Remember When: A Community Review
10 years ago: April 21, 1999
Knitting for health and happiness: When Althea Koerth started knitting, she was not aware of the demand hospitals had for knitted products. (Mrs. Koerth started knitting 13 years ago, and was making knitted caps to donate for premature babies, using a lemon for sizing of the caps. She also participated in making security blankets for traumatized or severely ill children. This was called the “Linus Project.”)
Dean and Vaneta Mailand will celebrate their 40th anniversary from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 25 at the 4-H Building at the Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie with an open house.
Springdale Scene: Mr. and Mrs. Brad Coffin, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son, Samuel Aaron, born April 6, 1999.
Deaths: Fred U. Lamb, 82, Kansas City, Kan., formerly of McLouth, died April 15, 1999; Jack Lee Metzger, 69, Olathe, died April 18, 1999.
The ladies at the United Methodist Church in Tonganoxie sponsored a luncheon to honor the volunteers of the Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and Food Bank at noon on Thursday. Fifty-four people attended.
The city of McLouth is putting its best foot forward to help remember war veterans and patriots. Last Saturday, April 17, McLouth had its first annual Patriots’ Day celebration. The event was organized to promote recognition of veterans in the area. (There were two parades, one with horse-drawn entries, as well as floats, and the Mounted Color Guard from Ft. Riley carried flags. These soldiers donned Civil War clothing in honor of Patriots’ Day. Many veterans watched, many from the American Legion hall, which had uniforms from several eras, guns, etc.)
There was a children’s parade in the morning. Children paraded in costumes, and each child received a ribbon and a flag for participating.
25 years ago: April 18, 1984
Phil Lobb was recently selected as the Kansas Athletic Director of the Year. Phil Lobb has been an educator in the Tonganoxie School District for 25 years.
Thad Rose, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rose, Route 3, Tonganoxie, has been selected by the National 4-H Council to be an International 4-H Youth Exchange (IFYE) Ambassador to Australia. Thad will be leaving June 17 for Australia. Thad will live with host families, sharing family fun and chores. He will visit the local countryside and observe local customs. He will visit sites of historical and cultural importance.
Mrs. Mary Foley’s eight children came to Eudora to help their mother celebrate her 94th birthday Sunday, April 15. Forty-six grandchildren were there to bring her a happy day.
Deaths: Olive Reynolds Longacre, age 95 years and 19 days, died April 14, 1984; a memorial service was held Saturday at the Grace Baptist Church in Whitewater for James Brian Henderson, infant son of Bob and Julie Henderson.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mark announce the birth of their son, Brendan Michael, born April 5, 1984.
McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Newman recently attended their 38th wedding anniversary dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Schimmel of Lawrence.
50 years ago: May 7, 1959
Deaths: Mrs. Florence Fowler Caps, 83, widow of an early-day Kansas City motor car manufacturer, died Tuesday in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the home of her son; funeral services for Chester Hemphill were held April 29, 1959; Mrs. Annie Josephine Hawkins, Tonganoxie, 76, passed away May 6, 1959; Mrs. Sarah Jeffries received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. John Rhea of Glen Flora, Texas, on April 29, 1959.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Northern of Los Angeles, California, announce the birth of a son, Marvin Lee, April 8, 1959; Dr. and Mrs. Philip Stevens announce the birth of a son, May 7, 1959.
Linwood: Mr. S. P. “Pat” Collins celebrated his 89th birthday April 30, 1959.
Reno: Sunday was Robin Wiley’s 1st birthday. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Wiley.
Reno: School Notes: Mrs. William Puckett, who has taught the advanced room the past six years, is retiring.
75 years ago: April 12, 1934
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Rawlings announce the arrival of a new daughter to whom they have given the name, Dolores Dalene.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Haas announce the birth of a daughter, April 11, 1934.
Quite a number of Tonganoxie folks drove Wednesday to Lawrence to view the new Union Pacific streamline train.
Mr. and Mrs. Melville Fisher announce the birth of a son, April 11, 1934. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher live in Lawrence.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Morgan of Lynwood, Calif., celebrated their Golden Wedding April 8. Mrs. Morgan is a sister of George A. Denholm.
J. C. Laming and Son reports the sale of the following new Fords the past week: Lenore Gress, Deluxe V-8 coach, J. T. Glanville, V-8 Fordor, and John Conrad, O. C. Sherwood and E. F. Hegendeffer, new V-8 trucks.
Lemuel Evans has purchased the brick building now occupied by Ralph Duncanson’s plumbing shop, from George Gress. The deal was closed last week.
Sanford S. Sallee passed away April 4, 1934 at his home in Tonganoxie.
100 years ago: April 22, 1909
The new school building at Oskaloosa cost $13,000.
For Sale: One genuine drop-head Singer sewing machine, only used a little. Dr. T. D. Seeley.
A new state law applies a penalty for spitting in public places. It also compels managers of halls to put in spittoons.
The pure food end of the state government has issued an edict that no more dogs are to be allowed in stores. A representative is to make the rounds and stick up signs in stores "No Dogs Admitted Here." It is going to be quite a task to teach dogs to read them.
S. P. Russel is building an addition to his house. Another room is being added on the west side.
Linwood: A new boy arrived at the home of Chas. Curtis on Monday.
Linwood: Mrs. M. A. Bowen died at her home in Linwood early Sunday morning in the 83rd year of her age.
Stanwood: O.H. Harding and wife report the birth of a son at their home last Sunday morning.
Early Monday morning, Ben Penfold, an old resident of the neighborhood southeast of here, died at the home of his son, Lee Penfold, in Catesby, Okla.
A boy arrived at the home of Lee Lash, Tuesday near Hoge.