Archive for Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Remember when: A community review

August 26, 2009

10 years ago: Aug. 11, 1999

Threshing Bee offers many events over the weekend: (Caption under picture: These men demonstrate the art of threshing wheat at the 42nd Annual Steam Engine Show and Threshing Bee held in McLouth last weekend.)

Former Tonganoxie resident Bill West recently published a book, “Your Garagenous Zone: The Complete Garage Organizer Guide.”

Tonganoxie High School student Rachel Clark was selected to participate in the 16th Annual Kansas Masonic All-State High School Marching Band on July 27-31 at Wichita State University.

Students travel abroad with summer ambassador program: (Articles by Jeffrey and Denise Gibbens, plus photos, tell of the trip for students to London, Liverpool, Cardiff and Wales.)

Deaths: Cecil L. Bonine, 58, Chetopa, died Monday evening at his home; Joseph A. Ritchie, 90, Olathe, died Aug. 8, 1999; Richard Allen Ruttan, 67, passed away Aug. 8, 1999.

Birth: Jeff and Deanna Sittner, Leavenworth, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Aubry Quinn, Aug. 5, 1999.

25 years ago: Aug. 8, 1984

Deaths: Stanton Edward Pearson, age 67, Ozawkie, died July 28, 1984; Grace Elizabeth Coleman, 89, formerly of Tonganoxie, died Aug. 3, 1984, in Oskaloosa; Mrs. Leah Wray, 92 years old, passed away Aug. 3, 1984 in Lawrence; Mrs. Ruth Weeks, Council Grove, Kansas, passed away Aug. 2, 1984.

Jarbalo Jottings: Dorothy Ehart went to see her new great-nephew, Russell Lane Ehart, Jr., Sunday. He was born Aug. 3. Russell and Terri Ehart are the parents of a new boy.

An open house was held Sunday, July 29, from two to four o’clock at Tonganoxie Christian Church in honor of the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Raymone (Kay) Bundy.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Schultz are proud to announce the birth of their son, Dustin Lee, on July 23, 1984; Mr. and Mrs. Matthew VanSickel, of Topeka, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Joshua Delane, born Aug. 4, 1984.

Mr. Mike Emery took his 1960 Studebaker Lark to the Threshing Bee in McLouth for display. Mr. Jerry Baker has his 1931 Model A there, too.

50 years ago: Aug. 27, 1959

Deaths: Walter V. Howard, 65, Holden, Mo., passed away Aug. 24, 1959; Bulletin: Mrs. Frances "Gussie" Hilner died at her home in Lawrence this morning. She was the widow of the late Will Hilner.

Jack Duncanson is the proud owner of a new Go-car. The little jewel is kind of a tan color and is powered by a 2 1/2 horse motor. Now all you parents with an 8-9-10 year old son (and daughters) be prepared for the sweet talk from junior — he is going to want one, too.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Alleman announce the birth of their son, Russell William, Aug. 25, 1959; Mr. and Mrs. T.E. (Eddie) Lorrance announce the birth of their daughter Aug. 25, 1959.

Reno: Sixty-one students enrolled at the Reno School Friday morning, Aug. 21, with the teachers, Mrs. Chas. Bowman and Mrs. Wm. McGee. It is thought more will be in school the coming year. Twenty more enrolled this year than last.

Wednesday, the first day of the Fair, proved the theme “Bigger Than Ever” to the fair board. The first day crowd has been estimated at near 8,000 people. A great number of them were on hand to watch the parade.

75 years ago: Aug. 2, 1934

Hoge Station News: (Too late for last week.) A charivari and shower were given Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Curry Saturday evening at the home of his father. A large crowd was there and they were given many useful gifts.

Just-A-Thinkin’ — The federal deficit is still growing, rain or no rain.

Mr. and Mrs. Byron Cox, of Lawrence, announce the birth of a daughter July 26, to whom they have given the name Shirley Ann. Mrs. Cox will be remembered as Miss Frances Iserman, a former teacher in the high school here.

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Brown, of Manhattan, announce the birth of a son, July 8, to whom they have given the name James. Mrs. Brown will be remembered as Miss Edna Evans, formerly of Tonganoxie.

Stanwood Items: Mr. and Mrs. John Webb announce the birth of a son July 16.

Mound Vicinity: Mr. and Mrs. August Wartzack were Leavenworth visitors Saturday.

Tuesday afternoon around 5,000 fish were transferred from a lake, which is drying up near Holton, to the state lake northwest of Tonganoxie. A state truck is here from Pratt to assist in the transferring the fish. Channel cats, bullheads and blue gills are the main fish being transferred.

100 years ago: Aug. 12, 1909

The funeral of Collins McArdle was held Friday afternoon at two o-clock, in the Friends church. He was 77 years old.

When traveling in Switzerland, women with hats more than 31 inches in diameter must leave them in the baggage car.

If the habitual loafing is not to be stopped, The Mirror suggests that segregation be tried. Let the city provide a loafing place and compel the loafers to stay there.

Some of the money that formerly went for “booze” now goes to the ice cream parlors. That is plainly noticeable in Tonganoxie.

Guy McMillan got an automobile in Kansas City last week, and Sam Evans went along to help him home with it. They were absent so long that their folks began to get uneasy, but Saturday evening they showed up with a span of horses pulling the machine.

Lem Evans got on his good clothes Tuesday, to in some measure observe the 48th anniversary of the battle of Wilson Creek, Aug. 10, 1861. Mr. Evans was left for dead in that fight, and is one of the few survivors left of that great battle. Only six survivors are left in Leavenworth.

H. Miles Moore, one of the men who started Leavenworth and pushed it along, was instantly killed at Fourth and Delaware streets, by becoming impaled on the shaft of a vehicle. A team was running away, and Mr. Moore could not avoid it. The affair was a great shock to the old citizens of Leavenworth.

Fred Wegner, a teamster employed at Fort Leavenworth, died in the hospital there Sunday as the result of a wound inflicted by a vicious horse, which throwing him off, kicked a bottle in his pocket and drove the broken glass into arteries, causing fatal bleeding. Times.

Linwood: A new boy arrived at the home of Jacob Caulk last Thursday.

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