Archive for Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Remember when: A community review

March 29, 2006

10 years ago: March 13, 1996

(Picture) Cindy Dennis, wearing heart costume on loan from Overland Park Regional Medical Center, attended Jump Rope for Heart in Tonganoxie on Saturday. Also pictured is Luanne Kietzmann, local coordinator of the event.

(Picture) Bo Himpel (left) and Larry Meadows have a bird's eye view of a war monument under construction in Reusch VFW Memorial Park. The 18-foot tall monument will lend a proper setting to the plaque which will be set into the structure.

Fourteen-year-old Travis Alexander recently placed third at a national motorcross competition in Denver. For most kids entering their second or third race this success would be cause for vast jubilation. But for Travis, it's more like something that was bound to happen sooner or later, because Travis has been riding motorcycles since he was 4 years old. (Pictures.)

Deaths: Catherine F. Sandahl, 93, Leavenworth, formerly of Kansas City, died March 11, 1996; Berniece M. Sandburg, 74, Edwardsville, died March 7, 1996.

25 years ago: March 11, 1981

Over two hundred people attended the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Henri Lodge No. 190 A.F. & A.M. of Tonganoxie, on Feb. 28th, at the high school auditorium. Grand Master, F. Warren Starns, of the Grand Lodge of Kansas, presented the 50-year pin to Harold Cox, formerly of Tonganoxie, who now resides in Kansas City, Kan.

(Picture) Teaching school and farming proved a winning combination for a Leavenworth county farm couple named as one of six 1980 Kansas Master Farmer and Master Farm Homemaker couples. John E. Wise, who was raised on a farm and Carolyn Wise, a city-reared girl, had always wanted to raise their children in the country, but the family income came from John's teaching school in the city. In the early 1950's. They decided to do something about it, making their move in 1956 by purchasing 120 acres near Linwood, while John was still teaching school.

Deaths: Lawrence Lindberg, 79, Belen, N. M., died Friday at an Albuquerque, N.M. hospital; John Francis Curry, 79, Excelsior Springs, Mo., died March 6, 1981.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Jesse O. Barnett, Jr., Topeka, proudly announce the birth of their son, Jared Kirk, on March 3, 1981.

Springdale: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tullis announce the birth of their daughter, Karen, on March 2, 1981.

Springdale: Nell Mohan Hanley, 86, passed away at the Golden Age Lodge Wednesday evening.

McLouth: Walter Kimmel died Friday at an Oskaloosa Nursing Home, at the age of 96 years.

50 years ago: March 29, 1956

Deaths: Mrs. Carrie Conlin Ratliff, Leawood, Kansas, passed away March 23, 1956, at the age of 82 years; Eli H. Cain, 76, died at his home at McLouth, March 23, 1956.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. John Lisson of Kansas City, Kan., announce the birth of a daughter on March 25, to whom they have given the name Patricia Ann.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Graham of Reno will observe their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 8, with an open house at the Friends Church. Request no gifts.

Joe Fink, an employee of the Anderson Quarry, was killed late Thursday morning, when he was caught in some machinery at the quarry, three miles north of Lawrence.

Basehor: Mr. Jerry Crown, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Crown, was one of the students who made the deans honor roll for the first semester at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Jerry is a freshman in the College of Liberal Arts and Science.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Snider received word of the passing of Mrs. Snider's brother, Troy Smelser, on March 25, at Beulah, Colo., after a long illness; Mr. Floyd Bedsual received word of the death of his son, Carl, in San Francisco, last week.

75 years ago: March 5, 1931

Theodore Clark Brockett, who has lived for many years on North Delaware, two blocks north of Fourth Street, died Tuesday at the home of his nephew, Dr. W. P. Brockett in Kansas City. Mr. Brockett's age is given at 84.

J. Lane Trew, 77 years of age, and for many years a resident of Tonganoxie, passed away Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Samuel Rudolph, in Leavenworth.

Mrs. Ida May Reynolds, wife of R. W. (Uncle Wes) Reynolds, pioneer Springdale and McLouth merchant, died at the family home in McLouth Wednesday evening. Mrs. Reynolds was born in Leavenworth, June 5, 1859. She was a daughter of one of the Kyles, who came from Weston in 1854 to found the town.

Pickens District: Mr. and Mrs. German, Mrs. E. K. Hughey and Mrs. Frank Allison attended the funeral of Mrs. Davenport last Thursday in Bonner Springs.

Stranger: Mrs. N. G. Walters and Mrs. Perry Walters were shopping in Leavenworth, Saturday.

Friendship Valley: Mrs. John Hull fell through the barn loft and injured her arm one day last week, but she is getting along nicely now.

George W. Riley, who farms a mile east of Winchester, wants to know why his farm has become the dumping place for excess cats and "cheap skate" horses. Cats taken there under cover of darkness in the year or two have multiplied until they have become a nuisance and the other night somebody left a couple of worn out horses there.

100 years ago: March 15, 1906

A. R. Buchheister, living two miles west of town died unexpectedly Monday morning, of heart and kidney trouble. He was born in Wheeling, W Va., May 14, 1848, and died March 5th, aged 57 years, 9 months and 15 days. His wife preceded him in death six months ago at the age of 54 years.

Basehor: Mr. Kelly, living just south of Basehor, died Tuesday, and was buried Thursday, in the Hoge Catholic cemetery; Mr. Grady, who lived in the Glenwood neighborhood, died Friday.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hammond and Chris Kemler attended the silver wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Riley at Vance, Thursday.

Oscar McWilliams died in Kansas City, Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock of typhoid pneumonia.

Henry Naber, one of the old residents of Fairmount township died last week, in the 73rd year of his age. He was a native of Germany and settled in this county in 1857.

Buster Brown and his dog Tige were in Laming's hall Tuesday afternoon. To say the house was packed is to put it mildly. Buster gave a lecture of his travels, and brought in his shoe advertisement. Buster is a very small man and his appearance pleased the children immensely.

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