Archive for Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Remember When: a community review

August 12, 2009

10 years ago: July 28, 1999

“Buck” Knipp died July 17, 1999. A caption under a picture in The Mirror of July 28, 1999 read: The pall bearers remove William “Buck” Knipp’s coffin from the trailer of his International tractor. In addition, Knipp was buried in his bib overalls and an International tractor farm hat. (Buck’s grandson, Greg Knipp, drove the tractor and the pallbearers all wore bib overalls in honor of Mr. Knipp.)

The Richardson’s home that lies just beyond Leavenworth County State Lake is home to dozens of unique birds. Donn Richardson breeds and raises homing pigeons. He also hunts with his red-tailed hawk, Tonga. He has turned a life-long interest into a fascinating hobby. (Several pictures showed Mr. Richardson, his birds, and his granddaughter, Emily Richardson.)

Springdale Scene: Myrtice Fuqua had a birthday supper on Wednesday evening, July 21, for her brothers Marcus and Marlin Woodhead, who were born on Aug. 3, three years apart.

Deaths: Vivian Black Chaffin, 82, Kansas City, Kan., died July 22, 1999; Gerald “Dean” Folsom, 55, Robinson, died July 21, 1999; Max Gordon Smith, 69, Lawrence, died July 5, 1999.

(Caption under picture.) This steam engine belonging to Brian Reilly of Reno will be on display this weekend at the Living History Days and Steam Show at the National Agriculture Center and Hall of Fame.

25 years ago: July 25, 1984

Thad Rose recently was initiated into the Emerald Circle, a new honor for 4-H members who win a state award in their project. Thad, 17, son of Robert and Carolyn Rose, Rt. 3, Tonganoxie, is a state winner in the health project.

Jamie Marie Asher, age 7, daughter of Donna and Jim Asher of Tonganoxie, has been selected as a contestant in the 1984 Kansas National Little Miss Pageant to be held Aug. 11, 1984, in Wichita.

McLouth News: Mrs. Frank Stember received word that five of her cousins were killed in a traffic accident in California, two adults and three children.

Deaths: Duane R. Higley, 86, formerly of Lawrence, died July 22, 1984 at a Eudora Nursing home; Mildred Beatrice McPherson, 74, McLouth, died July 17, 1984; O. D. Stewart, 82, Topeka, died Wednesday.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Meints are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Amy Marie, born July 22, 1984; Mr. and Mrs. Westley N. Warren, Rt. 1, Leavenworth, would like to announce the birth of their son, Jordan Keith Ingerson, on June 24, 1984.

Gail Kissinger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kissinger, has been awarded a $300 scholarship by the Mid-Way U.S.A. Chapter of American Business Women’s Association. Gail will attend Johnson County Community College.

50 years ago: August 13, 1959

Death: Charles H. Hicks, 71, died Monday at his home in Lawrence; Mr. Phillip Ammel received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Eva B. Gilbert of Bonner Springs, Monday afternoon.

Celebrate Anniversaries: Hancocks and Uhlrichs Celebrate their 50th and 52nd Years ... The Uhlrichs (no first names given) were celebrating their 52nd anniversary with a High Mass and then a dinner at Clinton Park in Lawrence; Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Hancock, Tonganoxie, celebrated their 50th anniversary with an open house on Aug. 23, 1959.

Western Pacific: Following a recreational cruise in the Japanese Inland Sea from July 23-30, Edward E. Slawson, airman, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Slawson, Tonganoxie, aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS Lexington, has returned to duty with the U.S. Seventh Fleet in the Western Pacific and continued participation in this summer’s Far East midshipman training.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Virtue of Lawrence announce the birth of a son, Ricky Joe, July 25; Linwood; Mr. and Mrs. John L. Gronninger announce the birth of a daughter, July 23. They have given her the name Margaret Maurine; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith announce the birth of a new daughter, born Aug. 10, 1959.

75 years ago: July 18, 1934

One of the several sharp cracks of lightning, heard in this section during Friday night’s thunder shower, took the life of Mrs. Jessie Thornton, age 61, who lived about three miles north of Neely, near the Leavenworth-Jefferson county line. She was killed instantly shortly before 9:30 p.m. Friday night after she had gone upstairs to close second story windows. The blast of lightning came through a closed window, striking Mrs. Thornton on the left side and on the head.

Mrs. W.E. Hazen passed away early Monday morning after a long illness. Mr. and Mrs. Hazen were among the early settlers in Lawrence.

Harold Denholm is on the sick list this week with the mumps.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. John Conrad announce the birth of a daughter July 13; a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Wiley, northwest of Tonganoxie, July 17; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kowalewski, Jr., announce the birth of a son at their home, July 10, whom they have named Joseph Arnold.

Neely Happenings: Mrs. Ralph Carr received word her father, Peter Madsen of Oak Grove, Missouri, passed away Sunday.

100 years ago: July 29, 1909

Jas. Bruce left last Friday for Denver.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lenahan moved into their new home in "Wilkinson’s Heights" the latter part of last week.

Richard Keck sold a 30-acre tract of land to Pat Gallagher last week. Rich expects to leave for Colorado shortly for an extended stay.

A “smoker” was given at the home of J.H. Dreisbach Saturday evening, complimentary to A.A. Cheesman, who expects to leave for England in a few weeks.

Miss Mattie Kelly has secured a school near Lowemont for $60 per month. Ward Keister will teach at District 53 at $55 and Miss Margaret Borst at District 63 at $50.

Little Sarah May Cain celebrated her sixth birthday by having a few of her friends in last Friday afternoon.

Miss Ida Loyd entertained the employees of the Tonganoxie Telephone Company Sunday with a three-course luncheon. All enjoyed the hospitality of their hostess.

Harry Betts, a former Tonganoxie boy, was circulating among his friends here this week.

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