Remember when: A community review
10 years ago: March 3, 1999
Births: John and Crystal Thurston, Oskaloosa, wish to announce the birth of their son, Cooper Edwin, born Jan. 14, 1999; Alan and Jennifer Wilson, Clever, Mo., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Audrey Rose, born Feb. 24, 1999.
Jarbalo Jottings: Saturday night, Edna Kesinger of Lansing, Ron and LaVera Aufdemberge, Kathy Powers and Bid Sheppard went to the Machine Shed in Lenexa to celebrate Ron and Bid’s birthdays. After that they went to Glen’s Opry in Tonganoxie.
Deaths: Geraldine (Jerry) Hahn, 74, Bella Vista, Ark., formerly of Kansas City, Kan., died Feb. 16, 1999, at her daughter’s home in Leavenworth; Frank William Miers, 95, Tonganoxie, died Feb. 23, 1999; William A. Tinberg, 94, Kansas City, Kan., formerly of Bonner Springs, passed away Feb. 23, 1999; Howard R. Vining, 87, Tonganoxie, died Feb. 25, 1999; Claude Brown, age 70, died in a fire at his home on the 138th block of 158th St.
(Caption under picture.) Howard Fields serves Nicole Salmon with some chili and a smile at the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society’s Soup and Chili dinner on Feb. 18 at the Methodist Church as Earl Parsons looks on.
25 years ago: Feb. 29, 1984
The First State Bank and Trust has announced the addition of Bill Altman, Jr., to its staff. He has assumed duties as a vice president.
The Tonganoxie Community Theater has selected an original musical to be presented June 7-10 in the high school auditorium. The book, music and lyrics for the show were written by Frank Gilgin, including some lyrics by Harvey Fisk. The show “Tonganoxie” is set in New York and Tonganoxie. The story line is entertaining and the songs are beautiful.
Births: Chuck and Cheryl Hassinger would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Samantha Ann, Feb. 10, 1984, in Stuttgart, Germany; Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Kyle are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jennifer Melissa, born Feb. 17, 1984; Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Bundy of Monroe, La., are very pleased to announce the arrival of their daughter, Debra Jean, Feb. 20, 1984.
Deaths: Walter J. Heywood, 83, Tonganoxie, died Feb. 7, 1984; Marion Elwood Walker, 62, Dallas, Texas, passed away Feb. 20, 1984; Elmer Ralph Hunter, 64, Tonganoxie, passed away Feb. 22, 1984.
Springdale News: Farris Stolte attended the funeral of Mrs. Sarah Fair on Monday in Winchester and visited the Ernest Grays, who had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last week.
Nick Olson celebrated his 10th birthday Saturday, Feb. 18.
50 years ago: March 19, 1959
Deaths: Word has been received here of the death of Jess Scott of Detroit, Mich., Sunday afternoon. Death was due to a heart attack. Mr. Scott was a cousin of Jim Lee of Tonganoxie; word was received recently by Mrs. Ona Himpel that her father, John H. Mails, passed away Feb. 15, 1959, at the age of 67, in Yokohama, Japan. Mr. Mails went to Japan in 1949 and had been employed by the Civil Service until the time of his death; Mrs. Elizabeth Handley, 70, Route 1, Linwood, died early Sunday.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Nafus announce the birth of their daughter, Stacey Lynn, March 11, 1959.
Interest is being shown in the community for the establishment of an old time museum. The purpose is to preserve the history of the city of Tonganoxie and the adjacent area. This seems very worthwhile as Tonganoxie dates back to 1832, when Chief Tonganoxie settled here with his tribe of Delaware Indians. This, along with the location of the town between free Lawrence and pro-slavery Leavenworth during the Civil War days. (Interested persons were to contact Harold Younger or the Mirror editor, Jean Neibarger.)
Airman Griff Younger, U.S. Navy, returned to his base at Sanford, Fla., Monday, after spending a ten-day leave with his parents, Col. and Mrs. Harold Younger, and other relatives here.
75 years ago: February 22, 1934
Allen D. Coffman, age 70, died at his farm home five miles west of Tonganoxie, Monday, after an illness attributed to cancer that began about January 1. He had been a resident of this district for about fifty-five years.
Mrs. Florence Hill, age 79, wife of the late William H. Hill, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest Allison of Linwood, last Thursday afternoon.
The public sale at the R. W. Freeman farm, at the west side of Tonganoxie, is being held today. Dean Freeman, who has farmed his father’s place, is moving to the Frank Somers farm, and John Papenhausen and family have leased the Freeman place. R. W. kept about 25 acres with his house, just enough to keep him busy, he says, without too much labor.
Mrs. L. F. Young received word of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Henry Borst of Salina, who passed away Monday.
A fire last week destroyed one of the largest dairy barns in this section on the Omar Browning farm, west of Linwood. A tool house was also destroyed, besides machinery and seven head of calves, all owned by Omar Browning.
Stanwood: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Champion of Woostock announce the birth of a daughter, February 15, who will answer to the name of Sylvia.
100 years ago: March 4, 1909
Mrs. Catherine Yates was given a very pleasant surprise at her home last Thursday, the occasion being in honor of her 83rd birthday.
About Former Tonganoxieites, (from the McLouth Times.) Henry Peterson dropped a brick on his foot Saturday and felt pretty bad from the effects for a day or two. Nearly knocked Henry down and out.
Mrs. Jake Freienmuth has gone on a three weeks’ visit to her brother near Boaz, New Mexico.
The road drag was brought out the first time this season on Tonganoxie’s streets Monday. Come again.
Wes Moore was seen in Lawrence last week, clad in U. S. infantry uniform. His folks do not know that he has enlisted.
The Northwestern has established a depot at Seufert. The depot is an old boxcar, and was hauled in last week. The furniture consists of a stove.
Karl Heckman is not mixing any dough at the Home Bakery today. Yesterday, he started to shave himself. After strapping his razor he started to test it by holding a hair between his left thumb and first finger. Instead of cutting the hair, he clipped off a slice from the end of his first finger and a piece from the end of his thumb.