Archive for Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Remember When: A Community Review

January 29, 2008

10 years ago: Dec. 31, 1997

Deaths: Raymond R. Folsom, 65, Kansas City, Kan., died Dec. 20, 1997; Della Louise Denham, 32, McLouth, died Dec. 26, 1997.

Magnatech: another "garage" success story: "It's one of those deals where you hear about these garage stories, people start in their garage and, over the course of a lifetime or two lifetimes, they build up something," says Bill Graveman. Bill, his wife, Kathy, and his parents, Don and Aggie, have built a manufacturing complex in Tonganoxie that employs 25 people. Magnatech Engineering Inc. manufactures equipment for the recycling of metals, mainly aluminum and steel, and for the recycling of medical waste.

Mrs. Prudence J. (Young) Meek has made the news again. On Friday morning, Dec. 26, Mrs. Meek's niece, Carlene Myers, telephoned The Mirror to report that Mrs. Meek is alive and well and still living in Oregon. She is also preparing to celebrate her 100th birthday on Jan. 4. (Mrs. Myers was requesting a card shower for Mrs. Meek and her address was given.)

25 years ago: Dec. 29, 1982

Fire destroyed the trailer home of Robert Cassella and family located on County Road 27 about 6 miles southwest of Tonganoxie on Dec. 23, 1982.

Pvt. Bonnie Wyse, daughter of Richard J. and Clarice J. Wyse of Linwood, has completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C.

Many friends and relatives attended the 60th anniversary celebration for William and Irene Denholm on Dec. 26, at the Masonic Temple.

Mrs. Elizabeth Cronemeyer's second-grade class surprised her with a birthday cake at the end of the day on Dec. 10. The room mothers were surprised that 21 children could keep a secret that well. Room mothers present were Pauline Jones, Jane Myers and Janet Angell.

50 years ago: Jan. 16, 1958

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Ammel announce the birth of a daughter, Georgie, Jan. 13, 1958.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bedsual announce the arrival of a son, Kenneth Jr., on Dec. 28, 1957.

Marine Pfc. Frank A. McRill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. McRill, Tonganoxie, entered the Jet Aircraft Engine School Dec. 2, at the Naval Air Technical Training Center, Memphis, Tenn.

Death: Mrs. Hazel Swoyer, 60, Oskaloosa, died Monday.

75 years ago: Dec. 22, 1932

Martin L. Stigleman, aged 92 years, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bert Jeffers, about 9 miles northwest of Tonganoxie in Alexandria Township. Mr. Stigleman was one of the pioneer settlers of Alexandria Township. He was a Civil War veteran and came to Kansas at the close of the war, settling soon after on the farm north of Tonganoxie, where the death occurred.

Mrs. Bertha Belle Cox Lange died Dec. 14, 1932, at her home north of Tonganoxie.

Jean Harlow at Royal in "Red-Headed Woman" ... This Saturday and Sunday, E. E. Martin of the Royal Theater has secured another Jean Harlow production to be shown at his theater. This picture is considered one of Jean Harlow's best, in which she is supported by an all-star cast. No doubt the local interest taken in this star will insure a good crowd both evenings.

Mrs. W. H. Moses, for many years a resident of the Stanwood community, died Tuesday at her home just south of the Stanwood school on Highway 24, six miles northwest of Tonganoxie.

Elmer C. Proctor of Stratford, Okla., a former resident of Tonganoxie, died at his home Dec. 8, 1932.

Linwood community was grieved the first of this week to hear of the death of one of its former residents, Miss Fannie Adams, the youngest daughter of Mrs. F. M. Adams. She had been a teacher in an Indian school at Phoenix, Ariz., for a number of years.

100 years ago: Jan. 2, 1908

At the State Dairymen's Convention held in Manhattan this week, Ernest Skaggs was given the Kansas silver cup for the best butter made. Seventeen Kansas creameries made entries and four scored over 90 percent on quality of butter. This silver cup is a trophy not permanently held. It has been in possession of the Continental Creamery for four years, and will now be given up to Tonganoxie until someone else can get it away.

One of the secret societies of Tonganoxie keeps its can of gasoline in a hallway. The other evening it was noticed that two lighted cigars had been carefully laid on the sloping top of the can.

New York has opened a hotel where women are allowed to smoke cigarettes. This looks like an attempt to make eastern degeneracy respectable.

Lee Baker has started a tonsorial parlor west of Davis' restaurant.

Commencing Jan. 1, Lem Evans is again connected with his son, J. W. Evans, in the real estate business.

Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Burket announce the birth of a daughter at their home in Wellington, Friday, Dec. 27, 1907.

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