Archive for Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Remember when: A community review

January 4, 2006

10 years ago: Dec. 20, 1995

Wanda and John Schlup of Tonganoxie will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception on Saturday, Dec. 30, from 2-4 p.m. at the Shoemaker Auction Center.

Births: Ray and Debbie Robinette of Jarbalo announce the birth of a daughter, Brianna Nicole, born Dec. 4, 1995. Randy and Yvonne Smith announce the birth of a son, Reed William, Dec. 15, 1995.

Deaths: Clyde F. Bailey, 90, Tonganoxie, died Dec. 18, 1995. Charles T. Kemler, 80, Basehor, died Dec. 16, 1995. Dorothy M. Martinez, 77, died Dec. 17, 1995, at her home in Tonganoxie.

Winnie Turner, who was the librarian at the Tonganoxie Public Library for over 20 years, was honored recently when the Friends of the Library had a picture of her hung in the library.

Betty Heywood and her daughter Carol, joined eight other ladies from the Stanwood Friends Church to make 17 holiday gift boxes for needy area shut-ins, elderly not able to go out for themselves and various church members' relatives. Three of the boxes were sent to some of the sons and relatives of the church members who are in the military and will be away or abroad during the holidays. (Picture.)

Influenza finally reached epidemic proportions on Thursday, at least as far as the Tonganoxie school system is concerned. As a result, Friday classes were canceled in an attempt to lend an extra day of recovery to the already hard-hit teachers, students, and staff.

25 years ago: Dec. 17, 1980

Deaths: The funeral for Herman Oelschlaeger, 94, Kansas City, Kan., formerly of Bonner Springs, was Monday in Bonner Springs. Mr. Rudy Overbaugh, Tonganoxie, passed away Dec. 14, 1980, at the age of 79. Mrs. Leah Rice White, 76, of Palo Alto, Calif., died Dec. 6, 1980. Mrs. Mabel Grace Stephenson, Tonganoxie, passed away Dec. 13, 1980, at the age of 82.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Ted Wiles announce the birth of a son, Thomas Paul, on Dec. 8, 1980. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pierson, Wamego, announce the birth of a son, James Patrick, born Dec. 2, 1980.

Air National Guard Airman First Class Gary T. Robinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Robinson, of Tonganoxie, has completed Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

Jarbalo Jottings: George and Mildred Stiglmire went to the Larkin Funeral Home Sunday evening. Meredith Stephenson passed away Friday.

(From Helen Schilling's column.) We read in the Christian Church bulletin that Mayra Angell Schuppan of Fall City, Neb., passed away Dec. the 5th, at the age of 94. She was one of the early members of the church. She was a sister of Chauncey Angell.

The family of Mrs. Mabel Lenahan gathered at her home on Saturday, Dec. 13, for a dinner in recognition of her 95th birthday. There were 22 relatives present to enjoy the many greetings she received.

50 years ago: Jan. 5, 1956

Deaths: Mrs. Carrie Pickens received word of the death of her brother, Pierce Wingfield, 69, of Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday morning, Dec. 25, 1955. Clyde R. Sturgis, 74, former Stanwood resident, suffered a stroke Sunday night at his home in Gower, Mo. He died this Thursday morning.

Robert Hal Marshall, 70, Linwood, passed away Dec. 19, 1955.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Martinez announce the birth of a son on Jan. 2, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. George W. Stewart announce the birth of a daughter, Patricia Ann, on Dec. 14, 1955. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne R. Turner, Norfolk, Va., announce the birth of a son, David Carl, on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1955.

The Elmer West family was the lucky winner at the Christmas drawing at the Tonganoxie Electric, winning the electric train.

The new editor is getting onto the ropes at the newspaper office again and hopes to be going full blast in a few weeks. We appreciate the spirit of cooperation shown. (Jean M. Neibarger)

75 years ago: Dec. 11, 1930

Rain Produces Wet Dedication Of Dam: Hundreds of Out-of-Town Guests Help Tonganoxie celebrate Letting Contract on Big Dam. Three hundred and fifty persons were present in Tonganoxie Friday noon in spite of rainy, foggy, damp, muddy and otherwise inclement weather. Probably half that number were out-of-town, which attests to the interest in which the state park is held in this part of Kansas. It is improbable if any section of the state has got the lake bug like this section. The Tonganoxie band played while the diners ate chicken, et cetera, administered by the Methodist ladies. Everybody, regardless of opinions, politics, likes and dislikes, gathered to celebrate the letting of the contract on the $103,000 dam at the state park, to be built between now and June 1.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Rawlings, Dec. 3, a girl, to whom they have given the name of Ella Lorene.

Dr. W.B. Coe reports the birth of a son Dec. 6, to Mr. and Mrs. George Klinkenberg of near Basehor.

Mrs. Roy Wolfe was quite badly burned last night, at her home east of Tonganoxie, when a gasoline lamp which she was turning on, exploded and sent a spray of gasoline over her.

100 years ago: Dec. 21, 1905

Miss Mary Budd, of Basehor, spent Saturday in Tonganoxie.

Arthur Wiley has begun the erection of his new barn just north of the creamery.

Mr. and Mrs. George Phenicie have returned from their wedding trip to Texas. They will go to house keeping as soon as their new home near the Honey Valley school house, is completed.

A telegram was received here Monday, by Mrs. Hatchell, bearing the sad news of the death of her grandson Charlie Cook, who died in Chicago of scarlet fever. The deceased had many friends here who will be pained to hear the sad news. Chas. Cook was born in Tonganoxie about 29 years ago and lived here all his life until about five years ago, when he went to Kansas City, and from there to Chicago, where he worked as linotype operator. Charlie began his career as a printer in the Mirror office when but a boy and was in this office until he began the work of linotype operator.

Mrs. Martha Woods went to Omaha last week to see her sick brother, who died after she arrived there.

The announcement that a company is about to be organized in New York for the purpose of building flying machines prompts the suspicion that the people who buy gold bricks do not all come from the country.

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