Archive for Monday, November 21, 2005

Remember When: A community review

November 21, 2005

10 years ago: Nov. 8, 1995

Springdale Scene: Linda and Danny Schwinn, Randy and Ricky entertained with dinner Sunday for Julie Zule's 22nd birthday.

Death: Gilbert Eugene Haring, 95, Tonganoxie, died Nov. 6, 1995.

Birth: Kevin and Ellen Harker, Palatine, Ill., announce the birth of a son, Noah James, on Nov. 2, 1995.

Marine Pvt. Justin B. Millsap, son of Kenneth L. and Kathleen A. Millsap, Tonganoxie, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.

Michael Brock, a Tonganoxie area resident, raced to a seventh-place ranking among 5- to 6-year-old Kansas boys in the 1994-95 Coco-Cola Jr. NASTAR (National Standard Race) ski race series. Brock is in second grade and has been skiing for two years.

Darryl Brazill became an officer after 22 years in the military. Brazill , 41, Tonganoxie, was promoted to second lieutenant Nov. 2 in ceremonies in Topeka. With over five years in the Kansas Army National Guard, Brazill was serving as a staff sergeant at the Kansas Regional Training Center in Salina. She is a registered nurse and will transfer to the health and dental unit of Headquarters State Area Command (STARC), Topeka, where she will continue providing medical care to soldiers.

25 years ago: Nov. 5, 1980

Halloween Parade: The Kiwanis Club of Tonganoxie sponsored its annual Halloween parade Friday evening. Around 200 children gathered at the City Hall and walked down Fourth Street to the Grade School Gymnasium. (Grand-prize winners, pictured, were "Little Kettle of Fun," Kristin and Brandon Walker.)

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Allen Korb announce the birth of a son, Brian Joseph, on Sept. 26. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Pape announce the birth of a son, Lucas Glen, on Oct. 28. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry A. Pruitt of Atoka, Tenn., announce the birth of a son, Joseph Michael, on Oct. 28. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Keithline, Fort Morgan, Colo., announce the birth of a baby girl, Sarina on Oct. 21.

Deaths: Mrs. Mary Louise Willits, RR 2, McLouth, passed away Nov. 3, 1980, at the age of 62. Walter A. Schlup, 86, Allen, Kansas, died Oct. 29, 1980.

Jarbalo Jottings: Rocky and Allena Elliott are the parents of a son born Oct. 27. They have named him Rocky Gene Elliott Jr.

A birthday party was held Wednesday for Mrs. Mabel Peters, who was celebrating her 86th on Thursday.

Students in the Tonganoxie Middle School have qualified as the state champions in the Presidential Physical Fitness Award program for the second year in a row. The students who qualified were sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders during the 1979-80 school year. They received a certificate signed by Jimmy Carter and both a presidential physical fitness emblem and a state champion emblem during an assembly at school on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

50 years ago: Nov. 24, 1955

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Denholm announce the birth of a daughter on Nov. 20, 1955. They have given her the name Carol Jo. (Carol Jo was born on her mother's birthday, Nov. 20.)

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. John Mathia were hosts to a family dinner at their home Nov. 13. The occasion being a celebration for all those who had birthdays in November. The honored guests were: John, Laverda and Jerry Mathia and Mrs. Mathia's two brothers Dale and Melvin Coffman.

The new super-duper Ratliff Drug Store is about the slickest thing this town has seen in a long time. The interior compares favorably with any city drug store you'll find.

Death: Mrs. Mabel E. Trackwell, 56, wife of Forrest V. Trackwell, former resident of Jarbalo, died at Seattle on Nov. 19.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Knapp of RR 2, Easton, announce the birth of a son, Mark David, Nov. 5, 1955.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Sam S. Haas, USN, announce the birth of a son, born Nov. 17, in New London, Conn. They have given him the name Gary Dee.

75 years ago: Oct. 30, 1930

Lois Stout, age 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Stout of Junction City, passed away in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, Oct. 24, from a brief illness of typhoid fever. Miss Stout was in attendance at Ward Belmont College from which she graduated in voice last spring, and was completing her musical course this year.

The Congregational Church homecoming reunion will be held Sunday, Nov. 2. The church was organized Sept. 23, 1868, by Rev. H.E. Woodcock. H.V. Needham was superintendent of the Sunday school in 1874, and served for 25 years.

Thomas A. Kelly, 55, east of Tonganoxie on the Bonner Springs route, passed away at his home at 5:30 o'clock Sunday morning, having been in poor health for several years. Mr. Kelly is a well-known farmer having lived in this community for many years.

Harry, Marvin and Leo Gallagher returned from a 3,200-mile trip through New Mexico last Thursday. They were guests of their aunt, Mrs. Ida Gallagher at Clovis, N.M., who runs a large ranch. The boys planned to visit Old Mexico, but muddy roads made this part of the trip impossible.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Terrell Damron a son, to whom they have given the name of Terrell Dean. Mrs. Damron was formerly Miss Mary Whitaker.

Friendship Valley: A fine nine and one-half pound boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Bartimus, Sunday.

Tonga, Route 4: The funeral of Miss Emma Eibes was held at the St. James Church, Kansas City, Mo., last Thursday and interment was at the Hoge cemetery. Miss Emma Eibes was the sister of Ed Eibes.

100 years ago: Nov. 9, 1905

Little Mildred Eliza Smith, the daughter of Lee Smith, son-in-law of Henry Baker, died at Hoge, Tuesday, Oct. 31, of stomach trouble. She was 8 years old. The funeral took place Thursday at the home and the remains were laid to rest in the Summit cemetery. Rev. January officiated.

George Elston received word Saturday that his pension had been increased from $24 to $30 per month.

Mrs. H.A. Holmes lost a feather boa between Freeman's and Tonganoxie Tuesday morning. Finder will please return.

The Euterpian Club, consisting of about 20 young ladies, entertained their friends at Laming's hall last Friday evening. The hall never before presented so charming an appearance. From the chandelier in the center of the room to the four corners were suspended draperies of pink and white bunting, while all around the spacious walls were festooned bunches of evergreen and bittersweet. The evening was spent in dancing and cards, and during an intermission ice cream and assorted cakes were served. A number of out-of-town guests were present.

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