Remember when: A community review
10 years ago: April 19, 1995
Springdale Scene: Nora and Ed Thiel celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 10.
(Picture) Chief Adkins and his bicycle: The police are sponsoring a bicycle safety course on May 6, 1995. Bill Adkins does a good job of balancing his duties in his role as Tonganoxie police chief. Adkins, 41, was promoted to police chief in May 1994, after serving two years as a patrolman and three years as a sergeant.
The class of 1970 is proud to host the 60th annual Alumni Banquet on Saturday, May 13, 1995. This tradition, which began in 1935, will be held in the Tonganoxie High School gymnasium at 7 p.m. The class of 1945, celebrating 50 years, will be the honored guests.
Beginning April 23 and continuing through May 28, the paintings of Kansas City artist Mary A. Siler will be featured in The Gallery of Rural Art at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame. Her exhibition is entitled "Tranquil Yesterdays."
25 years ago: April 16, 1980
The Friends of the Library held their annual Silver Tea on Tuesday, April 15th, to coincide with National Library Week. Friends of the Library is a small, but active, group, whose activities this past year include: a purchase of folding chairs for the library; a contribution to the Community Theatre; presentation of a Christmas program for children featuring Rick Averill, with Seem-To-Be Players, from Lawrence; cleaned up Steve Murillo's studio before he came to Tonganoxie; held the annual Book and Bargin Sale in the Fall.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Low announce the birth of a son, Jack Lawrence, on Easter Sunday, April 6, 1980.
Mr. and Mrs. George McBroom will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Florence Riford Center. There will be an open house for the McBrooms and everyone is welcome.
Springdale News: Mrs. Floyd Lawrence received word Thursday of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Hattie Spray, at the Eudora Nursing Home.
Deaths: Danny B. Rafols Sr., Tonganoxie, age 86 years, passed away April 9, 1980. Mr. Elza Franklin Starcher, Tonganoxie, passed away April 11, 1980, at the age of 79 years. Clyde Edward Kemler, 66, Basehor, died Thursday.
Linwood News: Mr. and Mrs. Terry Elder, McPherson, Kansas, announce the birth of a son, Daniel John, born March 20, 1980.
50 years ago: May 5, 1955
Deaths: James Alferd Ellis was born Dec. 7, 1870, at Springdale and passed away April 24, 1955, at Tonganoxie, Kansas. The death of Andrew J. Cavaner, 90, of Empire, Oregon, has been reported to relatives here. Mr. Cavaner was born June 19, 1865, on a farm near Jarbalo.
Pupils of Miss Jacqueline Lenahan will present their annual variety show of 1955 May 13 at 8 p.m. at the Tonganoxie high school auditorium with Billie McGee as accompanist.
A Tonganoxie and a Leavenworth student are among more than 700 candidates for degrees from Kansas State College this spring. Byron Eugene Denholm, Tonganoxie, will receive a doctor of veterinary medicine degree. Harold John Burre, Leavenworth, will get a bachelor of science in agriculture degree.
Lloyd DeHoff received painful injuries Wednesday evening from being kicked in the mouth by a cow while trying to remove a piece of wire from her foot.
Stranger Valley Echoes; A Little Bit About Everything: With big league baseball nearby, there is competition with the usual fish stories. For example, the one about the ball player, in a cow pasture, who slid into what he thot was third base and had to go home and change clothes.
John Lyman McCaffrey received his discharge from the Air Force last week in Topeka, after serving four years.
Linwood: Mr. S.P. "Pat" Collins celebrated his 85th birthday Saturday.
75 years ago: April 10, 1930
Ramsaye In a Color Device: NOW COLOR IN COMEDIES: Former Tonga Resident Develops New Color System for Pathe Says The New York Sun; Terry Ramsaye, former Tonganoxie resident, has cut loose with a new development in movies, a color device which is being used by Pathe for development of two-reel comedies. (Mr. Raysaye's new color process, was called coloratura. The article stated, "Now development of color seems to be the next big change in movies, following the use of sound.")
Death: Will H. Tudhope, aged 41 years, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tudhope, one mile west of town last week Wednesday night after a lingering illness
Tonga, Route 4. Mrs. L. R. Vestal was called to Warrensburg, Mo., Monday by the death of her uncle. The funeral was Tuesday at that place.
Henry's Latest Peace Move: Henry Ford advances a plan to establish lasting world peace that ought to produce better results than his "Peace Ship" in 1915, when he planned to "get the boys out of the trenches by Christmas." Henry is offering to buy up all the battleships in the world and bet them up into flivers." Ex.
100 years ago: April 20, 1905
Died on the Train: The following taken from the Monterey (Mex.) News, relates to the death of the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Carter: Mary Merle, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Hurst, was buried this morning at 10 o'clock in the cemetery at Saucito. Little Merle was 7 years old. She had been extremely ill for two weeks with a severe affection of the heart and was under the care of Dr. Austin. The disease failed to yield to all remedies and the faithful efforts of her physician and many other kind friends, the doctor advised she be removed to a lower altitude hoping that such a change would be beneficial. (The child was too weak to endure the journey and passed away on the train.)
George W. Kincaid, a brother of Mrs. E.T. Johnston, of McLouth, died in Wallace, Idaho, April 5, of diabetes.
Vin Needham and Ray Pearson purchased camping outfits this week, and will leave in a few days for Oklahoma via wagon.
At the bazaar Tuesday, there was a fine large bow filled with sachet powder. It was made to wear for padding inside of a shirtwaist. Not knowing what it was, one of the local bachelors bid in the bloomin' thing at the auction in the evening.
Earl Strickland was in Turner the latter part of the week, to see his brother Frank who was bitten by a supposed mad dog. Mr. Strickland is Santa Fe agent at Turner and a strange dog rushed into the station and bit him. When a madstone was applied it would not adhere to the wound.
The Washington man who is building an airship as the result of a dream will probably wake up about the time he starts to fly. Philadelphia Telegraph.