Archive for Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Remember When: A Community Review

April 29, 2009

10 years ago: April 14, 1999

Nancy and “Bud” Norm Younger stand holding the 300- pound tombstone belonging to Civil War veteran William Lee Lyon. They discovered the stone on their property north of town. (With the help of Mrs. Younger’s cousin, Dennis Hanna, St. Louis, who runs a genealogy and missing persons business, and Watkin’s Museum’s Judy Sweets, the proper place for the tombstone was discovered.) On Monday, the stone will be moved to the Lyon family cemetery, where it will be honored with a color guard from the American Legion.

Himpel Lumber celebrates 25 years in Tonganoxie: Lifelong resident Bo Himpel opened his lumber store in Tonganoxie 25 years ago. In 1982, Charlie and Sherry Ussery purchased the store from Himpel. In the last 17 years, they have shared the bookkeeping and customer service duties of the business.

Mr. and Mrs. Delvin Johnson, Tonganoxie, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday, April 18, 1999.

LeRoy and Joyce Elder will celebrate their 25th anniversary from 2-4 p.m. April 18 at Linwood United Methodist Church.

Craig and Angela Jamison of Shawnee are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kailey May Jamison, April 7, 1999.

The litigation that held up Kansas Speedway is over. Homes and highways have been moved, and the earth-moving phase of the project began March 1. The project has a 24-month timeline.

25 years ago: April 11, 1984

Jean Lenahan has been inducted into the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, an international honor society in history. Membership in the society is composed of students and professors who have been elected to membership upon the basis of excellence in the study and writing of history. Jean is the curator of history at the Fort Leavenworth Museum and a senior at Kansas University, Lawrence.

Deaths: Grace E. Schilling, 86, Tonganoxie, passed away April 4, 1984. Miss Schilling had lived in Tonganoxie 70 years and had been a clerk and bookkeeper at Zoellner’s Mercantile Company for 45 years until her retirement; Mrs. Hazel Hedrick Moore, 85, Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Arlington, Va., passed away April 9, 1984; Marvin R. Hamblin, 72, died March 22, 1984 in Kingman.

Navy Construction Recruit Kevin L. Sanderson, son of Laurence and Rosemarie Sanderson of RR 1, McLouth, has completed recruit training at the Naval Training Center, Orlando, Fla.

McLouth News: The family of Mrs. Maude Black celebrated her 95th birthday Sunday, March 25 at Cherokee Lodge, Oskaloosa. All of her children were present.

The Friends of the Library held its annual Silver Tea on Tuesday morning, April 10. New officers for 1984 were installed. They are Helen Schilling, historian; Linda Crane, vice president; Winifred Turner, secretary; Betty Kirby, president; Betty Fannin, publicity; and Peggy Knernschield, treasurer.

50 years ago: April 30, 1959

Mr. and Mrs. Pat Lenahan were guests of honor at a dinner last Saturday evening at the Old Grinter House in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Deaths: Thomas Houston, Tonganoxie, passed away April 29, 1959, at the age of 83 years; Fred J. Papenhausen, a resident of Eudora for 54 years, died Sunday morning at the age of 75 years.

An old deed, brought in by Hap Evans, shows the actual cost of some land purchased by the Leavenworth, Pawnee and Western Railroad. The price for 100,000 acres was $286,742.15 or slightly less than $2.87 per acre. Some of the same land is selling for $700 per acre now. That was in July of 1861.

Dale McBroom, son of Mr. and Mrs. George McBroom, arrived home this morning from Berlin, Germany, where he had been stationed with the U.S. Army.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Harlow E. Myers announce the birth of their son, Ricky Lee, April 3, 1959; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Masterson of Piper announce the birth of their daughter, Patricia Ann, April 26, 1959; Mr. and Mrs. Woody Keller announce the birth of a daughter, Janet, on April 27, 1959; Mr. and Mrs. Leo F. Baragary announce the birth of their daughter, Jean Marie, April 24, 1959.

75 years ago: April 5, 1934

All civil works administration employment in Leavenworth County, except at Fort Leavenworth, ended Saturday.

Melvin Decker, aged 67, brother of A.L. Decker, Tonganoxie, passed away Wednesday at his home near Tecumseh.

Willis Sallee, aged 72 years, a resident of this community for a number of years, passed away shortly before noon April 4 at his home in Elm Park.

Mrs. Hazel Dutton took 37 dozen eggs contributed by persons in this community Saturday to Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, as an Easter gift. She also took about 15 jars of canned fruit, which had been donated.

G.M. Peters is remodeling his house and installing a bathroom at his home on Third Street.

Mound: Parker B. Francis is making a lake on his farm. H. A. Keplar is building the dam.

A Kansas flirtation, as described by the El Dorado Times: A young lady attended a public sale. She liked the young auctioneer and winked at him. He thought her wink was a bid, so he knocked down a horse collar to her, for a dollar.

100 years ago: April 15, 1909

A new boy arrived at the home of Mike Burns, in the Hoge neighborhood, the latter part of last week.

W. J. Brightwell has moved his sawmill to the Joseph Doege farm on Stranger, and after a couple of months of work will move it to Reno.

J. C. Noel has sold the lot and building where his blacksmith shop is located for $500, to Will Steinmetz. The former retains all the tools.

The six year old daughter of County Superintendent Kelsey died at Lansing last week of measles and pneumonia. She was the only child.

Oskaloosa may get a railroad at last. The Rock Island is contemplating a cut-off which would go thru Oskaloosa. At present when people buy tickets to Oskaloosa, they are left out in the country.

If you have anything to sell that somebody else wants, you can get the money by placing a notice in the Mirror.

The Mirror cannot understand why women will persist in marring their personal appearance by wearing those hideous creations known as hats.

Another pioneer citizen of Leavenworth county passed away Monday night at his home in this city, when Lewis Skaggs answered the final summons in the 75th year of his age.

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