Archive for Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Remember when: A community review

July 16, 2008

10 years ago: July 1, 1998

Eli Crittenden recently returned home from the American Legion Boys State of Kansas where he served as a senator. He was one of over 600 young men who attended the week-long government and leadership program at Kansas State University in Manhattan.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Danny Shoemaker, Tonganoxie, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Danielle, June 14, 1998.

Deaths: Dorothy B. Johnson, 82, a retired secretary, died June 28, 1998, in Delta, Colo.; Wanda Mae Robb, 74, Tonganoxie, died June 23, 1998.

The Department of Kansas Veterans of Foreign Wars celebrated its 78th anniversary at their State Convention in Hays June 4-7, 1998. The Kansas VFW has over 38,000 members and over 25,000 members in its Ladies Auxiliary. There are 188 posts divided into nine districts. The membership in the VWF is made up of men and women who have served their country honorably in overseas engagements.

The K-Mart Corporation recently selected Tonganoxie High School student Tasha Johnson as a grand prize winner in an essay contest. Johnson competed in the K-Mart Black History Month Essay Contest. K-Mart and the other sponsors of the contest awarded Johnson a U.S. Savings Bond. The bond will be worth $1,000 when it matures. Johnson wrote, in about 100 words, "What Leadership Means to Me."

25 years ago: June 29, 1983

Mr. and Mrs. Orville Schuetze returned June 20 from a month vacation in Scotland. The trip was a gift for their 25th wedding anniversary from their daughters and sons-in-law. They were guests of their cousin, Miss Nan Ross in Dunfernline Fife, Scotland, and also visited other cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Harley in Edinburg.

Deaths: Mrs. Deanna Freeman Douglas, 45, Topeka, passed away June 27, 1983; Gilbert Dan Wise, 47, of Big Springs Community, Rt. 1, Lecompton, passed away June 27, 1983; Mr. Perry Edward Shirk, 83, Linwood, passed away June 26, 1983; George W. Kennard, 61, Basehor, died June 25, 1983; Mrs. Hazel P. Snell, 76, passed away June 26, 1983, in Winchester; Mrs. Carolee Williams, 84, formerly of Tonganoxie, passed away June 19, 1983 in Denver, Colo.

The eighth annual reunion of the children of William and Jane Dobbs met at the grade school at Cummings on June 12, 1983.The 1 p.m. lunch was enjoyed by 62 relatives and friends.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Mike Schwinn, McLouth, announce the birth of their daughter, Rebecca Jane, June 15, 1983.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Tanking were in Nashville, Tenn., last week, enjoying the many interesting sights and country musicland.

50 years ago: July 17, 1958

Huge Loss in Stranger Creek Flood: 29,000 Acres of Crops Go Under Water in Flash Flood. Heavy rains in Leavenworth County on the 10th and 11th, especially in the north end, and a cloudburst in Atchison County caused heavy crop loss and serious roadway, bridge and fencing damage in Leavenworth County last weekend.

Deaths: Floy Jean Curtis, 82, passed away July 11, 1958, in Springfield, Mo.; John Charles Sedgwick, 79, died Tuesday at his farm home southeast of Tonganoxie. He was born on the farm and lived there all his life. Theodore Caldwell Davis, 79, Tonganoxie, passed away July 15, 1958.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Earcel L. Smith announce the birth of a son on July 12, 1958; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Campbell announce the birth of a daughter, Teresa Ann, July 8, 1958; Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Bundy announce the birth of a son, Douglas Eric, on July 13, 1958; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gallagher, Kansas City, Mo., announce the birth of a daughter, Jeanne Kay, July 9, 1958.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Herman Thompson announce the birth of a daughter July 11, 1958.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bauswell, near Basehor, announce the birth of a daughter, July 4, 1958.

75 years ago: June 22, 1933

Mrs. Arthur Himpel had a narrow escape one evening recently, while filling the tank of a gasoline stove. She thought the burner had been turned out, but apparently not, and the flames spread over the house quickly. By a miracle, Mrs. Himpel was not burned much, and the fire was later put out, although the house was somewhat damaged.

LeRoy, small son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Martin of near Linwood, was struck by a car on Fourth St. in Tonganoxie Monday morning (the child suffered a broken nose and bruises).

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Graham announce the birth of a daughter, June 17, 1933.

Sarcoxie: Mrs. Gertrude Bain has been employed to teach the coming year at Sarcoxie.

Stanwood: Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Lobb and Delberta of near McLouth, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Moses and family.

Mound: Relatives and friends gathered at the Anderson Grove Sunday with well filled-baskets and helped Geo. Ohlrich celebrate his birthday.

100 years ago: July 2, 1908

Fatal Telescoping on Missouri Pacific: Samuel Robinson Killed, Fifteen Passengers Injured and Two Locomotives Demolished. North-bound Missouri Pacific passenger train No. 130 and eastbound Northwestern passenger train No. 535 collided while running at a high rate of speed between Piper and Menager Junction at 12:10 p.m. last Thursday. Both locomotives were demolished and the baggage car of the northbound train was telescoped. Samuel Robinson, express manager on the Missouri Pacific train, was fatally injured. (The telegraph operator at Menager Junction had overlooked an order to sidetrack the Northwestern train at the Junction until the Missouri Pacific passed. The Missouri Pacific trains had been running over the Northwestern line since the previous Sunday night, when the Missouri Pacific bridge over Five-mile Creek, Leavenworth, was washed out.)

Sons were born last week to Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Greenwell, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jones and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Curry.

A daughter of Ezra Freeman, while at play last Thursday, had the misfortune to run against a pitchfork, three of the prongs entered her abdomen.

Chas. Kunsick, who lived about nine miles northwest of Tonganoxie, died Wednesday evening of lock-jaw and was brought to Tonganoxie for burial Friday morning. A week or so ago the deceased ran a nail into his foot. Blood poisoning set in and later his death resulted as stated above. Deceased leaves a wife and five children.

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