Archive for Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Remember When: A community review

February 15, 2006

10 years ago: Jan. 31, 1996

Local VFW recognizes Albert, Skeet: Mark Albert and Steven Skeet placed first and second (respectively) in the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) "Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program." The two now have a chance to win more than $20,000 in scholarships and a trip to Washington, D.C.

Deaths: Jennifer Lynne Bartlett, 24, Overland Park, passed away Jan. 26, 1996. Lloyd K. Parsons, 80, Leavenworth, died Jan. 23, 1996. Henry Logan Smith, 85, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 29, 1996. Nellie A. Scott, 97, McLouth, died Jan. 26, 1996.

A beautiful 50th wedding anniversary celebration for Dorothy and Bill Stewart was held Saturday, Jan. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Florence Riford Center. This was hosted by their children: sons, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stewart, and Mr. and Mrs. John W. Stewart, Olathe, and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Henneberg, Belvue.

Members of the Tonganoxie Historical Society assembled 1,554 pizzas for their annual fund-raiser. Roberta Roundtree (right) ladled sauce, Doris Druly spread the sauce, Don Huebner layered on the chives and Earleta Morey spread the cheese.

25 years ago: Jan. 28, 1981

Deaths: Willard H. Morgan, 91, Rt. 3, died Thursday. Mrs. Mary Ellen (Curry) Smith, Tonganoxie, passed away Jan. 26, at the age of 71. Father James Elmer, O.A.R., 61, passed away Jan. 15, 1981. Graveside services were held Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1981, for Larry Gene Moore, 65, at Jackson County Cemetery, Walden, Colo.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hoey are celebrating their 62nd wedding anniversary Thursday, the 29th, Kansas Day. This is also the birthdays of both Frank and Helen, 80 and 81 years old.

McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. John Sanders and Mrs. Anna Sanders, attended funeral services for Ida Bowman Kline, St. Petersburg, Fla. The services were held Friday in Leavenworth. Mrs. Kline was 92 years old and a former resident of McLouth and Leavenworth. She was a cousin of Mrs. Anna Sanders.

Jarbalo Jottings: Dorothy Ehart attended the funeral of her uncle, Ernest Orlowski, in Leavenworth on Thursday morning.

Linwood News: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pettengill announce the birth of a great-grandson, Jessie Carl Torneden, born Jan. 13.

Linwood News: Wiley Clark Ward, Sr., 87, Bonner Springs, died Jan. 17, 1981. Services for Mr. Veral "Babe" Neis, 69, Eudora, were held Thursday. Mr. Neis died Tuesday.

Mrs. Harold (Connie) Putthoff received word Saturday of the death of her sister, Mrs. Delois Means, at Iowa City. Mrs. Means was 51 years of age, and a registered nurse.

Mrs. Elsie Renner attended the funeral services for her brother-in-law, Floyd Renner, Monday, in Shawnee. Mrs. Charles Clar Sr. received word of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Ina Johnston at Kelso, Wash., Jan. 24.

50 years ago: Feb. 16, 1956

Mrs. Anna Ellen Cox, 87, a former resident of Kansas City, died Sunday in McLouth.

(Picture) Mr. and Mrs. August Walker of Tonganoxie will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Feb. 26, with open house at their home in Elm Park.

Congratulations to Dale Rawlings who completes 36 years of business in Tonga this week. He has operated in six different buildings and still owns four of them.

Birth: Born Saturday, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Chester Wilks, RR 1, Tonganoxie.

Lt. Cmdr. LaFawn Jacka, Combat Intelligence Control Officer on the Shangri La off the coast of Japan, sent his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Jacka, Anthuriums and Cattleeva orchids from Hawaii, for Valentine's Day.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Charles White, Horton, announce the birth of a daughter, born Monday, Feb. 6.

75 years ago: Jan. 22, 1931

Mrs. Otto Lucan Sr., 64, died at her farm home southwest of Denzer Station, Tuesday morning, after having been in ill health for a long time.

Mrs. Still's Life Is Story Of A Pioneer. From Old, Early Day Family. Henry Still, Father of Husband, Took Farm Near Stranger In 1863, Before Close of War. The passing of Mrs. Jennie E. Still the 9th of this month leaves a sense of deep loss to the community of which she has long been integral. She was born Jan. 21, 1863, in Indiana, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Newton Selder, and with the family came to Kansas in 1870, residing at the small station known as Big Stranger, of which her father had charge. She was married to Stilleo C. Still in 1880.

Patriotic Kansas will observe the 70th birthday of the state on Thursday, Jan. 29th. What the next 70 years will be like no one knows --but if the temperament of the state runs true, it should be aplenty. Kansas is the odd child in the union of states. It was a wild baby and a turbulent youth. And thus we have covered 70 years, looking with anticipation to the future, our eyes still searching the stars, "ad astra per aspera."

It doesn't seem possible Johnnie McKeehen is gone to his final reward. He was a familiar figure about Tonganoxie, always had a good-natured remark for everybody.

Pleasant Valley: Fred Smith received word Saturday of the death of his brother, who was injured a week ago. Mr. Smith left Sunday morning for Irving, Kan., to attend the funeral.

Stanwood: Frank Scott, known by his many friends here as "Daddy Frank," passed away at McLouth last week and burial was in McLouth cemetery.

Mayginnis: Mr. and Mrs. Ed Klinkenberg announce the birth of a daughter, Sunday morning at Cushing Hospital.

100 years ago: Feb. 1, 1906

Stanwood: Milford Small is riding around in a new buggy.

For a two-dollar meal that banquet at Topeka Monday night was rather thin.

A report is out that Fairmount has gotten ahead of Tonganoxie by starting a laundry.

Henry Murr, of Neely, received a telegram this week that his brother-in-law, J.V. Stigleman had died in Albuquerque, N.M. Mr. Stigleman was 22 or 23 years old and left his home in December on account of lung trouble. The funeral is to take place in the north part of the township.

Basehor: Elmer Carr has one of the loudest and clearest phonographs we have ever heard. It is a complete Edison outfit.

It is a mistake to give your wife a million dollars to be good to you. When she has got the million she doesn't have to be good to you.

The Union Pacific has not yet put on the motor service again. It is the intention to put on Motor No. 6 and the new car was taken to Armstrong Sunday. No. 4, which was the last one in service, has been returned to Omaha. Motor No. 6 is larger than No. 4 and the gasoline engine is a 200-horsepower. It has sufficient capacity to not only go swiftly but to pull a good load, also.

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