Archive for Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Remember when: A community review

February 1, 2006

10 years ago: Jan. 17, 1996

Mildred Scott was chosen by the Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce as the 1995 Citizen of the Year at their Jan. 16 meeting on Tuesday evening.

(Picture) Danielle Boatwright, family, and friends held a going-away send off for the Miss USA hopeful on Saturday. Nearly 200 people attended the gathering bestowing hugs, well wishes and monetary gifts with open arms. After an exchange of gifts and encouraging speeches from the Boatwright family, city council member Janet Angell presented Boatwright with a special award from the city and declared Jan. 20, 1996, "Danielle Boatwright Day."

David Smelser and his son, Lee Smelser, have recently found a number of fossils, some estimated to be around 100 million years old, at a fossil site stumbled upon when Smelser was doing construction work near the Christian Church. The Smelsers are fossil hunters and asked Fred Leimkuhler, another local fossil afficionado, to inspect the site and help dig for fossils. (Picture)

Death: Services for Thomas E. Pierce of Oklahoma City, were held Jan. 6 at the Congregational Church, where he was a member. He was born Dec. 2, 1903, the son of Eva and Rhodes Pierce.

(Picture) Ralph and Florence Fevurly of Jarbalo celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a tour of the Hawaiian Islands, a gift from their children.

25 years ago: Jan. 14, 1981

(Picture) Mrs. Pete (Mildred) Angell is joining the ranks of the retired people in our community. Mildred went to work for the Southwestern Bell Telephone company in 1938 and her last day in the office was Dec. 19, 1980. Her retirement date is actually Feb. 18, 1981, as she now is enjoying vacation time.

Sixty-six years ago this month the first Kiwanis club received its incorporation papers. The 300,000 men who currently hold a Kiwanis membership represent an incredible resource of talent and goodwill.

Deaths: Mrs. Vera Naidine Heywood, RR 1, Linwood, passed away Jan. 10, 1981, in Kansas City, Mo., at the age of 66 years. Charles E. Oelschlaeger, age 82, of DeSoto, died Tuesday.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bruggeman, of Kittery, Maine, announce the birth of a daughter, Erin Nicolle, Jan. 10, 1981. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Emery of Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son, Tyler Michael, born Jan. 11, 1981. David and Darla Coleman announce the birth of a daughter, Amber Dawn, born Jan. 6, 1981.

McLouth News: A great-granddaughter of Mrs. Dorothy Harris, Christina Marie Simanowitz, was born in Leavenworth on Christmas Day. Her father, Tony, was born 25 years ago on Christmas Day. Christina was delivered within 10 minutes of her father's time of birth and with the assistance of the same nurse, Mrs. Geraldine Sartin.

50 years ago: Feb. 2, 1956

Deaths: Mrs. Katherine W. Creed, 69, Wichita, died Jan. 24, 1956. Henry Fryhofer, 89, died on Thursday at his home in McLouth, where he had lived for 20 years. Edward Doyle, 66, Lawrence, died Thursday afternoon in Topeka. He was born Jan. 1, 1890. Nellie Mae Wiley was born December 14, 1880, in Ohio and passed away Jan. 12, 1956, in Klamath Falls, Ore. Laura A. Smith, 87, Olathe, passed away Jan. 26, 1956, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Bertha Akins, Tonganoxie. Mrs. Emma Dougherty, 73, of Leavenworth, died Monday.

Alice Kelley, 49, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Los Angeles. She is a former resident of Lawrence and sister of Don Roberts of Tonganoxie.

Mr. and Mrs. Othal Wiley returned from Klamath Falls, Ore., where they attended the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Arthur B. Baily on Jan. 16, 1956.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Campbell are parents of a daughter, Jamie Lee, born Jan. 29, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Bateson are parents of a son, Steven Allan, born Feb. 1, 1956. Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Sanborn are parents of a daughter, Debra Leigh, born Jan. 28, in Lawrence. Mr. and Mrs. Preston Hunter, Lawrence, are the parents of a son born Jan. 31, 1956.

75 years ago: Jan. 8, 1931

D.H. Crady, 72, passed away at his home in Fairfield, Mont., at nine o'clock Tuesday evening after an illness of several months. Mr. and Mrs. Crady moved to Montana 15 years ago in March, having formerly lived on a farm near Jarbalo. Mrs. Art Himpel, his daughter, was called to his bedside this fall when his condition was very grave.

Funeral services for Mrs. Roy Canary, aged 36 years, of Fall Leaf, who died early Monday morning in Lawrence, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

The Duncanson plumbing company moved into the Gress poultry building this week.

Mrs. Kate Brown received a letter from her grandson, Frank, who is stationed in China. He reported their Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings was sent from the states. It takes a letter 30 days to travel to Tonganoxie from China.

Frank Jones, when cranking the truck of the Rawlings Feed store last Wednesday, severely injured his back, when the car kicked and he was thrown violently on his back on the pavement. He returned to work Monday.

Reno: The Reno school commenced again on Monday after the Christmas vacation. Skating on the creeks is great pastime just now.

100 years ago: Jan. 18, 1906

The funeral of George Myers was held at the Friends church last Thursday afternoon. George Myers was born in Prussia, Dec. 27, 1840, and died in Tonganoxie, Jan. 9, 1906, aged 65 years and 13 days.

Mrs. Mary Pierce, wife of Jacob Pierce, died yesterday morning of pneumonia, at the age of 35 years. Besides the husband, the deceased leaves three children, 9, 6 and 3 years old, to go through the world motherless.

The Kansas treasury shortage is more than $78,000. Yet some say nothing was stolen!

Mrs. Ryan Scott, who lived two miles west of town until about a year ago when she was taken to a hospital at Leavenworth, died at the latter place last Thursday, of consumption.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Holder are the parents of a daughter who arrived last Thursday morning.

Dr. Jones reports an 8-pound boy at Ed Torpey's. The arrival was Tuesday morning.

Dr. Coe reports the arrival of a boy Monday at the home of James Trackwell, northeast of town.

A 9-pound boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hammond, Friday night.

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