Archive for Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Remember When: A Community Review

June 7, 2006

10 years ago: May 15, 1996

Deaths: Clarence A. Schafer, 81, Tonganoxie, died May 12, 1996. Dorothy A. Zimmerli, 84, died May 6 at her home. Robert A. Guenther, 90, Lawrence, died May 12, 1996.

Births: James and Pamela Paine announce the birth of a daughter, Hunter Kristine, May 7, 1996. Mr. and Mrs. Terry Putthoff announce the birth of a son, Gavin Ray Aloysious, April 30, 1996.

Golden anniversary marked: Gertus and Geraldine Jones celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a family picnic at Wyandotte County Lake. They were married on May 12, 1946.

Sheehans celebrated 50 years. Frank and Aileen Sheehan of Tonganoxie, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception on May 26th, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Father Quinlan Hall, Basehor.

Mrs. Wanda Robb arrived home Monday the 13th, from a 10-day trip to England and Scotland, traveling to London with her daughter, Mrs. Nancy Hudson. From Pottstown, Penn., they traveled to London and while in England traced some relatives from generations back and had the opportunity to visit with a few younger generations.

Springdale Scene: Wayne and Anabel Knapp attended the 50th wedding anniversary for Bill and Bessie Dyche at the United Methodist Church, Sunday, May 5, 1996.

25 years ago: May 13, 1981

A Kansas City Times/Star committee of reporters and editors honored Martha Oelschlaeger, Linwood High School senior, as the outstanding student journalist from Leavenworth County at a special ceremony April 21.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Bill New announce the April 29 birth of their son, Brandon Oliver. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hicks, of Lawrence, announce the birth of a son, Mathew Jay, born the 17th of April. Dale and Edna Dunlap of Lefors, Texas, announce the birth of a daughter, Jennifer Joy, on April 30, 1981.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Krull, Lawrence, will be honored with a 40th wedding anniversary reception from 3 to 5 in the afternoon, on Sunday, May 24th, in the Community Room of the Mutual Savings and Loan in Tonganoxie.

Ada Keck will be celebrating her 90th birthday on May 21st, 1981. Birthday cards would be appreciated.

Jarbalo Jottings: Funeral services were Monday afternoon for Jeremiah Michael Clark, great-grandson of Pauline Clark. His twin, Susan, is doing well in Osteopathic Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. The babies were born April 23 and the parents are Michael Ray and Joanie Clark of Leavenworth.

50 years ago: May 31, 1956

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hummelgaard are parents of a son born May 27, 1956; Mr. and Mrs. James Morey announce the birth of a son, James Dean, born May 28, 1956.

Deaths: James Henry Toyne, age 65, Lawrence, died Saturday. Louis Hansen, age 85, Tonganoxie, passed away May 29, 1956. Mr. Jesse Wood, Basehor, age 71, died May 28, 1956. James Green White, Tonganoxie, age 88, passed away May 25, 1956. Harold A. Williamson, Hammond, Ind., died Friday night. Curtis (Slim) Wilson, 68, died Saturday at his home in Lawrence.

The horseshoe pitching court west of Tonga cleaners has a fence now on the street side and lights are to be installed for after dark operations.

Linwood: Mr. Harry Davenport received painful injuries Monday, May 21, when the scaffolding he was using, while painting a bridge on the new turnpike, fell, letting him fall 25 feet. He is a patient at Bethany Hospital.

75 years ago: May 7, 1931

A total of 326 children of Tonganoxie and vicinity received their first treatment of toxin-antitoxin against diphtheria Tuesday, when Dr. Eugene P. Sisson, Lawrence child specialist, offered his services in administering this inoculation, which was provided free by act of the 1931 Legislature. Tonganoxie is one of the first towns in Kansas to take advantage of this new law.

Mrs. L.A. Schultz, age 65, Poynette, Wis., sister of Henry Geib of Tonganoxie, died Thursday.

Mildred Clevenger of Six Corners came to Tonganoxie for the operetta last Friday and was the guest of her friend, Esther Nellis over the weekend.

L. Ballou, city assessor, reports the population of Tonganoxie for this year as 1,103, about the same as the government census last year.

Stanwood: Robert E. Mitchell, aged 60 years, died April 29, in Kansas City.

Reno: The Reno school closed on Thursday with a nice program and a wonderful dinner. Music was furnished by Eldon Stoops on the accordion and also on the French harp, and there were readings and dialogues.

100 years ago: May 17, 1906

Mrs. W.W. McWilliams passed away last Friday night after an extended illness. Martha L. Gray was born April 20, 1858, in Wacoupin County, Ill. She was united in marriage to W.W. McWilliams, Nov. 9, 1858.

The only big show coming to Tonganoxie will be the Elstun Bros. United Shows and Trained Animal Exhibition. They will pitch their mammoth tents in Elm Park. (A troupe of educated performing horses. Equine and canine wonders, including the famous Arabian horse "Senator." Fear-defying aerialists, gymnasts, equilibrists.)

Ackerland: Wm. Brock has a neat letter tablet put at his child's grave in Eagle cemetery.

Mrs. Black Harvey and husband, of Leavenworth, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hicks, Sunday.

The band has 27 members, and holds rehearsals twice a week.

In the 84th year of his age, Charles Granderson French passed away shortly before six o'clock Tuesday morning, at the home of his son, Charles B. French, on the Lacy place in the south part of town. The cause of his death was heart trouble and he had been failing for some time.

Basehor: Chris Kemler and wife drove overland to Leavenworth Saturday.

Ernest Eberth, our road overseer, deserves much credit for the good work done on our streets here with the road grader. May the good work continue.

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