden Death Of Ed Carver; Heart Disease is Fatal; Aged Resident Had Lived Here Since Close of Civil War In 1864, Or Sixty-Six Years: Ed Carver, well-known resident of the Tonganoxie vicinity for many years, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Agnes M. Cox, in Tonganoxie about six o'clock Sunday evening. He was seventy-seven years of age, and had been around as well as ever, until his sudden illness.

The dining room and reception rooms at the Myers Hotel have been completely redecorated during the past two weeks, and the hotel now presents an attractive, cheerful appearance.

Reno: Mr. Heller of Jarbalo tuned pianos in this vicinity on Saturday.

Noticed these new fangled dresses the women are starting to wear now-a-days? We mean the kind that look like the rats had got hold of them and chewed the lower edges. Every time we see a woman garbed thusly we worry ourselves sick for fear she is losing something. (Linotype operator: Every time we see a man go down the street wearing a pair of those spats it looks like he is also losing something.) Valley Falls Vindicator.

100 years ago: March 9, 1905

A millinery store will soon be opened in Linwood.

Linwood: The new city jail has not yet had an occupant. Some nights ago two tramps applied for lodging and slept in the comfortable bed provided by the city.

An eight-pound boy took up his abode with Section Foreman McAlister February 23rd.

At the Pony Creek schoolhouse tomorrow (Friday) evening. Fred and Elsie Needham will furnish special music.

The new barber shop to be run by Leslie McKeehen and Ray Ridgway received its fixtures this week. The outfit is a fine one, all in old oak finish.

Iowa has a young woman who says she can feed a man properly on 9 cents a day. Is she married?

A Spokane woman has secured a divorce from her husband because he insists on squandering his earnings trying to invent a flying machine instead of buying the necessities of life for his family. That woman has a level head.

The Library now has twenty different magazines on its table.

Classes in the primary room at school will be re-organized, Monday, March 13. All children intending to enter the beginner's class should be started at that time. No beginners will be enrolled after that date. F.A. Brockett, Prin.

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