Archive for Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Remember when: A community review

October 25, 2006

10 years ago: Sept. 25, 1996

McLouth News: Maxine Voelker attended the 60th class reunion of the Atchison County Community High School class of 1936 of Effingham at "Mikes Place" Nortonville, Sept. 22.

Deaths: Mattie V. Jamison, 86, Linwood, died Sept. 23, 1996. Merlin Lee Thomas, 72, Basehor, died Sept. 18, 1996, at his home. F. Albert Wacker, 81, Leavenworth, died Sept. 17, 1996, at his home following a three-year illness. Pauline F. Westphal, 82, of Oskaloosa, formerly of Lamar, Mo., died Sept. 23, 1996.

Births: Miles and Kim Gray of Tonganoxie announce the birth of a son, Dakota Miles Gray, on Sept. 6, 1996. Rod and Julie Yates announce the birth of a son, Connor, on Sept. 12, 1996.

Volunteers from out-of-the-blue showed their support for the committee working to bring the Moving Vietnam Wall to Tonganoxie. The committee met on Thursday, Sept. 19, to discuss topics ranging from their work roster to volunteerism. Susan Jemente and Mary Summers were two who showed their support by offering their volunteer help. (Picture: Bo Himpel, Larry Meadows and a host of other Tonganoxie VFW members and supporters installed a metal memorial to Jim Novo-Gradac from whom the southeastern portion of the Reusch/VFW Memorial Park takes its name.)

25 years ago: Sept. 23, 1981

Births: Patrick and Deniece Wakeman announce the early arrival of a son, Ian Patrick, born Aug. 29, 1981. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Murray Jr., of Kansas City, Kan., announce the birth of a daughter, Monica Kayoko, on Sept. 15, 1981. Jim and Donna Asher announce the birth of Kristen Michael, Sept. 11, 1981. Mr. and Mrs. George New of Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a boy, Richard Paul, born Sept. 12, 1981. Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Irwin of Chapman announce the birth of their second child, a daughter, Joy Elisabeth, Sept. 21, 1981. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Beresford, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of Renee Louise, on Sept. 16, 1981. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kitsmiller announce the birth of their daughter, Janet Marie, Aug. 28, 1981.

Deaths: Mrs. Dovie Wilkins-El, Bonner Springs, 75, passed away Sept. 20, 1981. Azure Ann Fisher, 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Fisher, Auburn, died last Saturday in a Topeka hospital, after an auto accident.

Jarbalo Jottings: Jim and Shirley Collins attended Air Force Retirement Day at Whiteman Air Force Base near Knobnoster, Mo., Saturday. The base is the home of the 351st Bomb Group of which Clark Gable was a member during World War 11.

50 years ago: October 11, 1956

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. George Mills announce the birth of a daughter, October 6, 1956.

Deaths: Edwin A. Zimmerman of Lawrence, 74-year-old retired Union Pacific Railroad switchman, died early Wednesday at his home. Mrs. Ida Kroge, 83, Piper, died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ernest H. Jacks in Kansas City, Kansas. She was born in Germany and moved to this country when she was 14.

James V. Morey, Tonganoxie, has pledged Alpha Phi Omega, service fraternity, at Kansas University. The fraternity is composed of former Boy Scouts and sponsors several worthwhile projects both on and off the campus every year.

September was the driest month on record in southwest, central, north central, and northeast Kansas.

A 15,000-year-old fossilized bone was found recently near Tonganoxie by a worker helping to build the Kansas Turnpike. The bone, a tibia (leg bone) and vertebra of a great horn bison was identified by the Kansas University Museum of Natural History as belonging to the Pleistocene period in geologic time. It was found by Floyd Floot, a transient worker who was excavating for a coffer dam at Stranger Creek about 3 1/2 miles southeast of Tonganoxie. Floot gave the bone to George White, a Tonganoxie service station operator, who took it to KU to be identified.

75 years ago: Sept. 17, 1931

Death of Rose Levan: Long Time Resident of Hoge Dies in Kansas City. Rose Seufert Levan, daughter of George and Margaret Seufert, Kansas City, Mo., died Sept. 13, 1931. The body was brought from Kansas City Tuesday and laid to rest beside her mother in Maple Grove cemetery.

Hazel Ridge: The Sunday School enjoyed a watermelon feast at the Walter Thomas home, Sunday afternoon.

Elmwood: The Elmwood school opened last Sept. 7, with an enrollment of 18, and John Meinken as teacher.

West of Town: Irvin Hand was binding corn fodder for George Robb, Friday.

Friendship Valley: Hans Freienmuth started picking apples Tuesday.

The latest checkup shows 1, 619 American war dead buried in France still not identified.

A deal was closed Wednesday whereby Erby Chancey leased the B&M Waffle Shop from Joy Brown.

100 years ago: Sept. 27, 1906

A tramp was taking a ride in a box car one day last week, and the car was switched off in the state prison yard at Lansing. When the tramp unloaded himself he found himself on the inside. The prison authorities held him until they found that no convicts were missing.

Basehor: A party of men from Welborne, near Kansas City, came up Friday night to help organize an anti-Horse Thief League.

The infant child of Lee Baker and wife is much better.

Diphtheria cases are so numerous in Lawrence that the schools have been closed.

Linc Ballou has purchased the property of the former Mrs. Mary Davis south of C.J. Halsted's residence.

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