Archive for Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Remember when: a community review

March 26, 2008

10 years ago: Feb. 25, 1998

Congratulations to Walter and Doris Wiley on 65 years of marriage. They were married Feb. 12, 1933, at Stanwood Church near McLouth by Rev. Nettie Haworth. Their children are Wayne and Mary K. Wiley of Grove, Okla., and Ron and Marie Wiley of Springfield, Mo., and Judy and Lem Evans of Tonganoxie.

Deaths: Graveside services for Kim L. Bright will be Friday in Gilroy. Mrs. Bright, age 41, died Feb. 15, 1998; Thelma F. Schultz, 93, Tonganoxie, died Feb. 20, 1998.

Bryant A. Larimore has joined the Army under the Delayed Entry Program at U. S. Army Recruiting Station, Gladstone, Mo. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.

Springdale Scene: Sharon Lynn and Evelyn Schwinn attended the graveside service Wednesday morning at the National Cemetery for their uncle, Lloyd Feverely.

Jarbalo Jottings: A 55th wedding anniversary celebration for Henry and Mildred Ehart was at their home Feb. 15.

25 years ago: Feb. 23, 1983

Deaths: Mr. Everett Leslie Ridgway, 80, Route 1, McLouth, passed away Feb. 17, 1983; Mr. Frank Rampos, 79, Leavenworth, passed away Feb. 17, 1983.

Springdale News: We extend our sympathy to Harriet Tullis in the loss of her father, Wilbur Brown, of Denison.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Tony Hoffhines announce the birth of their son, Jacob Anthony, born Jan. 26, 1983, in Denver.

Mary Kay Hurla has been named to the Dean's List at St. Mary College for the fall 1982 semester for receiving a 3.5 grade-point average or higher. Mary Kay is a senior nursing major.

The Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service is evaluating and field testing a device made by American Optical for the purpose of passing an endotracheal tube, a method of securing an airway in an unconscious or semi-conscious victim.

McLouth News: The Mann families celebrated the birthday of Norene (Mrs. David) Mann with a dinner Sunday evening at the Country Inn, Lawrence.

McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. Larry Shade and Lori were Saturday guests of his brother, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Shade and family, Centropolis.

50 years ago: March 13, 1958

Lay Masonic Corner Stone in Rain: Approximately 100 Masons were present for the cornerstone laying ceremony for the new Masonic lodge building in Tonganoxie on March 8.

About 100 people, other than Masonic personnel, attended the ceremonies in spite of inclement weather.

Celebrate Library Tea: Tonga Library Celebrates National Library Week: In 1899 a group of 24 women headed by Mrs. S.J. McNaughton formed the Tonganoxie Reading Club. They purchased a walnut bookcase, which was placed in the front of the Tonganoxie State Bank. In 1900 the group branched out to form the Tonganoxie Ladies Library Association. (Officers were listed, and the information that the books were later housed in the rear of the building owned by Miss Alice Spoor, in which she operated a millinery shop. Miss Spoor built a new building for herself and the library and this arrangement continued for 30 years. The women then purchased the F. U. Henry building, had it remodeled, and opened the library there April 26, 1939.)

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Eberth, Jr., of Basehor, announce the birth of their son, Edward Allan, on Feb. 15, 1958; Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Ross announce the birth of a son, Kirk Bradford, on March 6, 1958.

Honey Valley School District has voted to go to Reno for the next school term. Before it becomes official, the Reno Board must accept them and be officially transferred by the county superintendent.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Mussett celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, March 2.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Klamm announce the birth of a daughter, Julie Ann, Monday.

75 years ago: Feb. 16, 1933

Mrs. T. C. Davis, Sr., a pioneer resident of Kansas, Leavenworth County, and this vicinity, passed away Monday evening at her home in the north part of Tonganoxie after an illness of considerable length, aged 88 years and 6 months. Charlotte Elizabeth Hurd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hurd, was born in Troy, N.Y., June 20, 1844, and departed this life Feb. 13, 1933, at her home in Tonganoxie.

Word from Mrs. Byron W. Hoag, Goodland, tells of the death there Feb. 6, of Bryan Whalen, who at one time lived in Tonganoxie.

A. A. Jones, formerly of Linwood, died Sunday of last week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Heckart in Wichita. He was nearly 90 years of age, and a veteran of the Civil War.

Stanwood: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Davidson of Woodstock announce the birth of a daughter, Feb. 11. Mrs. Davidson will be remembered as Miss Bessie Moses.

Hawk Hollow: Mr. and Mrs. Theo Stoneking announce the birth of a son, born Feb. 6.

Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Sowers went to Kansas City Sunday to see their new twin grandchildren, daughters born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sowers, Jan. 27. The twins have been named Mary Jane and Lois Elaine.

Friendship Valley: Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hawkins were called to Kansas City Saturday morning because of the serious illness of her father, Walter Luckett. He died about noon Saturday.

Stranger: Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Weidman of Washington, D. C., announce the birth of a son Feb. 9. Mrs. Weidman will be remembered as Miss Marie Doege.

100 years ago: Feb. 27, 1908

The Leavenworth Times was 50 years old the other day. It is the oldest daily paper in Kansas.

A. E. Reeves was suddenly called to Tina, Mo., last week, by the death of his brother, who was instantly killed in a sawmill accident.

A 3-year-old daughter of John Thiry died Sunday night of a complication of troubles. The funeral was Tuesday.

The Roller Mill has placed a large steel galvanized water tank over the boiler house, to take the place of the wooden one that burst.

Most of the businessmen in town have joined a mercantile agency, which issues a publication where all those who do not pay their bills are listed once a month. A glance over the list shows that Tonganoxie makes a bad showing. There are too many people in town who do not pay their bills. In nearly every case they could pay what they owe if they made a little extra effort.

Bonner Springs is threatened with a nickel theater.

Miss Ellis resigned her school at Round Grove last week and Miss Trackwell, of Leavenworth, will finish the term.


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