Archive for Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Remember when: A community review

April 9, 2008

10 years ago: March 11, 1998

Katie Ussery is an example of what is good in Tonganoxie. The 17 year-old THS junior has logged over 600 hours of community service on top of her many accolades. She recently earned one of the biggest ones. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a Girl Scout. Ussery has devoted almost a decade to the Girl Scouts.

John "Bud" and Dorace Patterson of McLouth, formerly of Kansas City, Kan., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, March 15, 1998, with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. at the First State Bank and Trust in Basehor.

Deaths: June Van Cleave, 64, Bonner Springs, formerly of Tonganoxie, died March 9, 1998; Evelyn Schneider, 80, Tonganoxie, formerly of Kansas City, Kan., died March 7, 1998.

Birth: Brandi Nicole Smith of Belton, Mo., proudly announces the birth of a daughter, Stacie Nicole, born February 19, 1998.

Justin Sturgeon, a senior at Tonganoxie High School, was awarded Kansas State University's $1,500 Leadership Scholarship during ceremonies February 13 at K-State.

25 years ago: March 9, 1983

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Dale McBroom are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jason Everett. He was born February 11, 1983; Rita and Dorothy Irvin are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Ashley Rachelle, born March 1, 1983; Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Emery of Norman, Okla., are proud to announce the birth of a son, Ryan Allen, on March 1, 1983. Ryan was born on Great Grandpa Schultz's birthday.

Deaths: Mr. David L. Barncord, Sr., 50, Leavenworth, passed away March 6, 1983; Mr. Joseph R. Hoegler, 53, Tonganoxie, passed away March 6, 1983; Mrs. Anna DeFries, 81, Linwood, formerly of Wyandotte County, died Thursday at a nursing home in Edwardsville; Mr. Robert E. Tanney, 64, Basehor, formerly of Kansas City, Kan., passed away March 1, 1983; Mr. Halden H. "Chalkey" Porter, 84, Hackensack, New Jersey, passed away March 3, 1983.

Jarbalo Jottings: The Rev. and Mrs. Lyle Roe are on a trip to Louisiana in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Mrs. Frances Smith received a nice birthday gift on March 4. Her grandson, Dr. and Mrs. J. J. Evans of Tyler, Texas became the parents of a son, born on Mrs. Smith's 83rd birthday. Mrs. Smith is also a grandmother for the third grade taught by Mrs. Keimig, and for her birthday, the youngsters had cards with cake and candles drawn in her honor, which she thoroughly enjoyed. The school children also sang happy birthday to her, making the day complete for their grandmother Smith.

50 years ago: March 27, 1958

Deaths: Mrs. Grace Wiehe, 67, Tonganoxie, former resident of RR 1, Basehor, died Friday; Linwood, March 27: Funeral services for Fred Orvil Nemire, age 54, were held Saturday. Linwood: Mr. John T. Seever died at the home of relatives in Muncie, March 22, 1958.

The Weekly News Reel: At least one Mirror subscriber wants to be sure he gets the paper. Dr. Byron Smith, New York, noted his paper was due and sent in money for a seven year extension?the poor country editor could use hundreds like him.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Plett announce the birth March 24, of a daughter, Jeanie Kae; Mr. and Mrs. Merle Lamb announce the birth of a daughter, Cynthia Marie, on March 22, 1958.

Reno News: Mrs. John Grinter reports a new son at the home of her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Arnold, Kansas City. The baby was born Sunday.

Weekly Comment About This and That: Clean-up time is around the corner, so let's prepare to do a cleanup job on the town here. Some of the old homes need some paint. There is a lot of dirt and trash around everywhere that accumulated during the winter. Maybe we could plant some sunflowers (the tall kind) in that big hole in the business district where the buildings caved in.

75 years ago: March 2, 1933

That notable occasion that comes but once in a lifetime and then sometimes doesn't come at all, a golden wedding anniversary, occurred at the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. John Peterson, three miles northwest of Tonganoxie. Sunday their children and friends gathered to help them celebrate.

Word was received here Tuesday of the death of Mrs. Lindley at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Husband in Olathe, Kansas, that morning.

Otis Clark, 18 years old of Lawrence, was killed instantly early Monday morning and Chester Stone, 18, Lawrence, was injured, not seriously, when the Chevrolet coupe in which they were riding collided with a concrete culvert near the James Dwyer farm one mile southwest of Reno on U. S. Highway No. 40.

Mrs. Martha Ellen Zimmerman, a resident of Kansas for the past sixty-eight years, passed away Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Steinmetz at Liberal, where she had been visiting the past month.

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