Archive for Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Remember When: A Community Review

May 2, 2007

10 years ago: April 2, 1997

Deaths: Charles Donald Frevele, 54, died March 29, 1997, at a hospital in Muskogee, Okla.; Elaine J. Hummelgaard, 53, McLouth, died March 25, 1997; Arthur T. Lasher lll, 63, McLouth, died March 25, 1997; Clinton Wyrick, 73, Tuscumbia, Mo., died March 27, 1997.

Tanya Sue Moore graduated from Flint Hill's Job Corps Center, Manhattan, on March 27, 1997. Tanya sang a cappella the song, "Colors of the Wind" from "Pocahontas." Tanya graduates as a business-clerical full program completer and has been part of the program since March 12, 1996.

Springdale Scene: Tony and Bonnie Simpson left Tuesday morning for California as Bonnie's mother had an accident. She was not injured but they are going to spend some time with her.

Leigh Ann Eberth, Tonganoxie, was recently appointed Bethany Medical Center's benefits and compensation coordinator.

25 years ago: March 31, 1982

Deaths: Robert L. Powers, 58, of Mound City, died March 27, 1982. (Mr. Powers was superintendent of schools in Tonganoxie for a number of years, before moving to Mound City.); Mrs. Lola M. Druley, 79, Overland Park, died March 24, 1982; Floyd Eugene Basel, age 78, passed away March 26, 1982, at his home in Linwood; W. Hans Freienmuth, 85, Tonganoxie, passed away March 26, 1982; David F. Miller, 86, formerly of this area, died March 28, 1982, in a nursing home at Bonner Springs; Mrs. Martha Lee Nau, 63, died Sunday at the home; Elsie L. Maage, age 77, passed away March 19, 1982, at a hospital in Clarion, Iowa.

Birth: Dr. and Mrs. Donald O. Whittemore announce the birth of a son, Paul James, born March 2, 1982.

McLouth News: Mrs. Grace Moore received word of the death of J. T. Winslow, 61, St. Clair, Mich. His wife is the daughter of the late Bill and Mary Lobb, former residents of McLouth.

Jarbalo Jottings: Jeep Jeannin and George Stiglmire have donated a new gas cookstove to the kitchen of the Jarbalo United Methodist Church. Thanks, guys. This will be much appreciated by everyone.

Jilinda New was a special guest of the College of Home Economics during Kansas State University's All University Open House March 27, 1982. Jilinda is one of 11 gifted Kansas students selected to participate in a Career Exploration Seminar this summer offered by the College of Home Economics.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Needham spent Saturday and Sunday in Emporia attending Kansas Round Dancer's Festival. International Dance Teachers were there giving them lessons.

50 years ago: April 18, 1957

Deaths: Tom Lewis, a lifelong resident of the Basehor area, died Friday evening at his home. He would have been 90 this month; Fannie E. Gray, age 79, Auburn, Wash., died April 5, 1957; Mrs. Nancy Fishburn, 87, died April 7, 1957, at her home 10 miles southeast of Overbrook, where she had lived for 67 years; Mrs. Ella Jane Parsons, age 75, Tonganoxie, passed away April 17, 1957.

Birth: Dr. and Mrs. Frank Emerson of Lafayette, Ind., announce the birth of a son, Frank Henry Jr., April 12, 1957.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Leon Jamison received word Wednesday of the death of their infant grandson, born to Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Jamison in Flagstaff, Ariz.

A family reunion was held Sunday at the home of Mrs. Irene DeLude, honoring her on her 81st birthday.

75 years ago: March 24, 1932

Deaths: Ellen Malambergh Engwall passed away early Tuesday morning; Mrs. Margaret Hart, Junction City, age 55, died Sunday in a car wreck at the 8-mile corner east of Tonganoxie; John Bartlett received word last Wednesday of the death in Chicago of his sister, Mrs. Mable O'Donnel. She was only 41 years of age. She took the flu about two weeks ago and this developed into double pneumonia, which caused her death; Mrs. Rachel Amelia Mollenberg, aged 58 years, passed away at her home in Kansas City, March 20.

The new home which was being built at Leavenworth by Mrs. Eda Freienmuth of Tonganoxie, and her daughter, Miss Alma, has been completed ,and Mrs. Freienmuth went to Leavenworth to make her home there. Mrs. Eda Freienmuth has been a Tonganoxie resident since 1888, moved on the farm north of Tonganoxie known as the Freienmuth Farm in 1890.

Pleasant Prairie: Mrs. Faubion received the sad news of the death of her nephew, Mack Grant's 4-year-old son, last Tuesday morning. The little tot had gone to the field with his father to burn stalks, and his clothing caught fire, resulting in his death.

Officials of radio station WREN who have been seeking a site for the new sending station, which was authorized to be located at Tonganoxie several weeks ago by the federal radio commission, were in Tonganoxie Wednesday attempting to secure a location but were not successful.

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