Remember When: a community review
10 years ago: June 23, 1999
J.R. and Joyce Evans will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2-5 p.m. June 26 with an open house at their home in Bonner Springs.
Hollywood comes to Tonganoxie in search of shoe shot location: A local hay field was part of the main attraction at Ted and Kim Wiles’ house Thursday morning. (Models Christa Campbell and Glynnis Lawson posed for still shots, which were to be used for shoe advertisements. The theme for the photos was "Fall Harvest".)
McLouth News: 130 family and friends arrived from Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Arizona, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri to enjoy good company and memories of the 50th wedding anniversary of Robert and Alfreda Ryan, celebrated at the Stanwood Friends Meeting House. The reception on June 6 was hosted by the couple’s three children.
Deaths: LaVell Josephine Fitch, Argonia, died June 9, 1999; William Lee Workman, Tonganoxie, died June 21, 1999, at his home.
Andrew R. Earlenbaugh has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program at the U. S. Army Recruiting Station in Lawrence.
25 years ago: June 20, 1984
Deaths: Emery Myrle Creek, 75, Kansas City, Kan., formerly of McLouth, died June 17, 1984; Mrs. Effa B. Handley, 73, Linwood, died June 18, 1984; Mrs. Norma Jean Hutchison, 78, Leavenworth, formerly of Tonganoxie, died June 14, 1984.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Greg McWilliams would like to announce the birth of their son, Ryan Patrick, on May 16, 1984; Sandy and Tim Skaggs announce the birth of their daughter, Cassandra Lynne, born June 8, 1984.
Jarbalo Jottings: Garrold and Gail White of Stotts City, Mo., are the parents of a boy, Ronald Wayne, born May 15, 1984.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Edmondson will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house from 3-5 p.m. June 24, 1984, at the Piper Baptist Church from 3 to 5 p.m. Family and friends are invited.
Linwood News: Services for Roy W. Baird, 74, were held Saturday afternoon, June 9 in Lawrence. Mr. Baird died at his home after a lengthy illness.
The reunion of the Meints family descendants was held Sunday, June 10, at the Florence Riford Center.
50 years ago: July 9, 1959
Larry Doege was bitten on the knee by a poisonous insect last week. He was a patient at St. Johns Hospital in Leavenworth for several days and was unable to get around for awhile after returning home. He is getting along nicely now.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Davis of Leavenworth are the parents of a son, Carrol Wynn, born June 22, 1959; Mr. and Mrs. Lowell B. Turner announce the birth of their daughter, Barbara Jean, on July 3, 1959; Mr. and Mrs. John T. (Bud) Sparks announce the birth of a son on July 2, 1959, in San Diego.
Deputy Oakie Parmer is busy hunting lost kids on the river bank near Linwood. Trouble is the kids are goats. He was recently called to go down there — residents thought they heard a child crying somewhere on the river bank. They were right, it was a kid — a little baby goat — and it was stuck in the brush. Oakie freed the kid and sent it on its way. Such is the life of a law officer.
Thirty-two Tonganoxie Boy Scouts of Troop 75 will leave Sunday morning at 4:30 a.m. for a week in Colorado. The week will be spent at the V.I. Morey Camp at Ohio City. The Morey camp has been established for many years; this is the second year for the members of Troop 75 to take their annual vacation at the camp. Scout Master Bill Seymour and a number of parents and scout leaders will make the trip and watch out for the boys.
75 years ago: June 14, 1934
Tabitha Frances Rice Dews, Lawrence, died May 21, 1934.
This week the E.E. Hoskins Grocery and Meat Market are celebrating their 12th anniversary in business in Tonganoxie and are offering a special sale week beginning June 14 and ending June 20. The business’ ad will be found elsewhere in this issue.
Edward Diekman, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Diekman of Tonganoxie, received his degree in pharmacy Monday from Kansas University.
Just-A-Thinkin’: Sometimes Ye Ed feels like his reporters are on the order of a racehorse that wants to run too soon. Last week a local couple observed the blessed event. We beat the stork by a full 24 hours and it was a girl instead of a boy.
Cards were received Wednesday from Rev. and Mrs. Gene Frank of Americus, announcing the birth of a daughter on June 11, to whom they have given the name Wilma Gene.
Mr. and Mrs. Hans Freienmuth and children enjoyed a trip to Bagnell Dam during the weekend.
100 years ago: June 24, 1909
Reuchlin Wright has been visiting his brothers Orville and Wilbur in Dayton, Ohio. He was present at the ceremonies arranged in honor of the distinguished aeronauts last week.
The merry-go-round moved to Lawrence last week. The operators found business so poor in Tonganoxie that they only attempted to run a few times.
The funeral of Mrs. Kinglet was held Friday, and the burial was in Hubbel Hill Cemetery in the afternoon.
The balloon ascenders wanted too much to risk their necks, so there will be no ascension in Tonganoxie the Fourth. However, this omission will not interfere with having a good time on that day, or rather the day after, which is the picnic day.
Nelson Freeman won the pie-eating contest at the Airdome on Friday night. There were three entries, and he was an easy winner.
H.V. Needham reports that his herd of cows fell off about eleven gallons of milk between Tuesday and Wednesday. He attributes it to the effect the unsettled weather has on the cows.
Sheriff Brown and two deputies raided the old Brandon & Beal brewing plant Tuesday in Leavenworth and got 3,000 gallons of beer, probably the biggest haul yet made in the state.