Remember when: a community review
10 years ago: Jan. 1, 1997
Deaths: Lester Lee Brewer, 59, McLouth, died Dec. 22, 1997; Elizabeth Renee Henderson, six days old, Tonganoxie, died Dec. 22, 1997; Glen P. Hubbel, 86, Basehor, died Dec. 26, 1997; Carl H. Marshall, 81, Lawrence, died Dec. 23, 1997; Gordon Minert Menhusen, 72, Tonganoxie, died Dec. 27, 1997; Myrtle M. Jones, 89, Tonganoxie, died Dec. 24, 1997; William George Pfeffer, 92, Tonganoxie, died Dec. 24, 1997; Mrs. Iva Smith, 88, Tonganoxie, died Dec. 29, 1997.
On Jan. 13, Wayne Eldridge, who recently celebrated his 56th birthday, will be sworn into office as the 3rd District Leavenworth County Commissioner, along with Bob Adams, who will be sworn in as 2nd District Commissioner.
Springdale Scene: Wayne and Anabel Knapp attended a birthday party Friday evening for their grandson, Ryan Tindle, at his parents' home, Debbie and Terry Tindle of Fredonia. Ryan was 6 years old.
The Mirror is once again sponsoring the annual First Baby contest. Prizes will be awarded to the parents of the first baby born on Jan. 1, 1997.
25 years ago: Dec. 30, 1981
Births: Mr. and Mrs. John Fincher of Topeka announce the birth of a daughter, Sarah Lynn, Dec. 21, 1981; Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sprague, Leavenworth, announce the birth of a son, Jonathan Mark, Dec. 13, 1981; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Crapo of Topeka are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Erica Lee, on Dec. 16, 1981.
Deaths: Charles A. Ramey, 88, Tonganoxie, died Saturday; Alice Klinkenberg, a former resident of Tonganoxie, passed away in Phoenix on Dec. 24, 1981.
Linwood News: Sharon Mallory of Phoenix arrived Dec. 23, to spend Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Truman McHenry.
Jarbalo Jottings: Wayne and Mildred Kirby and some of her relatives from Kansas City, Kan., went to Keats, Kan., Sunday for the 50th wedding anniversary of her aunt and uncle, Merton and Lucille Schurle.
Raymond "Red" Davis of Topeka played Santa Claus at the new K-Mart store in Topeka this year. Red, formerly of Tonganoxie, and a graduate of our class of 1929, from Tonganoxie High School, used to play Santa Claus here in Tonganoxie, and was always in demand in other places, too, for, if you knew Red, he was just the one to play this role. Raymond is also the son of the late Oscar Davis, who will be remembered as a Tonganoxie restaurant proprietor.
50 years ago: Jan. 17, 1957
Death: Joseph Andrew Metlewski, R.R. 1, Tonganoxie, passed away Jan. 14, 1957, at the age of 58 years.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hadukovich announce the birth of a daughter, Wednesday; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Sanders of Lawrence, Kansas, have added another little "J" to their family. Little Jullie Marie arrived Jan. 16, 1957. Jullie has a big brother Jay; Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Gallagher, Jr., of Kansas City, Mo., announce the birth of a son, Harry Edward III, on Jan. 8, 1957; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Deaton, Kansas City, Mo., announce the birth of a daughter, Cynthia Denise (Cindy) Jan. 12, 1957; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bingamon announce the birth of a son, Lloyd Allen, Jan. 6th at Ulysses, Kan..
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wager celebrated their Golden Wedding on Jan. 15, with a family dinner at their home on Route 3.
Dr. O.G. Rhoades of Bonner Springs has purchased his wife a new dress from Canada -- and how. It is made of fur from Siberian sled dogs, pure white and fine and soft. The former owner exhibited the dress at a hobby show in Canada and won first prize. Dr. Rhoades also owns a Samoyed (Siberian) dog.
75 years ago: December 24, 1931
E. S. Elston, local Cities Service manager, was badly bitten by a shepherd dog, Friday, at a farm south of Lawrence, where he was testing gas lines for leaks.
G. W. Hill, who had been ill for some time, died at his home east of Linwood last week, Tuesday evening. He was a Civil War veteran and had been a resident of this vicinity for many years; Robert F. Mitchell, 72, of Potter, died Friday afternoon in a Topeka hospital. The family came to Leavenworth county in 1866, settling near Millwood; William Schultz, 73 years old, a resident of Leavenworth county for 20 years, died last night at his home following an illness of three months. Born in Germany, May 26, 1858, he came to America as a young man.
Friendship Valley: Mr. Hull got his finger caught in a corn sheller and broke it.
The Pony Creek School will have a Christmas tree and program on Christmas Eve.
Rabbits, 2,400 of them, will be served to prisoners at the federal penitentiary for Christmas dinner. Inmates of the prison annex will have a chicken dinner.
Hoge News: Mr. and Mrs. Leo Ryan entertained with dinner Sunday, in honor of Mrs. Ryan's parents 31st wedding anniversary. (Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Allison.)
Here's a hard luck story from the Scandia Journal: Two high school boys played hooky from school came home at night to discover that it was Saturday.
100 years ago: January 3, 1907
Miss Cora C. Fisher, Leavenworth, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Fisher, at midnight after an illness of nearly three years. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, from the home.
Perry McKeehen is back from St. Joseph, Mo., and is getting rid of the cancer on his face by burning it out.
Frank Fairchild is building a cow barn on his farm on the hill, which will accommodate 50 cows. This will give him two big dairy barns and he will milk somewhere near a hundred cows. Frank is easily the greatest milk producer in Kansas.
John McEnulty has purchased the farm recently owned by Vining Frazier west of town.
The Zellner Mercantile Co. yesterday shipped a carload of apples to Guaymas, Mexico. Guaymas is on the west coast of Mexico on the Gulf of California.
Some way or other, Mrs. Thos. Chandler's friends discovered that Christmas was her birthday, so about 40 of them invaded the home in the evening, and brought along a nice rocking chair as a present. The guests had such a nice time that they stayed until what old time writers called the "wee small hours."