Archive for Wednesday, November 12, 2008

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November 12, 2008

10 years ago: Oct. 28, 1998

Springdale Scene: Charles and Mary Luse, residents of our community, are celebrating their 30th anniversary this weekend with a reception. We wish them many more years of married life.

Deaths: Mildred L. Pearson, Chesterfield, Mo., formerly of Tonganoxie, died Oct. 24, 1998; Louis C. Zellner, 91, formerly of Tonganoxie, died Oct. 21, 1998.

Joe and Margaret Belobrajdic have discovered the best way to get around the packing nightmare of moving. Just pick up the whole house and move it. (The couple was displaced by Kansas Speedway. Their former home was close to 113th St. and U.S. Highway 24/40. Their home was moved to a location along County Road 5, north of Tonganoxie.)

Little Angels Learning Center entertained residents at Tonganoxie Nursing Center with Halloween songs Tuesday morning.

Jarbalo Jottings: The Livewires 4-H Club held a 40 years celebration Sunday afternoon at Jarbalo United Methodist Church. A number of former community leaders were there as well as some former members. Ralph Rector, county 4-H agent, who helped form the club, was there.

25 years ago: Oct. 26, 1983

The Uhlrich Oil Company, a well-known company in the Tonganoxie area for many years, has changed ownership this week when Bernard and Bonnie Uhlrich sold their business to Dwight and Gwen Sandahl. Bernard says the name will remain the same as will the phone number.

Deaths: Mary Ann Zook, 72, passed away Oct. 21, 1983, at her home in rural Leavenworth; Ward L. Kiester, a former prominent Kansas educator and retired Superintendent of the Basehor-Linwood U.S.D. 458, passed away Oct. 22, 1983. And from the Springdale News: We extend our sympathy to the Elmer Mires family in the loss of their infant son Thursday.

Springdale News: On Oct. 8, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Coffin flew to California to celebrate their 11th wedding anniversary and to spend a week with Mr. and Mrs. Bill Sproul and Nancy Ann of Lompac, formerly of Springdale.

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schwinn and family entertained with a dinner at their home for Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wiley’s 57th wedding anniversary.

50 years ago: Nov. 13, 1958

Deaths: Mrs. Fern Johnson, 35, died unexpectedly Sunday at her home in Auburn, Wash.; Guy Vivian Dunlap, R.R. 2, Tonganoxie, passed away Nov. 9, 1958, at the age of 78 years; Mrs. Mary Jane Jarrett, 85, passed away Nov. 12, 1958.

The Weekly News Reel: It seems a little of a paradox that with the government keeping its hands out of the hog and cattle market, they are the most profitable farm products.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Hadl of Linwood, announce the birth of a son Nov. 9, 1958; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Current of Lawrence, announce the birth of a daughter, Dianne, Nov. 10, 1958; Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Reinhert of Kansas City, Kan., announce the birth of their son Nov. 1, 1958.

Weekly Comment About This and That: If this is what the old timers call Indian Summer, we’ll take it. Just the other day we saw a fellow walking down the street in a summer suit and wearing a straw hat. The thing that proved confusing was that he was walking by a store with Christmas toys in the window. Bing can go ahead and dream about a white Christmas all he wants.

Miss Sharon Wickey of R.R. 3, Tonganoxie, is among 98 senior girls from Kansas and western Missouri high schools who will attend the annual Leadership Day Saturday, Nov. 15, at the University of Kansas. The girls will be guests of the KU Associated Women Students.

75 years ago: Oct. 19, 1933

Two Tonganoxie boys, Rolla McCaffrey and Marshall Vollintine, were called this week into naval service. A number of other local boys have enlisted and are expecting calls within the next few months.

Ike Jones, for years quite a character around Tonganoxie, who has been at the county hospital near Leavenworth of late years, died at that place past Thursday. Ike, a bachelor, stayed here for years, working on neighboring farms. Some years ago he had a fainting spell while at work, and he was thought to be fatally stricken, but he got over it.

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the establishing of the Friends Church in the little community northwest of Tonganoxie known as Stanwood, for the church was dedicated in October 1883 and services have been held in it ever since.

Miss Edith Carpenter was called to Atchison, Tuesday evening, by the tragic death of the 2-year-old son of her friends, Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Purdum, who was drowned Tuesday afternoon when he fell into a shallow fish pond.

Word was received here early Wednesday morning by Mr. Whitsed Laming of the death of Mrs. Whitsed Laming’s sister, Mrs. W. H. Craig of Kansas City at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. W. Pegge in Los Angeles, Calif..

Just A’Thinkin: (Walt Neibarger) We saw our old side-kick, Amelia Erhart, over at the Eldridge House in Tuesday in Lawrence. She left Atchison and later became the first woman to fly the Atlantic alone. She is quite a character, but able to stand all the public attention she receives without damage.

Hawk Hollow: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gabel celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary with a roast goose dinner Sunday.

100 years ago: Oct. 29, 1908

There is only one person more persistent than an insurance agent, and that is a woman discussing the perfections of her baby.

Wilbur Wright has beaten the world’s record in the matter of sailing in an airship and is now king of the air. But at present his kingdom is but a sparsely populated one, though it is hard to say when it will not be of many subjects.

A boy was born unto Mr. and Mrs. Dave Freeman last week.

Wm. Voltz is the new head miller at the roller mill. He comes from Warrensburg, Mo.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Toburn entertained of few of their friends with a “leaf party” at their home Monday night in honor of their 20th anniversary. (Does anyone know what a leaf party is? — Note from Billie.)

Louis Seufert, one of the old settlers of this county, died at his home at Seufert Station Friday night after a long illness, at the age of 74 years. Louis Seufert was born in Baden, Germany, May 31, 1834.


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