A Community Review
10 years ago: Oct. 2, 1996
Deaths: Ruth Vina Harding, 71, Tonganoxie, died Sept. 29, 1996. Risa Eva Needham, age 85, died Sept. 30, 1996, in Anthony. Edward A. Brown, 89, passed away Sept. 27, 1996.
Don-Carlos strikes it rich at the Argosy: Just inside the casino for thirty minutes, Tonganoxie resident Carol Don-Carlos told the dealer to give her a good hand because it was her birthday and she deserved it. (Mrs. Don-Carlos won $15,000 at the Argosy!)
Stanwood Friends meeting will be celebrating 113 years in the community on Oct. 5 and 6. As part of this special event, they are having an ice cream social with homemade ice cream and other refreshments on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m.
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Stewart accompanied by Mrs. Bertie Hassler of Topeka and Mrs. Nellie Fields of Kansas City, Mo., attended the 18th reunion of the 746th AAA Gun Battalion in Knoxville, Tenn.
Dragsters Heath Murry and Oliver Harris had a lot under their hoods in Denver two weeks ago. After taking the top two positions in their class at Heartland Park Speedway's high school drag racing division, the two qualified to take their cars to the Nationals in Denver and race in the Division Five Elapsed Time Finals. (A picture shows Oliver Harris and Heath Murry, both students at Tonganoxie High School, standing beside Murry's 1974 Chevy Nova drag car.)
Birth: Matt and Sharon Bichelmeyer of Litchfield, Ill., announce the arrival of a daughter, Taylor Renae, on Aug. 31, 1996.
25 years ago: Sept. 30, 1981
Linwood News: Mr. and Mrs. Howard G. Jones hosted a Chinese dinner honoring their daughter, Kerry, on her birthday.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. William J. Walker Sr., of Lawrence, Kansas, announce the birth of a son, William Joseph Walker Jr., on Aug. 20, 1981.
Kenneth Meints, who is stationed with the Navy out of the Charleston, S.C., base, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Meints and other relatives and friends.
Misses Grace and Helen Schilling were in Leavenworth last week to present their mother's crazy quilt to the Leavenworth County Historical Museum. Their grandfather, Jacob A. Thomas, was the first tailor in the city of Leavenworth, and most of the pieces their mother used came from her father's shop. The quilt itself survived a cyclone back in 1911.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Melia arrived home Thursday after a most enjoyable 16-day vacation trip to Colorado, visiting relatives in Kansas along the way.
50 years ago: Oct. 18, 1956
Deaths: Mrs. Margaretha Bretz, 88, a resident of Tonganoxie 37 years, died Thursday. Mrs. Frances Kraft, 51, Route 2, Leavenworth, died Sunday night. Mrs. Rose Margaret Preston, age 63, Linwood, passed away Oct. 11. Frank Somers, Tonganoxie, 84, died Friday.
Delmer DeLude is building a new welding shop on the location of the old Jones Hotel. The building will have a picture window, driveway and office in front, in addition, it will be big enough to provide Del with working room.
Marvin Meyer was home last weekend. He will return to a Missouri Army Camp and be discharged late in October, having served his two years.
A false fire alarm at Bonner Springs last Thursday cost the city $30 to pay firemen and it all wound up with a project to get a yellow cat out of a tree that wouldn't come down. Some boys turned in the alarm. The alarm was turned in as a grass fire but on arrival all they found hot was the cat.
Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. Gary Woodward of Leavenworth announce the birth of a son, Oct. 16.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Murphy announce the birth of a son on Oct. 3, James Dean. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Coulter of Linwood, announce the birth of a daughter on Oct. 4, to whom they have given the name Jayne Ann.
75 years ago: Sept. 24, 1931
John H. Murphy, 86 years old, died at the family residence in Jarbalo, Thursday evening at 7:25 o'clock. Mr. Murphy had been a resident of Leavenworth county for over 60 years, coming here from Iowa when a young man. He was married to Miss Julia Ferguson, Jan. 29, 1875.
Allen K. Martin, 77, passed away last Friday at his home one-quarter mile east of the Stanwood church. He had been ill for some time.
Mrs. Kathryn Cook of Tonganoxie was entertained with a dinner on her 70th birthday, on Sept. 17, 1931.
C.H. Bury moved his harness shop this week from the McKeehen building into one side of the one now occupied by M.A. Duncanson, the plumber.
Friendship Valley: Mrs. Mary Bartimus helped Mrs. Alberts cook for silo men Saturday.
Friendship Valley: The former students of Friendship Valley held their annual reunion at the school house Sunday.
Mound: The following children made a perfect score in spelling the past week: eighth grade, Margaret Whipprecht; seventh grade, Louise Peterson; sixth grade, Wilma Gray; fourth grade, Karl Peterson; and second grade, Willard Shrimplin.
100 years ago: Oct. 4, 1906
J.L. Orr returned last week, from Mingo, Thomas County, after putting in 150 acres of wheat. He says grasshoppers were so bad out there this fall, that while plowing the insects would light on his shoes and eat holes in them. He has the shoes to show for it.
We are sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Floyd Ellis in Denver last week of consumption. The remains were buried Sunday in Mount Calvary cemetery, Leavenworth. Mrs. Ellis was a resident of Basehor several years.
There was born unto Mr. and Mrs. James Nelson a fine baby girl, Wednesday, Sept. 26.
Mrs. William Denholm died at 5:45 this morning, after lingering a long time following a stroke of paralysis.
Pony Creek and the Bleakley school boards have ordered that all children who go to the Lawrence carnival this week, must be kept out of school for two weeks. This order was made because of the prevalence of diphtheria in Lawrence.