Archive for Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Remember When: A Community Review

June 25, 2008

10 years ago: June 10, 1998

Dale Breshears and Don Waterman display a stringer full of catfish they caught at a local farm pond Sunday morning. (Caption under photo.)

Births: Larry and Jacki Alsup of Edgerton are proud to announce the birth of their son, Blake Joseph Alsup, aka "Peanut," on May 27, 1998; Misty and Adam Bryant, Winchester, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Andrea R. Bryant, May 30, 1998; Cherish and Rob Calovich proudly announce the birth of their son, Zachary Christopher, on June 1, 1998; William and Theresa Kelley, Tonganoxie, are proud to announce the birth of a son, William Henry Kelley, born June 3, 1998; Todd and Jannica Johnson, West Jordan, Utah, are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Madelynn Rose, born May 22, 1998.

Shirley and Walter Lewis of Tonganoxie are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. A reception from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 20 will be held at Holyfield Winery; Clarence and Bernice Gergick will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at 4 p.m. on June 20 by renewing their vows during mass at St. John the Baptist Parish, Kansas City, Kan.

Jarbalo Jottings: Tom and Jean Murry went to Don's Steakhouse in Lawrence Sunday where they met family members who were there to help them celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

Deaths: Floyd A. Baker, 58, Lawrence, died June 7, 1998; Ruey I. Champion, 93, Lawrence, died June 8, 1998.

25 years ago: June 8, 1983

The dairy operated by Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Wedel, Tonganoxie, has been selected as a winner in the CO-OP Top Dairyman Award program sponsored by Farmland Industries, Inc., Kansas City, Mo.

Deaths: Mrs. Berva M. Bender, 90, Kansas City, Kan., died Sunday; Ward H. Thompson, 70, Lawrence, died May 31, 1983; Walter E. Klinkenberg, 93, passed away June 6, 1983; Mrs. Mildred Buckner Stout, 76, Silver Springs, Md., formerly of Tonganoxie, died March 1st, 1983; Samuel N. Hawkins, 69, Tonganoxie, passed away June 1, 1983.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Bundy are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Megan Elizabeth, born June 1, 1983.

Save the date of July 10 in the afternoon for a big celebration at the Almeda Hotel (formerly the Historic Myers Hotel) when a plaque will be dedicated. Governor John Carlin will be the principal speaker. The Myers Hotel was a famous eating place, known from coast to coast, and a family eating place, where even General Pershing stopped (from Helen Schilling's "Happenings In and Around Tonganoxie").

50 years ago: June 26, 1958

Death: Frank Korb, 87, died Thursday in Leavenworth. Mr. Korb was born in Vienna and came to the United States when he was 21 years of age, where he settled in Manitwoc, Wis. He was a pearl button maker by trade. In those days they were made by hand.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Becker announce the birth of a son June 21, 1958.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Clark announce the birth of a daughter June 20, 1958.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Edgerton of Independence, Mo., announce the birth of a son, Douglas Lee, June 7, 1958.

Dafer Jets: The first regular meeting of the newly formed Dafer 4-H Club has been held. The new club has been named the Dafer Jets.

75 years ago: June 1, 1933

Mrs. A. Burnau, a resident of this community since 1902, died last Thursday night, at her home on Pleasant Street. Mrs. Agnes Tonar Burnau was born in Athens County, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1874, and departed this life at her home in Tonganoxie, May 25, 1933, aged 58 years, 8 months and 1 day.

J. E. Peters, aged 68 years, died early Wednesday morning at his home in Leavenworth.

Another mad dog scare developed in Tonganoxie on Monday of this week when Walter Wiley, living north of Tonganoxie, killed a dog at his farm, which was supposedly infected with rabies. He brought the dog, a yellow spotted terrier, to Tonganoxie where it was taken by Lemuel Evans to the Jensen Salsbury Laboratories in Kansas City for analysis. The dog tested positive for rabies and since it had bitten a number of dogs, they had to be destroyed also. Other dogs were required to be immunized.

Clarence Hummelgaard has been hired for a second term at Pleasant Valley school.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wiley announce the birth of a 9-pound boy to whom they have given the name Lyle Wayne.

As Others See It: One reason the radio will never attain the fullest measure of popularity is that song about "oo's little oozy-woozy is oo?" -Linwood Times.

As Others See It: Every time Uncle Sam reaches his hand across the sea, says the Wetmore Spectator, he puts his foot in it.

100 years ago: June 11, 1908

After a long illness, Miller Turpin, one of Tonganoxie's old citizens, died June 5 at the age of 77 years, and was buried Sunday. Funeral service was held at the house, the body was laid to rest in Fairview.

Reno: Miss Violet Names and Mr. Walter Sippey (of KU) spent Saturday with Edith Phenicie.

The editor of this paper has been laboring under difficulties this week. Sunday morning, while "mixing" it with a bunch of charming University students from Lawrence, he injured his l-l-oh! confound it, his leg. (What's the use of saying limb, anyway?) He is now and has been in bed, but is able to sit up and drink a cup of coffee quite plain. There are some people who would say, "Keep away from U. students." But we are not taking that kind of advice. We say, "Come again, most fair and beauteous creatures and we'll bust the other leg, if necessary."

Ed Stone and family moved back from Leavenworth this week. They are occupying the Pierce house in the west part of town.

Charley French is laid up with a bad knee, which has been troubling him for some time. At the Smoke House during his absence, Will Myers is in charge, assisted by that graceful and most accomplished gentleman lovingly known to his friends as "Cupid," who will cater to your wishes in his usual genial manner, and will take your money with all the dignity of a church deacon.

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