Archive for Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Remember when: A community review

November 7, 2007

10 years ago: Oct. 8, 1997

Apple pie club helps church with sweets: Every Tuesday a group gathers at Congregational Church to bake apple pies to raise funds for the church. They make from scratch about (number unreadable) pies a week, between 9 a.m. and noon, which are usually preordered, and sell them to support scholarships, pay church expenses, donate to missions and pay for various projects.

Glass hats and tiny pitchers displayed at public library: Mary Latham, Tonganoxie, points out one of her favorites from her collection. Latham said her collection spans about 10 years of visits to antique shops, flea markets and auctions. It started with her first piece, which she bought for 25 cents, but cannot recall where it was purchased.

Deaths: Mona C. Dwyer, 71, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 4, 1997; Mary E. Gray, 61, Scammon, died Oct. 5, 1997; Cecil F. Weaver, 83, Muscotah, died in Horton.

Births: Terry and Gail Schaplowsky are proud to announce the birth of their son, Aidan August, born Sept. 24, 1997; Ms. Amy Turner, Tonganoxie, is proud to announce the birth of her son, Levi Eugene, Oct. 1, 1997.

25 years ago: Oct. 6, 1982

Mrs. Sharon Pickens and her son, Jeremy, are enjoying riding in the "new"old car the family recently purchased from her father, Gene Forshee, McLouth. Forshee restored the 1966 Chevrolet convertible to its former beauty.

Deaths: Twila Gryder, 80, Lawrence, died Oct. 4, 1982; Vernon Flory, 63, Warrensburg, Ill., died Sept. 23, 1982; Mrs. Della Coatney, 70, Linwood, died Oct. 1, 1982; Mrs. Grace Regina Kabel, 85, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 3, 1982; Mrs. Dorothy Remy of Kansas City, Mo., died Oct. 3, 1982.

Joel Calovich celebrated his second birthday Saturday, Sept. 25, 1982, with a birthday party at his home.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Crook, Erick, Oklahoma, proudly announce the birth of their son, Ronnie Dean, born Sept. 27, 1982 at Shamrock, Texas.

News: Victory Baptist surprised Pastor Arnold with a birthday party Sunday night after church. This was combined with a kitchen shower to furnish the church kitchen. A lot of food and fun was enjoyed.

Mrs. Wilma Ward, Tonganoxie, was recently chosen a winner in Garrett Metal Detectors' "Name the Bloodhound" contest. Garrett adopted a bloodhound mascot to go with their very deep seeking Bloodhound metal detector attachment and many thousands of entries were received since last fall when treasure hunters were asked to "Name the Bloodhound". Ward placed 28th in the contest with the name of "Bingo."

50 years ago: Oct. 24, 1957

Deaths: Dr. Eldridge S. Adams died Oct. 18, 1957. At the time of his death, Dr. Adams was doctor for American Airlines at Los Angeles; Ray W. Conlin, 66, Leawood, died Tuesday; Mrs. Josie Willis Bernhardt, age 73, Tonganoxie, died suddenly Oct. 18, 1957.

Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. Ed Richards and Guy McMillan attended the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lange of Bonner Springs on Oct. 13, 1957.

Jarbalo: Mrs. Howard Williams died Sunday night at the home of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Hober Willits, where she had made her home the past few years.

The Weekly News Reel: A line drawing of the new Methodist Church will be in the paper next week, and possibly one of the new Masonic Temple. Two new buildings such as these will contribute much in giving Tonganoxie "the new look."

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Landes, Tonganoxie, are the parents of a son born Oct. 23, 1957.

75 years ago: Sept. 29, 1932

Leo Casteel Died Friday; Had Been Ill Two Weeks: Leo Casteel, aged 29 years and 8 days, died Sept. 23, 1932.

Mrs. Robert Hipsher, aged 42 years, died Monday evening at her home north of Tonganoxie, following an illness of several months. She is survived by her husband and seven small children.

The Tonganoxie Cemetery Association has purchased additional acreage west of the old cemetery on Hubbel Hill, and fenced it. The new addition will also give a more convenient entrance from No. 24.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold McAlexander announce the birth of a son Sept. 17, to whom they have given the name Walter Wayne.

Jean Harlow, the movie picture actress who once lived in this vicinity, appears in Tonganoxie Saturday and Sunday at the Royal. Her grandmother, whose name she took for the stage, once operated a millinery store here. The picture scheduled at the Royal is "Platinum Blond," a story with a newspaper plot.

Stanwood: Mr. and Mrs. Earl Artman of Lawrence announce the birth of a daughter, Sept. 20, to whom they have given the name Betty Jean.

Pickens District: Mr. and Mrs. Harlow Anderson announce the birth of a son, who will be called Eugene Right.

100 years ago: Oct. 10, 1907

L. Allenbrandt, of Basehor, has secured a patent on a car brake.

Justice Mark, who has disposed of his farm near Neely, will move to McLouth. He has purchased a home in that town.

The Post Office Department is going to see that rural mail carriers do not use old and decrepit horses. The outfits must be first class throughout. Next thing Uncle Sam may insist on automobiles.

There was born unto Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Baker, at Hoge, a fine baby girl, Oct. 2nd.

Roscoe Swain and wife are the parents of another daughter at their home near Tecumseh.

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