Remember When: A Community Review
10 years ago: March 17, 1999
Tyler Emery, a senior at Tonganoxie High School, was awarded Kansas State University’s Foundation Scholarship during ceremonies Jan. 29 at K-State.
Birth: Chris and Linda Foster, Tonganoxie, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Madisyn Elaine Foster March 5, 1999.
Deaths: James Edward Bell, Sr., 63, Tonganoxie, died March 8, 1999; Elijah Wayne Bingham, infant son of Kelly and Christine Bingham, Tonganoxie, died March 10, 1999; Ruth Marie Yates, Lawrence, age 88, died Tuesday.
Local kids hooked on motocross racing: (Article told of the motocross enthusiasts from the area.) Captions under pictures read: The sky may not be the limit for Matthew Munsterman, 9, of Tonganoxie, as he sails over a jump in motocross competition at the racetrack in Kingsville, Mo. It’s not the cow jumping over the moon. It’s Sheldon Trieb lifting off during a motocross race in Kingsville, Mo. Sheldon is one of the many young motocross racers in the county who are experiencing a revival of the sport and taking it to new heights. Local motocross racers: Christopher Smith, Stefan Trieb, Matthew Munsterman, Ryan Edmonds, Chad Greenlee, Travis Alexander, Sheldon Trieb, Jason Smith and Shannon Trieb.
25 years ago: March 14, 1984
Rebecca Skeet, 4th grade student in Mrs. Curry’s class, was the winner of the elementary spelling bee contest for 4th and 5th grade. Rebecca is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Skeet, Tonganoxie. First runner-up in this local competition was Joy Elliott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Elliott, Tonganoxie.
A UH2 helicopter from Fort Riley made a precautionary landing in a field behind the home of Jack and Janet Angell. According to CW2 David C. Mortimore, the pilot, the landing was made when a motor warning light flashed on. Mortimore had two crew members in addition to his co-pilot with him at the time. The Angells hosted the group until it was time to move on. Come back to Tonganoxie anytime, fellows!
Deaths: Memorial services for Leo E. Caldwell, 71, Kansas City, Mo., will be held March 18, 1984, at the First Baptist Church, Tonganoxie, at 3 p.m.; Robert E. Johnson, age 57, Centralia, Mo., died March 11, 1984; Mrs. Tasie M. Browne, 83, McLouth, died March 7, 1984.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Larry Dean Coffin, McLouth, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Cassidy ReAnne, March 7, 1984; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Adcox, Jr., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Steven Adam, born Feb. 25, 1984; Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Hostin of Oklahoma City, Okla., are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jessica Dianna, born March 5, 1984.
The Wallula Christian Church, located at RR #2, Leavenworth, will celebrate its 100th anniversary on March 18th. (The special centennial worship service is to begin at 10:45 a.m. and will continue throughout the day.)
50 years ago: April 2, 1959
Deaths: Mrs. Janet Mallams, 71, wife of Robert Mallams and a resident of Cherokee County for 70 years, died March 26, 1959; Miss Essie May Carr, life long resident of Leavenworth County, died Wednesday evening; Mrs. Blanche King, Leavenworth, passed away March 27, 1959, at the age of 78 years; Edward Bernard Eibes, RR 3, Tonganoxie, passed away April 1, 1959, at the age of 78 years; Reno: Mrs. Grace Coleman received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Mary Deuel of Omaha, Neb.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. James Putthoff of Omaha, Neb., announce the birth of their daughter, March 31, 1959; Sp. 5 and Mrs. Harry J. Hilewitz, now living in Mannheim, Germany, announce the arrival March 24th, 1959 of their son, Gregory Joseph. (The paternal grandfather Mr. J. Hilewitz, was buried the day the baby was born.)
The Weekly News Reel: Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Evans (John and Fairy) are spending this weekend in Paris, France. He is stationed in Europe with the U. S. Army. Can’t help but wonder how many of us would like to spend a weekend in Paris, in April.
75 years ago: March 8, 1934
Mollie C. Mayginnes, one of Tonga’s early day school teachers, recently celebrated her 80th birthday, and many friends and former pupils here and elsewhere remember her. (Ms. Mayginnes, Emporia, had written a letter to the editor to thank people for 40 letters and almost 200 cards which residents had sent her.)
Oskaloosa Woman There: There used to be seven or eight "wonders of the world" or so called. At the top of the (revised) list we place the radio. At the funeral of the late King Albert of Belgium an Oskaloosa native-born woman was present at the impressive service in Brussels, while her sister sat in her home in Oskaloosa and heard it all. Oskaloosa Independent.
Hoge: Mrs. Tom Johnson received the sad news of her niece’s little daughter’s death in Amarillo, Texas, of scarlet fever.
Hoge: Mr. and Mrs. George Medill are the proud parents of a daughter, born March 6, 1934.
Mrs. J. W. Mitchell was called to Hope, Kansas, by the death of her mother.
Just-A-Thinkin’: One reason there are no revolutions in this country, you always have a chance to get even at the next election.
100 years ago: March 18, 1909
Another Old Soldier Gone: Amos Kendall was not able to recover from his sickness and died at the Soldiers Home hospital last Thursday. The remains were brought here the same evening. Mr. Kendall was 67 years old December 26th. He was born in Marion county, West Virginia, and entered the Union army as a volunteer from his native state. He came to Kansas in 1866 and located in Tonganoxie, and has lived about here ever since.
Linwood: The infant child of H. Attebury died Wednesday of last week.
Linwood: Mrs. G. M. Hughey died of a complication of troubles Tuesday evening.
Announcement was made in yesterday morning’s Kansas City Times that John Saunders, aged 60 years, had died the day before at the home of his sister, Mrs. Martin Foley, in Kansas City, Kansas.
Charles Looky, aged 16 years, died Monday night of consumption at the home of J. C. Noel. The boy was a cousin of Mrs. Noel and had been making his home with the family off and on for the past five years.
Captain M. H. Insley, aged 79 years, one of the pioneer citizens of Leavenworth and owner of large property interests here and in Denver, Colo., died at his home there the other day. He served with distinction during the civil war, and was one of the special guards picked to guard the president (Lincoln) at the White House in 1861.
He was instrumental in securing Leavenworth’s first railroads, first waterworks, telephone and several other public utilities.