Archive for Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Remember when: A community review

September 13, 2006

10 years ago: Aug. 14, 1996

Deaths: Donald L. Claypool, 44, Houston, Texas, died Aug. 8, 1996. Mary Lorraine Emig, 83, Tonganoxie, died Aug. 10, 1996. Arta Mae Fowler, 64, Basehor, died Aug. 9, 1996. Dru Hunter John, 43, St. John, died July 16, 1996. Robert Lloyd Surles Sr., 75, Lawrence, died Aug. 8, 1996.

McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Petsch attended the 50th wedding anniversary of her brother, Dale Fridell, in St. Joseph, Mo., on Sunday.

Jerry and Denise Baker attended the summer "Marky" cattle association meeting in Newton, July 20. They returned home and then took off again for Cheyenne, Wyo., to attend the Cheyenne Rodeo July 27 and 28th. While in Cheyenne they stayed at the A.B. Campground, which is owned and run by Bob Glidewell, who used to be a police officer in Tonganoxie. All in all, the trip was over 3,000 miles in one week.

Denise M. Corriston, a 1995 graduate of Tonganoxie High School, graduated June 21, 1996, from Recruit Training Command at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

Mrs. Wilma Stevens has arrived home from an 18-day trip to England, Wales and Scotland with the Commerce Bank tour for seniors.

Births: Kyle Austin Ray was born Aug. 1, 1996 in Austin, Texas, to Loren and Gail (Herrington) Ray. Rob and Kim Trieb, Tonganoxie, announce announce the birth of a daughter, Kaylee Lynne, on Aug. 5, 1996.

Dr. Richard Dean and his wife, Martha, celebrated the college graduation of two of their five sons, one of whom may have been a first for Tonganoxie. On May 29, Matt Dean became one of the first Tonganoxie residents to graduate from any military academy school by graduating from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Dean's oldest son, Tom, graduated from Kansas State University on May 18.

25 years ago: Aug. 12, 1981

Births: Larry and Linda Freeman announce the birth of a son, Brent Anthony, on July 31, 1981. Janice and Gene Shriner announce the birth of a son, Tyler Gene, on July 26, 1981.

Death: Jeffrey Allen Alexander, 8-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Alexander, Tonganoxie, died Aug. 10, 1981.

Linwood News: Mrs. Mabel Pettengill attended a birthday party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Kesinger honoring Stacy on her fifth birthday.

A group of friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor, Tuesday, Aug. 4, for a reunion and basket dinner at Taylor's Lake. Nine of the group had worked together at a casket factory in Kansas City, Kan., in 1930 and had kept in touch with each other. Among those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Thrower of Basehor, who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in July of this year. Mrs. Taylor was a member of their wedding party 50 years ago.

Mr. Jack Angel, and son, Jack, attended the funeral of his uncle, Oscar Schuppan, who died in Fall City, Neb.

Mrs. Stella Schultz, Bonner Springs, died Aug. 10, 1981. She is the sister of Mrs. Rhoda McBroom and Mr. Norman Wiley, of Tonganoxie.

Seventeen members of Boy Scout Troop 357 and 14 adults, including Scoutmaster Ernie Wells, returned Sunday evening from a canoe outing. The group went by cars to Flintside Park at Kansas, Okla., near the Arkansas line. Friday morning they started their canoe trip and went 15 miles down the Illinois River.

50 years ago: Aug. 30, 1956

Deaths: George William Cashman, 83, Basehor, died Sunday at a nursing home after an illness of several months. Alva Eugene (Allie) Babcock, Rural Route 2, Tonganoxie, died Aug. 26, 1956, at the age of 66 years.

Did you know that? Tonganoxie had a violent earthquake in 1867.

Believe-It-or-Not: Mabel Roberts hasn't missed a day of the county fair since it was started in 1926.

A.P. Laughlin was called to Iola last week because of the serious illness and death of his son-in-law, Don Robinson, husband of the former Hazel Laughlin. Mr. Robinson was a technician for the Pet Milk Co., of Iola.

James Elbert Benson, Bonner Springs, age 76, died Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Leimkuhler entertained with a birthday dinner for his mother, Mrs. Louis Leimkuhler, Sunday.

75 years ago: Aug. 6, 1931

Dan R. Anthony 11, of Leavenworth, died Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Anthony was representative in congress from the first Kansas district for 22 years.

Whitney Kopp, 15-year-old Leavenworth boy, drowned in the Big Stranger River near Easton, about seven miles from here, Sunday afternoon.

Al Horgan was called to Kansas City last week by the death of his sister, Mrs. Tillie McComb.

Dale Rawlings is giving away a 24-pound sack of flour free next Saturday to the person bringing the tallest stalk of corn to his feed store.

Two persons from Kansas City, Kan., Miss Marjorie Allen, 19 years old, and John W. Loun Jr., 22, were drowned Sunday morning in the Kaw River, near DeSoto in Johnson County.

A deal was completed last week whereby Chas. E. Miller purchased the farm on the southeast side of the state park, known as the Grey farm. It lies south of the dam.

Hazel Ridge: Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Ammel announce the birth of a son, which was born last Thursday.

Pleasant Valley: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kramer are the proud parents of a son born Saturday night.

100 years ago: Aug. 16, 1906

The New Dairy Maid: The exhibition of the milking machine at the Old Settler's Reunion last week, was the first use of the machine on a practical dairy farm in Kansas. This same type of machine has been in use at the experimental dairy farm at Manhattan for several months with good success. The name of the machine used is the Lawrence-Burrell-Kennedy milking machine, and it embodies the inventions of several men. It is not the only milking machine on the market.

Henry Peterson received a big, fine soda fountain this week, which should have been in two months ago.

Friday morning W.C. Phenicie's team ran away just after leaving home for the picnic. In the surrey were Mr. Phenicie and one of his daughters and J.C. Divelbess and daughter. Mr. Phenicie was thrown out and had his limbs bruised but none of the other occupants of the vehicle was hurt.

Sweet corn season the convicts at the state penitentiary are permitted to eat all they desire. A big man broke the record this week by eating 20 ears, and followed it up the next day by eating 18 ears.

Another daughter arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Thistlethwaite, Thursday of last week.

Automobiles must give all the road and must stop or slow down when approaching a team. This is a new law that does not seem to be known about.

The outside reporters did not discover the oldest settler of the Tonganoxie neighborhood who was at the picnic (Old Settler's Picnic). He was Ezra Hubbel who built the house now occupied by Martin Younger in 1858. This house stands but half a mile southwest of the picnic ground on the side of the hill. Mr. Hubbel made his home there from 1858 until 10 or 12 years ago. He is a veteran of the Mexican and Civil wars, and makes his home in Lawrence at present.

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