Remember When: A Community Review
10 years ago: June 4, 1997
Tonganoxie couple Marvin and Myrt Jones have a new addition to their farm. Two beautiful Belgian draft horses are now roaming on the Jones' pasture. The horses, named Doc and Dirk, are originally from Nebraska, but were purchased in St. Joseph, Mo.
Tonganoxie chiropractor Dr. Scott Ford has a new doctor working out of his office. Dr. Ford's wife, Dr. Samantha Ford, is also a chiropractor, and she will alternate between working at her parents' office in Bonner Springs and Dr. Ford's local office.
Clint A. Phillips has joined the U.S. Army under the Delayed Entry Program at the U.S. Army Recruiting Station, Lawrence.
Death: Alfred J. Wiemers, 83, Beatrice, Neb., died May 30, 1997.
Heather Sparks DeMaranville graduated from the University of Kansas, May 18, with a Bachelor of Science in nursing.
Tonganoxian Rebecca Kay Skeet-Plaschka recently graduated from Washburn University. Skeet graduated with a degree in elementary education. Also a 1997 graduate of Washburn University is Annette L. Yeager of Linwood, who graduated with a degree in radiologic technology.
25 years ago: June 2, 1982
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Martin Soetaert of Lawrence announce the birth of twin sons born May 13, 1982. Trevor Martin weighed in at 4 pounds, 10 ounces and Jacob Robert weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces; Larry and Patty Flick of Westminster, Colo., proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Angelique Erin, on May 7, 1982; Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Vanderslice announce the birth of a son, Nathan David Vanderslice, Jr., born May 25, 1982.
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Morrow, Leavenworth, will observe their 60th wedding anniversary on June 13. Their daughter, Maxine and her husband, Bill Holland and their grandchildren and great-grandchildren will play host to an open house in their honor at the Boling Grange Hall, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Springdale News: A week ago Sunday afternoon Pat and Shirley Welch took a 2-hour ride in the gondola of a hot-air balloon. The 70-foot-high balloon, designed and named "The World's Largest Gumball Machine," is owned and operated by Kansas City Realtor Leo Eisenberg.
The Horner family reunion was held May 15, with a basket carry-in dinner at the 4-H Building at the Fairgrounds. All enjoyed visiting, reminiscing and so nice to gather with some of the family from far away places.
Deaths: Lt. Col. Chelcie W. Wager, retired, 59, died on May 31, 1982; word has been received of the death of Maude W. (Campbell) Kidd of Monterey Park, Calif., on May 25, 1982; Hazel F. Emrick, 90, died June 1, 1982; H. Gaylord Short, Sr., 77, and his wife, Maxine Smiley Short, 71, Kansas City, Kan., were killed when a truck crossed the center line and struck their car head on. Mrs. Short, formerly Maxine Cole, formerly resided in Tonganoxie and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cole.
50 years ago: June 20, 1957
Deaths: Robert Graham, Lawrence died June 17, 1957, at the age of 89 years; Mrs. Mattie Maria Kenton, age 64, died June 14, 1957, at her home in Basehor; Mrs. Olive Klamm, 64, widow of Arthur G. Klamm, who died a week ago, died Tuesday at her home. Mrs. Klamm had lived on the same farm in the Fairmount area for 63 years.
Mrs. Francis Wiley was called to Washington, on Tuesday, due to the death of her mother, Mrs. Robert Kauffman, who died that day.
The meeting of the Leavenworth County Fair Association was held up some 20 minutes Tuesday night because of unusual circumstances -- the A's were winning a ball game.
Understand our Deputy Sheriff "Oakie" Parmer is going to do a new kind of policing, this time for Uncle Sam. He has been instructed to report for induction into the armed forces early in July. Oakie has done a good job and will be missed by the community. We wish him luck in his new "job."
Mrs. Irene DeLude received word that her sister-in-law, Mrs. Margie Roberts, died June 9.
75 years ago: May 26, 1932
Mrs. Charlotte Anderson was born Nov. 10, 1851, in Sweden and died May 21, 1932, at the home of her son-in-law, near Tonganoxie, at age 80 years, 6 months and 11 days. She came to this country from Sweden when a young woman to try her fortune in a new land.
The new transmitting station being built for radio station WREN just south of Tonganoxie is nearing completion. The equipment has been installed and the arrangement planned by one of the best radio engineers in the country and will make WREN the most up-to-date station in the west. The new plant will be in operation within the next month, and coverage will be increased about 55 percent.
John Henry Niemann, 67, a resident of Kansas for a quarter of a century, died at his home at Jarbalo at 7:40 o'clock Saturday evening. Mr. Niemann had been in failing health for the past two years.
The new fire truck is being finished up this week at the J.C. Laming & Son Garage. The fire equipment is mounted on a new Ford chassis. The Tonganoxie fire department now has completely modern equipment, and Fire Chief Fred Angell is as proud as a new papa.
Frank Frederick, Linwood, died Wednesday afternoon.
Vincent Worth, age 13, Topeka, was killed instantly when cars collided just east of Victory Junction on Monday morning.
Reno: An old landmark, the McKone blacksmith shop on top of the hill near the Pony Creek schoolhouse, has been torn down and cleared away.
Cards have been received from Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Myers of Chapman, announcing the birth of a daughter, May 22. Mrs. Myers will be remembered as Miss Katherine Curry.
100 years ago: June 6, 1907
A deal was made last Thursday that transfers the Tonganoxie Roller Mill to W. T. Kemper, of Kansas City.
The thread trust has raised the price of thread to the dealers. The Tonganoxie merchants have had to raise to correspond.
A daughter was recently born to Mr. and Mrs. Ryder of Riverside, Calif. Mrs. Ryder was formerly Miss Etta Southard of this place.
Mrs. C. Lankford has been suffering with a stiff neck.
Sam Jones, S. J. McNaughton, Whit Laming and Lem Evans boarded the train for Kansas City Tuesday morning.
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