Remember When: A Community Review
10 years ago: July 3, 1996
Birth: Beth and Joe Beach announce the birth of a daughter, Taylor Nicole Beach, born under a blue moon on Sunday, June 30.
AB Jason D. Williams graduated from Basic Training on June 14, 1996, at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas. He is currently staying at Lackland where he will start schooling for security law specialist on July 9. His schooling will last 11 weeks.
John and Vivian Smith and Spencer and Kathie Clark, both Tonganoxie couples, recently took a journey to the past to the days of covered wagons when they joined the Flint Hills Overland Wagon Train for a trip through the Flint Hills to get a feel for the real pioneer life. They rode and walked behind the covered wagons pulled by two Belgian draft horses, slept out on the prairie and ate cowboy stew cooked over an open fire.
Tonganoxie High School graduate Shawna Diane New won scholastic honors upon graduating during the spring semester at Pittsburg State University. The finance student was listed as summa cum laude, an honor that requires a cumulative grade-point average of 3.95.
Jarbalo Jottings: Thamar Barnett received word last week that her cousin, Henry Messinger from Salt Lake City, Utah, died.
25 years ago: July 1, 1981
Deaths: Lyman Shaver Finch, Tonganoxie, age 83, passed away June 29, 1981. Mr. Earl Joseph Hallenbeck, Tonganoxie, passed away June 29, 1981.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Larry Nelson, Lansing, announce the birth of a daughter, Rebecca Sayer, on June 22, 1981. Mr. and Mrs. Lee S. Kraus announce the birth of a daughter, Krista June, born June 21, 1981.
Jarbalo Jottings: Bonnie Wager's sister and her husband had the misfortune of having their house demolished during the tornado in Lawrence.
The Richard Fahertys entertained with a picnic for the employees of IGA at their home Sunday evening. Mrs. Faherty is employed at the IGA store.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Heimsoth have returned home after a three-week trip to Oklahoma.
Leah Hardy, Tonganoxie, has been announced as a winner in the Rural Electric Youth Energy Seminar contest. Leah will be among 31 high school juniors, representing 21 electric cooperatives in Kansas, who will receive an all expense paid Rural Electric youth trip to the seminar at Steamboat Springs, Colo., the week of July 11-17.
50 years ago: July 19, 1956
David W. Breuer, 54, and Herman Liebenow, 62, were electrocuted last Friday when the cable tool drilling rig came in contact with a 2,300-volt line of the Kansas Power and Light Company. (Mr. Liebenow's first name was given as "Snyder" in other sections of the paper.)
Walter "Bud" McNab Miller II, Laramie, Wyo., passed away July 13, 1956, age 37, as a result of an accident while on an irrigation project near Cheyenne, Wyo.
The old Jones Hotel will soon be no more. It is being torn down by Delmer DeLude to help the appearance of the town and possibly a location for a new welding shop. One of the things he discovered was an old well, about 45 feet deep, under the back of the building. An old timer here says he can remember when there was a windmill over it.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wenger of Crystal Lake, Ill., announce the birth of a son, John Frederick, June 23, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Spielman announce the birth of a daughter, July 17, 1956.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Lisson made a sightseeing drive to Falls City and Verndon, Neb., last Sunday.
Jo Ann Campbell, who is with Braniff Airlines in Dallas, Texas, flew in last Friday and visited her mother and brother and sister. She flew back last Tuesday.
75 years ago: June 25, 1931
Ben McKeehen, age 69 years, passed away Monday afternoon at his home in Tonganoxie from a heart attack. Mr. McKeehen was engaged in the hotel business in Tonganoxie for over 27 years. He was a kind and loving father, and was always patient and kind during his long illness.
Funeral services for Henry McGraw, 53, executive head of the Gypsy Oil Co., and the Gulf Pipe Line Co. of Oklahoma, died Friday in a hospital in Baltimore. The deceased once lived near Tonganoxie, but has been gone from here many years. We understand he is related to the McGraws in the Hoge neighborhood.
William E. Middleton, who lived seven miles west of Tonganoxie, passed away suddenly Tuesday afternoon from a heart attack, at the age of 56 years.
James B. Jones, aged 65 years, passed away Monday.
Mrs. Anna DeVries, 85, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Chas. Borst, Atchison, Saturday night. She was a sister-in-law of Sjoerd DeFrees, Tonganoxie.
Pony Creek: Ola Wallen was bitten by a rattlesnake Monday night. Dr. W. Coe was the attending physician.
Reno: Ross A. Phenicie went to Leavenworth after twine on Thursday.
Movie Improvement: Western Electric Machine: Best Talkie Equipment Made Is Put Into The Royal Theater in Tonganoxie for Next Friday. Steps taken by the new owner of the Royal Theater, E.H. Siler, is turning the Tonganoxie show house into about the slickest thing in the way of a small town theater we have seen.
100 years ago: July 5, 1906
NOTICE: Any person or persons picketing or pasturing stock on the school grounds or injuring the trees or damaging the school property will be prosecuted. By order of the Board.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Niebaum had another one added to their string of misfortunes by having their house three miles northwest destroyed by lightning. The loss occurred about midnight Saturday.
Mrs. Kisemarek, of Neely, was bitten by a copperhead snake above her right ankle a week ago yesterday evening. It was difficult to get the usual snake remedy in the neighborhood, but finally some was located. Dr. Jones was called to come to her assistance, and he treated her.
For an evening's enjoyment, be certain to attend the house-warming social event at Dr. Coe's new Tonganoxie residence, next Thursday evening.
Last Saturday, June 30, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rieger, of Bonner Springs, celebrated their 60th marriage anniversary at their home near Bonner Springs with their family and friends. Mr. Rieger was 86 years old last October, and Mrs. Rieger was 82 years old in May last. Both of them were born near Breslau, Germany, and sailed for this country when they were young. They settled on the Bonner Springs farm where they live in 1869.