Remember When: A Community Review
10 years ago: Oct. 18, 1995
In 1898, Mrs. S.J. McNaughton decided the books owned by the Tonganoxie Reading Club should be available to the other residents of the town. A shelf was placed in the Tonganoxie State Bank, and the first Tonganoxie library was born. Nearly 100 years later, a four-year-old modern library building celebrates National Library Month.
Boatwright Crowned Miss Kansas USA: Danielle Boatwright, 20, a 1993 graduate of Tonganoxie High School, won the crown and is preparing for the Miss USA pageant, which will be held on South Padre Island, Texas, on Feb. 2. The event will be televised nationally on CBS.
Births: Steve and Liz Irwin announce the birth of a son, Jonathan Michael, on Sept. 29. Mike and Glenda McCleary announce the birth of a son, Cory Michael, on Oct. 9, 1995.
Nancy Smith, who has been associated with the Journal World for more than 10 years, left the newspaper Oct. 1.
Larry Meadows, a VFW member and promoter of the new park, tells more than 250 in attendance at the ground-breaking ceremony what they will find in the park when completed.
After spending six years at a bookkeeping job, which originally was supposed to last for only a "little while," Jo Starcher has retired from her post at S &S Automotive. "I'd like to spend some time on some of my hobbies," said Starcher, "such as sewing and leather craft."
25 years ago: Oct. 15, 1980
Homecoming was observed at the Tonganoxie High School last Friday evening. John Evans and Lisa Turner reigned as King and Queen of homecoming.
Leonard and Frances Turner, Leavenworth, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at the Ramada Inn, Second and Delaware, Leavenworth, from 2 until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, 1980.
Bob DeHoff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert DeHoff, Rt. 1, Tonganoxie, won the Champion Beef Showmanship award at the Kansas Jr. Livestock Show held in Wichita, Kansas, Sept. 27-29. Out of 345 beef exhibits at the show, 39 were invited back for a showmanship contest. Those invited back from Leavenworth County were Bob and Tim DeHoff, Janine Hunt, and Mark Baker.
Linwood News: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Zimmerli and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hall, McLouth, drove to Claremore, Okla., Friday, Oct. 3. They enjoyed visiting the Will Rogers Memorial, which is one of the greatest attractions and foremost shrines in the nation today. It stands on the very site Will himself bought in 1911 as a place to build his retirement home. Three years after his fatal accident in Alaska, Mrs. Rogers donated this land to the state of Oklahoma. The state then erected this magnificent memorial to its favorite son. In the crypt below the tomb lies the body of Will, of Mrs. Rogers, and their infant son, Freddie.
50 years ago: Nov. 3, 1955
Pvt. James E. Snell, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Snell of Tonganoxie, recently took part in field training exercises held by the Fourth Infantry Division in Germany. He is a driver in Company H of the Division's 22nd Infantry Regiment.
Deaths: Comdr. Charles Raymond Harvey, U.S.N. Med. Corps, Ret'd., died Oct. 14, 1955, in the San Diego Naval Hospital. He was 53 years old. Mrs. Ethel Phoebe Leakey, 75, wife of Dr. Eustace P. Leakey, a retired Kansas City and Tonganoxie dentist, died Thursday after she suffered a stroke at her home. Rollie J. Laster, DeSoto, was born Sept. 28, 1900, at McLouth, and passed away Oct. 27, 1955, in Topeka, Kansas, at the age of 55 years, 29 days.
Mrs. Mabel Giles reports a large crowd to hear Foy Brown, ventriloquist, at Dafer school Friday night. Foy's dad, the late Charley Brown, was a ventriloquist and entertainer in the early days.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Cecil F. Weaver, Muscotah, Kansas, announce the birth of a daughter, to whom they have given the name Beverly Carol. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Vance of Pleasantville, N.J., announce the adoption of a daughter, Nancy Jo, born June 26, 1955.
75 years ago: Oct. 9, 1930
About Town: For every woman who makes a fool out of a man there is another woman who makes a man out of a fool. Winchester Star.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Jones, of near Linwood, announce the birth of a daughter, Monday morning, Oct. 5, to whom they have given the name, Jacqueline Ardelle.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Strickland of Denver, announce the birth of a son, Sept. 27, 1930. Mr. Strickland formerly owned and operated a dry goods store in Tonganoxie.
Jack Angell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Angell, received a cut above his knee, which required three stitches to close the wound Friday morning, while playing on the merry-go-round at school. Dr. Coe cared for the injury.
A large number of Tonganoxie people motored to Lawrence Sunday to view the giant Good Year zeppelins at the airport there.
Just-a-thinkin'. Five years ago we paid 18-20 cents for gasoline, no tax. This week we bought some for 17 cents, including the 3 cents state tax. The ideal way to reduce taxes is to find something else to tax, which we can buy cheaper after the tax is put on and included.
100 years ago: Oct. 19, 1905
The death of Miss Nina Lacy occurred at the Church Home Sanitarium, Denver, last Friday, where she had been about two months in the vain hope of recovering from her affliction -- consumption. Nina R. Lacy was born Aug. 17, 1860, in Rush County, Indiana. When about 12 years of age, she moved with her parents to Leavenworth County and has since then resided here. For almost 25 years she has been a teacher in this county, and has always given satisfaction.
Neely: W.W. Wise is traveling in the interest of the Continental Insurance Co. He spent part of this week in the vicinity of Springdale.
Sarah V. Pearson was born May 10, 1852, in Henry Co., Ind., and died Oct. 16, 1905, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Geo. Modlin, in Tonganoxie, after an illness of six weeks.
J.M. Metier, one of the old settlers of Leavenworth County, living on the former David White place was suddenly stricken with paralysis between seven and eight o'clock Tuesday morning and died about one o'clock that day. The interment will be in Eagle cemetery north of Neely.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Wilson, Sunday.
The entertainment given at Laming's hall, Thursday evening was quite a success. $18 was taken in. Miss Mamie Richardson and all those who took part in the concert deserve much credit for the way that they entertained the people.