Archive for Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Remember When

A community review

October 5, 2005

10 years ago: Sept. 20, 1995

Birth: Catherine and Don Patrick announce the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Ann, Sept. 13, 1995.

A local resident recently made himself a little bit richer with a Kansas lottery ticket. (Robert Heeter won $2,500 with his Sunflower Doubler scratch lottery ticket.)

In a move designed to give the citizens of Tonganoxie and its Veterans of Foreign Wars members a lasting park and monument, Larry Meadows has purchased the land formerly owned by Merle and Gracie Reusch. "This land will be made into a park," said Meadows. "I bought it, but I want the citizens of Tonganoxie to own the land. This will be a park for the entire community." Meadows hopes the citizens of Tonganoxie will donate the funds necessary to buy the park land and maintain it in a first-class manner.

A local artist recently was honored by being selected by the Greater Kansas City Art Association as artist of the month. Mary Waterman, Basehor, had her watercolor paintings selected by her peers and displayed at the gallery of Eva Reynolds as part of the yearly selection of Artist of the Year. (Picture)

Death: Sarah Elane Tresser, 21, Leavenworth, died Sept. 14, 1995.

Crew members of the USS H.T. Allen met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Beamer on May 27, in Kansas City. The APA ship 15-P-30 saw action in the Atlantic and Pacific during WW 11. The U.S.S. Allen took part in the November 1942 beach landing in Africa that transported Gen. George Patton and troops from Norfolk, Va.

25 years ago: Sept. 17, 1980

Mildred McMillon and daughter, Betty Gray of Bonner Springs, were recent guests of President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter at a picnic and barbecue at the White House. The old-fashioned Southern barbecue was designed as a sendoff for the President and First Lady to the Democratic National Convention to be held the following week in New York City.

Mrs. Dave Rollins and Debbie accompanied Mr. and Mrs. David Rollins and family, Omaha, Neb., to attend a family dinner in celebration of the 65th wedding anniversary of Mrs. Rollins' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Uttely at Coffeyville, Sunday, Sept. 7.

Springdale News: Mrs. Rosalie Guenther attended a birthday party Thursday for her grandson, Danny Skaggs, who was 17.

Deaths: Brenda Kay (Dotson) Ehart, 30, died Sept. 8, 1980, at her home in Reeds Spring, Mo.; Charles C. "C.C." Miller, Sr., 88, Kansas City, Kan., died Monday in a Bonner Springs nursing home.

Putthoff Family Reunion: About 350 people were in attendance of the Putthoff family reunion held Sunday at Lake Tacoma near Blue Springs, Mo.

Sandra "Sandy" Harman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Harman came home Wednesday after a two-year stay in Kenya.

Editorial Comments by W.N.: It appears in the census matter where many question the figures that Tonganoxie count of 1,780 was in fact a typographical error and should have been 2,780.

50 years ago: Oct. 6, 1955

H.A. Stoldt is 84 today (Thursday). His daughter, Violet Cronemeyer, had dinner for him.

Deaths: Perry Minton Ford, retired farmer, was born Aug. 17, 1871, at Tonganoxie, and was a lifelong resident of that community. He departed this world Sept. 30, 1955. John Edwin (Ed) Campbell, 71, died Friday at his home in Tonganoxie after suffering a heart attack.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Edward Billingsley announce the birth of a daughter, Oct. 3; Mr. and Mrs. Duane Vance of Pensacola, Fla., announce the birth of a baby girl on Sept. 22, 1955. They have given her the name Sheryl Ann.

Lady: "A big man like you might be better occupied than in cruelly catching poor little fish." Fisherman: "Could be, lady; but if this fish had kept his mouth shut he wouldn't be here."

75 years ago: Sept. 11, 1930

Dies in Fall From a Truck: One of the most unusual deaths this community has had in years, occurred Saturday afternoon, when Mrs. Ella Jane Carr, age 59, suffered internal injuries in a short fall from a truck on a hillside southwest of town. (Boards had been placed across the bed of the truck and Mrs. Carr and another lady fell off when the truck, which had stalled, started again with a lurch. The other lady was bruised somewhat, while Mrs. Carr's death was almost instant.)

About Town, With an Observing Reporter: The gentleman, flying about, like a hostess getting ready to entertain the ladies aid, is Foster Laming, manager of the Suburban Telephone Co., getting ready to switch over to the common battery phones in Tonganoxie.

V.L. Johnson, who is secretary of almost everything in Tonganoxie, has taken on a new chore. A high school band was organized Monday, with Mr. Johnson as director.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cain of Kansas City have adopted a baby boy, a month old, to whom they have given the name, John James, after the two grandfathers.

Fall Leaf Items: Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Roberts are the proud parents of an eight-pound girl, born last week. Doris Marie is the name given the little girl that came to brighten the home of Mr. and Mrs. Homer French.

Reno: Fred Carter's father, Mr. Fowler, died in a Kansas City hospital and was buried in the Reno Cemetery on Saturday.

100 years ago: Sept. 21, 1905

Calvin Ellis Noel, infant son of Jesse and Annie Noel, died at six o'clock, Saturday evening, Sept. 16, 1905. The child was seven months old and was the youngest of four children. His illness was very brief and almost before the parents realized that he was ill, he was beyond relief. The funeral was held at the home west of town by Rev. Ballard, Monday afternoon and the burial was in Hubbel hill cemetery.

Robert Freeman went to McLouth Tuesday.

The "Shingle Sherbet" social, which was postponed last week on account of rainy weather, will be held at the home of Miss Ella Himpel tomorrow night. All are invited to attend.

Dr. Borst reports a boy born on Thursday, to Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Mark, of the Neely neighborhood. -- McLouth Times.

Jesse Osborne rejoices in the arrival of a son at his home Monday morning. -- Edwardsville item, Bonner Chieftain.

It is somewhat like unto the Czar's household at Charlie Leidy's. They are all girls. The third one arrived the latter part of the week.

An Oklahoma girl, who advertised for a husband, got one, after an expenditure of $11. He died within a year, leaving her $10,000. It continues to pay to advertise.

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