Archive for Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Remember when: A community review

September 14, 2005

10 years ago: Aug. 30, 1995

Following an incident in which a 13-year-old girl was allegedly bitten by a Rottweiler, the city has reaffirmed its commitment to an ordinance it passed in 1992 governing the possession of these animals within city limits. The ordinance states that pitbulls and Rottweilers are not allowed within the city limits. Those persons who had the dogs prior to the making of this ordinance wee allowed to keep the dogs if they followed guidelines set by the city council.

Remembering Forgotten War: The Korean Conflict may be called by many the forgotten war, but for those who served and for those who lost loved ones, it will forever be remembered. (Closing paragraph from a letter to the editor by Mary Frances Krull, regarding her cousin, 17-year-old Bobby Burroughs, killed in Korea Feb. 5, 1951.)

Deaths: Lucille M. Biltz, 79, Leavenworth, died Aug. 26, 1995. Charles L. Long, Sr., Kansas City, died Aug. 21, 1995.

(Picture) Two of Billie Aye's granddaughters, Jessica Aye, 10, and Shannon Aye, 8, are stuffing dolls for AIDS babies. They recently had one on display at the Watkins Community Museum in Lawrence. Busy and happy little girls, Jessica spent the summer vacationing in Germany with her grandmother (who lives there) and also made a trip to Croatia.

25 years ago: Aug. 27, 1980

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Dyster request the pleasure of your company at a short ceremony followed with a reception in honor of their 50th anniversary, Sunday, the seventh of September, from two until five o'clock. (Picture)

(Picture) "A good story teller," "young at heart," "a good card player," "interested and interesting" and "he doesn't look like he's eighty" are a few observations of several people referring to Marshall Jack, who has been a resident of Tonganoxie since 1956. (The story, by Carolyn Hernandez, told of Mr. Jack's life. Among many other interests, Mr. Jack learned to fly in the '30's and owned a Cessna airplane.)

Death: Loyal K. Allen, 70, died Saturday.

Springdale News: Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ingerson are the parents of a baby girl born this past week.

Linwood News: Mr. and Mrs. Norman Montgomery hosted a birthday dinner Tuesday evening, Aug. 19, honoring their son Melvin.

Editorial Comments by W. N.: Messrs. Marshall Jack and J.M. Neibarger flew to Louisville, Kan., north of Wamego, in the Jack plane to see the oldest elm tree in the U.S. written up in the Friday KC Times. It's really a big one, and reminds us of the walnut tree that grew on Big Stranger Creek southeast of Tonganoxie that dated back approximately to 1421 A.D.

50 years ago: Sept. 15, 1955

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Skaggs are the parents of a son born, John Robert, Sept. 12, 1955. Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. Peterson are the parents of a daughter, born Sept. 10, 1955. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kincade announce the birth of a son, William A., born Aug. 21, in Los Angeles.

Deaths: Dr. Delos M. Stevens, father of Dr. Phillip Stevens, of Tonganoxie, died last week after a stroke. He was born at Oskaloosa and practiced medicine there 43 years. Two other sons are doctors. Mrs. Mildred Joyce Knoupf died Monday at her home in Kansas City, Kansas. Graveside services for infant Timothy William Hummelgaard, Tonganoxie, who passed away Sept. 12, 1955, were held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hubbell Hill Cemetery. Timothy was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Dean Hummelgaard.

Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Laming observed their 62nd wedding anniversary Monday.

J.W. Evans took the real estate board exam last week and passed. He is now the youngest real estate dealer in the state.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Sturgis of Gower, Mo., are celebrating their golden wedding. Mrs. Sturgis was our Stanwood correspondent for years. Altogether she has written a news column for 33 years.

Basehor: Mrs. Don Lohman and infant daughter, Vickie Jean, have returned to their home from Cushing Hospital. Vickie was born Sept. 6, 1955.

75 years ago: Aug. 21, 1930

Being unable to attend the annual Needham reunion at Lane, Kansas, last Sunday, the local Needham families held a reunion at the home of H.V. Needham. The dinner was served cafeteria style on the lawn.

Pleasant Prairie: The members of the school board have completed a new coal house for Pleasant Prairie school.

Tonga, Route 4: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Scheller arrived from Spokane, Wash., Sunday evening where they have been visiting relatives, also in several places in Colorado. They report a wonderful "Honey Moon" trip and their many friends wish them an extended "Honey Moon" through life. A large number of friends gathered Tuesday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Scheller and extended their congratulations in an old time way.

Jim McDowell has sold his 16-acre place at Neely to Leatha Smith for $950, a very modest sum considering the improvements on it. Jim has been wanting to locate in Arkansas for some time and this sale gives him the opportunity.

Hoge News: Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Tornaden are the proud parents of an eight-pound daughter. They named her Delores Vera, born Aug. 11, 1930.

Mrs. Oscar Botts and daughter, Dorothy and Mrs. Clifford DeHoff were Lawrence visitors Wednesday afternoon.

100 years ago: Aug. 31, 1905

Hoge: Miss Pauline Klinkenberg will leave Monday to take charge of her school near the Greenwood cemetery at Leavenworth.

Enos Jones received word Sunday that his son, Charles, had died of typhoid fever at Seattle at four o'clock that morning. It is possible that the remains will be brought here for burial, This is the third grown son Mr. Jones has lost the past few years. Charles Jones was 35 years old.

Several automobiles from other places were in town Sunday.

Ad: I still have a few dozen good home cured shoulders left; everything else sold. R.B. Wilkinson.

August Brune, a resident of Jarbalo, died in the university hospital at Kansas City, Wednesday night, from the effects of an operation. The deceased was 22 years of age and leaves his parents and six brothers and two sisters.

The safe in the Roller Mill was relieved of about $39 Saturday night, and the safe in the office of McNerney & Jones had about $8 taken from it the same night. The work seems to have been done by someone familiar with both offices. The key to the cash drawer in the Roller Mill is kept in a desk. This was taken out by the thief and used. The cash drawer was taken with the cash. The culprit left no clue, but everything points that it was done by home talent.

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