Archive for Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Remember When: A community review

March 4, 2009

10 years ago: Feb. 17, 1999

Births: Wes and Jenny Manning are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Madison, Feb. 4, 1999; John and Crystal Thurston, Oskaloosa, wish to announce the birth of their son, Cooper Edwin, Jan. 14, 1999.

A reception honoring the 80th birthday of Mrs. Arthur (Louise Maxine) Voelker, McLouth, will be held Sunday, Feb. 28, at the McLouth United Methodist Church, 2-4 p.m. No gifts, please, just your presence.

Jennifer L. Bosley, Tonganoxie, was named to the Central Missouri State University Dean’s List for the 1998 fall semester.

Jarbalo Jottings: Mr. and Mrs. John Fevurly are the parents of a baby boy born Dec. 15, 1998. They named him John Earl on Feb. 11, but are going to call him Jack.

Carie M. Goodrich was named to the Dean’s List at William Jewell for the 1998 fall semester.

Deaths: Pearl Maye Bernitz, 96, Eudora, died Feb. 9, 1999; Howard W. Kissinger, 84, Tonganoxie, died Feb. 10, 1999; Deloris M. Pape, 64, Tonganoxie, died Feb. 11, 1999; Carl Stiglmire, 88, Basehor, died Feb. 15, 1999.

Army Reserve Pvt. Richard C. Hogue has graduated from the heavy-wheeled vehicle mechanic course, Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Hogue is the son of Richard T. and Sheila K. Hogue, Tonganoxie.

25 years ago: Feb. 15, 1984

Cliff and Irene Sturgis, of Colorado Springs, Colo., will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on March, 1, 1984. (Address was given so cards could be sent.)

Birth: Butch and Linda Smith, Basehor, announce the birth of their daughter, Jennifer Ruth, Jan. 30, 1984.

Deaths: Margaret B. Davoren, 93, Bonner Springs, passed away Feb. 12, 1984; Mrs. Edna L. Turner, 76, Tonganoxie, passed away Feb. 12, 1984; Ella Myrtle Voorhees, 94, Leavenworth, died Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Joe Wilson of Linwood celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Feb. 7, 1984.

The 1983 Friends of the Library purchased the Begin to Learn Book Series for the Library for $256.56. These are wonderful children’s books.

Cub Scout pack 3075 Den 4 with Mrs. Donna Albright and Mrs. Betty Kirby, Den Mothers, will be going skating in Leavenworth at the Satellite Rink on Saturday, Feb. 18.

50 years ago: March 5, 1959

Agriculture Hall of Fame to Kansas: Will be Located East of Tonganoxie, West of Kansas City; $5 million Cost: A site west of Kansas City, Kan., and east of Tonganoxie was selected last Friday for the proposed five million dollar Agricultural Hall of Fame. The hall will honor men and women who have made outstanding contributions to agriculture in the United States.

Miss Bertha Halstead will celebrate her 88th birthday on March 9. Miss Halstead was born near Reno in 1871, and has lived here practically all her life.

Deaths: Staff Sgt. Leon John Boles, 38, was killed early Sunday when his car overturned after hitting an abutment on U.S. 40 about three miles west of Salina; funeral services for Edward Leonard (Ed) Bates, Basehor, who passed away March 1, 1959, were held March 3 at the Basehor Methodist Church.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mowrey announce the birth of their son, Michael William, March 1, 1959; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Robinson of Otterville, Mo., are the parents of twin daughters, born Feb. 25, 1959; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Dean Hummelgaard announce the birth of twin daughters, Sally Jo and Mary Dee, March 2, 1959.

The Weekly News Reel: Tonganoxie Real Estate man L. C. “Hap” Evans played an important part in the Agriculture Hall of Fame. He was responsible for securing options on the land. Evans and Mayor Rawlings were guests at the Victory Dinner at the Town House in KCK last Friday night.

75 years ago: Feb. 8, 1934

Deaths: Funeral services for Mrs. F. H. Jenkins, age 63 years, Liberty, Mo., formerly of Tonganoxie, were held Wednesday afternoon; Carl Liebenow, age 83, passed away at his home west of Basehor, Feb. 7; Mrs. Will Somers received a telegram Saturday telling her of the death of her oldest brother, Will Trackwell, at his home in Belgrade, Mont., that day; Cyrus H. Hawkins received word a few days ago, of the death of his half-brother Elihu Hawkins, who passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ed. Willetts in Noblesville, Ind. He was 88 years old, and was among the last of the Civil War veterans of Hamilton County, Ind.; David Wyman, 19, clerk in the McLouth post office, died Tuesday.

Stanwood: A baby son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Lobb, Thursday, Feb. 1, and passed away Sunday morning. A short funeral service was conducted at the home Monday afternoon and the little body laid to rest by the side of the little brother, Allan Eugene, who passed away several years ago.

Hoge: Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Rexford are the proud parents of a daughter at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Johnson.

Mound: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moore entertained with a family reunion Sunday.

100 years ago: Feb. 18, 1909

Tonganoxie has overdrawn its account with the country treasurer $40.13.

K.S. Langford, aged 82 years, died Friday last of old age, and was buried Monday.

Toliver Grant died Monday of last week of apoplexy at the age of 65 years. He lived only about two weeks after the death of his wife. The interment took place in the Summit cemetery on Thursday.

Bert Gress made a flying trip Thursday to Leavenworth, purchased a new milk wagon, and enjoyed a cool ride home in it.

City Editor: How did you come to lose your place on that weekly? Applicant: I fell down on an important piece of news. I failed to learn that one of the leading citizens was painting his hen house.

Robt. Freeman has purchased the 80-acre farm of John Lee two miles southeast of town and will take possession this spring. Mr. Lee will move onto the old Hallenbeck farm now owned by Robt. Southard.

Free-Shaving and hair-cutting at Dedrick’s, by M.A. Steppan, for 30 days.


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