Archive for Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Remember when: A community review

September 27, 2006

10 years ago: Aug. 28, 1996

Death: Ida Mildred Stiglmire, 88, Leavenworth, died Aug. 26, 1996.

Jarbalo Jottings: The Barnett sisters gathered at David and Jane Turner's house Wednesday evening to practice for singing at the pig roast at Jarbalo United Methodist Church Sept. 7. Thamar Barnett furnished root beer floats for them and other members of the family to celebrate Julia Barnett's birthday, which was Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Turner, Tonganoxie, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at First Congregational Church Social Hall in Tonganoxie.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. Aug. 23, a motor vehicle accident involving a bus transporting 36 students and a passenger car with two Basehor-Linwood High School students resulted in the death of Callie Lane. The accident occurred at the intersection of Kansas Highway 32 and Leavenworth County Road 2, about 3 miles west of Bonner Springs.

McLouth News: Marvin and Rhea Connelly attended the Connelly family reunion in Valley Falls on Aug. 18.

The contemporary Christian musical production Faith in Motion tour brought to Tonganoxie by hometown product Mike Mahoney brought an estimated 700 to 750 in attendance on Sunday, Aug. 25.

25 years ago: Aug. 26, 1981

Makiko Tashiro of Fukuoka, Japan, has been the houseguest at the William Stafford home on the 4-H Labo Exchange program. Makiko is 13 years old, and came with the group into Douglas County this year. Two years ago, her brother, Kei, was a guest of the Staffords. The mother of this family also was one of the first visitors from Japan on the adult program.

Deaths: Mrs. Helen W. Torneden, 69, Linwood, died Tuesday at her home. Mrs. Mary K. Gill, Tonganoxie, passed away Aug. 19, 1981, at the age of 80 years.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bowman, Wakefield, announce the birth of a son, Clinton Charles, on Aug. 21, 1981. Butch and Linda Smith announce the birth of a daughter, Sherylyn Bernice, on Aug. 9, 1981.

Jarbalo Jottings, by Thamar Barnett: This week I can report the arrival of a new grandnephew. Bob and Beverly Harris of Leavenworth are parents of a baby boy born Aug. 21. He has been named Brett Allen Hill Harris.

Linwood News: Mrs. Iva May Wishon, 94, a resident of Linwood for the past 56 years, died Monday at her home.

50 years ago: Sept. 13, 1956

Death: Lee R. Myers, veteran barber, died in Emporia Sept. 6, 1956. (Mr. William Myers of Tonganoxie was a brother.)

Someone may be due for a surprise. Even the theft of a 19-cent ball point pen from the post office is a federal offense and is punishable as such.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meints announce the birth of a son Michael Lee, Sept. 11, 1956. Mr. and Mrs. Don Klinkenberg announce the birth of a daughter, Melinda Sue, Sept. 7, 1956.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Dyerson Jr., announce the birth of a daughter, Monday, Sept. 10.

Basehor: The Eberth family reunion was held Sunday at Shrine Park, Leavenworth. Also celebrated the 30th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. George Gunther of Leavenworth.

75 years ago: Aug. 20, 1931

Mrs. W.J. McIntire, aged 61 years, passed away last Wednesday evening at her home in Glenwood, Iowa, after having been bedfast for the past five months.

Job N. Ridgway Dead: J.N. Ridgway, who had attained the ripe old age of 95 years, passed away Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Jones, in Chillicothe. He is survived by six children, one of whom is Will Ridgway of Tonganoxie.

Hervey Bell, foreman at the Mirror office, got a pleasant surprise Monday, when he was informed by telephone that his aged grandmother Bell, of Richmond, Kansas, had purchased a new Ford coach, presented it to him and Mrs. Bell as a present. He went down Monday evening and drove the new car home.

Announcements have been received from Mr. and Mrs. Foster Cook of Willard, Kansas, announcing the birth of twins, a boy and girl on Aug. 8. The little daughter passed away last Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Evans Sechrest of Lompoc, Calif., announce the birth of a son, Aug. 12, to whom they have given the name, Evans Edward.

Wm. Ridgway received word last night of the death of his brother, J.P. Ridgway at Garden Grove, Iowa. This is Mr. Ridgway's oldest brother who suffered a stroke last Sunday at the funeral of his father in Garden Grove. He was a former resident of Tonganoxie some 26 years ago.

100 years ago: Aug. 30, 1906

Mound: On account of the disinfecting of the schoolhouse, services were held by Rev. Ridgway at the home of T. Davidson. He will preach as usual again in two weeks.

A.M. Thistlethwaite, many years ago publisher of the Tonganoxie News, was in town Sunday. He makes his home in Kansas City yet.

Louise Brewer, daughter of London and Mary Brewer was born June 21, 1851, in Johnson County, Arkansas, and died at her home in Neely, Tonganoxie township, Leavenworth County, Aug. 19, 1906. Louisa Brewer was married to Richard King.

Mound: Minifee Roberts has rented the O'Grady farm for the next year.

Mr. and Mrs. James Mason and Miss Anna Way, of Jarbalo, were Tonganoxie visitors yesterday.

A flagpole 150 feet high was raised at the Soldiers Home yesterday. A flag will be placed on the pole some time next week.

The canning factory is not as busy a place as it was last year, nor will it be this year. A run was made Friday and 2,200 cans filled up, and another run was made Tuesday afternoon and yesterday morning. Some difficulty is experienced in getting sufficient peelers. All the help this year is home talent. No outsiders are employed.

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