Archive for Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Remember when: A community review

February 6, 2008

10 years ago: Jan. 7, 1998

Death: Vernie "Hug" Ohler died Jan. 5, 1998, at the Tonganoxie Nursing Home.

Birth: Curtis and Deon Johnson of De Soto announce the birth of their daughter, Kylee Alexia, born Dec. 15, 1997.

Springdale Scene: Bret Schwinn celebrated his sixth birthday Sunday at Grandma Evelyn Schwinn's home with dinner, then other family came to help him celebrate with gifts, ice cream and cake. Then, on his birthday, Monday the 29th, he caught chicken pox. He is on Christmas vacation from school, so it's a good time for them -maybe!

Travis Barger, Tim Peel, Seth Vick, Joseph Tim, Jeff Lecky, Travis Shriner and Jeff Holek engage in cool game of touch football on the frozen turf of Beatty Field. (Caption under picture.)

About 254,500 military veterans in Kansas can get new license plates distinguishing them from other drivers in the state. After Jan. 1, 1998, Kansas veterans can go to their local county treasurer's office to apply for a new "U. S. Veteran" car tag. In addition to the regular vehicle registration fees, there is a $42.75 special reservation fee for the veteran plate. The special fee is due at the time of application and every five years after that (as long as the plate is renewed).

25 years ago: Jan. 5, 1983

Dec. 28, the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society enjoyed the hospitality of the Tinbergs at the Almeda Hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tinberg have moved back to Tonganoxie from Goleta, Calif., and now are making Tonganoxie their hometown. This was a momentous occasion, for a plaque was presented to the Tinbergs by Mrs. Judy K. Mullen, president of the Leavenworth County Historical Museum, to be placed on the hotel sometime in the spring at a special ceremony when the public will be invited and a program presented. The plaque commemorates the hotel as an historic landmark and gives the glory to the Myers Hotel. As the guests entered the hotel, a group of youngsters sang carols around the Christmas tree under the direction of Sandy Goepfert, a member of TCHS.

Deaths: John C. Maloney, age 81, Lawrence, died Jan. 3, 1983; Leo Curry, 77, died Jan. 4, 1983, in Leavenworth; Boyd L. Lewis, 75, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 4, 1983; Memorial services were Dec. 27, 1983, in Fowler, Colo., for Mrs. Minnie Lee, age 91. Mrs. Lee died Dec. 21, 1983.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Terry Barnes announce the birth of a son, Micheal Terry, born Dec. 17, 1983.

Marvin Throop, who is retiring as a substitute bus driver of the Senior Citizen bus, was honored on Tuesday at the nutrition site by his passengers, friends and fellow bus drivers following seven years of service. Throop was the first driver of the bus.

Springdale News: Charles Coffin, a loved resident of Springdale, died Dec. 22, 1983.

50 years ago: Jan. 23, 1958

Deaths: Mrs. Olive Bradford, 76, died Sunday night at her home in McLouth; Charles Luther Casteel Sr., Reno, died Jan. 21, 1958, at the age of 82 years.

Robert Gress Sr., well-known local resident, will celebrate his 75th birthday, Sunday, Jan. 26, 1958.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. James Gillespie announce the birth of a son, James Michael, Jan. 17, 1958.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Thompson entertained a group of 60 relatives and friends Jan. 15, in honor of Mrs. Thompson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Sparks Jr.'s 25th anniversary

Bill McGee, local representative for the Kansas Power & Light Co., was reading meters Wednesday, equipped with yellow rubber trousers. That took care of the 15-inch snow, plus any drifts..

75 years ago: Dec. 29, 1932

Deaths: Mrs. Oscar Davis, age 41, died Wednesday. She was the wife of Oscar Davis, proprietor of the Davis Coffee Shop in Tonganoxie; Mrs. Melcina Schrimpf Murr, age 88, Tonganoxie, died Dec. 28, 1932; Mrs. Laura King, aged 26 years, died Tuesday at her home six miles southwest of Tonganoxie, following a heart attack; Clarence William Sharp, age 22, died Saturday after a brief illness due to pneumonia.

Miss Annie Lipp, who died at her farm four miles southwest of Lansing Dec. 22, had resided continuously on this farm for 74 years. (She was 2 months old when she moved there with her parents.) Her grandfather had obtained the farm from Kansas territory through a treaty with the Delaware Indians, and her father purchased it a few years later. It is believed that Miss Lipp may have held the Kansas record for having lived the longest on one farm. (Miss Lipp's parents died when she was 15, leaving her with four younger brothers and sisters to raise. Two sisters married, had families, and then died, leaving several young children. Miss Lipp reared and educated eight of them in addition to several other children of more distant relatives.

Mrs. Sylvia Mayfield, aged 69 years, 3 months and 14 days, died Friday at her home in Basehor.

J.J. Breithaupt, 72 years old, a farmer of Route 3, Baldwin, died Saturday night in a Lawrence hospital of injuries suffered a few hours earlier when he was gored by a bull in his feedlot.

Mrs. Dorothy Williamson, 19, of Oskaloosa, and her 12-year-old niece, Pearl Schuler, of Perry, were burned fatally Tuesday when an oil stove exploded in the Williamson farm home near Perry and showered them with burning oil.

A daughter was born Dec. 26, 1932, to Mr. and Mrs. A. M. LeDuke of Tonganoxie.

100 years ago: Jan. 9, 1908

After all the talk the past two months of a big milk canning establishment, the first assurance that it would come developed Tuesday morning when four car loads of brick arrived for the Clover Condensed Milk Co., the name under which the new plant expects to operate.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Dreisbach died at her home in Tonganoxie last Thursday evening from the effects of a stroke of apoplexy, which befell her a few weeks ago.

Mrs. Amos Kendall died Tuesday forenoon at 11 o'clock, at her home two miles northwest of Tonganoxie at the age of 66 years. The deceased was an old settler, coming to Tonganoxie with her husband in 1867 and a few years later settling on the farm where they have since lived.

An order has been issued forbidding rural mail carriers carrying liquors.

F.B. MacKinnon has placed a long-distance telephone booth in Mrs. Angell's hotel.

A.D. Hamilton this week traded a stallion and jack for the old Jake Lash's storeroom now occupied by A. E. Reeves with a real estate office.

Mrs. McGonigle, a former resident of the Hoge neighborhood, died at her home in Kansas City, Kan., yesterday morning, of pneumonia.

The Mirror overlooked the result of the bean guessing contest at Strickland's during the holidays. The jar contained 737 beans. Little Lucile Evans got the doll and Clyde Caldwell got the teddy bear. The winners each guessed 740.

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