Archive for Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Remember When: A Community Review

August 6, 2008

10 years ago: July 22, 1998

Deaths: Mary J. Medlock, 73, Lawrence, died July 15, 1998; Hazel M. Metzger, 86, Lawrence, died July 21, 1998; Sharon L. Otto, 56, Tonganoxie, died July 19, 1998; June Black, 74, Lawrence, died July 14, 1998; Terry Joe Wyrick, 49, Leavenworth, died July 16, 1998.

Birth: Lawrence and Maureen Davidson, Tonganoxie, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Catherine Naomi, born June 9, 1998.

There's a new car dealership in Tonganoxie. Marcus Allen Ford is now City Ford, and according to the new general manager, Greg Kindberg, they will focus on keeping their local customers happy and purchasing their automobiles from City Ford.

Tonganoxie area residents will soon benefit from the decisions made by the Governor's Task Force on Hunger. Good Shepherd Thrift Shop managers Dorothy Korb and Shirley Sheaffer, accompanied by Ken Sheaffer, received a grant during the recognition held at Kansas State University Beach Art Museum Tuesday, July 14, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Funds received were from the Phillip Morris Foundation. (Good Shepherd received $250. They planned to purchase fruits to fill out the "Five a Day" eating pattern for good health.)

The Spencer Museum of Art is one of many hidden treasures on the Kansas State University campus. The university boasts history and natural history museums all open to the general public. (A detailed article told of the exhibits to be found there.)

25 years ago: July 20, 1983

Births: Mike and Gina Carothers are very proud to announce the birth of their son, Derek Michael, born July 13, 1983; John and Jane Berry announce the birth of a son July 14, 1983. He has been named Patrick John.

Springdale News: Mr. and Mrs. Pat Welch announce the birth of their son, Darren Thomas, July 14, 1983.

Deaths: William L. Wheeler, 81, passed away July 9, 1983 in Grandview, Mo.; Mrs. Mary M. Crum, 61, Kansas City, Kan., died July 17, 1983.

Randall Finch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Finch, is graduating from the Vo-Tech School in Kansas City, Kan., in the field of electronics, July the 22nd.

A dedication took place on May 1 of the Clinton Lake Museum, which was a culminated ten-year effort by the Clinton Lake Historical Society, to preserve the history of nine towns - some long dead - in the area of Clinton Lake, southwest of Lawrence in Douglas County. About 350 people attended (we believe it was more) ... just for the unveiling of the plaque.

The 50th wedding anniversary of Ed and Frances Korb will be celebrated with a reception starting at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at the Florence Riford Senior Site.

McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. Stan Braksick entertained their family with a dinner Thursday in honor of their granddaughter Jennifer Scott's 12th birthday.

50 years ago: Aug. 7, 1958

Deaths: Kevin Laughlin Mark, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee K. Mark, born July 29, 1958; John Forrest Lash, Lawndale, Calif., died July 27, 1958, after a long illness, at the age of 68; Andrew Harper (Tobe) Carter, a retired farmer, died July 31, 1958, the day before his 81st birthday.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. John Farris announce the birth of a baby girl, Elaine, July 12, 1958; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hunter announce the birth of a daughter, Gail Lynne, July 31, 1958.

The Weekly News Reel: Delmer DeLude has solved the heat problem somewhat. With a concrete building and a concrete floor all he does is haul out the hose and wet the whole place down. The net result is a cooler place to work - but it doesn't last too long.

Capt. J. S. Baumgartner arrived in Tonganoxie Friday morning after returning from a tour of duty in Korea. Mrs. J. S. Baumgartner has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eric Snodgrass, while her husband was overseas.

75 years ago: July 13, 1933

Twenty-three years ago the late Firman Schenck, father of J. E. Schenck of Tonganoxie started an annual reunion of the Schenck family on the second Sunday in July, and through the years this meeting has been held with members of the clan converging on some meeting place for a picnic. This year the meeting was held at the state park, near Tonganoxie, with 67 persons there.

Wallace Peters and wife sold 40 acres to Frank Somers north of Tonganoxie on cancellation of mortgage.

Mrs. Claude Hallenbeck of near Linwood, passed away last Sunday morning, aged 33 years.

Mrs. Emma Glitzke, wife of Dr. Glitzke of Kansas City, died at her home there Monday evening.

Dale Rawlings purchased the building on the east side of Main St. this week, occupied at one time by Underwood & Sons Feed Store.

Hoge: Mr. and Mrs. John Sparks, Jr., announce the birth of a daughter, July 2.

100 years ago: July 23, 1908

On Wednesday afternoon, July the 15th, the Reno Ladies Aid Society were handsomely entertained at the home of Mrs. P. M. Ford, north of Pony Creek. The hostess was ably assisted by her husband, who performed his duties as if he were a genuine member of the Aid Society.

John Cline, Sr., while unloading a wagon Tuesday, fell to the ground, receiving painful injuries about the shoulder and one leg.

C. J. Halsted was called to Milwaukee last week by the sad intelligence that his sister, Mrs. Annie Langland, had died suddenly.

Go to Toburen's for a Bryan Sherbet or a Taft Punch. (Ad.)

Dafer Items: A son arrived at Jim Beyer's Sunday.

Dafer Items: Dave Klam has a new rubber-tired buggy.

John Stephenson, a farmer residing eight miles northeast of Tonganoxie, was instantly killed Tuesday afternoon and will be buried today at Elmwood. He leaves a wife, two sons and four daughters. Mr. Stephenson was on a load of wheat and was reaching for a drink of water, when he fell at the heels of the horses, frightening them. They started forward and the wagon wheel passed over his head, causing death.

Good News: The Condenser commenced turning out cream Tuesday and almost a full force is employed. The Mirror believes it voices the true sentiment of Tonganoxie, when it wishes the Faultless Condensed Milk Co. success.

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