Remember when: A community Review
10 years ago: July 10, 1996
Jarbalo Jottings: Saturday, Tom and Jean Murry attended a graveside service for Tom's uncle Murray Rich at Parsons. After the service the family went to a cousin's, Wayne and Dorothy Stringer at Galesburg, for lunch and visiting.
Death: Calvin Bert Gallagher, 61, Oklahoma City, died July 5, 1996.
James A. Cook was named Basehor's 1996 Outstanding Citizen of the Year by the Basehor Chamber of Commerce.
The annual Will Somers reunion was held June 30, at the Riford Center. A bountiful carry-in dinner was held at 1 p.m., followed with visiting and picture taking.
The band, Subtle Rebellion, played at the Tonganoxie Fairgrounds during the Local Music Shindig on Saturday.
Providence Medical Center recently named their employee of the year, registered nurse Helen Hagel. "Treat others the way you want to be treated," is her motto. Hagel has been employed at Providence since October 1973. She said she knew she wanted to be a nurse since the age of 4, when she was growing up on a farm near Atchison.
25 years ago: July 8, 1981
Deaths: Ray B. Anderson, Tonganoxie, was born May 27, 1896, in Linwood and died July 7, 1981, age 85 years. Elvin Ziegler, 57, Tonganoxie, was killed early Wednesday, July 1, at the Inland Storage Distribution Center. Martin Coyne, 85, Linwood, died Friday. Susan Elizabeth Todd, 92, Lawrence, died Saturday. Charles L. "Joe" McMillen, 65, Bonner Springs, died July 2, 1981.
Jarbalo Jottings: A combination Fourth of July picnic and a birthday celebration for Tracie Butler's 15th birthday was held Saturday at the home of Sam and Jeanine Murphy and Samuel.
Mrs. Alicia Seifrit, former Tonganoxie resident, is celebrating her birthday today, July 8.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Pelzl visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Wright near Bonner Springs, Saturday.
The Swing Into Action Group brought back to Tonganoxie the good ole days when the people in the town were brought together for a purpose -- to have fun on the Fourth of July, to enjoy a good old fashioned ice-cream social, (even to a raffle of the leftover cakes) and to feel good about it.
50 years ago: July 26, 1956
Deaths: Helen May Bell, Tonganoxie, passed away July 25, 1956, at the age of 78 years. William G. Hitzemann, Tonganoxie, passed away July 23, 1956, at the age of 89 years.
Mrs. John Evans, at a real young 80, took her first airplane trip last Sunday. We suppose now the family will have a hard time keeping her home; she will just flit hither and yon.
Our thanks to the Fred Leimkuhlers, who brought in the prettiest bouquet of gladiolas we have seen in a long time. The red stalk was very beautiful and the most vivid coloring ever.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Flott received word of a new grandson, born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clary of Anchorage, Alaska.
Friends and relatives gathered at the home of R.P. Warren to help his mother celebrate her 80th birthday. Mrs. Warren received many nice presents and all reported a nice time.
J.W. Evans found the answer to a curious question. He is not yet 21, but will be when the time for the general election comes along: Can he vote in the primary? The answer is yes. Any person old enough to vote in the general election can vote in the preceding primary even though he has not attained his 21st birthday at that time.
75 years ago: July 2, 1931
Deaths: Mrs. Robert Rawlings, aged 61 years, passed away Sunday evening at her home in Tonganoxie. Two members of families in Leavenworth County to work in the potato harvest, were drowned in the Kaw River, east of Linwood, Sunday afternoon. The two, Mrs. Rener Small, 18 years old, and James Stevens, 12 years old, were with a group of about 10 people. Wm. S. Leak, age 66, six miles northeast of Tonganoxie, died in a Leavenworth hospital Tuesday evening. On the afternoon of Thursday, June 18, 1931, at 4 o'clock, the soul of Mrs. Julia Gallagher, an old and respected resident of this community responded to the call of Death's Angel, and passed unto its Maker. Mrs. Gallagher was born in Ireland, and came to this country when 10 years old.
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Nancy Wilson, in Lawrence, after an extended illness.
The 20 millionth Ford car will visit Tonganoxie enroute from Detroit on a transcontinental tour. Assembled in the presence of Henry and Edsel Ford at the Ford Motor Company's Rouge plant in Dearborn, Mich., on April 14. After brief ceremonies Henry Ford drove the car to Mr. Ford's home where its meeting with the first Ford produced in 1893, was recorded in motion pictures. The car will arrive in Tonganoxie about 2:30 o'clock Tuesday, July 7, where it will be met at the city limits by a committee, and escorted to the J.C. Laming & Son garage where it will be on exhibition for a half-hour. Its tour of the country completed, the Ford will be returned to Greenfield Village for preservation near Ford's first "gasoline buggy," which dazed Ford's neighbors and demoralized traffic while chugging through Detroit's cobbled streets at the dizzy speed of 20 mph in 1893.
A charivari was had on Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Seymour Saturday evening at the home of his parents. A large crowd of friends attended and all enjoyed the treat and good time.
On Sunday, June 28, members of the local Christian church, former members and pastors, enjoyed a celebration in honor of the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the church.
100 years ago: July 12, 1906
Obituary: Mary E. Hill Kirby, Wichita, died June 21, 1906, in Wichita.
A unique souvenir "Ashes of Roses" sachet given away to every purchaser of $1 or more in our dry goods department. ZELLNER MERCANTILE Co.
A.E. Reeves leaves on another land excursion to Meade county next week.
Several painters are at work on the Roller Mill and elevator and all the buildings will be slicked up. The job of painting is a big one.
The neighborhood of Lenape has some kind of cholera. When it gets into a family, all of them get it. It proves fatal to infants and several deaths have taken place.
The Meyers Creamery was consumed early Tuesday morning by fire. This is a hard blow on Mr. Meyers and we hope he will soon get things back to the old standard again, as the creamery is the life of Basehor and made our town what it is.
Institute Notes: A baseball game will be played between the Normal boys and the Tonganoxie team on Thursday.
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