Archive for Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Remember when: A community review

March 15, 2006

10 years ago: Feb. 28, 1996

Births: Cynthia and Brian Curry announce the birth of a son, Patrick William, Feb. 18, 1996; Kenny and Rhonda Bradley announce the birth of a daughter, Kenna Lee Bradley, on Feb. 6, 1996.

Aileen Seeman, rural Basehor, attended the caucus in Des Moines last weekend with Lana Taylor, Olathe. They worked at Dole headquarters in Des Moines for three days.

Carr celebrates 105th birthday: Amy Cecilia Pierce Carr recently celebrated her birthday. She is the oldest person living at Tonganoxie Nursing Center, and Trudy Lutz believes that she may be the oldest person in Leavenworth County. Amy Carr was born January 30, 1891, in White Church, Wyandotte County.

Kietzmann captures fifth at state tournament: (Agitated by a loss that would keep him from wrestling for the 215-pound state 3rd runner-up title, Brian Kietzmann stepped onto the mat and promptly pinned Jeff Bolden of Ulysses in 1:13, taking the fifth place state title home to Tonganoxie.

25 years ago: Feb. 25, 1981

(Picture) Brian Nash of Route 3 walks confidently along a street in San Rafael, Calif., with Guide Dog Parma. He is in the final week of a 28-day in-residence training program with the capable Labrador retriever at Guide Dogs for the Blind.

February the 22nd was Mrs. Lillian Seymour's birthday and she had a nice birthday gift... She has a new great granddaughter, Addie Lill, born Feb. 22 to her granddaughter, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Connell, at Claflin, Kansas.

50 years ago: March 15, 1956

Deaths: Mr. A. H. Engle, age 80, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Zora Reynolds, in St. Petersburg, Fla., March 6. Mr. and Mrs. Engle were spending the winter there. Mr. Engle had been a resident of Linwood for forty-five years; Mrs. Ella Vanderslice, 84, Reno, died Friday; Mrs. Hilda Martha Van Tuyl, 59, Basehor, widow of William R. Van Tuyl, well known resident of Leavenworth County, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary L. Ohler at Olathe.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Brawner announce the birth of a daughter, Constance JoAnn, born March 9, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Brawner live in North Little Rock, Ark.; Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Joe Levitt announce the birth of twin girls, March 11, at Willmington, Calif. Both weighed 6 lbs. 1 ounce; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Wickey of R3, Tonganoxie, announce the adoption of a 4-month-old baby girl, Mary Jo; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Wernsman of Wichita, announce the adoption of a baby girl, Candia Sue, born Jan. 5, 1956.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wishon, Linwood, will observe their golden wedding anniversary with an open house at their home from two to five o-clock on Sunday, March 18, 1956.

A surprise birthday party was given Sunday in honor of Matt Babcock on his 75th birthday.

An out-of-town man parked a French Renault on the main street today and four people swatted it before the owner got in and drove away -- disgusted.

The man up the street calls his wife, "O-keet-sha", the English translation from Indian means "to wander aimlessly about."

75 years ago: Feb. 19, 1931

A LARGE CROWD AT THE WALTER'S FARM: Woodring Made a Speech; H.V. Needham Told of How He Voted for Abraham Lincoln for President In 1864; It was a rather colorful meeting at the N.G. Walters farm, 3 1/2 miles north of Tonganoxie, in spite of the brisk wind whipping in from the south. The meeting was in honor of Abraham Lincoln, and was held at the Walter's farm on account of the tradition handed down that it was there, in the house belonging to Judge D. Mark W. Delehay, that Lincoln spent the night, on the occasion of his visit to Kansas. H.V. Needham, Tonganoxie's lone survivor of the Civil War, spoke briefly, told of his voting for Abraham Lincoln for his second term. Mr. Needham was the only man present who has cast a vote for the Emancipator.

Reno: There was no school at Reno Wednesday until Monday on account of pink eye in the school.

Pickens District: Misses Marie and Dorothy Hubbard attended a surprise birthday dinner at their Grandmother Collins Sunday.

100 years ago: March 1, 1906

Jonathan Blair, for many years a resident of Tonganoxie, died Feb. 12th, near Siloam Spring, Ark., of some kidney trouble. The deceased settled in 1863 with his parents on a farm now owned and occupied by A. F. Turner, one mile west of town, and was one of the settlers who responded to the call for aid when Lawrence was sacked by Quantrill.

Mrs. Caroline Seufert Jr., died at her home about six miles east of here at nine o'clock yesterday morning. The deceased was about 40 years old and leaves a husband and six children to mourn her loss. Funeral services will be held at Hoge Church tomorrow morning at ten o'clock.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Hilner, of Topeka, are the parents of a baby girl, which arrived at their home Sunday.

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