Archive for Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Remember When: A Community Review

December 23, 2009

10 years ago: Dec. 8, 1999

Deaths: Frank D. Hipsher, 71, Kansas City, Kan., died Nov. 29, 1999; services for Helen Arlene Papenhausen, 72, Clovis, Calif., were Nov. 4, 1999; Rose Ellen Webb, 77, died Dec. 3, 1999.

From "Shouts and Murmurs" column by Lisa Stevens John: Agnes Kissinger, who lives at the Pleasant Village Apartment complex for senior citizens, called The Mirror to praise the Reno Bobwhite 4-H members who brought tins full of cookies and treats for all the residents.

Three acres of poinsettias filled the greenhouses at Masson’s this autumn. The Linwood business cultivated about 130,000 of the holiday plants, and by late last week, about half of them were on their way to other places.

The following 4-H members from this area were chosen to attend the recent National 4-H Congress in Atlanta: Lauran Buddish, Leavenworth County (family studies), Camille Manville, Jefferson County (clothing), Brandon New, Leavenworth County (beef) and Nickie Taul, Douglas County (dairy).

Paring and coring apples for church pie sales are John Evans, Jr., Bob Kasper and Jack Ulmer. (Nita Lambert was also pictured, wrapping an unbaked pie for freezing.) Members of the First Congregational Church have made and sold more than 400 apple pies this fall. The apples are donated by Wild Horse Orchard.

25 years ago: Dec. 5, 1984

Mrs. Wanda Williamson, Tonganoxie, was the winner Saturday of the Tonganoxie Dollars drawing, which has been going on for about a month. She was the first one to win the grand prize. Wanda won $625 when her name was drawn last Saturday in the First State Bank & Trust parking lot. Mrs. Michi Murray won the second prize of $50 and Mrs. Mary Ellen Barnes, third prize, $25.

We promise to do our very best to please our customers, so says Mrs. Aiko Gouge and her co-partner, her daughter, Mrs. Bonny Freeman, who took over the ownership of Zoellner’ s on Saturday, Dec. 1. (Mrs. Gouge originally came from Japan and was married to Mr. Forrest Gouge in 1953.)

Deaths: John Grover Winfrey, 80, McLouth, died Nov. 28, 1984; Mrs. Etta L. Golden, 90, Topeka, died Nov. 29, 1984.

Springdale News: Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Tullis and Mrs. Laurine Turnbouth attended the 45th wedding anniversary of their cousins, Ervin and Stella Ideker, of Rozel, last Saturday.

McLouth News: Mrs. Sharon Edmonds was pleasantly surprised with a birthday dinner party Dec. 2 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Dana and John Houk of Oskaloosa.

50 years ago: Dec. 24, 1959

Acquisition of the 400-acre site for the proposed Agricultural Hall of Fame near Bonner Springs has started.

Deaths: Chauncey E. Fishburn, Grand Junction, Colo., died Dec. 9, 1959; C. Chester Bailey, Kansas City, Kan., died Dec. 17, 1959.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. H. Duane Larison announce the birth of their daughter, Sandra Diane Larison, on Dec. 20, 1959; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Deaton of Hickman Mills, Mo., announce the birth of twin girls, Rachael Annette and Robin Elise, born Dec. 17, 1959.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Culp, Linwood, a son, born Dec. 10, 1959.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Waters announce the birth of a daughter, Cynthia Kaye, born Dec. 16, 1959.

The Weekly News Reel: During the course of conversation with Marshall Jack a few days ago, we discovered that he has taken only one trip more than 50 miles in a car during the last 20 years. But he has worn out several airplanes. And in all that time not a single serious accident.

75 years ago: Nov. 29, 1934

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. John Figgins, a daughter, Nancy Jane, born Nov. 22.

Mrs. Harry Burke, 45, Bonner Springs, died Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Billie Carr have been ill with the mumps the past week.

Monday morning Dale Rawlings had 654 geese and nearly 100 turkeys at his poultry house. This was indeed a sight to behold for local people who had never seen so many geese in one flock before. Most of them were shipped out the same day.

Mound Vicinity: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moore returned home Sunday evening from Chillicothe where they were called Friday afternoon on account of the sudden death of his aunt, Miss Jane Moore.

Stranger News: Members of the E.B. & W.A. Club gave a surprise party honoring the 19th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hitzeman at their home Saturday evening. More than 40 members and guests were present. Lunch was served by the ladies of the club.

100 years ago: Dec. 9, 1909

John Leslie Goucher, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Goucher, was born Aug. 13, 1899, on a farm near McLouth and died in Oskaloosa on Nov. 30, 1909, aged 10 years, three months and seven days. His life was short but dear to those about him.

A few days ago Wes Miller had a cow filled with shot by some reckless hunter. A year ago he had a cow killed.

Mrs. Henry Niebaum is bedfast with a complication of troubles.

For a short time $1.50 will buy 100 lbs. of fancy solid Wisconsin Cabbage at Zellner’s.

The members of the Christian Church have just succeeded in clearing their building of debt. The last payment was made on their mortgage a few days ago.

William Norris died at a Lawrence hospital Tuesday of Bright’s Disease. He was a resident of Linwood and was 62 years old. Burial was at Hoge. Seven children survive him, his wife preceding him in death about a year ago.

Miss Pearl Zimmerman will give a basket social at Eureka school the last of this week.

Crawford Moore is critically ill at his home in the northeast part of town. He has lost the use of his lower limbs.

Miss Lila Boyd of Ackerland spent Saturday and Sunday with Miss Murle Garrett.

Fred Duncanson will quit farming in this neighborhood on account of his wife’s health. He will have a sale Dec. 28 and will then decide where he will live.


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