Archive for Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Remember When: A Community Review

November 11, 2009

10 years ago: Oct. 27, 1999

(Caption under picture) Now is the time for picking up leaves. Jackie Wolfe spent most of a day last week raking leaves at her home on South Main.

Deaths: Roberta Mildred Angell, 79, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 19, 1999; George F. Bernhardt, 85, Leavenworth, died Oct. 15, 1999; Dorothy Mae Jennings, 82, Bonner Springs, died Oct. 20, 1999; Gary F. McCarty, Sr., 65, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 24, 1999; Gloria Irene Steineger, 65, Kansas City, Kan., died Oct. 25, 1999; Junior Lee “Jim” Witt, 72, Lawrence, died Oct. 20, 1999.

Lloyd and Margaret (Haywood) Smelser, McLouth, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 7 at the Stanwood Friends Church. A basket dinner will follow the morning worship service, with an informal reception from 2 to 4:30.

When Rikki Bohanon learned of the murder of Pamela Butler, 10, Kansas City, Kan., she wanted to do something to help the family. She decided to sing. (Rikki had known of Pamela Butler through her cousin, Robin, in Armourdale, who lived near Butler.) Rikki’s uncle contacted the family and then Rikki called Pamela’s mother, Sherry West, to ask if she could sing. Mrs. West told her to sing any song that was in her heart. The song Rikki sang was “My Heart Will Go On,” which had been sung by Celine Dion for the movie “Titanic.”

25 years ago: Oct. 24, 1984

A 90-bed nursing home is coming to Tonganoxie. The Certificate of Need has been officially signed, and according to Mr. George Warren and Mr. Don Flora from Vector, Inc., the nursing home will be ready for occupancy in the fall of 1984.

Deaths: Mr. John Herman Meinken, Jr., 87, Jarbalo, died Oct. 17, 1984; Edward Francis Reilly, Leavenworth, died Oct. 17, 1984.

Births: Diane and Jerry Bretthauer are proud to announce the birth of their son, John Couburn, born Oct. 9, 1984; Frank and Deborah Bretthauer, Tonganoxie, a daughter, Molly Kathleen, Oct. 3, 1984; Don and Joy Baragary, Boonville, Mo., a boy, Chance Mason, born Oct. 13, 1984; Cody Barrett Elmer, son of Steve and Jonna Elmer of McKinney, Texas, was born Oct. 14, 1984; Mr. and Mrs. Mark Klinkenberg, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., a son, Justin Keith, Oct. 14, 1984.

Jarbalo Jottings: John Meinken, 84, lifelong resident of the area, died Oct. 17, 1984. Burial was in Fall Creek Cemetery.

Bob and Shirley Kasper attended the annual meeting of the Kansas-Oklahoma Conference of the United Church of Christ on Oct. 18-21 in Abilene.

50 years ago: Nov. 12, 1959

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Bernard McEnulty, of Kansas City, Kan., announce the birth of their son, Timothy Eugene, Nov. 2, 1959; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Larison, a daughter, Patricia Lynne, Nov. 10, 1959; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jacobs, a son, Timothy Scott, Oct. 30, 1959.

Mr. and Mrs. Merle Reusch attended an open house at the home of his sister, Mrs. Lester Massey, in Eudora Sunday to celebrate the golden wedding anniversary of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reusch, of Eudora.

Linwood: Robert Henry Hughey was found dead Nov. 4; Mrs. Anna Laurie Davenport died Nov. 2 after suffering a heart attack.

Charles E. Clark, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Clark, Sr., Tonganoxie, was recently awarded the associate of science degree in electronics engineering technology by Central Technical Institute, Kansas City, Mo.

75 years ago: Oct. 18, 1934

Delbert Gwartney, 18-year-old farm youth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Truman Gwartney, who live about one and one-half miles south of Kickapoo, was attacked by a wolf early Saturday morning. The animal lunged at him from a thicket and snapped at his legs, he asserted. Kickapoo farmers have seen a great number of wolves in the vicinity this fall and many are organizing parties to kill off the beasts.

The Ford Jubilee Excursion to the World’s Fair in Chicago will leave Kansas City on Friday, Oct. 19 and return Oct. 21. Two full days in Chicago for $13.75, which include fair, hotel room, taxi fare to and from the station and admission to fairgrounds. This is by far the cheapest trip of this kind to be offered and J.C. Laming and Son thought perhaps someone in this vicinity would be interested in taking advantage of this trip.

Mr. and Mrs. Evans Sechrest, of Lompoc, Calif., announce the birth of a daughter, Oct. 7, to whom they have given the name, Neva Jean.

Stanwood Items: Last Sunday, a family reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Seaver, when more than 40 relatives gathered together to help Mr. Glover celebrate his birthday.

100 years ago: Oct. 28, 1909

Prof. Gambill was in Larned this week to attend the funeral of his mother-in-law, who died Saturday.

Mrs. William Winkelman, Sr., one of the old residents of this county, died at her home nine miles south of here last Thursday of typhoid fever. Her son, William, is also down with the typhoid fever. Mrs. Winkelman was 55 years old.

Andrew Stevenson died at his home, five miles southeast, last Saturday morning. His death was caused by a stroke of paralysis.

It will not be long before the sight of farmers coming to the city in autos will be so familiar as to escape comment.

Lawrence, Kansas — Chancellor Strong has received a telegram from Dr. Cook accepting Prof. Dyche’s services for the Mt. McKinley expedition.

Otto Freienmuth was surprised Saturday night by a party of friends on the occasion of his 21st birthday. The evening was spent in playing games and other amusements. A luncheon was served and the guests departed at a late hour wishing Otto many happy returns of the day.

William Steinmetz is building a couple of milk wagons that are to be used on the routes east of us.

Every year Lawrence sends out the report that its football team is in not as good shape as the year before. This season the tale of woe is louder than ever. Which means that Missouri will be licked worse than ever next month.

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