Archive for Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Remember when: A community review

February 14, 2007

10 years ago: Jan. 15, 1997

And the First Baby is ... On Jan. 6, 1997, doctors at Lawrence Memorial Hospital finished the cesarean section surgery which brought John Davis Henry into the world, all seven pounds five ounces of him, the second son of the Schwinn family, who are Springdale residents. (Pictured were the Schwinn family, Jake, Tom, Susie, and new baby, John.); Tim, Tami and Megan Brown, Laflin, Pa., announce the birth of their son and brother, Daniel Paul, on Dec. 22, 1996.

Springdale Scene: The Springdale Community wishes to extend sympathy to Mildred Ehart in the loss of her sister, Eunice House, on Jan. 8, 1997. Eunice House was 91 years old.

Deaths: Edna Ruth Eckert McKone, 99, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 14, 1997; Dona Marie Norlie, 63, Independence, Mo., passed away Jan. 13, 1997.

Alyson Emery, a graduate of Tonganoxie High School, is on the dean's honor roll at Central College, McPherson.

Tiffhany Nicole Duncanson, Krista Dawn Rahija, and Angela M. Thorne were all former Tonganoxie High School students who earned academic honors during the 1996 fall semester at Emporia State University. Steven Moore, Tonganoxie, was named on the fall semester 1996 honor roll at Southwest Missouri State University.

25 years ago: Jan. 13, 1982

Stephanie Daniel, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Daniel, was named to the dean's honor roll at Kansas University.

Deaths: Mrs. Susie H. Musil, 85, Manhattan, died Friday. Mrs. Musil and her husband operated a bakery in Tonganoxie for 25 years: Gilbert P. Henry, 86, Burlingame, died Sunday; James Clarence Johnson, Lawrence, passed away Jan. 12, 1982. Mr. Johnson was born Jan. 7, 1903 in Lincoln, Neb., and had lived in Lawrence for the past 12 years.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Mark Milleret, Linwood, announce the birth of a son, David Lee, born Jan. 5, 1982.

Mr. Daryl (Jerry) Oroke of Basehor City has retired from the Meyer Dairy after 33 years of service.

Editorial Comments by Walt Neibarger: Annie Hurlbut is helping to put her hometown on the map with her activities in importing alpaca sweaters, shawls, ponchos, belts and blankets from the Andes Mountains of Peru in South America, and selling them all over the country by mail order from the Canaan Farm, where she lives, outside of Tonganoxie. Her company, which she operates with her mother, is called the Peruvian Connection.

50 years ago: Jan. 31, 1957

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Larison are the parents of a daughter, born Jan. 26, 1957; Mr. and Mrs. John Himpel announce the birth of a daughter, Jan. 25, 1957; Mr. and Mrs. Vernon J. Kesinger of McLouth announce the birth of a daughter, Jan. 25, 1957; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Schultz announce the birth of a son, Larry Dean, Jan. 19, 1957; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Rausch of Linwood are parents of an 8 lb. 7 oz. daughter, born Jan. 19, 1957; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kraus announce the birth of a daughter, Vickie Ray, born Jan. 1, 1957.

Deaths: Mrs. Fra Bicknell Lappin, Tonganoxie, died Thursday; Charles Frederick Coffman, age 44, Lawrence, died last Sunday; Mrs. Anna Zimmerman, age 79, widow of Alfred M. Zimmerman, well known resident of the Springdale community, died Jan. 23, 1957.

Grade School News: The entire school was saddened by the passing of their beloved teacher, Mrs. Fra Lappin. In Mrs. Lappin's memory, the schoolchildren of Tonganoxie contributed $46 and the P. T.A. added $5 to make a total of $51. This contribution will be sent to the National Cancer Foundation.

75 years ago: Jan. 7, 1932

Mrs. A. Sharp Died Saturday: Mrs. Adam Sharp, aged 79 years, passed away Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robt. King, in Tonganoxie. Mrs. Sharp had been in ill health for some time.

James Dwyer, aged 83 years, a pioneer resident of Leavenworth county, died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Frank Barnes, in Lawrence, Monday morning.

The Chevrolet coach belonging to Lemuel Evans was stolen from in front of the real estate office last Sunday evening. The car was later recovered in the north part of town. Lemuel said today that they knew who had taken the car as the party was seen, but no charges had been made against him.

100 years ago: Jan. 17, 1907

Work on the bridge across the Kaw at Linwood is progressing nicely, and its completion is expected about March 1st.

The milk car is not switched off at Tonganoxie any more. It is left at Basehor.

Deaths: Mrs. Henry Murr died at her home northwest of here last Friday, after a lingering illness. Mabel Ida Stigleman was born Nov. 13, 1880, and died Jan. 11, 1907; Mrs. Augusta Schmitt, mother of Ed Schmitt of this place, died at her home in Ellsworth, Jan. 6, 1907, aged 61 years.

100 years ago: Jan. 17, 1907

Work on the bridge across the Kaw at Linwood is progressing nicely, and its completion is expected about March 1st.

The milk car is not switched off at Tonganoxie any more. It is left at Basehor.

The Congregational Y.P.S.C.E., will give a conundrum social in the photograph gallery above Cain's drug store, Thursday night, Jan. 24th. Admission 10 c. Come and enjoy a good program. Refreshments will be served extra.

Deaths: Mrs. Henry Murr died at her home northwest of here last Friday, after a lingering illness. Mabel Ida Stigleman was born Nov. 13, 1880, and died Jan. 11, 1907; Mrs. Augusta Schmitt, mother of Ed Schmitt of this place, died at her home in Ellsworth, Jan. 6, 1907, aged 61 years. Augusta Schmitt was born in Germany, Feb. 17, 1845, and came to this country with her parents when but a child, and settled in Leavenworth. Mrs. Schmitt and her husband, the late Andrew Schmitt, were the earliest settlers in Ellsworth, going there when the city was in its infancy, and passed through the privations and hardships of those early days.

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