Archive for Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Remember When: A Community Review

August 29, 2007

10 years ago: July 30, 1997

Looking for a loyal dog that will be good with the family? Greyhounds have both of those traits, and there are plenty at the Woodlands who are looking for a home. (A picture showed Kody Henderson of Topeka petting the dog she was hoping to obtain through the "Pups Without Partners" program at the Woodlands racetrack.)

Birth: Marty and Angie (Woods) Davis of Olathe announce the birth of their son, Brandon Christopher Davis, July 9.

Deaths: Clifford W. Black, 68, Tonganoxie, died July 23; V. Yale Druley, D.V.M., 83, Tonganoxie, died July 24; Wilma P. Plake, 87, Kansas City, Kan., died July 28; Gordon B. Wasson, D.V.M., 71, Tonganoxie, died July 25.

Army Pvt. Jake A. Hensley has graduated from the light-wheeled vehicle mechanic course at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Springdale Scene: Linda and Danny Schwinn vacationed in Branson, Mo. this week to celebrate their 25th anniversary to be Aug. 20.

McLouth graduate gets cosmetology license: College of Hair Design of Lincoln, Neb., is pleased to announce Melanie Baker, daughter of Diana Dee and Gregory Baker of McLouth, was among 21 students that graduated on July 25. Melanie is continuing her education to become a licensed barber stylist.

25 years ago: July 28, 1982

A 25-year-old Lansing man was killed and one woman injured July 21 in a traffic accident on County Road 8, one mile west of Jarbalo. The man was identified as Rockland J. Koch.

The family of Fred and Martha Leimkuhler invites you to share with them in celebration of their 40th anniversary Aug. 15, 1982, from 2 to 4:30 at the Florence Riford Center, Tonganoxie. A scrapbook of written memories is being compiled. The only other gift will be the joy of your presence.

Deaths: Miss Marsha K. Ussery, 31, passed away Wednesday, July 21; Mr. John J. Wohlforth, Basehor, passed away July 20 at the age of 59 years.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rodgers announce the birth of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn, on July 15; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schiltz announce the birth of their daughter, Samantha Jo, July 15; Kipp and Marci Barnett, Leavenworth, announce the birth of their son, Jesse Blake, July 6; Allen and Debbie Korb became proud parents of a baby girl on July 3. They have named their daughter Kristin Nicole Korb.

A recent addition to the Bill New family, Route 1, Leavenworth, if only temporarily, is Luis Kettermann of Hohenau, Paraguay. He is a visitor to the United States as a representative of the International Farm Youth Exchange (I.F.Y.E.), and will be staying with the News until after fair time.

Airman Glenn Courtwright arrived home Wednesday for a 45-day leave after having spent the past year in Korea.

50 years ago: Aug. 15, 1957

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Vernal Johnson announce the birth of a daughter, born Wednesday, Aug. 7; Mr. and Mrs. Vern Montgomery announce the birth of a baby boy, Robert Johnathan, born Aug. 11; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. E. Engebretson announce the birth of a son, Aug. 2, at Valley City, N.D.

Deaths: Frank J. Scanlon, 60, Kansas City, died Saturday; Mrs. Ada Rose Lewis, Kansas City, Kan., passed away Aug. 9, 1957; Edward T. Duffin, 52, Kansas City, Missouri, died Saturday.

Linwood: Funeral services for Mrs. Flora M. Burnett, 84, who died Saturday, were held Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Metzger celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary Aug. 14, 1957.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Mel Kirk of Atchison announce the birth of a boy, Aug. 8.

75 years ago: July 21, 1932

H. V. Needham Passed Away; The Last Civil War Veteran; End Came Early Tuesday Morning to Tonganoxie Pioneer Resident--Resided Here 60 Years. Tonganoxie was saddened Tuesday to learn of the death of one of her pioneer settlers, Hawley V. Needham, who was called to his eternal reward early that morning. Mr. Needham was the last surviving Civil War veteran in this community, had always been active in civic affairs as well as the religious activities of the community. Mr. Needham was born July 12, 1842, in Oberlin, Ohio, and departed this life July 19, 1932, aged 90 years and 7 days, at his home in Tonganoxie.

Edminister: Miss Mary Mails assisted Mrs. Elmer Yonally to cook for threshers Saturday and Monday.

Stranger: About 30 friends and relatives surprised Walter Denholm at his home Sunday evening with a party in honor of his birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Campbell and family went to Weaubleau, Mo., Tuesday with the body of Mr. Campbell's mother, who passed away last Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ferris of near Basehor. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Weaubleau and burial was in a cemetery there.

There were 15 different camping parties at the state lake last week. Besides these, hundreds of people take advantage of the bathing and boating facilities there every evening.

We were privileged to see some of G. M. Peter's carving last week, which was exceptionally fine. Mr. Peters had an Indian, dog and baseball pitcher, which he had carved from a large bar of Ivory soap. He has entered some of his work in contests and has received honorable mention in these contests, which are also open to professionals.

100 years ago: Aug. 1, 1907

One rubber-tired surrey and double harness for sale by W. Laming.

The enrollment at the Kansas State University last year was 1,786.

Ivan Sample, a Leavenworth High School graduate, has gone to San Francisco en route for the Philippine Islands to teach in the academic department of the government schools. He will leave the Pacific coast on Aug. 1, on the steamship China. -- Leavenworth Times.

R. B. Wilkinson has about as bad a looking eye as a man ever gets. It was all caused by a horse switching its tail into his eye, and one of the hairs cut the pupil.

A hold-up occurred in broad daylight Saturday at the Leavenworth Union Depot when three foot-pads robbed a man in the vestibule of a passenger train.

The fellows who are running the Leavenworth County fair are a reckless set. They are going to have a baby show.

Mrs. Sarah Woods, who had her house flooded, returned to her home last week.

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