Remember When: A Community Review
10 years ago: March 10, 1999
(Captions under pictures.) Elmer McAferty proudly displays his appointment to the office of Post Master by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. McAferty is retiring from the McLouth Post Office after 39 years of service ... Dan Fire takes up his new post, officer in charge, in McLouth.
The Tonganoxie Community National Bank held a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday morning at its new 5,200 square foot location. This followed a Sunday afternoon celebration that featured more than 100 stockholders, employees and spouses.
Death: Gertrude M. Silvey, 90, Tonganoxie, died March 5, 1999.
Air Force Airman Michelle L. Comolli has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonia, Texas. Comolli is the daughter of Martin D. and Lynn M. Searles of McLouth. She is a 1996 graduate of McLouth High School.
Springdale Scene: The Springdale area extends sympathy to the Trader family in the loss of Barbara Trader.
Jarbalo Jottings: Jesse Barnett of Shawnee held an 18th birthday party for his son, Jared Barnett, Saturday evening. Many relatives from both sides, Barnett and Blackwell families, attended.
25 years ago: March 7, 1984
The Chieftains completed a sweep in sub-state 4A play in Atchison this past week by defeating ACCHS, 55-33, Maur Hill, 59-43 and Atchison, 60-58, to earn a berth in the State Tournament this Thursday in Salina.
Deaths: Mr. Frank Bradley, 63, Rogers, Ark., passed away March 4, 1984; Maud Thompson, 94, Oskaloosa, died Wednesday; Sylvia Nell Johnson Cox, 79, Leavenworth, died Thursday.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Bingham of Tonganoxie announce the birth of their daughter, Erin Marie, born March 2, 1984; Denzel (Dee) and Sara Gibbens are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Denise Jean, born Feb. 20, 1984; Mr. and Mrs. Pat Happer of Rexford, announce the birth of a daughter, Emily Elizabeth, Feb. 12, 1984; Keith and Kathy Helliker of Tonganoxie are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Marin Elizabeth, born Feb. 24, 1984.
(Caption under picture.) 7-year-old Chris Collins caught a 5-pound bass at a farm pond last Friday. Chris is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Collins, Rt. 3, Tonganoxie.
Jarbalo Jottings: Mildred Kirby reports the death of Harmon Langston of Eudora Monday. He was Don Kirby’s father-in-law.
Mrs. Velma Farmer received word last week of the death of her cousin, Mr. Daryl Meredith, 79, who lived in Pratt. Mr. Meredith and his late wife, Hazel Meredith, both were former school teachers in Tonganoxie.
50 years ago: March 26, 1959
Deaths: Anna Bishop Cummings, Tonganoxie, passed away March 24, 1959, at the age of 67 years; Mrs. Pearl McGlinn, 88, once a teacher to Gen. Douglas MacArthur, died last Friday night at the home. She was born in Leavenworth and had lived there most of her life. (Mrs. McGlinn taught in Tonganoxie Elementary School, and also at Ft. Leavenworth. That is where she taught Gen. MacArthur.)
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hawkins will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on March 29.
A big front page pat on the back to Hans Freienmuth for the job he is doing in cleaning up the tract of land at the north entrance to town. It is located just north of Third Street and west of Highway 16. This should help very much in making our town presentable to those coming in from Kansas City way.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Cox of Reedley, California, announce the arrival of a son, Samuel Eugene, born March a14, 1959.
Mr. Gene Leighty went to Kansas City today to attend the funeral service for his son-in-law, Mr. Gathal McClaskey. Mrs. McClaskey is the former Bertha Leighty of Tonganoxie.
75 years ago: March 1, 1934
John William McBride, 73 years old, assistant custodian of the safe deposit department of the City National Bank and Trust Company, died yesterday noon as he sat at home smoking his pipe and resting after the cleaning the snow off the sidewalk. Death was the result of a cerebral hemorrhage. Kansas City Times.
Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Peters received word from their son, George, who is in the Navy at Honolulu, that he is playing the piano in an 11-piece orchestra and they broadcasted from radio station WGN on Feb. 11.
As Others See It. The government should get out of all kinds of private business, put it back to individual effort. Centralia Journal.
Reno: Funeral services for Allen Coffman were held in the Friends Church on Tuesday in Tonganoxie with burial in Hubbel Hill cemetery. He was 70 years of age and had resided in this vicinity for many years.
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100 years ago: March 11, 1909
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lawrence, at Lawrence last week.
Will it become necessary for Tonganoxie to regulate the speed of automobiles?
Sam Jones received a Great Dane dog Saturday evening that weights somewhere near 200 lbs.
Roads are so bad between here and Hoge that hay is shipped the six miles by railroad. Bad roads are more expensive than freight rates.
Mr. and Mrs. Fusher are the parents of a new son, who arrived at their home Sunday night. They live on the farm formerly owned by A. R. Buchheister.
James Porter, an old resident of Jarbalo, died Tuesday.
Linwood: The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Cline died at their home in Chicago, Saturday. The remains were brought to Linwood Sunday, and the funeral was held Tuesday.
Linwood: C. C. Burnett came back last week, after a two months absence. He has been in Idaho, Colorado and Nebraska, buying potatoes.
Tonganoxie Heights: Some loud explosions were heard last Friday near Pleasant Prairie, when it was thought the scholars were celebrating the inauguration of President Taft; but on investigation it was found to be G. T. Soeber blowing out stumps with dynamite.