Archive for Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Remember when: A community review

February 11, 2009

10 years ago: Jan. 27, 1999

Debate team is state champion: Tonganoxie High School four-person debate team went to state last weekend in Garden City and came home with first place. (Caption under picture: The debate team holding its state championship trophy. Pictured; Kyle Rodell, Darren Welch, Jacob Mahoney, Nasi Burnett, Jessica Sturgeon and coach Steve Harrell.)

The Tonganoxie High School two-person debate teams showed strong in the state competition also. Two of the teams took home trophies. Seniors Eli Crittenden and Ben Jones finished in second place. Senior Phillip Shaw and junior Jordan Smith came in third place.

Cameron Rutledge, 21-year-old son of Jim and Dixie Rutledge of Jarbalo, recently received the Richard Clark Assistive Technology Award presented by the Capper Foundation of Topeka at their Assistive Technology Conference held at the Kansas Expocentre.

Deaths: Robert (Robbie) Benjamin Arevalo, infant son of Mr. Alan and Mrs. Pamela Phillips Arevalo, Leavenworth, died at birth Sunday morning; Myna C. Boatman, 88, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 19, 1999; Mina Laughlin, 92, Salt Lake City, Utah, died Jan. 23, 1999; Wilma Leah Robinson, 91, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 23, 1999.

Birth: David and Wendy Cook, Tonganoxie, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Dee Cook, born Nov. 6, 1998.

Jarbalo Jottings: Our sympathy goes to the Shockey family for the death of Ruth Shockey Sunday afternoon.

25 years ago: Jan. 25, 1984

The Otto Bartels, Route 2, Tonganoxie, have a house guest visiting from Germany. He is Thomas Butteret, 23, of Saarhuscker, Germany, which is along the southwest border of France. Tom’s father and Mr. Bartels traveled together in Germany as carpenters from 1950 to 1953.

Deaths: Betty Lou McVay, Newbury Park, Calif., died Jan. 12, 1984; services for Inez Mae Bell, 93, McLouth, were held Jan. 20, 1984; Gertrude A. McComas, 83, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 22, 1984; Josie Myrtle Farris, 90, former Basehor resident, died Jan. 22, 1984, in an Overland Park nursing home; services for John Raymond Carver, Jr., 16, Tonganoxie, were held Jan. 21, 1984; Victoria A. Budenosky, 36, Leavenworth, died Jan. 22, 1984.

Dorothy Adcox, of Tonganoxie, was injured in an automobile accident Monday morning.

Mariellen Durso from Tonganoxie, a senior at Saint Mary College, Leavenworth, has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 1983 semester.

Alan Murray, a resident of Tonganoxie, has graduated from Benedictine College, Atchison, this past December. Murray was awarded a bachelor’s degree in English and theater arts. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Tom Murray. Benedictine is the largest four-year Catholic Liberal Arts College.

Miss Kimberley Sue Henry, age 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Henry of Tonganoxie, has been selected to compete in the Kansas Miss T.E.E.N. Pageant to be held June 15-17at the Ramada Inn in Topeka.

50 years ago: Feb. 12, 1959

Charles Klamet, age 37, Leavenworth County farmer, and his step-daughter, Linn Thompson, age 11, were killed instantly Friday afternoon about 4 p.m. when the car they were in was struck by a Santa Fe train. The accident happened at the Santa Fe crossing west of Bonner Springs city limits on Highway 31.

Other deaths: Mrs. Pheba Elzira Warren, Rt. 3, Tonganoxie, passed away Feb. 11, 1959, at the age of 82 years; Mrs. Frona Elizabeth Gallagher, Tonganoxie, died Feb. 9, 1959, at the age of 71; Mrs. Edna Mae Nilson, Sublette, died Feb. 5, 1959, at the age of 67 years.

Weekly Comment About This ’n That: (Jean M. Neibarger, Publisher) A very good friend sent us a copy of William Allen White’s famous editorial “To an Anxious Friend.” From it we quote: “So, dear friend, put fear out of your heart. This nation will survive, this state will prosper, the orderly business of life will go forward if only men can speak in whatever way given them to utter what their hearts hold by voice, by posted card, by letter, or by press. Reason has never failed men. Only force and repression have made the wrecks in the world."

75 years ago: Jan. 18, 1934

Deaths: John E. Fox, aged 45 years, a well-known farmer who lived southeast of Tonganoxie, died suddenly Saturday evening at his farm home following a heart attack thought to have been brought on by the severe burns which he suffered Thanksgiving eve in a gasoline explosion. His eldest son, Ward, was fatally burned in this same explosion.

Lived Here 64 Years, Age 87; Miss Lucy Baker Is Dead; Born in England and Came to Kansas in 1870 and Settled on Farm Near Tonga; Miss Lucy Baker, age 87, passed away last Saturday night at her home southeast of Tonganoxie, which place had been her home for more than 70 years. She was bedfast for nearly two years, but was always patient and uncomplaining. She was cared for by her nephew, David Thistlethwaite, and family who now live on the farm. (Another paragraph states Miss Baker was the first teacher of Pleasant Valley School, sixty years ago.)

Sudden Death of Clyde Ford: Caused by Blood Poison: Infected Hand Proves Fatal to Young Tonganoxie Farmer Tuesday Afternoon; Clyde Ford, aged 37 years and 7 months, a well known young farmer, died at his home six miles southwest of Tonganoxie, Jan. 16th.

Mrs. Emma Jones, aged 86 years, widow of the late James D. Jones, died early last Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Lamb, in Topeka.

The city dads at McLouth have made arrangements whereby the main street there is to be paved.

We call our baby “Weatherstrip” because he kept father out of the draft during the war. Topeka Journal.

100 years ago: Jan. 28, 1909

Twin baby girls were born to Mr. and Mrs. John Kinkaid on Saturday, and at this writing mother and babies are doing nicely.

Patrick Geoghan, a retired farmer, died Monday morning at the home of his son at Kansas City, aged 85 years. The body was brought to Hoge for interment. Mr. Geoghan was one of the “Forty-niners” who went to California to find gold.

Lorens Sechrest celebrated his “21st” birthday last Thursday, and some of the presents he received were startling in their conception, and could hardly be considered practical for general use.

Mrs. O.C. Phillips, wife of O.C. Phillips, an attorney, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bleakley, died at 12:05 Monday morning, at the home of her sister, Mrs. M.W. Mason, of Abilene.

L.A. Freeman has bought the John Lee farm of 80 acres, one mile south of town, for $5,000. Evans & Son made the deed.

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