Archive for Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Remember when: A community review

November 30, 2005

10 years ago: Nov. 15, 1995

Death: Lois K. Chambers, age 50, Basehor, died Nov. 8, 1995.

Florence O'Dower, an accomplished ceramics artist, is one of the many distinguished residents at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center.

In celebration of Genevieve Wendorff's 90th birthday on Nov. 22, her family is planning a reception Sunday, Nov. 19, 1995, from 2-4 p.m. at the Tonganoxie United Methodist Church.

An open house will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Wensel, in honor of Dean's 80th birthday, Saturday, Nov. 18, from 2-4 p.m.

Birth: Rex Allen Hancock is proud to announce the arrival of his new brother, Christopher David, who was born on Nov. 1, 1995. Their parents are Sean and Amy Hancock of Tonganoxie.

Springdale Scene: Wanda Parker spent a few days at the Dragoo home in El Dorado taking care of grandchildren Matthew, Erin and Garrett, as Cheryl and Mike were away for their 10th anniversary.

Landon Whitsitt, son of Tim and Nancy Whitsitt of Tonganoxie, is a member of the Sterling College Concert Choir. The Concert Choir is a 60-voice ensemble selected by audition.

From Aunt Norie's Sewing Room: A cute little saying sent in says, "If you don't have what you need, use what you got."

25 years ago: Nov. 12, 1980

John Evans has won the Century lll Leaders Scholarship competition at Tonganoxie High School, according to Kathy Walker, counselor. Mr. Evans triumphed in the local phase of the Century lll Leaders program, a scholarship competition that emphasizes the future concerns of America.

Birth: Calvin and Susan Quisenberry announce the birth of a son, Brian James, on Nov. 7, 1980.

Mrs. Nellie Winkelman, Linwood, will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open house hosted by her children and grandchildren this Sunday, Nov. 16, 2 to 4 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Winkelman in Linwood.

Mr. Dale Breshears reports that their trip to Walden, Colo., was a success and there is now elk in the locker.

We understand there was quite a conversation at the Green Lantern according to Mr. Ray Sutton about weather predictions from a persimmon seed. It seems that inside the seed when opened is either a knife design, a spoon, or fork design. If it's a knife, the winter will be dry and cold, if a spoon, it'll be wet and if a fork, the winter will be mild. Have you ever heard about that one? We hadn't. After opening several seeds, it seems all were spoons. That means it'll be WET and COLD this year. We shall see.

50 years ago: Dec. 1, 1955

Old Mill Burns At Tonganoxie: Huge Elevator Loss: (Sunday afternoon.) The old mill, between the concrete elevators to the east, and the frame buildings along Pleasant St. went up in a tremendous fire that rolled smoke and flaming embers over the southeast part of town.

Deaths: Mrs. Mamie Knight, 86, a resident of Basehor, died Friday morning; Ernest H. Treff, 78, a former resident of this area, credited with giving the name Victory Junction to the community south of Leavenworth, died Thursday. He was born on a farm in Wyandotte County at the junction of U.S. highway 73 and old US-40. His father, Fred Treff, had purchased the farmstead from the Indians.

Chauncey Angell, local fire chief, was in Kansas City Sunday visiting his son, Jack Angell, and family and missed the mill fire.

Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Johnson announce the birth of a son Nov. 24.

75 years ago: Nov. 6, 1930

Abram M. Dickenson, 84, pioneer resident of this community, for more than 55 years, died at his home six miles southwest of Tonganoxie, Sunday morning at seven o'clock, after a long illness. Mr. Dickenson was born in Salem County, N.J., Feb. 8, 1846, and died Nov. 2, 1930, at the age of 84 years, 8 months and 24 days. He lived in Salem County until 1864 when he enlisted in the Union army in the Civil War, and served until the end of the war. Afterwards he spent two years in his home county, and then came to Kansas.

Hoge Station: Quite a number from here attended Thomas Kelly's funeral at Hoge cemetery, Tuesday.

Stranger: The funeral of Miss Emma Eibes, which was held from St. James church in Kansas City, was attended by a number from this neighborhood.

Reno: Friends and relatives have received most unusually sad news of the death of Miss Lois Stout of Nashville, Tenn., on Friday. She was the granddaughter of the late C.J. Halsted, a pioneer settler and storekeeper at Reno some years ago.

Private services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Hazen were held Tuesday morning with burial at Maple Grove cemetery.

Friendship Valley: Our newest little Friendship Valley "citizen" has received the name of Dennis Herman. He is the week-old son of Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Bartimus.

100 years ago: Nov. 16, 1905

A new harness shop has been opened in the room with S.R. Helms. A curious coincidence is that the new harness maker's name is Sadler.

County Truant Officer T.N. Becky was in town the early part of the week.

There was born unto Mr. and Mrs. Wes Jarrett a fine boy, Sunday. The mother and child are both getting along nicely.

A ribbon social will be given at the Pleasant Prairie school house, Friday evening. Nov. 24. The invitation to attend is open to all.

Hoge: There will be a Shadow Social at the Mayginnes school house next Wednesday evening.

By the use of kites at Fort Leavenworth the signal corps has demonstrated that the upper air is full of wireless messages hovering around and looking for some convenient place to light.

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