Archive for Thursday, March 23, 2006

Remember when: A community review

March 23, 2006

10 years ago: March 1, 1996

(Picture) Ahman Karr, a native to this area since 1922, pictured with one of his many maple trees, which he harvests yearly for their sap used to make pancake syrup. The trees, ranging from silver and sugar maples to box elders, were planted 28 years ago and now are over a foot in diameter and are reaching over 30 feet in height. Karr said that once the temperature hits 70 degrees Fahrenheit, the harvest is done.

Birth: Angela K. Nemeth and Christopher W. Garner of Tonganoxie proudly announce the birth of their son, Zachary Christopher William Garner, who was born Feb. 14, 1996.

Deaths: Leslie B. Castle, 93, Burlington, died Feb. 27, 1996; Henry E. Fox, 74, Retired Captain USAF, Parkville, Mo., died Feb. 28, 1996; Glendean Harriman, 65, Lawrence, died March 3, 1996; Donald Keith Zachariah, 64, Basehor, died Feb. 29, 1996.

Springdale Scene: The Springdale community neighbors and friends want to extend their sympathy to Earl Robinson in the loss of his wife, Ruth, this past week. She will surely be missed by all.

Springdale Scene: Wayne and Anabel Knapp attended visitation Tuesday evening at the Larkin Brown Funeral Home for Edwin Lamborn.

Springdale Scene: Myrtice and Jerry Fuqua celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 18, with all of Myrtice's sisters and brothers and spouses attending church services with them at the morning service at United Methodist Church. (A list followed of those having dinner at BJ Restaurant in McLouth, after the service.)

25 years ago: March 4, 1981

Death: The funeral for David R. Miller, 21, Kansas City, Mo., who died Tuesday at his home, was held in Easton.

Jarbalo Jottings: We have a new grandson, born this morning (Tuesday). The parents are Jesse and Karla Barnett. Will give more details later. (Column by Thamar Barnett.)

Mr. and Mrs. George Anton have returned from a trip to the City of Iraklion, Crete Island, Greece, where they visited their daughter, Lt. Penny Anton, who is stationed there with the U.S. Air Force. Penny has a car and they were able to take sightseeing trips to several mountain villages.

Navy Hull Maintenance Technician Fireman Bruce B. Kellett, son of Roy C. and Angie Kellett of Rt. 2, Tonganoxie, has reported for duty aboard the Air Craft Carrier U.S.S. Ranger home-ported in San Diego. A 1980 graduate of Tonganoxie High, he joined the Navy in June.

The crocus pictured in last week's Mirror were brought to the office by Helen Stiglmire. The bright little flower is always a welcome harbinger of spring.

50 years ago: March 22, 1956

Deaths: Mrs. Estella Grace Marks Selma died March 12, 1956, in McLouth. She was born Sept. 5, 1898, in Tonganoxie; William E. Holey Sr., Route 3, died March 15, 1956; Mrs. Effie Lulu Farren, Tonganoxie, passed away March 18, 1956, at the age of 70 years; Mrs. Carrie B. Pickens, Route 1, Tonganoxie, passed away March 17, 1956, at the age of 83 years; Guy Gray, 78, a native of Jefferson County and longtime resident of Sherman Township, died Sunday. He was born May 12, 1877. Since boyhood he had made his home on a farm on RR2, Bonner Springs.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Howard Baker of Piper announce the birth of a son on March 13, 1956; Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Meyer announce the birth of a boy, March 9, 1956. They have chosen the name Jeffrey Calvin.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Harris are parents of a son born March 15, 1956; A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Kohls on March 20, 1956; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sheehan announce the birth of a son born March 11, 1956. They have chosen the name James Francis.

Mrs. Philip Stevens entertained with a birthday party for her twin sons, Chuck and Flip, Tuesday afternoon at her home, celebrating their 5th birthday. There were games and refreshments.

Linwood: A family reunion and surprise was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Johnson Sunday, honoring their 46th wedding anniversary. Twenty-three relatives were present.

DID YOU KNOW? Chief Tonganoxie is buried on the old Richards farm located three miles west of Bonner Springs on K-32. He died in 1864.

The parking lot west of Oakson's Hardware was occupied one day last week by a hard top convertible, Model A Ford, one motorcycle and a tractor. What we'd like to know is who is driving a tractor to work.

75 years ago: Feb. 26, 1931

A boxing ring has been fixed up in the basement under the Conley barber shop, where the boys work each other over. A new pair of boxing gloves was donated by Clyde Hunter. Some of the boys are becoming quite the experts in the art of boxing.

Mrs. J.G. White attended the funeral of her uncle, Charles Wilfley in Kansas City, last Friday. Mr. Wilfley lived in California and the body was brought to Kansas City for burial.

Fred Papenhausen brought to the Mirror office Saturday, an old watch, given to him by his father, John Papenhausen 60 years ago, and brought to Kansas from the east. It bears the name of Theo Whittmaker, London. It has a bone case and the watch must be removed to wind it. It was ticking right along Saturday, running like new, although a hundred years or more old. It is heavy, not much like the tiny things the ladies now wear strapped to their wrists.

The 48th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hicks Sr., was celebrated last Sunday with a big dinner.

Mr. and Mrs. John Bartlett and Charles McEnulty visited Mrs. Chas. McEnulty and son at St. John's Hospital, Leavenworth, Saturday. Mrs. McEnulty and baby returned home with them.

Stranger: Mr. and Mrs. George Gress and family and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gress and family attended a dinner Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Grems at Tonganoxie, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. George Gress, who celebrated their eighteenth wedding anniversary.

Stranger: Mrs. N.G. Walters received news of the death of her relative, Mr. Jasper Stahl at Valley Falls. The funeral was held Monday afternoon.

100 years ago: March 8, 1906

A.R. Buchheister, living two miles west, died suddenly and unexpectedly while at work Monday morning, becoming the third man who has been overcome by death while at work in this neighborhood in less than a year. Four daughters and a son survive the deceased. He was 58 years old and came here a few years ago from Iowa.

Buster Brown Will Be Here: It took a St. Louis shoe house to bring the imaginary characters Buster Brown and his dog Tige to life. B. Brown and Tige are now traveling over the country giving receptions and free entertainments and have made a date for Tonganoxie next Tuesday. The Tonganoxie visit will be chaperoned by the Zoellner Mercantile Co. The entertainment will be given in Laming's Hall. Buster Brown is a man over 40 years old, but is a dwarf, and when he and Tige sit in a chair the dog is the taller.

A surprise party was given on Mrs. A. Simms by the Tonganoxie and Neely members of the A.M.E. church. Several nice presents were given her, also lots of good things to eat, for which she extends her thanks. The guests were highly entertained.

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