Archive for Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Remember when: A community review

May 18, 2005

10 years ago: May 3, 1995

Deaths: Dorothy N. Price, 65, Tonganoxie, died April 26, 1995. Ellen G. Wheeler, 78, formerly of Leavenworth, died April 30, 1995, at her home in Bradenton, Fla.

Births: Kathy and Steve Harrell announce the birth of a daughter, Mallory Elizabeth, April 20, 1995. Michael and Piper Wentz of Tonganoxie announce the birth of a daughter, Morgan Elizabeth, born April 24, 1995.

(Picture) Francis Lenahan may not have served in military duty during World War II, but he found his own way to contribute to the Allied forces by working at a bomber plant in Kansas City, Kan. Lenahan helped build B25's for the war. Lenahan worked at the plant from 1942-44. Lenahan made $1.25 an hour, which he said was pretty good money for those days.

(Picture) In honor of the 50th anniversary of the end of the second world war in Europe, Jean Neibarger recounted his experiences as an infantryman during the invasion of Normandy. Neibarger was on a boat in the English Channel for three days before the invasion took place. Then, on June 6, 1944, at 6:18 a.m. Neibarger was part of the third wave of troops that landed on Utah Beach. (Neibarger was seriously injured on June 12 and was shipped back to England, where he spent four or five months in the hospital before being sent back to the states on a hospital ship.) Fifty years after the event, Neibarger says he would still go to fight for his country if need be.

25 years ago: April 30, 1980

(Picture) Michael Vestal was one of 24 honored at the fifth annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet held at George Meyn Center in Kansas City, Kan., Friday evening, April 25. This is hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Division IV, Mo-Ark District and Division IX, Kansas District of Kiwanis International.

Deaths: Mrs. Juanita C. Hand, Tonganoxie, passed away April 29, 1980, at the age of 80 years. Mrs. Emma Ruth Bogard, Linwood, passed away April 24, 1980. Charles F. Strong, 88, Eudora, died Saturday. Graveside services for Opal J. Harrell, 45, Kansas City, Mo., will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Fowler Cemetery, north of McLouth.

Mr. and Mrs. George McBroom will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary at the Florence Riford Center, Sunday, May the 4th, from 2 to 4.

(Picture) Miss Rita Irvin, age 17, daughter of Mrs. Dorothy Irvin of Tonganoxie, has been selected to be a finalist in the 1980 Miss Kansas National Teen-Ager Pageant to be held at Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kan., May 31, 1980.

50 years ago: May 19, 1955

The Weekly News Reel: Frances Vaughn of Bonner Springs says: If your neighbor keeps his TV or radio going to 2 a.m., call him at 4 a.m. and tell how much you enjoyed it.

Mr. and Mrs. Paris Pearson of Reno are celebrating 50 years of marriage this Sunday at their home. They were married May 17, 1905.

Deaths: Word was received this morning that Irvin Barton, St. Joseph, Mo., passed away this morning, May 19, after suffering a heart attack one morning this week. John Boillat, son of August and Mary Boillat, was born Jan. 7, 1875, in Illinois and departed this life May 12, 1955.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stephenson Jr. are the parents of a daughter, Sheri Lynn, born May 15, 1955. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Salmon announce the birth of a daughter Monday, May 16, 1955.

Open House was held at the home of Col. and Mrs. Harold M. Younger on Sunday, May 15th, in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary.

Jarbalo: School is out and Jarbalo, a little berg but very active when school is in session, is changing over night to a sleepy village and ailing residents can sit on their porches and doze without being molested by the commotion caused by teenagers who must be noisy in order to keep fit.

75 years ago: April 24, 1930

Henderson Carter, age 86, who lived south of Stranger Station, northeast of Tonganoxie, died Friday evening after an illness since last Christmas.

Funeral services for Carl Caldwell, a former resident of Tonganoxie, were held here Tuesday at the home of his aunt, Mrs. John Caldwell Sr. The deceased was 43 years of age.

Raymond Sharp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Sharp, won the rabbit, which has been on display in Cain's window the past two weeks. His number was 78.

Soon to be time for the Chief Tonga pool to open again. This is always a popular place in summer time.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Freeman announce the birth of a daughter, Monday, April 21.

The ToBuren Bakery is the first business house to get a new coat of paint this spring. This building is always kept in first class condition.

Linwood: Charles Breese, an old-time resident of this vicinity, died at the Masonic Home in Wichita Wednesday. The remains were taken to Lawrence Wednesday and buried in the Reno cemetery in the family lot.

Linwood: Mrs. Opal Taber was called to Lawrence Saturday by the death of little Bonnie Jean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Muzzy, who was struck by an automobile and instantly killed.

Boling: Alonzo Dempsey, teacher of the Faulkner school, entertained the pupils of his school with a weiner roast and ice cream was served after the weiners were enjoyed. Mr. Dempsey has decided to quit teaching and will enroll in his college work next fall.

Friday, April 25th, will be a day to be remembered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Cline Sr. on west Fourth St. in Tonganoxie, for at that time they will have passed the 59th year of wedded life

100 years ago: May 4, 1905

Martin H. Berry died at his home Thursday at 9:30 o'clock, after a short illness, of pneumonia, aged 77 years, 2 months and 24 days.

On April 25, a number of relatives took possession of the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. John Cline Sr., in honor of their 34th wedding anniversary and to speak of the surprise is putting it mildly. (The Clines were presented with a magnificent silver tea set and a carving set.)

W.L. McKeehen was bitten in the hand by a rat last Friday. The animal had been trapped and Mr. McKeehen in taking it out grabbed it by the tail.

George Ratliff reports the arrival of a boy at his home Monday.

With this issue the Mirror begins the 24th year of its publication.

Another son took up his abode at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Kirkpatrick Tuesday of last week.

The frame work of the Canning Factory is up and the building is being enclosed.

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