Archive for Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Remember When: a community review

July 1, 2009

10 years ago: June 16, 1999

Caption under picture: From left to right; Abby Reed with her two-month-old daughter Caitlin Reed, great-great grandmother Berniece Bush of Riverton, Neb., grandfather Gary Myers and great grandmother Delores Myers. Five generations gather to celebrate a new family member.

Obituaries: Rhoda Vogel, 86, Topeka, died June 13, 1999; Ervin A. Cink, 78, Missouri Valley, Iowa, died June 12, 1999; Robert Gordon Barnhardt, 94, rural Leavenworth County, died June 13, 1999.

Annette Marie Evans graduated from Barstow School on June 7, 1999. She plans to enter Baker University in the fall of 1999. She is the daughter of Lem and Judy Evans.

A Leavenworth County 4-H’er has earned state recognition for his beef project. As the state winner, Brandon New has earned the privilege of attending national 4-H Congress, which will be held Nov. 26-30 in Atlanta. State award winners also receive a keepsake medallion and a $200 travel award toward trip costs.

25 years ago: June 13, 1984

Sisters Cathy and Wendy Winkler, Leavenworth, Route 1, are among state project award winners for 1984. Cathy, as winner of the Santa Fe Award, receives a $750 scholarship and a trip to the National 4-H Congress in November in Chicago. Wendy is the poultry award winner and receives a trip to the Midwest Poultry Federation Conference.

Deaths: Irene Dramann, 90, Kansas City, Kan., died Wednesday; Roy W. Baird, 74, Eudora, died Thursday in his home after a long illness.

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Kimberlin will be honored on from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 24, with a reception family and friends will play host to at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tonganoxie.

Mr. and Mrs. Francis “Butch” Uhlrich of Greenwood, Mo., have adopted a 3-month-old baby boy. His name is Benjamin Conrad.

Wesley Harrell of Basehor celebrated his 78th birthday this week with the help of his wife, Beatrice Harrell. The Harrells are former Tonganoxie residents.

The Ralph Goos family reunion was held at the home of their son, Ralph Goos of Raytown, Mo., on Saturday, May 26.

50 years ago: July 2, 1959

Deaths: Otto M. Radloff, Alta Vista, a former resident of Basehor and Glenwood, died last Friday at the Veterans Hospital in Topeka. He was born December 10, 1895; John J. Groshong, 44, city councilman at McLouth, died at his home Tuesday.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Lenahan are the proud parents of a son, born June 29, to whom they have given the name Thomas Henry; Mr. and Mrs. George H. Ammel announce the birth of a son, Harvey Dean, born June 29, 1959.

Twin Sisters Celebrate Birthday: Mrs. Clemma Owens of Topeka and Mrs. Sarah Frances Hunter of Tonganoxie were honored with a picnic dinner at Tonganoxie, Sunday. There were approximately 150 relatives and friends who attended.

Bill Seymour is a man with a dog — and a problem. He has bragged about how good a hunter his dog was, but now he won’t mention the subject. The dog got loose the other day and brought home a nice frying chicken and deposited it on the back porch. The chicken, unhurt, is now happily clucking away at Bill’s house while Bill is running around trying to locate the owner.

Jarbalo: Junior Kern was making a round among his Mobilgas customers, making them a Golden Key for their car. This is the Golden Key program from Mobilgas Company.

75 years ago: June 7, 1934

Mrs. Hester Henry Kelly died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. H. Hawkins, Tonganoxie, at 3 p.m. Friday, June 1, 1934. The deceased was near 85 years of age, born at Eureka Springs, Ark., her exact age not being known as her father was killed during the Civil War, and her mother died soon after, leaving no family record. She, with two brothers and one sister, were raised by friends in Missouri.

Dr. and Mrs. David F. Parker, of Hill City, have located in Tonganoxie, and moved into the M.E. Parsonage recently vacated by Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Hoover. They have one child, a small girl.

William Feeley, aged 48 years, died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home, seven miles west of Tonganoxie, after an illness of several weeks.

Stanwood: Mr. and Mrs. Elza Marvin, of Iola, announce the birth of a son. Mrs. Marvin will be remembered as Miss Doris Smith.

The Burlington’s stainless steel train, from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Monday, June 11, will be in Leavenworth. It is another of the new railroad transportation improvements similar to the one that appeared over the Union Pacific lines some time ago.

100 years ago: June 17, 1909

One of the probable attractions at the Fourth of July picnic will be a balloon ascension. Negotiations are now in progress to have one.

Funeral services over the remains of C.L. Barnes were held at the home three miles east, Tuesday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. Fisher assisted by Rev. Ballard.

Eudora has built a $300 bandstand.

I.M. Harper of the Lawrence World was in town Monday.

Will Holder went Monday to Leavenworth to cash in on two wolf scalps.

McLouth admits it was stung good and plenty by the bloomer girls’ aggregation.

The Atchison Globe thinks the real genius in the Wright family is Reuchlin Wright of Tonganoxie. Some day, it says, Orville and Wilbur will come down suddenly, and then people will accept the Globe’s opinion.

Linwood: A new girl arrived at the home of Earl Anderson last Friday.

Big Stranger Items. The four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Harvey died Thursday night. The child fell in a tub of water a week ago last Friday, and the little one suffered severe pain until death. The remains were buried in Springdale Cemetery.

Marshal Torpey has collected something over $30 for dog licenses. Some of the dogs that apparently had no owners have been killed. A few days ago the marshal picked up two dogs whose ownership was denied by anyone. (Two boys then collected money from their friends and saved the dogs’ lives.)

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