Archive for Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Remember when: A community review

September 20, 2006

10 years ago: Aug. 21, 1996

Deaths: Mrs. Clara Rose Cummins was born Jan. 15, 1908, in Sorento, Ill., and passed away Aug. 15, 1996, in Springfield, Mo. Mrs. Minnie H. Feagans, 97, Tonganoxie, died Aug. 19, 1996. Chester Edward Young, Sr., 57, Olathe, passed away Aug. 16, 1996, at his home.

Jarbalo Jottings: Rhiannon Mooberry celebrated her 15th birthday on Aug. 16, 1996.

Northstar, next step for city: "We had been working on this thing nine months, it was Christmas, and I said, 'It's Christmas time, why don't we call it Northstar," stated Lem Evans on the birth of what may be one of Tonganoxie's boldest subdivision moves of the recent past. Northstar Development LLC is located north of the Tonganoxie High School across highway 24-40. Together with his wife, Judy Evans, Bob and Norma Hunter, John and Doris Bateson, and Land Plan Engineering, the development has been planned to provide upscale businesses and mid-range homebuyers a place to call home or office.

Springdale Scene: On Sunday, Aug. 11, a number of Schwinn family members of this area traveled to St. George near Manhattan to the Myron Schwinn home to help him and Jody celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary at a 1 o'clock potluck dinner.

25 years ago: Aug. 19, 1981

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schratter of Kansas City announce the birthday of a son, Clayton David on July 30, 1981. Marlene White (formerly Marlene Shriner) announces the birth of a daughter, Iva Deana on Aug. 5, 1981.

Deaths: Clarence Gardner, 91, died Aug. 10, 1981. Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Mae Schultz, 71, Bonner Springs, were Aug. 13, 1981. Mrs. Emma Mary Kelly, 81, Bonner Springs, died Aug. 4, 1981.

Jarbalo Jottings: Jesse and Thamar Barnett are the grandparents of a baby girl born Sunday, Aug. 16, to Ron and Tammy Mooberry. The baby has been named Rhiannon Thamar.

Linwood News: Mr. and Mrs. H.G. Jones and family hosted a birthday party for their sons, Brian and Kevin, Sunday, Aug. 9, 1981.

McLouth News: The family of Anna Sanders celebrated the birthdays of Mrs. Sanders, who was 92 years old Sunday, Aug. 2, her son John Sanders and granddaughter, Rhonda Sanders at the home of Anna Sanders.

Mrs. Margaret Southard will be celebrating her 91st birthday August the 22nd.

50 years ago: Sept. 6, 1956

Deaths: Riley M. Brown, Kansas City, Kan., passed away Aug. 27, 1956. Mrs. Betty Elizabeth White, 93, died at Salina Wednesday. Mrs. Imogene Spahr, Independence, Mo., passed away Sept. 2, 1956.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Bob Overbaugh, Tonganoxie, a son, Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Kim Giffin, Lawrence, a daughter, Friday.

The Worland and Sample Reunion was held at the State Lake, Sunday, Aug. 26, with a basket dinner at noon.

Mrs. Blanche Sanford, 57, was killed by lightening in a thunderstorm about 5:15 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, and her husband O. L. Sandford, 54, was knocked down by the bolt. (Mrs. Sanford, formerly of Tonganoxie, lived in Johnson County.)

An Old landmark is gone. The Jones Hotel, where three small children died in a fire last fall, has been torn down by Delmar DeLude. He is considering erecting another building between the Fred Cox building and the former Chevrolet Garage.

Linwood: Little Terry White celebrated his 4th birthday with a birthday party at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herb White, Aug. 29.

75 years ago: Aug. 13, 1931

A well-known resident, Mrs. Mollie Myers, associated here with the Myers Hotel for the past 32 years, died early Saturday morning, following a paralytic stroke, which she suffered Monday evening. Funeral services were held at the Myers House on Monday. Mary Jane Elliott was born in Sharpburg, Pa., Jan. 8, 1861, and died at her home, the Myers House, Tonganoxie, at the age of 70 years and seven months. (After the building of Victory Highway, the Myers House became a rendezvous of motorists, known throughout the country. Mrs. Myers followed the old fashioned custom of placing all the food on the table, allowing guests to eat as much as they liked. Travelers from everywhere came to know Mrs. Myers, and helped to spread the fame of her hotel.)

Mrs. Ruth Laverie, age 32, died Wednesday morning in a Leavenworth hospital, as a result of injuries sustained Saturday night, east of Victory Junction, in an auto accident.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ray K. Imus, Aug. 1, a daughter, named Donna Catherine, at their home in Bellingham, Wash. Mrs. Imus is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Needham, grew up here.

Mrs. Nels Quisenberry received word Wednesday morning of the death of Mrs. Christina Schott in Leavenworth.

Miss Martha Leota Bateson, daughter of Mrs. Jake Bateson of Topeka, passed away Sunday, aged 18 years.

Tonga, Route 4: Mr. Ralph Mills received word of the death of his brother, Mr. A.D. Mills, of Springfield, Mo.

100 years ago: Aug. 23, 1906

Almont Freeman, one of the sons of the late James Freeman, was injured so badly by a horse Sunday morning that he lived only part of a day afterwards. Almont Freeman would have been 20 years old next Dec. 10.

Uncle Bill Elliott drove to Kansas City Tuesday night with 14 live calves.

The canning factory started operation Tuesday but only a small quantity of tomatoes were put up. Gas is used for fuel this year. Everything is in good working order, but the water supply is too small.

H.A. Holmes will try a milking machine and has ordered one. It is a lower priced machine than the one used at Frank Fairchild's barn.

These are busy days for Sheriff Meyers. It is his place to fumigate all the country school houses. The county board has furnished him with 700 pounds of sulphur and he is supposed to get through with his task before school opens.

Basehor: The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Rehm died Tuesday and was buried in Glenwood cemetery Wednesday.

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