10 years ago: September 9, 1998
Nicholas J. Bogard, son of Joseph L. and Christine Y. Bogard of Tonganoxie, recently participated in a training exercise in Singapore while on a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Springdale Scene: Our sympathy is extended to the Richard Parker family in the loss of his mother, Edith Parker, of Overland Park on August 31, 1998.
Jarbalo Jottings: John and Rita Dickinson attended the funeral of his brother, George Dickinson, at Maple Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas, Thursday.
Death: Orvil "Jack" Tingle, 84, Lawrence, died September 2, 1998 at his home. He was a lifelong resident of the Lawrence area.
(Caption under photograph.) Now that's a pizza delivery. The Red Baron Stearman Squadron fly over Kansas City on Labor Day promoting their new Bake to Rise Pizza. The new pizza is produced down the road in Salina.(In another article it states, "The squadron consists of six red and white, open-air cockpit biplanes, which tour nine months out of the year across the United States to promote Red Baron Pizza.") Two of the vintage WW 11 Stearman planes appeared Labor Day at the Richards Gebaur Airport for flying enthusiasts to observe and experience. Travis Aukes, a pilot with the squadron for six years, said "The airplanes we fly, one from 1943 and the other from 1944, were used for military training. 90% of WW11 pilots learned to fly in one of these planes. Red Baron Pizza acquired them 20 years ago as a promotional tool."
25 years ago: September 7, 1983
Death: Olive R. Bretz, 79, Tonganoxie, died September 2, 1983, in an El Dorado nursing home.
Mr. and Mrs. Tony Swenson just returned from a ten-day trip to Canada, traveling over 3300 miles into very beautiful country.
Birth: Butch and Sandra Rodgers are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Meghann Diane, August 29, 1983.
McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. Les Meyer attended funeral services for Montie Randel at Baldwin on Wednesday.
Mrs. Maurine Lamb entertained with a dinner for her nephew, Tracy Lasher, who was celebrating his 20th birthday Sunday.
Editorial Comments by W. N. (Walt Neibarger): The virility of the sunflowers in a drought that ruined ordinary farm crops is evident the way the sunflowers gained height and full of beautiful yellow blossoms. Perhaps, (yes, maybe) this Kansas sunflower is an indication of the virility of the Kansas people dating back to pioneer times that have survived depressions, hard times, dust storms, floods, tornados, wars, or what have you. At least we like to think we haven't lost our ability, independence, at faith in ourselves to survive whatever comes along.
50 years ago: September 25, 1958
Death: Gladys McAlexander, about 25, Tonganoxie, died Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Sparks, Sr., of Tonganoxie, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on Saturday evening, September 20, at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall.
There is a rumor floating around town that one grandmother in Tonga was watching her little granddaughter work the Hula Hoop and decided to try it herself. She did after all the lights were turned out so the neighbors couldn't see.
Births: Dr. and Mrs. Frank Emerson of Lafayette, Indiana, are the parents of a son born September 17, 1958; Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bickford of Cherryvale, announce the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Ann, September 5, 1958.
Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Billbe celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary with a family reunion at Wyandotte Lake September 21st.
Jarbalo: The covered bridge over Stranger Creek on 92 highway near Springdale was struck by lightening and burned Sunday morning.
75 years ago: August 31, 1933
Joseph T. McCaffrey, aged 57 years, died suddenly at his home in Tonganoxie Tuesday afternoon.
J. M. Casey, a Tonganoxie business man, passed away at his home here lat Saturday morning after an illness of only a few days duration. He came to Tonganoxie some nine years ago and opened a tin shop, which place he operated until the time of his death. He was 70 years, 1 month and 18 days of age. He was born in County Cork Ireland.
George Cline, a resident of Leavenworth County and this vicinity for the past 53 years, died Monday.
Vinton Stillings, state senator from 1904 to 1916 from Leavenworth County, died at his home near Richardson early Sunday. He was 81 years of age.
Dr. W. B. Coe reports the following births last week: A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. George Klinkenberg of South Basehor, August 26th, to whom they have given the name Carrie Mae, and a son to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Worley, also of South Basehor, to whom they have given the name, Dahl LeMoin.
Stanwood: George Martin, Civil War veteran, died last Thursday at the National military Home at Leavenworth, where he had been staying the past several months. Mr. Martin was nearly 90 years of age.
100 years ago: September 10, 1908
The progress of the city of Tonganoxie is materially hampered by the lack of a water system. The new condensory plant is now turning away milk because is cannot get enough water to operate the plant at its full capacity. The Tonganoxie Creamery Co. has been put to a great expense in boring wells and installing pumping apparatus to insure a sufficient supply of water to its plant.
A Soldier of Two Wars Passes to the Eternal Camping Ground: In the death of Ezra Hubbel of old age (82) at Lawrence last Friday, the last survivor of the Mexican War who settled in or near Tonganoxie in the early days, has gone to his eternal rest. Mr. Hubbel had been feeble for a long time and had not been able to get around. Besides being a veteran of the Mexican War, Mr. Hubbel had seen service in the War of the Rebellion.
Wilbur Wright has spoiled the jests of those funny Frenchmen who did not believe he could fly.
Auction Sale of Town Lots: Elm Park Addition to Tonganoxie: Wednesday, September 30, 1908, this addition, consisting of nearly 200 unsold lots, will be placed on the market at the investors own price. The lots will be sold in pairs to the highest bidder. You pay $10 down on each sale and then execute notes for the remainder of your purchase price at the rate of $2 per month for each lot. The deferred payments are to pay 8 percent interest until maturity, then 10 percent. On all cash payments 2 percent discount will be allowed on deferred payments.
The Tonganoxie schools opened Monday with an attendance of 273 pupils, of which number 71 are enrolled in the high school.