Remember when: A community review
10 years ago: Jan. 6, 1999
The Mirror’s First Baby of the Year contest was won by the parents of the beautiful Emily Eileen Cole, the daughter of Jeanette and Raymond Cole. She was born Jan. 2, 1999. She was welcomed home by her big brother, Luke.
Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Great Maurettus: Raised near Tonganoxie, Charles Ernest Brown, became known as one of the best ventriloquists, puppeteers and magicians in the world. (In the article about Mr. Brown, John Lenahan and Fred Leimkuhler shared their memories of this famous man, who traveled the world with his show. Mr. Brown was acclaimed at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904 as the “Greatest and Best of All Ventriloquists.”)
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond W. Kistler, Tonganoxie, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 10, 1999, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie. A Mass at 10:15 a.m. followed by a reception will be hosted by their children and grandchildren.
Deaths: Betty J. Crane, age 70, Tonganoxie, died Dec. 29, 1998; Donna Ruth DeHoff, 72, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 1, 1999; Paul F. Miller, 76, Lawrence, died Jan. 1, 1999; Edward J. Korb, 89, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 1, 1999; George Medill, Jr., Springdale, died Jan. 1, 1999, at his home at the age of 69; Lucille Evans Oxendale, 97, Lawrence, died in Lawrence and services will be held at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home on Jan. 7, 1999; Everett Eugene Ponton, 73, Tonganoxie, died Dec. 31, 1998; John W. Watson, Jr., 48, died Dec. 29, 1998.
25 years ago: Jan. 4, 1984
Mrs. Harriet Hancock retired Saturday, Dec. 31 from Zoellner’s after spending almost 30 years on the Main Street in Tonganoxie. She was the guest of honor at a noon luncheon held at Zoellner’s among employees, family and friends, who came to help her celebrate the occasion.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Vanderslice are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Tara Danielle, born Dec. 24, 1983; Lt. and Mrs. Christopher Exner of Colorado Springs, announce the arrival of Cassandra Nicole, on Dec. 27, 1983.
Springdale News: Drifted snow kept us from having church at Springdale Christmas. We were out of gas on New Year’s, the Richard Parker family invited us to have church in their lovely home. We had the Christmas program and Christmas Sermon there.
Nathan Barrager had the misfortune to break his right arm between the elbow and the shoulder while playing in the snow Monday.
Mrs. Jeanine Thornton has taken the place of Sandy Goepfert, who recently resigned as driver for the Senior Citizens bus.
Financial Planning Consultants is pleased to announce that Frank La Placa has been accepted to attend Integrated Resources Academy. The Academy is for managing executives who are involved in the area of tax advantaged programs (public and private) on an advisory basis.
50 years ago: Jan. 22, 1959
Deaths: Rev. J. N. Ward, 80, Ottawa, died Jan. 1 in Ottawa; Lyle Gene Burroughs, Ojaio, Calif., passed away Jan. 17, 1959, at the age of 30 years; Clarence E. Bridges, Santa Rosa, Calif., passed away Dec. 24, 1958.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Bob Overbaugh announce the birth of their daughter, Robin Christine on Jan. 14, 1959; Mr. and Mrs. Don Kraus announce the birth of their son, Lee Scott, on Jan. 16, 1959; Mr. and Mrs. George Ronald Reed announce the birth of their daughter, Paula Louise, on Jan. 19, 1959.
The Weekly News Reel: The Frau passes this one on — The reason God made women beautiful and foolish, beautiful is so the men would love them and foolish so they would love the men. What next?
Fairmount, Jan. 22. — Fire completely destroyed the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wohlforth Thursday evening, also causing the loss of a great deal of their furniture.
75 years ago: Dec. 28, 1933
A disastrous fire occurred early Friday morning at Jarbalo, seven miles north of Tonganoxie, when a fire completely destroyed the high school building there. A basketball game had been held in the gymnasium the previous evening. The building was relatively new, having been built in 1917. It was protected by insurance policies amounting to $15,000.
A fire of unknown origin, although it is thought it must have been started from sparks from the flue falling onto the roof, completely destroyed the beautiful farm home of Miss Ruth and Ross Phenicie, south of Tonganoxie on U. S. No. 40, shortly before noon on Christmas Day. The loss was said not to have been covered by insurance.
Just-A-Thinkin’: On four successive years we have concocted a hopeful and cheerful new year’s editorial forecasting the speedy departure of depression, and beckoning to universal happiness for the new year. We rechecked these, then threw our 1934 attempt in the waste basket. (Walt Neibarger, Editor-Owner.)
Pleasant Valley: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith are the proud parents of a baby boy born Dec. 27.
Some fellows are such poor managers they don’t know how to run anything except the country. — Arcadia Journal.
100 years ago: Jan. 7, 1909
Frank McRill carries the largest and best stock of iron and wood material for blacksmith purposes in Leavenworth County. He does all kinds of boiler, engine and machine work. Horseshoeing a specialty. When you are in town, drop in at McRill’s shop for a look, anyway. (ad)
Needed at once — a boy to learn the printing trade.
F. L. Bigelow is the new Union Pacific agent at this place, and so far has made a very favorable impression upon those who have had business dealings with him.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie McKeehen and child, of Bonner Springs, spent a few days at Tonganoxie recently with relatives.
It is reported that a pool room will be opened soon in the building opposite the Mirror office, by Abe Lash.
L. Hare of Kansas City has assumed charge of the Condensor at this place. He is a pleasant gentleman to meet.