Archive for Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Remember when: a community review

January 28, 2009

10 years ago: Jan. 13, 1999

The new park slated for U.S. 24-40 and Main took one step closer to completion last week when a representative from Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) presented Mayor Herb Robbins with a check for $10,000.

Ronald and Dee Derzinski will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on Jan. 17, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Union Pacific Depot in Lawrence. Their children will host the event. Friends are invited to the cake and punch reception. The couple requests no gifts.

Death: Hazel Thompson Waybright, 92, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 2, 1999.

Caption under picture: Tonganoxie High sophomores, Amy Earhart and Ryan Hatfield went undefeated at the 4-3-2-1A Debate Tournament last week at Blue Valley Northwest High School.

Wayne Eibes, a 1994 graduate of Tonganoxie High School, recently completed his degree in automotive technology. Graduation ceremonies were Dec. 18, 1998, in Pittsburg.

Tonganoxie’s newly formed Optimist Club is having its first fundraiser this weekend. The inaugural pancake feed will be this Saturday, Jan. 16. The money collected will be used to support local programs supported by the Optimist Club. The motto of the Optimist Club, "Friends of Youth" is taken very seriously and Bretthauer said the members are very excited about the new club.

25 years ago: Jan. 11, 1984

The rural residence of Calvin and Marie McDaniel, Rt. 2, Tonganoxie, was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning.

Kristie Lobb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lobb of Tonganoxie, has been home over the holidays. She is a senior at Fort Hays State University, majoring in physical education and health, and will be student teaching in the Ellis school system in Ellis. On her return to school last week, Kristie learned that she has been elected to “Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities.” She was one of 55 chosen out of the 8,000 students at Fort Hays State.

Mike Mahoney has just returned from a Continental Singers tour in Southeast Asia and will be giving a solo concert on Jan. 22 at the West Haven Baptist Church.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence P. Widucki wish to announce the birth of their daughter, Ashley Elizabeth, Dec. 30, 1983.

Deaths: Mr. Melvin Curtis Henderson, 54, Tonganoxie, passed away Jan. 3, 1984; Mrs. Minnie Catherine Seanor, 97, formerly of Tonganoxie, passed away Jan. 8, 1984, in Eudora; Joseph Henick, 100 years of age, passed away Jan. 2, 1984.

Mrs. Marie Jarrett has returned from visiting her son, Mr. and Mrs. John Jarrett, in San Diego, Calif.

Mr. Harold Denholm had the misfortune to break his left leg last week. Harold is a rural mail carrier, working out of Oskaloosa, after having been a carrier in Tonganoxie for many years.

50 years ago: Jan. 29, 1959

Deaths: Jack Henry, 38, Lee’s Summit, Mo., died Jan. 22, 1959; Albert Caldwell, age 71, Tonganoxie, passed away Jan. 27, 1959; Mrs. Dolly Grace Gilliland, Tonganoxie, age 83, passed away Jan. 23, 1959; word was just received that W. R. Seanor of RR 1, Tonganoxie, died at his home this afternoon; Mrs. Rillie Snodgrass, McPherson, died Wednesday morning.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Glen Lange announce the birth of a daughter Jan. 23, 1959; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Reetz announce the birth of a son Jan. 21, 1959. Deaths: Mrs. Earl Ezell was called to Springfield, Mo., Jan. 25, due to the death of her father, Mr. J. W. Dobbs; Mr. Walter Schubert, age 69, died at his home Jan. 23; Mrs. Alice McGoldrick died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Burke on Jan. 25, 1959.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Warren of Kansas City, Kan., announce the birth of twin sons Jan. 25, 1959; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Smith of Kansas City, Mo., announce the birth of a son, Steven Douglas, Jan. 27, 1959.

75 years ago: Jan. 4, 1934

George L. Phenicie, a resident of the Reno community for the greater part of his life, died Sunday. He was 55 years, 1 month and 3 days old.

Mrs. Ernest Coxen received word Monday of the tragic death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Clarence Potts, who was shot while returning home from a dance New Year’s Eve, in Topeka. (Mrs. Potts and other occupants of her car were involved in a collision, they got out to investigate and someone in the other car fired one shot, killing her.)

Francis G. Percival, Lansing, but formerly of Tonganoxie, 63 years old, died Sunday.

John Osborn, aged 83 years, passed away Dec. 19, 1933. Mr. Osborn was one of the old time residents of this county.

Stranger: Mr. and Mrs. Ebb Rees attended a family reunion celebrating the 71st birthday anniversary of her father, Mr. Drice, at Kansas City, Sunday.

Pleasant Valley: A large crowd attended the program at the school house Friday night, and enjoyed the entertainment arranged by the program committee. The next program will be Jan. 26th.

The first Nudist copywriter was Victor Hugo. He gave his clothes to his valet and told him not to return the clothes until a certain hour. Hugo had to stay in his room and so he wrote copy until his clothes were brought back. Thus he got a lot of work done.

100 years ago: Jan. 14, 1909

G. M. Hughey, an old and respected resident of Linwood, and well known in Leavenworth County, died of heart failure Monday evening, Jan. 4.

Death, the reaper, claimed another life this week. That he is no respecter of persons is shown by the fact that the young and the old alike are taken. This time he has chosen for the victim Evelyn Hammil, the 24-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hammil, residing about four miles east of Tonganoxie. Last June the young lady was injured by a fall, and ever since has been under medical treatment. She was operated upon some time ago, but without giving any apparent relief. Of late she has been receiving treatment at a Kansas City hospital, but tuberculosis set in, which affected the spine, and early Monday evening death resulted.

Mrs. Sophia Yoakum, 94 years old, died at the home of her son, H.C. Yoakum, last Sunday. Deceased was an early settler in Leavenworth county.

A son was born Monday night to Mr. and Mrs. Sam McKone.

The snow Monday brought forth a few sleighs, and the merry jingle of the bells was heard.

Mrs. Mollie Myers celebrated her birthday last Friday by giving her boarders an unusually elaborate supper; and they (the boarders) presented her with a handsome gas stove for the dining room.

Russell Cronemeyer accidentally shot himself through the foot with a rifle recently, says the McLouth Times. The foot is doing very nicely, but Russell is unable to use it.

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