10 years ago: April 28, 1999
Robert Fatherley, a 1990 graduate of Tonganoxie High School, has been selected as head wrestling coach of Grandview High School in Missouri. In addition to his head coaching duties, he will teach eighth grade science and be an assistant coach for eighth-grade football.
Freddie Mills celebrated her 80th birthday with three generations of her family; Abby Reed, granddaughter; Caitlin Reed, great-granddaughter; and Jane Myers, daughter. (Mrs. Mills was pictured with her family and also with the University of Kansas Jayhawk.)
Births: Barry and Marsha Hummelgaard, Tonganoxie, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Grace, born April 15, 1999; Roy and Christina Cooper, Williamsburg, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Larry Curtis Cooper, March 29, 1999.
Deaths: Margie Elizabeth Bowen, 84, Tonganoxie, died April 22, 1999; Theresa Eibes, 39, Tonganoxie, died April 22, 1999; Karl E. Pittman, 89, Greensburg, died April 26, 1999.
Jarbalo Jottings: Michelle Heskett celebrated her sixth birthday April 21, 1999.
Phase 1 of the Eagle Valley development began following the Tonganoxie City Council’s March 22 approval of the project.
25 years ago: April 25, 1984
The 90th birthday party honoring our mother, Carolina (Carrie) Eble Doege was held April 11, 1984, at her home on Rt. 2, Tonganoxie, beginning with a Mass of “Thanksgiving and Blessings” read by Father John Stitz at 12:30 p.m. A buffet dinner followed, enjoyed by all present.
Birth: Cecil and Janet Burnett of Tonganoxie are proud to announce the birth of their son, Gregory Ireland Burnett, born April 16, 1984.
Two students from Tonganoxie High School recently took top honors at the Future Business Leaders of America state conference at Emporia State University. Those students from Tonganoxie were Connie Jones, who placed fifth in human relations, placed third in marketing, and placed fourth in retailing; and Lisa Keeler, who placed third in entrepreneurship.
Deaths: Mr. Clyde W. Bond, 80, Rt. 1, Leavenworth, passed away April 20, 1984; Mrs. Gene McNerney Wood, 74, Kansas City, died Saturday; Ray Willis, 82, died April 20, 1984.
Tuesday morning, April 24, 1-year-old David McMahon, son of Mr. and Mrs. John McMahon, became stuck after putting his hand into the stock rack hole on his grandfather’s pickup. His grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Bloomberg, drove to Sutton-Kolman Ford, where employees Kenny Wiles, Jerry Dohrn and Jimmy Snell removed the wheel and well panel of the pickup so that Dennis Ryan and Mike Wagner of the Emergency Medical Service could reach David’s hand and free him. David was frightened, but unhurt after his 45-minute ordeal.
50 years ago: May 14, 1959
Deaths: Neal Benton Buffington, Tonganoxie, passed away May 8, 1959, at the age of 70 years; Mrs. Narcissus Carter, 98, a resident of Lawrence for 30 years and of Tonganoxie township for 68 years, died April 9, 1959.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Duane Worf of Garden City announce the birth of their son, April 18, 1959; Dr. and Mrs. Philip Stevens have named their new son Daniel Edward.
The Weekly News Reel: Our apologies to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Seymour: it was completely unintentional that we got the birth of their daughter in the humor column. Anyway, their first born is a little lady, Jeanne Louise, and the mother and father are very proud of her.
Richard Lenahan was initiated into the Order of the Arrow, of Kaw Council of Boy Scouts at the Spring Conclave annual initiation of new members, held May 8 and 9 at Camp Theodore Naish. Richard will return to the staff at Camp Naish this summer as a junior camp executive. This will be his third summer there.
75 years ago: April 19, 1934
Word was received here Tuesday from Miss Agnes Gress, who is attending the State Teacher’s College at Emporia, of the death of Mollie C. Mayginnis in a hospital in that city Sunday evening after a short illness. March 8, the Mirror published a letter of appreciation from her as a result of a postal birthday shower in which many local persons participated. She was 80 years of age. (Mrs. Mayginnis, from whose family the Maginnis school was named, northeast of Tonganoxie, was an early day school teacher here, taught first at Pony Creek in 1875 and later the Mayginnis school on Big Stranger. Mrs. Mayginnis wondered if the name of the schoolhouse had been changed from its misspelled form. In later years, it has been shortened to “Maginnis.”)
Mary Dorothy Gress, daughter of Robert Gress, was bitten by a squirrel yesterday morning. The animal was killed and the head sent to Kansas City for analysis. The report that the animal had a positive case of rabies came back and Mary Dorothy started at once to take the Pasteur treatments for prevention of the disease.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Casteel, now of Lawrence, but formerly of Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son last Friday.
Just-A-Thinkin’: Uncle Josh Wilkins says will somebody tell him what the national debt is now? He lost track at 32 billion.
100 years ago: April 29, 1909
Miss Zella Evans entertained her scholars last Friday with a picnic at the cliffs on Stranger.
M.A. Steppan and Fred Angell on Friday were at Jarbalo and played for a dance. Fred did a stunt on two drums.
Mrs. Jacob Metz, formerly of Tonganoxie, had to undergo an operation for a complication of diseases at Bethany Hospital in Kansas City, Monday morning, and is getting along nicely from the effects of it.
Mrs. Edith Burnau died at her home in Oskaloosa last week, at the age of 73 years.
Will and Jim Holder went wolf hunting one day last week and got eight wolf pups. Jim took them alive to the county clerk, but that official would not cash in on them until they had "cashed in their checks.”
J. E. Peters of Boling met with a very painful accident Wednesday, April 21. While cutting wood in the timber his ax struck a small twig above his head, causing the ax to glance, and he caught the full force of the blow in his right foot, splitting the center toe through, cutting a gash about five inches long. Three pieces of bone were removed from the toe, and it took nine stitches to close the wound.