Archive for Friday, October 21, 2005

Remember when: A community review

October 21, 2005

10 years ago: Oct. 4, 1995

The Kansas City Ostrich and Emu Ranch had its first-ever open house Saturday. Owner Marv Hoggard said he often finds himself answering questions about his ranch, so he decided to have an open house to let everyone know what he has.

Births: Erin Jo, Megan, Kelly Dee and Daniel Holton announce the arrival of their sister, Annie Kate, born Sept. 14. The kids' parents are Kerry and Manette Holton. Jennifer and Jeff Stilgenbauer announce the birth of twins, Evan Lewis and Emma Grace, Sept. 22.

Deaths: Robert Edward Fatherley, Darien, Conn., died Sept. 17 at the age of 89. James L. Vesel, 61, Basehor, died Oct. 1. Dona Marie Lee Lucero, 73, rural Lawrence, died Sept. 30.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Heintzelman, Leavenworth, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 22 from 2-4 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Hall, Leavenworth.

Birth: Thomas and Robin Polsley, Bonner Springs, announce the birth of a son, Tanner Dale, Oct. 3.

25 years ago: Oct. 1, 1980

Deb Neff, Tonganoxie, has been appointed as a staff writer of the Kansas State Collegian for the fall 1980 semester.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Mark Johnson announce the birth of a daughter, Melia Kathleen, Sept. 23. Wilma and John Calovich wish the announce the birth of a son, Joel Edward, born Sept. 22, 1980.

Death: Alex Lash, Tonganoxie, passed away Sept. 25, 1980, age 68 years.

Linwood News: Mrs. Amy Rattles and Mrs. Evelyn Townsend attended the funeral service in Lawrence Monday, Sept. 15, for John Kurtz of Eudora.

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Torneden and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Slawson joined Donna Johnson's DeSoto 20-day tour to Nova Scotia and the northeastern part of Canada and the U.S. This group of 44, including the driver and guide, enjoyed beautiful weather the entire trip. They visited Montreal, Quebec, and Ottawa in Canada.

50 years ago: Oct. 20, 1955

J.W. Dorney tells about a central Kansas banker who advised an investor to go to Kansas City, Kan., and buy all the high ground he could between KCK and Tonganoxie along 24-40.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Elton Burner, Mission, announce the birth of a son, Timothy, Oct. 7. The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Roy Olson.

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Meints and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hand and Alan attended the 75th anniversary of St. John's Lutheran Church of Easton on Sunday. Mrs. Meints' parents and grandparents were among the first members of this church.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Ryan of Tonganoxie were honored for their 30th wedding anniversary Sunday, Oct. 16, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ryan. The occasion was celebrated with a surprise family dinner.

Grade School News: The third grade visited the museum at the University of Kansas this week. Prior to the trip to Lawrence the class brought various objects to class to label and to study. Mrs. Doege, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Parr and Mrs. Thompson accompanied the group on this trip.

75 years ago: Sept. 25, 1930

When Noted Artist Makes Home Town: The Folks All Go See; Jessie Rae Taylor, Having Conquered The United States, Takes a Crack at Old Home Town. Jessie Rae Taylor, known from coast to coast as an extraordinary entertainer, and having convinced multitudes of people everywhere, she is about the best there is in her line, has accepted a difficult assignment. Having convinced the United States and Canada, and maybe Europe for all we know, she is coming back to Tonganoxie to "strut her stuff" where she is known as A.J. Taylor's daughter. And Jessie Rae, we'll kind of forgive you for bringing that pet white rat with you, when you were here some time ago. Artists are supposed to do things like that, anyhow.

Tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 26, is the official opening of the newly equipped Suburban Telephone Co., of Tonganoxie, an occasion which has interested the public here generally, and which marks a new step in telephone service in Tonganoxie. The old crank phones are now a thing of the past in Tonganoxie.

The Suburban Telephone Co. employs nine persons, as follows: Foster Laming, manager; Oliver Myers, wire chief; Elmer Yonally, lineman; Frank Hubbel, lineman; Charlotte Kramer, chief operator; and Mabel Lawrence, Thelma Gress, Etta Angell and Lois Deaton, operators.

Obituary: William Wirt Kendall, youngest of the family of Amos and Harriet Kendall, was born on their farm two miles northwest of Tonganoxie, Oct. 22, 1885, and died Sept. 19, 1930, of colonitis in Kansas City.

100 years ago: Oct. 5, 1905

There will be a chicken fry at the Stone school house, Saturday evening, Oct. 7, for the benefit of Mr. and Mrs. Mart Williams who lost their home by fire some time ago. All are invited to attend.

Dr. Jones reports the arrival of an 8-pound boy at he home of Cameron Olsen, yesterday.

The large new barn of Stilleo Still has been completed, and tomorrow evening, there will be a ball in the new structure.

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