Remember When: A Community Review
10 years ago: Dec. 11, 1996
Birth: Glen and Becky Coffey of McLouth announce the birth of a daughter, Maria Dee, on November 13, 1996.
Deaths: Maxwell C. Hunt, 57, Tonganoxie, died Dec. 8, 1996. Margaret H. Snow, 76, Kansas City, Mo., died Dec. 3, 1996.
Holiday events are in full swing around the city, and many more are planned for the next few weeks until the jolly old fat guy sweeps his way down Tonganoxie chimneys. (Pictures were of John Korb, who rang a bell for the Salvation Army on Saturday and Rachael Palmer, who sang Christmas carols with the Chieftain Singers on Thursday. The Chieftain Singers were part of the Chamber of Commerce Christmas program, formerly known as the Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.)
If you're looking for a nice quiet nook in which to escape the daily throng of holiday shoppers, don't travel to Weston, Mo. But if you're looking for a unique shopping experience brim-full of Christmas endearment and an old-fashioned touch, Weston is a perfect getaway. (Pictures show Mel Garrett steering his horse and buggy through the Weston streets, and a Father Christmas doll, shown inside the reflecting window of Kris Kringle's shop.)
25 years ago: Dec. 9, 1981
About 200 people attended a surprise birthday party for Mrs. Bessie V. Sanders, rural Tonganoxie, on the 90th anniversary of her Nov. 22nd birth. A buffet was held at the Elks Club.
Death: Esther M. Burroughs, 80, Kansas City, Kan., passed away Nov. 27, 1981.
Birth: Steve and Tracy Sturgeon announce the birth of a daughter, Emily Marie, on Nov. 26, 1981.
Springdale News: Edd Molian received painful injuries Friday evening when he was attacked by a sheep dog.
James and Bess Lobb celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary Sunday, Dec. 5, with a dinner at Mrs. Peter's Restaurant in Kansas City.
Through their will, Mr. and Mrs. J. Clifton Ramsey, former residents of Lawrence, bequeathed a farm which is the largest gift ever received by the Kansas 4-H Foundation. Merle Eyestone, executive director of the foundation, announced at a recent board of trustees meeting that the Ramseys' will designated the 9-Mile Ranch to go to Kansas 4-H. The 891-acre farm is in Leavenworth County between Reno and Tonganoxie.
50 years ago: Dec. 27, 1956
There is no issue of this newspaper available.
75 years ago: Dec. 3, 1931
Fred Swoyer, Winchester, age 27, died Saturday of injuries received that morning, when the car he was driving was struck by the Union Pacific Motor, which runs between Leavenworth and Valley Falls, east of Winchester. The crossing is a blind one, not much used, on a side road, it was said.
Robert Roos, 43, Hiawatha, son-in-law of Mrs. A.M. Steeper of McLouth, and brother-in-law of Harold and Eric Steeper, of the McLouth bank, was found Monday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Botts announce the birth of a son, Friday, Nov. 27, to whom they have given the name Keith Alan.
Stranger: Aaron Haas has the misfortune to receive a double fracture of his arm while cranking a Ford car last week. Dr. Coe was called to set the broken bones.
Dr. and Mrs. W.G. Stoenner of Richmond, Mo., announce the birth of a seven-pound daughter, Nov. 25, to whom they have given the name Jessomine Marie.
Elmwood: Harold Thomas Denholm fell from his pony one day last week and sustained a very painful injury to his shoulder and arm.
100 years ago: Dec. 13, 1906
Last Thursday, Mrs. Catherine McBride, wife of J.A. McBride, living two and one-half miles south of town, was busy all day about her household duties and until late in the evening chatted happily with the family. She retired apparently feeling better than she had for some time, her health having been failing for some time. About 12 o'clock she took sick, and in less than an hour had passed peacefully away. Although almost 82 years of age, Mrs. McBride, until just recently, was as active as many a one twenty years her junior.
Will Holder has built a dam near his ice house to catch a crop of ice.
Mrs. Will Dunlap left suddenly for New London, Ind., last Thursday, upon receiving news of the death of her grandmother.
Here is Roosevelt discipline for you: One of the students in one of the departments at the public school whistled loudly one day last week, during the session of school. No one would tell who the guilty one was so all of the pupils were kept after school.
Henry Hicks is suffering from having a tooth broken off in attempting to have it pulled by one of the dentists here.
The Union Pacific depot has been painted a buff color. Think of it! For 39 years that dingy red has marred the scenery of Tonganoxie, and the monotony was never once relieved. Old timers can't hardly believe it. The change has been too sudden, too violent! It is like removing an old landmark without notice to permit of a last farewell look.