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10 years ago: Feb. 3, 1999
Kansas celebrated its 138th birthday on Friday, Jan. 29. To celebrate, Gov. Graves, members of the House of Representatives and the Senate rededicated the Representative Hall after its $400,000 restoration. The chamber was restored to its original time, including murals on the ceiling that depict the rich history of the state.
Deaths: Mildred M. Love, Lawrence, formerly of Tonganoxie, died Feb. 1, 1999; Frank E. Kenney, 77, Tonganoxie, formerly of Kansas City, Kan., died Jan. 27, 1999; Nora E. Thiel, 85, Springdale, died Jan. 30, 1999.
Tyson Goos, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Goos, Tonganoxie, was one of four recent graduates of the Pittsburg State University Communication Department who received the Award of Distinction in this year’s Communicator Awards, under the category of Student-Produced Corporate Video. Goos and his fellow students’ video, entitled “Redefining State of the Art,” was produced for National Screen Print Equipment as part of a graduate production course.
25 years ago: Feb. 1, 1984
The Navajo Indian Club from Lawrence’s Haskell Indian Jr. College came to Tonganoxie Grade School to help in the children’s celebration of Native Americans and Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Week Jan. 25 in the Grade School gym. Two dances were performed and the club cooked fry bread for the students. Haskell Jr. College this year will be celebrating 100 years in the education of American Indians.
A potluck dinner and birthday celebration was given in honor of Etta Oelschlaeger’s 87th birthday, Jan. 20, at her home. A cake was decorated by Linda Oelschlaeger.
A reception will be held this coming Sunday, Feb. 5, in honor of Mr. Frank Carney. Mr Carney has been a registered pharmacist for 50 years.
Births: John and Jean Lenahan are proud to announce the birth of their twin grandsons, Jan. 29, at Ottumwa, Iowa; Allen and Debbie Korb are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Laura Elizabeth, born Jan. 19, 1984.
Deaths: William L. Hillix, 67, Kansas City, Kan., passed away Jan. 24, 1984; Elisa Dorothy Eberth, 92, Basehor, died in a Bonner Springs nursing home.
Dean Kirkman of Linwood was recognized Jan. 19 by Michael Caton, Linwood postmaster, for 30 years of service as a Linwood rural mail carrier. During Kirkman’s years of delivering the mail, he has seen the price of mailing a letter rise from 3 cents to 20 cents.
Jarbalo Jottings: Ira Davis received word of the death of his brother, O. K. Davis, of Jenks, Okla., recently; Elsie Blaser of Easton, sister-in-law of Frances Dougherty, died Wednesday evening.
50 years ago: Feb. 19, 1959
The head of the Department of Surgery of the Colorado Medical School, his wife and another doctor escaped uninjured when their light plane was forced down at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday west of Tonganoxie. The three were on a trip to Montreal, Canada, when the mishap occurred. The plane landed in a pasture about 100 yards due west of the farm home of B. J. Wedel. (The engine on the plane failed, causing the unforeseen landing.) Mr. Lloyd Mills took the picture of the plane because he had a self-developing camera, which the editor did not.
Deaths: Private funeral services for Mrs. Gladys McAlexander, RR2, Tonganoxie, who passed away Sept. 24, 1958, at the age of 31 years, were held Wednesday; Henry Joseph Brune, 80, RR1, Easton, well-known retired farmer, died Sunday night; Mrs. Gertrude Belle Hillix, 78, Lawrence, died Feb. 13, 1959.
Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Torneden announce the birth of a daughter Feb. 10, 1959; Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Harmon announce the birth of a son Feb. 11, 1959.
75 years ago: Jan. 25, 1934
John A. White, aged 78 years, passed away about one-thirty o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Love.
Rev. C. L. Nellis and family were called to Oskaloosa, Iowa, this week by the death of Rev. Nellis’ mother at her home there.
Reno: Willard Black suffered an injured arm Thursday while cranking a tractor.
As Others See It; When one hears a man bragging with a loud voice about how honest he is, it is well to put a better lock on the henhouse door. Paste this in your hat and apply as needed. — Olathe Mirror.
Friendship Valley: Mr. and Mrs. Perry Walters entertained with a birthday dinner in honor of Mr. N.G. Walters’ birthday Sunday. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Walters and Mr. and Mrs. Hans Freienmuth and children.
Work is going forward rapidly in laying the pipeline to be used on No. 24 highway.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Pierson of Lawrence last Saturday. The baby passed away Sunday and interment was held on Monday afternoon at Tonganoxie cemetery on Hubbel Hill. Mrs. Pierson will be remembered as Miss Hattie Davis of Tonganoxie.
Charles Cronemeyer is doing some remodeling and improving in the hardware department of the Zellner Merc. Co.
100 years ago: Feb. 4, 1909
I have the only snow and mule shoes in the city: F.A. McRill, (Ad.)
Enos Jones received word yesterday that his son-in-law, Will Dunlap, had died at five o’clock the evening before, at the home of his mother in Hopkins, Iowa. Mr. Dunlap was a young man of exemplary character and highly thought of. He leaves a widow.
Mrs. Susan Grant died Thursday of last week. She was an old resident of Tonganoxie and leaves numerous friends and relatives to mourn her demise. The funeral took place Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Dessery and John Dessery attended the funeral of their niece, Miss Celia Linton, in Holton, Sunday.
A Pioneer Woman Dead: Mrs. Nancy Leibey, 74 years old, one of the oldest settlers in Kansas, died at Lawrence the other day. Mrs. Leibey came to Lawrence in 1856 from Leavenworth in a stagecoach guarded by 26 dragoons. Her husband survived Quantrill’s raid, his wife helping him to escape.
From the McLouth Times: F. Schenck of Tonganoxie was in McLouth on Tuesday, having brought up a fine mare which he sold to E. S. Edmonds.