Archive for Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Remember when: A community review

February 20, 2008

10 years ago: Jan. 21, 1998

The Chamber of Commerce held its annual Citizen of the Year Banquet Tuesday night at Bitler's. Matt Bichelmeyer received the award. If Matt had his way, he would nominate the whole town for the award. "This whole town has been a good town to live in because everyone seems to be charitable," says the Citizen of the Year.

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Carter, Tonganoxie, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 22, 1998.

Births: Larry and Susy Ross of Tonganoxie announce the birth of their granddaughter, Jessica Sue Lerato Vanahill, born Dec. 9, 1997; Chris and Diane Folsom announce the birth of their daughter, Cameron Danielle, on Jan. 14, 1998; Jennifer and Kenny Ketchum of Tonganoxie announce the birth of a son, Sean Allen, Nov. 30, 1997.

Deaths: Andrew J. Smith, Walnut Creek, Calif., 87, died Dec. 31, 1997.

Jarbalo Jottings: Tom and Jean Murry went Jan. 10 to Eagle Days at the Riverfront Shopping Mall in Lawrence to see the bald eagles along the river.

25 years ago: Jan. 19, 1983

Dale Thompson Is a Good Neighbor: Thanks to Dale Thompson, we still have a barbershop in Tonganoxie. That's mighty nice for our gentlemen of the community : they don't have to go out of town. (The article continued with the information there were once four barbershops in town, Les McKeehen, Albert Conley, Fred Angell and Roy Huffman, and one by one, they were gone.)

Elmer Tanking, Route 2, Tonganoxie, was installed as president of the Chamber of Commerce by Carolyn Hernandez, past president, at the regular meeting on Tuesday morning, Jan. 18, 1983. Other newly elected officers are Wayne Lampson, vice president; Lois Meadows, secretary; and Lem Evans Jr., treasurer.

Births: Marcia and Kenny Galyean announce the birth of a daughter, Amy Lynn, born Jan. 16, 1983; Ken and Tammy Miller announce the birth of a son, Anthony Robert, Dec. 26, 1982

Deaths: Mrs. Genevieve A. Evans, 94, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 15, 1983; Mrs. Leona Maude Jones, 86, passed away Jan. 15, 1983; Jack G. Forrest, age 57, died in Albany, Calif. on Jan. 4, 1983.

Linwood News: Mrs. Florence G. Quinlan, 89, Linwood, died Jan. 9, 1983.

Jarbalo Jottings: Wayne and Mildred Kirby celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary Sunday by shopping in Kansas City and eating out, visiting Henry and Erma Johnson at Cushing Hospital where Henry is still a patient, and stopping by to visit George and Bid Sheppard.

50 years ago: Feb. 6, 1958

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Murphy announce the birth of their daughter, Norene Teresa, on Jan. 23, 1958; Mr. and Mrs. George New of Route 3, Leavenworth, announce the birth of a daughter, Deborah Lynn, on Jan. 26, 1958.

Jimmy Morey and Doug Guinn left Monday for San Diego to start boot training.

Reno: School Notes; A party honoring the ninth birthday of David DeHoff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd DeHoff, was held in the school auditorium Friday afternoon. The school was gaily decorated with animals made from balloons. The two rooms gave a short program of folk dances, exercises, songs. After this there was a candy heart hunt. The lovely birthday cake had the number 9 made from a red balloon.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Korb went by plane to California, where they spent a two-weeks vacation with Mr. Korb's sisters and their families in San Diego and Long Beach.

75 years ago: Jan. 12, 1933

Thieves Enter Three Places: Zellner's Largest Losers; Nothing Appeared Taken From Lambert Lumber Co., And The Phillips Oil Company; The Zellner Merc. Co. is equipped with a new burglar alarm system and the thief or thieves in their prowling touched off one of these alarms, which caused them to make a hurried exit. A shotgun, some revolvers and ammunition were taken. There were also some things found in the warehouse, which the intruders seemingly intended to take but which were left in their rather hurried departure.

Miss Maxine Angell, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Angell, was appointed county nurse at the meeting of the new county board in Leavenworth, Monday. Miss Angell is a graduate nurse from St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schilling are building a five-room residence, across the road from the old Schilling farm, a half-mile north of the Franklin condensery at Tonganoxie. It will have a full basement, and is being built with native lumber. Mr. and Mrs. Schilling expect to move there when it is completed from their present place at Stranger.

Stringtown: Orville Self, who has been in Lawrence hospital and had his eye removed, is at his home north of McLouth.

Leslie Sparks is making some unique hoop rugs and selling them. He recently completed a large one with a map of the world interwoven, which he has sold to Richard Williams of Lawrence. On this particular one he spent 320 hours work, besides about two weeks to outline the map on the necessary scale. It is a perfect piece of work and a valuable rug.

Obituary: Elmer C. Proctor was born at the Edwin Proctor estate, 2 1/4 miles southeast of Tonganoxie, on Nov. 9, 1870. He died Dec. 8, 1933, at Fort Worth, Texas, where he was receiving hospital treatment. He attended the Friends Academy in Tonganoxie as a young man, lived here on a farm near Mound for years, and left Tonganoxie in 1907.

100 years ago: Jan. 23, 1908

Mrs. Thos. Lloyd was severely burned by a gas explosion on Sunday about noon, but her burns are not dangerous.

Mrs. G. Allan has sold her store at Hoge to John Larkins, of Kansas City, and the latter took possession about two weeks ago. Mrs. Allan has kept the Hoge store for 30 years. She is 81 years of age and is in failing health.

Lewis Reedy was in town Saturday and announced that he had sold his cider mill and the real estate on which it stands to Krum Bros. of Lawrence.

Miss Arlepha Knox left last Thursday for a several weeks' trip to Colorado to visit her parents, and also to comply with the law in regard to spending a portion of the time on a homestead which she took up out there over a year ago.

Stanwood: Pliny Cook and family came home Monday from Wichita, where they were visiting a few days with E. C. Cook and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Archie Knox are the parents of a daughter who arrived Monday.

The Congregational C.E. Society has placed racks containing wholesome reading material in each of the depots.

An entertainment will be given at the Faulkner School house tomorrow night. The school is taught by Miss Pauline Klinkenberg.

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