Archive for Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Remember When: A Community Review

November 20, 2007

10 years ago: Oct. 29, 1997

Learning the fun way: Tonganoxie Elementary School second-graders of Mrs. Kettler's class made cornmeal at the Leimkuhlers' Quaker View farm Tuesday afternoon. Five classes took the field trip to learn about Native American life and to have fun.

Alva Mills celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday at the Riford Center with about 50 relatives in town, including grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her daughter, Norma Thomas, and her husband, Loran, both of Tonganoxie.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Haines of Tonganoxie, will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. A reception in their honor will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Mutual Savings Building in Tonganoxie.

Deaths: Teresa Theno Ditty, 34, Blue Springs, Mo., died Oct. 25, 1997, following an automobile accident; Doris E. Mann, 75, McLouth, died Oct. 26, 1997; Elizabeth Jane Oakson, 84, Topeka, formerly of Tonganoxie, died Oct. 25, 1997; Claribel May Stewart, 93, or Eureka, formerly of Lawrence, died Oct. 25, 1997

Birth: Trent and Kayla Shriner, Leavenworth, announce the arrival of a baby girl, Kayle Jeanne Shriner, born Oct. 15, 1997.

25 years ago: Oct. 27, 1982

Schultz Smites Snake: Larry Schultz killed this four-foot rattle snake just north of town while bow hunting on Monday. The snake had 11 rattles, according to Larry. In all his years of hunting, this was the first time he had ever seen a snake. He hopes it will be the last.

Springdale News: Mr. and Mrs. Bill Sproul and Nancy Ann traveled to an annual Sproul reunion in Isabella, Okla., this past weekend.

Linwood News: Roy A. Serviss, 89, died Oct. 10, 1982 in the De Soto Nursing Home.

Deaths: Bert P. Gallagher, 86, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 25, 1982; Mrs. Olive M. Anderson, 93, Bonner Springs, died Saturday; Mrs. Clare L. Robertson, 99, died Oct. 18, 1982, at Bakersfield, Calif.; Mrs. Bertha E. Richard, 91, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 22, 1982.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Henry played host to a family reunion at their country home last Sunday, Oct. 17. There were 61 who came for a basket dinner and a good time.

Mrs. Bess Weigel of Riverside, Calif., is a guest of her sister, Mrs. Lillian Turner.

Have you noticed the coat of paint on the UP depot? Saturday, Mr. Fred Scheller and his friend, Mr. George Basler, and his crew, painted the undercoat, which is a brighter yellow than the top coat, the UP color, a brownish yellow.

Girl Scout Troop 493 is planning its second annual Not Too Haunted House. The spooks will be receiving their visitors both Saturday and Sunday from 7-9 p.m. in the ghostly garage at 311 E. Second Street.

50 years ago: Nov. 14, 1957

Death: Hugh Eli Truesdale, RR 1, Basehor, died Nov. 10, 1957, at the age of 83 years.

Meet After 55 Years: Mrs. Jim Johnston Had Last Seen Sister in Scotland in 1902: Oct. 18 was a memorable day for "Johnny" Johnston. She met a sister she had not seen in 55 years, and then it was in Scotland. (Mr. and Mrs. Johnston went to Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada, for the visit.)

Linwood: Mrs. Mary Milleret, age 71, died Nov. 2, 1957, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Hallenbeck.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brawner of Fairmount, Mo., announce the birth of a daughter, Cynthia Louise, Nov. 5, 1957; Mr. and Mrs. Gene Schultz announce the birth of a daughter, Debra Jo, Nov. 8, 1957; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Lee Borden, Kansas City, announce the birth of a daughter, Rhonda Elaine, Nov. 9, 1957.

75 years ago: Oct. 20, 1932

Edminister: Lawrence Wolfe had to be taken to the doctor to have his wounds dressed after being bitten by a very cross dog last week.

Mrs. Quincy Baldwin, one of the early settlers of the Tonganoxie vicinity and now of Boise, Idaho, is spending this week in Tonganoxie, where she is visiting at the John Todd home and with other friends. Mrs. Baldwin is 89 years of age but is in good health. The Baldwins were neighbors of Mrs. Todd's and Mrs. Watkins' parents, who settled here in 1869, coming from Illinois in two covered wagons. The trip took them three weeks.

Reno: All of the Phenicie families held their annual reunion near Kansas City on Sunday.

Stringtown: Mabel Petit received a bad fall week before last, which resulted in two very black eyes.

Pickens District: The seventh- and eighth-grade pupils of Linwood and their teacher, Miss Coffin, enjoyed a wiener roast at the Lilly farm, Friday evening.

Friendship Valley: A large crowd enjoyed the music of Joe Green and Victor Hawkins' orchestra at the Royal dance Saturday evening at the Myers Hall.

100 years ago: Oct. 31, 1907

A man wanted by the month who is a good milker. O'Brien Brothers. (ad.)

I will give voice culture to ladies. Call on Wednesday for consultation. Mrs. Guy G. Jacobs. (ad.)

Harry Perkins was out from Leavenworth Tuesday, to do some surveying in the Catholic cemetery.

Mrs. Barben, living near Lawrence, gave birth last week to four girls, three of whom are living. This incident recalls that the Tonganoxie school has three pairs of twins in attendance.

Mrs. Mollie Myers was taken to the Simmons hospital at Lawrence last week, and another operation was performed on her hand for blood poisoning. She has been in a critical condition but she has some chances of recovery.

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Heiser has been lying at the point of death for several days and was no better this morning.

There will be given a candy pulling at the First Baptist Church Saturday evening.

The Farmers Institute held last Friday and Saturday was the most successful yet held in Tonganoxie. (Many prizes were given for corn, bread baking, poultry, ladies' fancy work, quilts, gardening, cattle, horses, etc.) Before the close of the institute, E. H. Cox introduced resolutions congratulating the State Agricultural College upon having the kind of men they are sending out to the institutes and commending the kind of work they are doing. The resolutions passed unanimously. The officers for the institute elected for the ensuing year were: president: H. V. Needham; vice president, E. H. Cox; treasurer, George Denholm; secretary, R. Wright.

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