Archive for Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Remember when: A community review

February 4, 2009

10 years ago: Jan. 20, 1999

Death: Rose Ann Melton, 76, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 16, 1999.

Springdale Scene: Brian and Linda Schwinn spent Tuesday celebrating their eighth anniversary shopping and eating at the Old Country Buffet in Kansas City.

Jarbalo Jottings: Jenny Lowe is a great-grandmother again. Wayne and Lisa Alexander have a new baby boy whom they named Kyle Joseph. Kyle was born Jan. 9, 1999.

Jarbalo Jottings: Bob and Jeannette Hurrelbrink, Becky and Andy of Shawnee helped Wayne and Mildred Kirby celebrate their 51st wedding anniversary Sunday. Saturday was the actual date of the anniversary.

How many territories does the United States hold? Josh Dowlie, an eighth grader at Tonganoxie Junior High, could let you know. Dowlie won the TJHS school-level Geography Bee for the second year in a row, and now has a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship.

Debate team takes first on way to state: (Caption under picture.) Regional 4-team debate champions holding their plaque from last weekend’s regional. The winners are Jessica Sturgeon, Nasi Burnett, Jacob Mahoney, Kyle Rodell and Darren Welch. Debate coach Steve Harrell is seated at right.

25 years ago: Jan. 18, 1984

Deaths: Anna Elizabeth Mills, 72, Lansing, died Jan. 12, 1984; Mary Ann Van Meter, 49, Lawrence, died Wednesday night of cancer.

Birth: Lanny and Debbie Tiner of Lawrence are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Megan Adrianne on Jan. 6, 1984.

Mr. and Mrs. John Monhollon request the pleasure of your company at a reception honoring the 25th wedding anniversary of their parents’ marriage, Sunday, Jan. 29, 1984, from 2-5 p.m. at the Tonganoxie Christian Church.

Kevin Sanderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Sanderson, Rt. 1, McLouth, entered the U. S. Navy Monday Jan. 9, 1984. He will be stationed in Orlando, Fla., for boot camp before going to Gulfport, Miss.

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Emery and daughter, Alyson, hosted a birthday party for their son and brother, Tyler Emery, who was celebrating his 3rd birthday. Ice cream and cake were served to the guests. The cake was in the form of a train.

Word has been received that Mrs. Francis (Betty Lou) McVay of Newbury Park, Calif., passed away Jan. 5. Mrs. McVay was the former Betty Lou Redding of Tonganoxie.

50 years ago: Feb. 5, 1959

Deaths: Nellie M. Brown, 62, Long Beach, Calif., died Jan. 30, 1959; Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Richardson, age 51, Independence, Mo., died Sunday night; Mrs.. Adelaide Geib, RR No. 2, Tonganoxie, passed away Feb. 3, 1959, at the age of 58 years; Harry Gabe Cook, Tonganoxie died Feb. 4, 1959, at the age of 80 years.

The Weekly News Reel: Longtime Tonganoxie shoe repairman Harry Cook has died. Harry served the community for more than 35 years altogether. He was proud of his chosen job, and did that job well. The people of Tonganoxie will long remember Harry as a fine person and will miss him in the years ahead.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Denholm announce the birth of a son, Feb. 1, 1959. The baby has two sisters, Linda and Carol.

Marty Trieb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Trieb, has the measles.

Basehor: Mr. William Lewis and Mr. Theodore Norden celebrated their 91st birthdays this past week.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Theno, Jr., announce the birth of a daughter, Jan. 31, 1959.

75 years ago: Jan. 11, 1934

Death: Fatal Accident In Tractor Belt ... John T. Murphy Jr., Died ... Belt Flew Off, Caught Him And Hurled Him Into Tractor On His Farm. John T. Murphy, Jr., age 37, died Monday morning in a feed grinding accident.

Fire early Saturday morning destroyed five buildings in the business section of Basehor. The Frank White Mercantile store, C.W. McMillan’s restaurant, William Jacka’s barber shop and the Ed Martin second hand store were totally destroyed by the flames and the vacant Basehor State bank building, a brick structure, was practically destroyed. All the buildings were in a row on the west side of the business street. A defective flue in the White store is believed to have caused the conflagration.

First 1934 baby: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Luther of Bonner Springs announce the birth of a son, Jan. 9. Mrs. Luther will be remembered as Miss Jessie Casebier of Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Elizabeth Stafford, 64 years old and a resident of Leavenworth County practically all her life, passed away Monday afternoon at her home in Tonganoxie; Herbert S. McKone, aged 24 years, Lawrence, died early Saturday morning following a week of critical illness.

C.C. Brown, who lives on his farm west of Tonganoxie, passed another milestone in his life Tuesday, Jan. 9, when he celebrated his 88th birthday anniversary. He received a cablegram of best wishes from his nephew and nieces who live near London, England, and also many cards and remembrances from neighbors and friends in this vicinity.

Ira Ridgway, for many years a resident of the Stanwood community northwest of Tonganoxie, died Friday at McLouth. He was about sixty years of age.

100 years ago: Jan. 21, 1909

Wm, Wartack, age 72, Tonganoxie, died Tuesday morning.

Mrs. James Irwin died Saturday morning of lung trouble, after ailing for some time. Deceased was about 36 years of age, and leaves to mourn her loss a husband and two children, who have the sympathy of their many friends.

C. B. French gave a hay-fever party (Billie’s note, does anyone know what this is?) to a number of his friends Friday afternoon last.

Big Stranger Items: Dora Papenhausen and Lizzie Southard were shopping in Tonga Saturday and purchased a nickel’s worth of shoestrings.

Bert Gress hurt his back yesterday by lifting a wheelbarrow.

Mix For Rheumatism: The following is a never failing remedy for rheumatism, and if followed up it will effect a complete cure of the very worst cases: “Mix one-half pint of good whiskey with one ounce of Toris Compound and add one ounce Syrup Sarsaparilla Compound. Take in tablespoonful doses before each meal and at bedtime.” The ingredients can be procured at any drug store and easily mixed at home.

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