Archive for Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Remember when: A community review

September 6, 2006

10 years ago: Aug. 7, 1996

Deaths: Helen P. Lenahan, 78, Lenexa, passed away July 31, 1996. Ethel C. "Tinberg" Holyfield, 101, Basehor, died Aug. 1, 1996.

Leland and Easter Freienmuth from Maryland are here visiting his sister, the Rev. Bob and Shirley Kasper, and most importantly to help their mother, Mrs. Lela Freienmuth celebrate her 95th birthday, Monday, Aug. 5.

Dawn Marie Waterman sang before a group of seniors gathered for a pre-dinner serenade at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center on Sunday, Aug. 3.

Threshing Bee draws 7,000: It's the way it used to be. It's a part of agricultural heritage. It's a loud hot steam-blowing blowout. It's amazing farmers who actually used the machinery got as much work done with the contraptions as they did. The McLouth Threshing Bee threw its steam engines in high gear on Friday, as the 39th annual celebration took place. Other attractions such as carnival rides, a mud volleyball tournament, an antique tractor pull, a draft horse pull were also featured. Between the patio dance on Friday night and a concert given by Double Trouble on Saturday evening, there was plenty of evening entertainment to keep a Threshing Bee patron buzzing.

25 years ago: Aug. 5, 1981

Mrs. Frances Myers, well-known in our community, was honored Thursday evening, July 31, 1981, by her church, The First Congregational, with a surprise birthday party for her many, many years of service as the church organist. Seventy members and friends of the church were there for the potluck supper which turned out to be a bountiful meal with a decorated birthday cake made by one of the members, Mrs. Edna Maness. Yes, there was homemade ice cream for all to enjoy. Frances was celebrating her 82nd birthday, and what a nice way for the people to say thanks for all her years of service to the church.

Deaths: Mrs. Elma Eisele passed away Monday evening at the Eudora Nursing Center. Mrs. Marie J. Shipp, 76, Raytown, died Tuesday in Salt Lake City. Frank Davidson, formerly of Tonganoxie, passed away Aug. 1, 1981, in Leavenworth at the age of 84 years. Harold R. Ball, 64, Kirkwood, Mo., died Friday at a hospital in Kirkwood.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Hoffhines of Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son, James David, on July 16, 1981. Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Galyean announce the birth of a son, Brian Scott, on July 26, 1981. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Daugherty announce the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Nicole, on July 20, 1981.

Shana Campbell celebrated her 11th birthday with a slumber party, Saturday, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Usher.

50 years ago: Aug. 23, 1956

Death: Relatives of Miles "Buzz" Grist received word of his death Aug. 13, at Van Nuys, Calif.

The old Fall Leaf school has been purchased for the Linwood Grange Hall.

The Leavenworth-Tonganoxie Road was designated as a state highway in 1866. Bet you didn't know that.

The electrical storm last Friday killed six head of cattle belonging to William Denholm.

Linwood, Aug. 23: Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Trible announce the birth of a daughter on Aug. 16, 1956.

Jarbalo: Mrs. Esther Jeannin, Leavenworth, spent a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Jeep Jeannin and family.

Ethan Potter, assistant county attorney, says each year fewer and fewer people are paying personal property taxes. The sheriff is mailing delinquent tax notices. If not paid, property may be confiscated and sold for taxes. Bad news!

Two quick reminders: Don't forget the amateur contest at the Leavenworth County Fair. More entries are needed for this Kiwanis sponsored program. And don't forget to pay your dog tax to city treasurer Fred Zoellner.

75 years ago: July 30, 1931

Mrs. Mary Louise Connor, 54 years old, died suddenly Tuesday evening from a heart attack. Mrs. Conner, with her nephew, was enroute to Cleveland, Ohio, where she was planning to take treatments at the clinic there.

Mrs. John Alley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John North of Reno township, passed away at 11 o'clock last Thursday night at her home in Oakley.

Harry Mathew Bartimus, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elza Bartimus, passed away at Kansas City, Mo., at 9:35 p.m. July 23, age fifty years, nine months and twenty-four days. He and his family came to Tonganoxie from Brookfield, Mo., in March 1930, when he became manager of the Laming farm, north of Tonganoxie.

Mr. and Mrs. Flavel Reno of Reno, Nev., announce the birth of a son, July 7, to whom they have given the name John William.

Geraldine Ann, 2-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Smith who live east of Tonganoxie, passed away Saturday at Memorial Hospital at Lawrence. Burial was at Hubbel Hill cemetery Sunday afternoon.

The residence of Mrs. T.C. Brockett, corner Second and Delaware streets, was purchased Friday by Walt Neibarger.

Swimmers have been very unfortunate lately at the state lake, as the pastime now seems to be stealing the swimmer's clothing.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kramer, Saturday, July 25, a daughter, to whom they have given the name, Florence Janet.

100 years ago: Aug. 9, 1906

Mrs. McGrath, who was hurt a couple of weeks ago by falling off a ladder in a chicken house where she was adjusting a nest, could not recover from the effects of having had her limb broken and she died last Friday night, at ten o'clock at the home of Mrs. Huffman with whom she was living. Not much is known about Mrs. McGrath, for she had no relatives here. All that is known is the date and place of her birth, the time being July 12, 1841, and the place being in Maine.

The county poor fund is exhausted. As a matter of fact this information from the Leavenworth papers is nothing new. The county poor fund has been overdrawn for years.

Cecil Bay, weighing 425 pounds, died in Leavenworth Friday, of septicemia.

Visitors to the Boling picnic last Thursday say that one of the attractions was a giant seven feet four inches tall. The young man lives and was raised in the Boling neighborhood. A McLouth man who has an alligator show has found out the young giant and has induced him to go on the road.

Will Dunlap received word Sunday morning that his brother had died at Hopkinson, Iowa, and he started in the afternoon to attend the funeral.

Mrs. Carter, an aged lady, died suddenly in her chair while talking to her family, at her home near Hoge, one day last week.

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