Archive for Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Remember When: A community Review

April 25, 2007

10 years ago: March 26, 1997

Gregory and Michelle DeVeau are proud to announce the birth of their son, Gregory Arthur, born March 14, 1997; Brad and Stacy Evans are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Taylor Lynn, born March 1, 1997; Todd and Christine Janssen of Tonganoxie announce the birth of their son, Cameron Trey, born March 8, 1997.

Deaths: Maurice F. Ayers, Jr., Shawnee, passed away March 21, 1997, at the age of 71; Goldie DeLude, 89, died March 15, 1997, in Los Alos, California.

Third place was awarded to Drew Heintzelman from Tonganoxie High School, in an exhibit featuring the work of students from six area high schools. The exhibit opened March 9 in Xavier Gallery on the Saint Mary College campus, in Leavenworth.

Mrs. Ruth Cooper was the guest of honor Saturday morning for her birthday at the Plaza in Kansas City, Mo., at the Cheesecake Factory. Ten of her family were there to help her celebrate.

David Corriston graduated from basic training at Chicago, Ill., Jan. 31, 1997. He is now stationed at San Diego, Calif., and will be attending Sonar Electronics Schooling; Denise Corriston completed her basic training in the summer of last year. She has recently completed school at the Naval Aviation Technical Training Center for Aviation Electrician in Pensacola, Fla., Feb. 14, 1997. She is now stationed at Virginia Beach, Va.

25 years ago: March 24, 1982

Mr. John White, postmaster in Tonganoxie since August 1958, retired on March 19, 1982.

Bill Plake, Rt. 1, Tonganoxie, is reportedly doing very well following a kidney transplant operation at KU Medical Center on Tuesday, March 16. Also doing well is Beverly Plake, a sister, and donor of the life saving kidney.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. David VanDyke of Tonganoxie, are proud to announce the birth of their first son, Eric Christopher, born March 15, 1982; Dr. and Mrs. John R. Fatzer of St. John, Kansas, announce the birth of their second son, Theodore Steven Fatzer, born March 2, 1982.

The Hazel Ridge Club celebrated its 60th anniversary with a basket dinner at the home of Shirley Hand on March 2nd.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Barrager and boys attended the funeral services for her mother, Mrs. Freda Davis, Wednesday at Lyons.

When the nutrition site delivered the meal to Mrs. Lucile Lenahan Monday, she spiritedly announced that she enjoyed celebrating her 97th birthday Sunday, but she was looking forward to the 100th mark. Good for her.

The Friends of the Library will hold their annual Silver Tea on Tuesday, April 13th at 10 a.m. at the Library. Everyone in the community is invited to come and get acquainted. This year's theme is "Pioneer Spring." There will be an exhibit of antiques, quilts and needlework.

50 years ago: April 11, 1957

Death: William L. Berger, a former resident of Leavenworth County, died Tuesday at San Diego.

Clayton Wyatt, 71, editor of the Valley Falls Vindicator, died last Thursday.

Jack Forrest, who has been wearing dentures for a couple years, got a big surprise recently. He grew a new tooth beneath his denture, and had to have it pulled out. Maybe it was just a baby tooth arriving behind schedule. Anyway, those peanuts and hard candies will just have to go.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pettengill announce the birth of a daughter, April 2, 1957.

Weekly Comment on this and that: There is some question in the city of Tonganoxie whether the fireman's benefit fund goes quite far enough. For instance one question is "will it cover a set of suspenders?" and if so "when would they become available?" It seems one of the members of our very efficient fire department was working so hard recently at a fire, he lost his dignity. To put it bluntly, he looked down and his pants were down around his ankles. We doubt if the fireman's benefit would cover the necessary piece of equipment, so a private fund has been started to buy Charlie Perkins a bright red pair. Feb. 15, 2007

75 years ago: March 17, 1932

Sash Cooper Died Friday: A Well Known Character: Passed Away At His Cabin Home Near Oskaloosa. Well Known Travelers Landmark. Sash Cooper is dead after many, many years of life. Some say eighty-five, some say ninety, some even say a hundred, but no one knows exactly. He was buried Monday after funeral services had been held at the African Methodist church at Oskaloosa. -- Oskaloosa Independent.

John Thomas Campbell, aged 71 years, died suddenly Tuesday morning while he and his brother were attending the Brune sale, near Jarbalo. John Thomas Campbell was an old resident of Jarbalo, having been born in the house in which he was living at the time of his death.

Mrs. Edna Halpin, who had been ill for the past several weeks at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. G. White, passed away last Friday at that place, aged 55 years.

Funeral services for James M. Glynn, 63, who died Saturday at his home in McLouth, were held this afternoon in McLouth.

It being the 76th birthday anniversary of Fred Papenhausen, Sr., all the children gathered Sunday, March 13, to help him celebrate the event.

Monday night was a big night for the charivari crowd who gathered about eight o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Elston, about one hundred strong. After this young couple had been suitably charivaried they journeyed into the country to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Corlett, Jr., another recently married couple, where they proceeded to noisily serenade this pair.

100 years ago: March 28, 1907

We learned this week of the death of Mrs. Mary Varney, which occurred at Whittier, Calif., last month. She was one of the oldest settlers of Tonganoxie and came here from Iowa with her husband, Isaac Varney, in 1865. About 15 years ago, the family moved to California.

A number of the Rathbone sisters went out to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Freeman, Tuesday, one mile north of town and surprised them on their fifth wedding anniversary. They took with them well-filled baskets, and at noon a big feast was spread.

Mrs. George Phenicie received word Sunday, that her father living in Springdale, Ark., was not expected to live, and she left Monday morning, for that place.

Mrs. Frank Dugan returned home Sunday from Kansas City, where she had been the last two weeks attending her father John Drohan in his illness. He passed away March 19, the cause of his death being tuberculosis, from which he had suffered 11 months.

Kansas State News: Mrs. Carrie Nation has abandoned Kansas to go to Washington to reside. "I want to get close to the base," she says, "Kansas is too far away from the seat of the rum trouble. The people in the east are cowards. They are afraid to oppose rum. I ain't. I'm going to start a crusade against rum that will make people everywhere sit up and take notice. Yes, and cigarettes, too. Cigarettes are just as bad as rum." Mrs. Nation has taken her printing press along, and her monthly publication "The Hatchet" will be issued there.

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