Archive for Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Remember When: A Community Review

May 23, 2007

10 years ago: April 23, 1997

Ellis Jr. "Ed" and Peggy Gillaspie, Easton, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary May 7, 1997. Their sons will have a ceremony from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Springdale Friends Church. The couple requests no gifts.

Births: Byron and Janie Parsons of Jarbalo proudly announce the arrival of their adoptive daughter, Maggie Broox, and their adoptive son, Kendall Moulder. Maggie was born Aug. 1, 1996, and arrived April 8, 1997, in the United States from Guatemala. Kendall was born April 8, 1997 (in Kansas City); Mark and Sandra Wentz-Hall, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of their son, Connor Duane Wentz-Hall, on April 9, 1997.

Death: Clarence Herbert "Andy" Anderson, 87, passed away April 17 at his home in Basehor.

Alicia F. Haney, a Tonganoxie resident, recently enlisted in the United States Navy for guaranteed training at the Navy's Seaman Apprentice School and can receive up to $14,400 in college educational benefits through the Montgomery GI Bill.

25 years ago: April 21, 1982

Deaths: Mrs. Bessie (Lash) Johnson, 64, and Hazel Williams, 74, both of Route 1, Lawrence, were killed Friday in a car-truck accident in Lawrence; services for Wilfred W. Salmon, Sandy, Utah, formerly of Tonganoxie, who passed away at the age of 90 years, were held April 12 in Utah; Foster E. Cook, 73, Tonganoxie, passed away April 8, 1982; James B. Taylor, 73, Kansas City, Mo., passed away April 15, 1982.

Springdale News: Bill Sproul worked calves early Sunday morning at Tailgate Ranch in Tonganoxie and visited with all the local cowboys. Horses furnished by T. J. Smith.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Terry Fulkerson of Bonner Springs are proud to announce the birth of their son, Nathen Lee, on April 17, 1982.

McLouth News: Mrs. Myrta Watson attended funeral services Monday, April 12, for her sister-in-law, Velma Watson Hummel, Kansas City.

Pvt. Clinton J. Walker, son of Kenneth and Donna Walker, Tonganoxie, is a member of the 1st Battalion Airborne, 505th Infantry, Fort Bragg, N.C., participating in the multinational peacekeeping force and observers as the primary U.S. military contingent in the Sinai. He is a 1979 graduate of Tonganoxie High School.

Springdale News: Around 100 friends and neighbors honored Maxine and Jim Vassar in the recognition given by their family Saturday afternoon at Springdale Hall for their 25th anniversary.

50 years ago: May 9, 1957

Deaths: Funeral services for Arthur J. Grady, Tonganoxie, who passed away May 2, 1957, at the age of 64 years, were held Monday; funeral services for Herbert A. Petty, 70, a retired farmer and Bonner Springs restaurant man, were held Sunday in Bonner Springs; Mrs. Maude Hall Forrest, 60, Route 2, of the Fairmount neighborhood, wife of Beecher Forrest, died Monday; Joe O. Laughlin and sister Margaret, cousins of A. P. Laughlin, were killed in an auto accident last week out by Russell.

Basehor: Honoring Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hein on their 32nd wedding anniversary were their children, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nance and children, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hein and daughters, and Mrs. Hein's mother, Mrs. Clara Stephenson.

75 years ago: April 14, 1932

Mr. and Mrs. William Denholm announce the birth of a son, Sunday, April 10.

Ad. Why worry with an old worn out lawn mower when you can get a full sized new ball bearing mower at Zellner's as low as $6.50.

Mound: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wipprecht gave a dinner Sunday in honor of their father's 74th birthday.

Hawk Hollow: This neighborhood was saddened to hear of the tragic death of the Plank baby who fell into a cistern. The family used to live where the Mitchells now live. A year ago they moved to McLouth.

Hoge News: Mr. Albert Stuckie received the sad news of the death of his brother, John, who was well known here.

Occasionally some well-meaning reader drops in to take the responsible editor of this rag of freedom to task for filling the paper with items about Joe Dokes giving his barn a new coat of red paint, or the bridge parties that Mrs. Oscar Smilch gives with the complete list of her guests. "You shouldn't," say such critics, "do that." The New York Times, they assure us, doesn't. "It's small town stuff," they add, And so it is. But as Speaker Garner or Reconstruction Dawes would say, what the h.... This is a small town newspaper, and far from being ashamed of it, we're proud of it. If there's an unrecorded coat of barn paint, it's not because it's too trivial and undignified to mention but because somehow the enterprising reporters haven't found out about it. -- Jack Harris in the Chanute Tribune.

100 years ago: April 25, 1907

The people of Hoge and vicinity will be pleased to learn that a depot will finally be constructed at Hoge station.

L. H. Peters, who lived on the Alfred Cheesman farm south of town for about 10 years, died Tuesday afternoon in Lawrence, where he had been living the past five years. He had been sick about a year and the past month had been nearly speechless.

A few days ago a farmer close to Bonner Springs sold 40 acres of land at $250 per acre to a cement company.

The Lansing state prison school had closing exercises in the prison chapel Monday. Forty-five convicts were taught to read and write this term of school.

Pat Mead, for 40 years a resident of the Hoge neighborhood, died at the home of his daughter last week. The deceased was born in Ireland and died of old age. He was nearly 100 years old.

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