Archive for Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Remember when: A community review

November 16, 2005

10 years ago: Nov. 1, 1995

Paulet Herron makes Halloween a special event each year by carving unique faces and shapes in jack-o-lanterns. Trick or treaters, and their parents, make their way to the Herron household each year to see the many decorated pumpkins.

Helen Schilling, who began work with the Suburban Telephone Company in 1931, recently held a reunion party for her fellow operators at her home. (In the article, it states the First State Bank covers the ground where the girls worked. Attending the reunion were Helen, Nellie Bretz, Lillian Seymour, Etta Katherine Elston, Maxine Laming and Betty George.)

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Schubert: A 50th wedding anniversary service will be held at the Edswardsville Christian Church on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 1:30 p.m.

Springdale Scene: Lots of Floyd Lawrence's many friends and relatives, here and away, came to Springdale Friends Church Sunday to help him celebrate his 90th birthday. The occasion was hosted by his son, Gene and wife, Barbara, and family.

Deaths: Frank S. Harbaugh, 86, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 25, 1995. Robert "Bob" Dale Bohanon, 58, Kansas City, passed away Oct. 25, 1995. Edna Margaret Roffino, 84, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 29, 1995.

25 years ago: Oct. 29, 1980

Two Crash Fatalities: Doretta Ann Dodd, a 23-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman and her 8-month-old daughter died as a result of a head-on collision about 11 p.m. Tuesday on South 55th near Key Lane in Kansas City, Kan. Mrs. Dodd was born in Lawrence and lived in Tonganoxie before moving to Kansas City 12 years ago.

James W. Seaver, Olathe, died Monday following a three-year illness. Joseph Anthony Calovich, Kansas City, Kan., passed away Oct. 24, 1980, at the age of 37.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hagenbuch Jr., RR 3, Lawrence, were recently presented the Leavenworth County Extension Council's "Appreciation Award," by Garry Eberth, Basehor, the council's executive board chairman. Mr. and Mrs. Hagenbuch have been actively involved in extension work, Angus affairs, church activities and community affairs.

Seaman apprentice David E. Ruff has just spent three months in the North Atlantic. David is on the USS Savannah. He joined the Navy last February.

The O-Keet-Sha Trail Conservation Committee sponsored a 10 Km run on Sunday, Oct. 26, for the development of public recreation trails in Kansas. The course included about a half-mile mowed cross-country and 1 mile of gravel.

50 years ago: Nov. 17, 1955

Deaths: A fatal accident occurred on 24-40 near Six Corners Wednesday morning, when Wm. H. Arnold Jr. of Kansas City, Kan., was killed, when his car skidded on the curve. Mrs. M. Isabelle Kemler, 84, Basehor, died Friday. Merl Kercheval, 63, DeSoto, died Saturday. Lillian A. Warner, Lyndon, passed away Nov. 9, 1955. Nathan Osborn, McLouth, age 85 years, 6 months and 29 days, died Nov. 12, 1955. Theodore Charles Meinke, 91, Linwood, died Thursday. Leon William Trowbridge, Basehor, passed away Nov. 14, 1955, at the age of 31 years.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Robertson announce the birth of a daughter, Nov. 10, 1955.

Linwood: Funeral services for Emmet E. Culp, 69, DeSoto, were held Monday. Mr. Culp died Saturday.

Cecil Sams, 41, was killed in the collision of his pickup truck and a freight train at a crossing southwest of Bonner Springs.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Waln of Pomona, Kansas, announce the birth of a daughter, Nov. 6, 1955, named Geneva Lea. Mrs. Waln was formerly Elsie Higginbotham.

L.W. Leimkuhler had hunter's bullets hit around him while shucking corn last week northeast of Tonganoxie. It's a shame hunters don't exercise more caution.

75 years ago: Oct. 23, 1930

Friendship Valley: Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cronemeyer and baby Jack, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Stoldt were in Lawrence visiting Thursday.

Mrs. Ray Throop, who lived three and one-half miles north of Tonganoxie, passed away Monday morning at 8:15 a.m. She had been in ill health for a good many years, but never gave up. Mrs. Throop was born at Springdale, Feb. 5, 1890. She was a wonderful wife and mother, finding her heart's desire in making a good home.

Hoge News: Mr. Alford Jones has been quite sick with gallstones.

Pleasant Valley: Mr. and Mrs. Heywood received word from New Jersey Friday of the arrival of a girl at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Baker, whom they have given the name of Doris Ann.

Mound: Arch Vestal is going to shuck corn at the corn husking contest at Jarbalo, Saturday.

100 years ago: Nov. 2, 1905<.b>

Obituary: In memory of Mrs. Lucretia Ann Mintier, wife of R.J. Mintier, who died at her home at Mount Olivet Oct. 20, 1905, of disease of the liver, after a week of the most intense suffering. The deceased was born in Youngs-town, Ohio, Jan. 23, 1833, and came to Kansas in 1859.

Albert Rose, 16 years old, and living with his folks three and a half miles northwest of Jarbalo, lost his life in a most pathetic manner last Friday about noon. (Mr. Rose had received a slight dog bite five or six weeks before his death. The dog had acted strangely and had been tied up, when it died a few days later.) Mr. Rose became very ill on Thursday evening. It was thought he died of hydrophobia.

Mildred, the 8-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Smith, living near Hoge, died Tuesday after a short illness with stomach trouble.

Dr. Coe reports the arrival of an 11-pound girl at Frank Trackwell's last week.

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