Archive for Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Remember when: A community review

February 12, 2008

10 years ago: Jan. 14, 1998

Jeff Ussery did something most bowlers strive their whole lives to accomplish. He did it not once but two times, back to back. Jeff, a junior at Kansas University, broke a collegiate bowling record by bowling two consecutive perfect games at the Las Vegas Showboat Invitational tournament. They were the first perfect games he has bowled in his eight-year career.

The first baby of the year, Samantha Maree Karten, was born to Jessica and Dave Karten of Tonganoxie. Samantha was born Jan. 7. The Kartens will be receiving gifts from 11 local businesses.

Ten-year-old Rachel Rodgers is a survivor and a testimony to what can happen when a community pulls together. Rachel was diagnosed with a benign tumor on her brainstem Dec. 4, 1997. (Rachel and her parents went to New York for surgery and local residents helped with expenses, and in many other ways.)

Jarbalo Jottings: Wayne and Mildred Kirby celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently with a dinner at the home of Harold and Karin Sargent in Shawnee. About 40 family members and friends enjoyed the afternoon. Guests were instructed to wear overalls or jeans in honor of Wayne's favorite clothing and to bring cards with personal favorite memories.

Springdale Scene: Wayne Knapp attended Mary Jean Edmonds' funeral on Wednesday morning at Ozawkie.

25 years ago: Jan. 12, 1983

Tonganoxie City Council men and city employees feted Harriett Hughes Saturday evening at a retirement dinner at O'Leary's Coffee Mill Restaurant in Kansas City, Kan. Hughes, who has acted as city clerk since September of 1964, retired from that position this month.

Deaths: Clarence Dale Mills, 71, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 6, 1983; William Leo Curry, 77, Leavenworth, died Jan. 4, 1983; Alfred Adams, 75, Raytown, Missouri, died Jan. 4, 1983; Arthur L. Young, 77, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 10, 1983; Mrs. Florence Georgia Quinlan, 89, Linwood, died Jan. 9, 1983.

Births: Ken and Tammy Miller announce the birth of a son, Anthony Robert, Dec. 26, 1982; Mr. and Mrs. Jim W. Flowers, Bonner Springs, announce the birth of a daughter, Mary Annette, on Dec. 13, 1982.

Springdale News: Our sympathy is extended to the family of Bert Edmonds, of Winchester. He was a former resident of our community, leaving here in 1937.

McLouth News: Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Smith, La Cygne, were Friday in La Cygne. Mrs. Smith died Jan. 3, 1983.

50 years ago: Jan. 30, 1958

The 75th birthday of Robert Gress was celebrated Jan. 26 by a family reunion with his daughters, Mrs. William Somers, Fern Gress and Mrs. David Parker, as hostesses, at the latter's country home. Fifty-four guests enjoyed a smorgasbord at one o'clock.

Death: Miss Mae Moore, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 29, 1958, at the age of 65 years.

Mr. and Mrs. William A Turner and daughter Jacqueline, of the Philippine Islands, visited the past week at the home of Mrs. Turner's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Dorney. The Turners are en route to Tokyo for a future residence, after making their home the past 11 years in Manila.

Jarbalo: Mrs. Elizabeth Heller died Jan. 24, 1958.

Jarbalo: Mrs. Martha Clark observed her 92nd birthday, Jan. 17. She received quite a number of cards.

75 years ago: Jan. 5, 1933

Floyd Lefter Fidler, 30-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Abner Fidler, who live near the Brown school house, three miles north of Shelby McBroom's of Highway 24, died Saturday. (It was thought Mr. Fidler died of pneumonia.)

H. A. Hallenbeck, age 73 years, 9 months and 24 days, died quite unexpectedly at 6:35 o'clock New Year's evening at his home, seven miles south of Tonganoxie. Mr. Hallenbeck was a pioneer in this community, coming here in a covered wagon from his Illinois home. It took three weeks to make this trip, a distance of 600 miles.

Mrs. Lucy Oliver died Saturday at her home near Linwood at age 63.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Williamson announce the birth of a son Dec. 23, 1932.

William Seymour and his grandson, Billy Carl Seymour, were injured late Monday afternoon when the car in which they were riding struck a load of corn being driven by Fred Korb, on the old Leavenworth road.

A baby daughter, named Harriet Ann, was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Jeanquart of Allentown, Pa., Dec. 13, 1932.

Hattie Bertha Osborn Davis, daughter of John and Alice Osborn, was born June 27, 1891, and departed this life Dec. 28, 1932, at the age of 41 years, 6 months and 1 day.

100 years ago: Jan. 16, 1908

R. J. Mintier, of Mt. Olivet, in the north part of the county, died Monday at his home.

Harriet Kenyon was born in the state of New York, April 4, 1841. She died at a quarter past 11 o'clock, Jan. 6, 1908, at the age of 66 years, 9 months and 3 days.

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Quisenberry Sunday, Jan. 4, 1908.

Dave Dessery was tendered a surprise party at his home last Thursday evening.

Lee Baker has moved his barbershop to the room west of Reeves Real Estate office.

Alton Swain and family visited relatives in this vicinity the past week. They are moving from Pomona, Franklin County, to Wallula, where Mr. Swain will have charge of a ranch for the same man for whom he has been working.

Chris Gallagher went Saturday to Kansas City to enlist in the U.S. Navy.

Some glass blowers are holding forth in the Bruce building, recently vacated by George Torpey.

The prison coal mine broke all previous records Tuesday when 1,600 cars, or 800 tons of coal, were dug, loaded and hoisted in one day. - Lansing News.


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