Archive for Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Remember when: A community review

April 2, 2008

10 years ago: March 4, 1998

Liz Cronemeyer earns Master Teacher award: Mrs. Liz Cronemeyer, fifth-grade instructor at Tonganoxie Elementary School for being one of seven teachers in the state of Kansas this year to receive the Master Teacher of the Year Award. The Master Teacher of the Year Award program is sponsored by Emporia State University and recognizes outstanding teachers from the state of Kansas.

Army Pvt. David L. Gutschenritter has entered basic military training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. Gutschenritter is the son of Joyce R. Gutschenritter of McLouth.

Katrina Korb, a senior at Tonganoxie High School has just been awarded Kansas State University's $2,750 renewable Putnam Scholarship.

Birth: Chris and Staci Gratton, Tonganoxie, are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Kassidy Lynn, born February 17, 1998.

In honor of Viola Reichart's 90th birthday, an open house will be held Saturday, March 14, 1998, in the Community Room of the Kendall State Bank in Valley Falls, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Jim Creten and Dawn Binstock will be competing in the USA Motor Spectacular at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka on March 6 and 7. Dawn is one of three women in the country who races monster trucks.

25 years ago: March 2, 1983

Stacy Calovich, fifth-grade student in Ms. Sostarich's class, was the winner of the elementary school spelling bee competition for 4th and 5th grade. First runner-up in this local competition was Beth Hadley. Stacy will compete in the County Spelling Bee, which will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 1983, in Leavenworth.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Larson of Tonganoxie, are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Stephanie Ann, February 21, 1983; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Smith, Tonganoxie, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jason Kyle, born February 3, 1983.

Jarbalo Jottings: Jim and Peggy Collins of Olathe are the parents of a daughter, born February 21, 1983. She has been named Dana Nicole.

There was a birthday dinner held Saturday evening in honor of Mr. William DenholmÃ-s 87th birthday. (Mr. Denholm also was honored by the First Congregational Church Sunday for having been a member of the church for 75 years. He had joined the church just after his 12th birthday in 1908.)

Michael Seufert, Tonganoxie, and Rebecca Franklin, Basehor, served as Pages in the House of Representatives. They are pictured here with Governor John Carlin, and Rep. Alfred Ramirez.

50 years ago: March 20, 1958

John Caulton Laming of Tonganoxie, familiarly known as "J. C.", passed away March 17, 1958, after a lingering illness, at the age of 88 years. (Mr. Laming was born Jan. 12, 1870, at Lelant, Cornwall County, England, on Trivance Farm. He had been a resident of Leavenworth county 76 years, having come with his parents, brothers and sisters from England at the age of 12 years.

Other Deaths: Mrs. Samantha Forela Oliver, Leavenworth, passed away March 17, 1958, at the age of 86 years; Mrs. Kate Elmer, age 80, Tonganoxie, passed away March 11, 1958; Charles Matthew McMillen, Tonganoxie, passed away March 13, 1958, at the age of 77 years.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Holton are the parents of a son, born March 15, 1958; Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Yaussi of McLouth, announce the birth of a daughter, March 15, 1958; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mitchell announce the birth of a daughter, Tedi Lynn, March 13, 1958.

Weekly Comment About This and That: As recessions go this one is really discouraging. Everything is slipping back, employment, etc., except the things that should slip. In a genuine recession prices slip, taxes slip, etc. Prices are still going up and now it is proposed we prime the pump with more government spending. How can taxes come down doing that? Seems a little like shooting the baby to cure the colic.

75 years ago: February 23, 1933

A large barn on the Mike Kissinger farm, six miles north of Tonganoxie, and two miles southeast of Jarbalo, on the Tonganoxie-Jarbalo county road, was destroyed by fire about 1:30 o'clock Monday morning. The place is occupied by Frank Zacharias and family, who lost 23 head of cattle, which were in the barn, and could not be gotten out.

Joseph Doyle, aged 48, died last Sunday morning at his home, one mile east of Six Corners.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Foley announce the birth of a seven pound boy, February 11, 1933, to whom they have given the name James Earl.

Edward G. Martin, a pioneer of the Potter vicinity, died Saturday morning at his home after a week of illness.

S. H. Knowlton, 75, died at his home near Meriden, Friday. (Mr. Knowlton grew to manhood northeast of McLouth.)

Mr. and Mrs. Clark Stout of Kansas City announce the birth of a son February 20, 1933.

The old building west of the Zellner Merc. Co., which was destroyed by fire some time ago is being hauled away this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Homer Peters announce the birth of a son February 21, 1933.

Just-A-Thinking. Here is another thing to think about. A couple of weeks ago we printed a story about farmers bidding in mortgaged stock for a neighbor at ridiculous prices, and giving it to the farmer concerned. What about the position of the man who loaned him the money in good faith? What does that sort of thing do to the farmer who desires to borrow money in the future?

100 years ago: March 5, 1908

Ernest, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Casebier, living near Chanute, died at the home of his parents Tuesday of measles. The deceased was 23 years of age and was born and raised near Neely.

Ad: Dress goods free. How does that strike you? Zellner's.

Another daughter arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. L. Phenicie, Tuesday of last week.

Mrs. John Todd was the lucky one to receive the International Correspondence School course which was given away by the Zellner Mercantile Co.

I have opened up a meat market in John ClineÃ-s stand, and will keep on hand the best home killed meats and choice salt and smoked meats. We solicit your patronage. Phone 20. Guy Edmonds.

The American Stock Co., will play "A Village Vagabond" in Laming's Hall next Monday night.

Willis Roberts has moved to the Shirley farm about six miles southwest of here.

Miss Leah Harding of McLouth, was the guest of Miss Margaret Robertson last week.

Miss N. Renfro, a first class trimmer, of Kansas City, will trim for Miss Spoor this season.

Harry Needham has started back for Auburn, Calif., Tuesday, after spending the winter months at home.

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