Archive for Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Remember when: A community review

September 21, 2005

10 years ago: Sept. 6, 1995

(Picture) Five Generations. From left: Cathy Turner, Don Wolfe, Elmer Heisler, holding Jennifer Ketchum, and Haley Ketchum, were all together at a family reunion on Aug. 26, 1995.

The 34th annual reunion of the descendants of William Brown will be held on Sunday, Sept. 17, at the American Legion Building in Oskaloosa. William Brown and Rev. Minor Daniels migrated with their wives, sisters Rebecca and Sarah Howard to Jefferson county in 1860. Several of their grown children accompanied them.

Death: Charles L. Jacka, 78, Tonganoxie, died Sept. 4, 1995.

Birth: Tom and Marla Falkenstein, Onaga, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Bridger Dale, Aug. 20, 1995.

(Picture) Michael Beach, McLouth, has been accepted for honorary award recognition for the Who's Who Among American High School Students, 1994-1995. Only five percent of the students from over 22,000 high schools are honored in the Who's Who each year.

25 years ago: Sept. 3, 1980

(Picture of depot building in Tonganoxie) WE REMEMBER WHEN ... Remember when we used to come out on these steps to take the Motor to Leavenworth or Lawrence? We do. Those were the days; when Mr. Bill Ridgway, the gentleman in the mural uptown, with his horse "Prince" pulling his dray, reminds us again that Tonganoxie was truly a railroad town at one time.

The children of Walter Ray and Agnes Banks wish to announce a reception in honor of their parents' 50th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 7, 1980, from 1 to 6 p.m. The reception will be held at 3915 W. 48th, Kansas City, Kan.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. James Williams announce the birth of a son, Bryan James, on Aug. 21, 1980. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Conrad announce the birth of a daughter, Donna Jean, Aug. 25, 1980. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Calovich, of Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a daughter, Melissa Lynn, born Aug. 19, 1980. Mr. and Mrs. David DeHoff, of Arlington, Texas, announce the birth of a daughter, Lindsay Alyson, born Aug. 27, 1980.

Springdale News: Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ingerson Jr., of Easton, named their new baby girl Misty May Lynn. She was born Aug. 19, 1980.

Deaths: Augusta G. Deaton passed away Aug. 27 at the John Knox Care Center in Lee's Summit, Mo. She was 92 years of age. Vincent Francis "Pete" Klamet, 56, Linwood, died Aug. 25, 1980. Mrs. Addie Belle Black, Tonganoxie, passed away Sept. 1, 1980, at the age of 91.

Mr. and Mrs. Myron Ford will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary the 7th of September in Kansas City, Kan., with their daughters and relatives.

50 years ago: Sept. 22, 1955

Deaths: Aloysius E. "Ollie" Becker, assessor and former merchant, died at 8 p.m. Sept. 15, at the age of 84 years. Bill D. Sheppard, age 23, died Sept. 17, 1955. Word was received by Mrs. Norris Campbell of the sudden death of a nephew, Ray Woodring, 56 years old, of Van Nuys, Calif., on Sept. 16. Another nephew, Norris Campbell II, of Seattle, died on Aug. 26, at the age of 43.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Hitzeman have given the name Brenda Darlene to their daughter, who was born Sept. 8, 1955.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Charles William Bowers have given the name Kevin Dale to their infant son.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eibes announce the birth of a son, Charles Louis, Sept. 10, 1955. Mr. and Mrs. Rolland E. Ryan are the parents of a son, born Sept. 8, 1955. Dr. and Mrs. K.E. Bickford of Wichita announce the birth of a son, Brian Richard, Sept. 15, 1955. Mr. and Mrs. Byron Swain announce the birth of their daughter, Connie Jean, Sept. 14, 1955. Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Bradley, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of their son, Daniel Wayne, Sept. 18, 1955.

75 years ago: Aug. 28, 1930

Death: C.J. Anderson, age 35, Independence, Kan., was killed Saturday in an auto collision east of Tonganoxie.

Charles Allen, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Allen, passed away this morning.

Mound: Mrs. Arch Vestal entertained with a birthday dinner Sunday in honor of Mr. Vestal's birthday. There were 30 present.

In last week's issue it was stated that Jim McDowell had sold his 16-acre place at Neely to Leatha Smith for $950. This was an error as the consideration was $1,950.

Mrs. Katie Cook, accompanied by her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Zielinski of Leavenworth, visited her childhood home near Easton Sunday for the first time since she was 14. Altho McLouth is only 12 miles away, the visit there was the first Mrs. Cook had ever made.

A deal was closed last Friday in which Mrs. Julis Maranville purchased the Hamburger Inn on the corner of Fourth and Green Sts., from Frank Lutz. Mrs. Maranville and her son, Edward Pendleton, will operate the Inn.

100 years ago: Sept. 7, 1905

Last Saturday, Will Loomis unloaded a powerful looking engine from a Missouri Pacific car, which he steamed up and steered to his home on Stranger. With this engine, Mr. Loomis will take some automobile rides at a slow but profitable pace. He will hitch eight plows behind it, and work it on Stranger bottoms to prepare the ground for wheat. The engine has two wheels with rims twenty inches wide and can extend the rims ten inches more.

Mrs. A.R. Buchheister, living two miles west of town, died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon from appendicitis. Only a few days before her death she was able to be about. Amanda Adana Mahring was born in Linn County, Iowa, July 16, 1851.

A party of about 20 will leave the Boling neighborhood the 19th to take part in the drawing of lots in an Oklahoma town.

A daughter was born in Kansas City, Kan., Sept. 1, to Mr. and Mrs. John E. McWilliams, formerly of this place.

James Doak and son were in town last week. Mr. Doak is spending most of his time in the Creek Nation and says many new people are going in there.

L.E. Miles, living four miles west, was badly but not seriously bruised by upsetting with a load of millet Wednesday of last week, and getting on the under side.

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