Archive for Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Remember when: A community review

October 12, 2005

10 years ago: Sept. 27, 1995

The Lansing Leader, the official newspaper of the city of Lansing, will officially shut down following its Sept. 28 publication.

(Picture) Jack and Betty Kelly, Tonganoxie, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children and grandchildren from 1-4 Oct. 1, 1995, at Father Quinlan Hall in Basehor.

Tonganoxie High School announces Mark Albert and Josh Cronemeyer have been named commended students in the 1996 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Death: Herbert Taylor Nichols, 80, Tonganoxie, died Sept. 19, 1995.

Chief Tonganoxie Park will soon be getting a facelift. Matt Needham, a Boy Scout, will be renovating the area as part of his Eagle Scout project.

(Picture) Members of the Tonganoxie High School Band play a marching song while showing off their new uniform coats at the annual KU Band Day parade in Lawrence. The remaining parts of the uniforms, pants and hats, have been ordered, but did not arrive in time to be worn at the event.

25 years ago: Sept. 24, 1980

The Happy Hour Club in Linwood celebrated their 50th anniversary, Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Linwood Library Community Building. There were three charter members able to join the celebration. They were Mrs. Freida Reetz of Linwood, Mrs. Roberta Douglas of Lawrence, and Mrs. Florence Quinlan of the Eudora Nursing Home. The other living charter members who attended are: Fern Brock Wilson, and Emma Trapp Frye. Alma Reetz was unable to attend. (Picture)

Inez Garlington proudly displays two flathead catfish she caught in a local private pond on Sunday evening. The fish weighted 10 and 10 1/2 pounds and were 26 and 27 inches long, and will provide some enjoyable eating for the Garlingtons. Pictured with Mrs. Garlington is her husband, Robert Garlington.

Birth: Carl and Carol Latham announce the birth of their daughter, Ashley Lynell, on Sept. 21, 1980. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Underwood announce the birth of their twin sons, Steven Chadwick and Greg Phillip, on Sept. 15, 1980.

Deaths: Elmer Stewart West, of Tonganoxie, passed away Sept. 17, 1980, age 80 years. Harry Edward Gallagher, Tonganoxie, passed away Sept. 18, 1980, at the age of 73 years. Elmer Emmet Rains, Tonganoxie, passed away Sept. 20, 1980, at the age of 69 years.

Springdale News: Jack and Zelda Dick brought a saxophone to be repaired to Rex Williams Sunday morning. The Dicks are celebrating their 50th anniversary Oct. 4, at the American Legion Hall in Ozawkie.

50 years ago: Oct. 13, 1955

Deaths: Kessler Allison, 76, Linwood, died Saturday. Mrs. Mildred Hitzman, 48, Kansas City, Kan., died Monday.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Dale Allison announce the birth of a daughter Oct. 4. They have given her the name Pamela Dale. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Davidson announce the birth of a son Oct. 6.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Somers of Lindsey, Oklahoma, announce the birth of a son, Charles Lewis Jr., on Oct. 7.

Larry W. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Henry Smith, Route 2, is enrolled as a freshman at Southern Christian College, San Antonia, Texas. Larry's roommate is also a Kansas boy, Kenny Richards, of Thayer.

Uhlrich Reunion: September 25 was the happy gathering of relatives who came to celebrate their 48th wedding anniversary, the ninth anniversary of their son, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Uhlrich, and the 10th anniversary of their niece, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Tryborn, and the birthday of Joe and Lawrence, Francis, Charles, Rosemary, Cheryl and David Uhlrich, Mrs. Annie Beymans, Mrs. Florence Uhlrich, Jimmie Tryborn, Donna and Bobbie Beying and Larry Mizell.

75 years ago: Sept. 18, 1930

The Death of Samuel Haas; End Came Last Friday; Aged Tonganoxie Resident Was At One Time Head of Prison Farm at The Kansas Penitentiary; Samuel Haas, age 70, a long time resident of southern Leavenworth county, died about three o'clock Friday afternoon, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Denholm, at the farm north of Tonganoxie. He suffered a stroke some time ago and has been in slowly declining health.

Ray Richards, 56, McLouth merchant, died at Memorial hospital, Lawrence, Kansas, Tuesday, after a mastoid operation having been ill only a short time.

Tonga, Route 4: Mr. and Mrs. Earl Burroughs are the proud parents of a baby girl born Sept. 3, to whom they have given the name of Dorothy Irene.

Hazel Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jones report a new boy at their home Sunday, a week ago, to whom they have given the name of Glenn Andrew.

Fall Leaf: Mary Elizabeth is the name that has been given the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Roberts.

Hint to the dumb manufacturers of shaving cream: Why in thunder don't you put your shaving cream up in a tube that will make it look different from tooth paste?

100 years ago: Sept. 28, 1905

Mrs. Margaret Fitzgerald, living two miles southeast of Boling, who has made her home there the past 20 years, died last Saturday of old age. She was born and married in Ireland, and was 75 years old at the time of her death.

George Henik had a runaway down in Sherman township a week ago Saturday, but did not get hurt. The team shied near the McDowel farm and in attempting to check them one of the lines broke. The harness and spring wagon were destroyed. Some dishes, bread, potatoes and other food supplies for the boys, who are working the farm north of Tonganoxie, were distributed all along the road.

Mrs. Al Chandler, who lived in Tonganoxie some years ago, died in Lawrence Tuesday of last week of dropsy. The funeral was Saturday. Mrs. Chandler was 39 years old and leaves a husband and several children.

The attendance at the First Baptist church Sunday was good. The amount of money raised was $43.61, which enabled the church to pay the pastor up to date. The pastor, Rev. January, wishes to thank the members and friends who helped.

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