Archive for Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Remember when: A community reveiw

February 25, 2009

10 years ago: feb. 10, 1999

Caption under picture: Chamber president Pat Albert presents the award for Citizen of the Year to Janet Angell at the Installation Banquet on Monday night. Angell was praised for her service to the community.

Death: Minnie M. Walker, (The Rosary Lady), 84, Kansas City, Kansas, died Jan. 25, 1999.

Jarbalo Jottings: Marilyn Oxley received word of the death of her mother in South Dakota Friday night.

Laura Andrews, Tonganoxie, has been named to the Drury College Dean’s List for the 1998 fall semester. The dean’s list includes all full-time students whose grade point average is at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale.

Two weeks ago it just seemed right when Kara Mark was crowned queen at the Invitational basketball tournament. Not only because of her outstanding achievements but because Mark loves basketball. (Kara was to attend college on a basketball scholarship. She was also a National Honor student.)

25 years ago: feb. 8, 1984

Wesley and Beatrice Harrell of Rt. 2, Linwood, celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 3, at their residence.

The officers of the Tonganoxie Genealogical Society, together with Mrs. Wm. Hans Freienmuth, presented a cabinet to the Tonganoxie Library Saturday morning, Feb. 4. This cabinet contains the births, deaths, marriages and many anniversaries of the people in our community, which had been compiled by two ladies of the society, namely Connie Putthoff and Nora Skaggs. (The cabinet had been purchased by Tonganoxie High School from Forbes Air Force Base after World War II. Later it was purchased by Hans Freienmuth as the result of the sale of school properties no longer needed. Harold Putthoff restored it. Others who helped with restoration materials were Slawson Plumbing Co., Lenahan Hardware, Betty Stevens and Harold Putthoff.) Rev. and Mrs. Bob Kasper were also present. (Mrs. Kasper is the daughter of the late Mr. Hans Freienmuth and Mrs. Hans Freienmuth.)

Deaths: William Messinger, 88, Leavenworth, died Jan. 31, 1984; Kenneth George Redman, Sr., 65, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, died Jan. 29, 1984; Arthur Vincent Ashley, 70, Kansas City, Kan., died Feb. 2, 1984; Edward William Schultz, 82, died Feb. 5, 1984.

Ed Hunter is doing extensive remodeling at Hunter Lumber Co. A large pole building is being completed by Fred Scheller.

50 years ago: feb. 26, 1959

Donate Land for Grade School Site; Billingsley and Barton Have Officially Offered Land.

Deaths: Arthur H. Faulkener, 61, lifelong resident of Leavenworth County and well known farmer and stockman, died unexpectedly at his farm on RR 3, Leavenworth, Friday evening. He suffered a heart attack while taking care of his stock; Noble H. “Nibs” Mayfield, 58, a resident of the Basehor, died Sunday morning at the VA hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jones were pleasantly surprised Sunday afternoon when a group of friends and relatives gathered at their home to help them celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hand have purchased the former Annie Wickey residence in Elm Park and are remodeling and redecorating the house. They plan to have it ready to rent in a week or so.

Benton Whitacre, new Chevy dealer, reports a fine crowd at his open house last Saturday. Of all the cookies and cakes he had, only six were left over — not even enough to make a down payment on a used tire.

75 years ago: feb. 1, 1934

Mrs. Jennie B. Greer, 58 years old, and for the past ten years state treasurer of the W.C.T.U., died Monday night at her home in Leavenworth following a lengthy illness.

Henry John Helmers, Sr., a Leavenworth furniture merchant and a resident of that city for the past 68 years, passed away Wednesday morning at his home in Leavenworth, aged 92 years. (Mr. Helmers was born in Germany, but before his first birthday, the family came to America.)

Federal Income Tax: Returns are required of every single person who for the year 1933 had a gross income of $5,000 or more or a net income of $1,000 or more and of every husband and wife living together who for the year 1933 had an aggregate gross income of $5,000 or more or an aggregate net income of $2,500 or more.

L. A. Freeman has been quite ill at his home the past week with erysipelas.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bantz moved this week into the apartment over the Mirror office.

Word was received here last week of the death of Mrs. Emma Carroll in Kansas City by her nephews and niece, Walter and Nelson Quisenberry and Mrs. L. A. Freeman.

100 years ago: Feb. 11, 1909

The Holton friends of Miss Celia Linton were shocked and grieved to hear of her death at noon Thursday, Jan. 28 in Chicago. The primary cause of her illness was nervous prostration, with complications — Holton Recorder.

Big Stranger Items. (The following items were handed in too late for last week. Better hand ’em in by Monday.) Five items were then listed, concluded with: Some items are left out because too old now to be of interest.

William J. Dunlap, Hopkinton, Iowa, died Feb. 2, 1909.

Ten wooden trestles have been borrowed from the Library Association. Any information regarding them will be gratefully received.

The Alva White farm of 40 acres was sold this week to Adam Seufert for $3,200. Two real estate firms claim to have made the deal and litigation may follow.

Thomas Lenahan has sold his farm of 160 acres to Mrs. Belle Kesinger of Oskaloosa, for $75 per acre, and has purchased 420 acres on the corner of Johnson and Miami counties. J. C. Laming negotiated the sale of the Lenahan property.

W. B. Anderson of Reno was in town last week, and called at this office to square his subscription to the Mirror. He will move to a point near Linwood on the first of March.

Fred Angell and Ed Southard left Tuesday for California. Fred goes to the sunny clime for the benefit of his health.

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