Archive for Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Remember When: A Community Review

November 18, 2009

10 years ago: Nov. 3, 1999

Births: Joe and LeeAnna Coats, of Kansas City, Kan., announce the birth of their daughter, Nicole Gene Coats, on Oct. 26, 1999; Ike and Lisa Folsom, Stover, Mo., are the parents of a daughter born Oct. 23, 1999. The baby has been named Shelby Danielle; Michael D. and Kelly S. Fowler, Linwood, announce the birth of their daughter, Reagan Leigh, born Oct. 14, 1999; Trent and Kayla Shriner, Leavenworth, announce the birth of their baby girl, Kristen Jo, born Aug. 21, 1999.

Bill Garner recently retired from working for the same company for 41 years. He credits his sister, Nora Skaggs, in part, for helping him at the beginning and at the end. Garner was 20 in 1958 when his sister, Nora Skaggs, wrote a letter for him asking about employment at Griffin Wheel, a company that had recently set up a plant in Kansas City, Kan., to manufacture wheels for railroad cars. (When Mr. Garner retired, the framed letter was presented to him at his retirement party.) Nora Skaggs kept him busy the day of his surprise retirement party so Mrs. Sharon Garner could finish up party preparations.

David Lindquist, a ninth-grader at Tonganoxie Junior High, recently completed his Eagle Service Project for Boy Scout Troop 357 by painting the interior of the Father Moriarty Center of Tonganoxie’s Sacred Heart Parish. (David was part of a crew of 12 Boy Scouts and five adults who worked there. The group put in 150 hours on the project.)

Laura Korb stands on the awards stand after placing fifth at the Kansas 4A cross country meet. Korb, a freshman, placed fifth at her first state meet.

25 years ago: Oct. 31, 1984

Mr. Carl Oakson received his 50th year Masonic pin from the Henri Lodge No. 190 AF & AM Lodge, Thursday evening, Oct. 18.

Deaths: Graveside services were Oct. 26, 1984, at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens for Mary Louise Carey, infant daughter of Robert and Linda Carey, rural Tonganoxie. The baby was stillborn Thursday; Mrs. Arlein Rhea Duy, 71, RR Linwood, died Oct. 29, 1984; Mr. Harold Ray Adcox, 52, McLouth, died Oct. 29, 1984, as a result of a construction accident at Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Neb.

McLouth News: Mrs. Chris Rhodes entertained the family in honor of the birthday of her husband on Friday.

A Halloween costume party was held Saturday, Oct. 27 at the home of Gertrude Montgomery.

50-year EHU Members Honored: Elsie Hunter, Tonganoxie EHU, and Lillian Meints, Kuntry Klub EHU, were honored Tuesday, Oct. 30, during Home Arts Day at the fairgrounds. They were presented 50-year membership pin awards by JoAnn Dugan, NE area director, KEHC, and Emily R. Mark, NE area home economist.

50 years ago: Nov. 19, 1959

Frances Ann Wickey, of Tonganoxie, is one of 60 outstanding science students in northeast Kansas high schools’ 1959-60 Winter Seminar who have been accepted for the Laboratory Program of the Kaw Valley Heart Association. The students will work each Saturday at the University of Kansas Medical Center on heart disease projects. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wickey.

Congratulations are in order for Mr. and Mrs. William Botts, of the Reno community, who observed their 70th wedding anniversary Saturday, Nov. 14.

Deaths: Frank Oliver Olsen, Tonganoxie, died Nov. 17, 1959, at the age of 50 years; Robert Lee Welton, Tonganoxie, died Nov. 18, 1959, at the age of 62 years.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mathia, Edwardsville, announce the birth of a daughter, Nov. 8, 1959.

Reno: Paul Richards, 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Richards, who has been hospitalized since July following a brain surgery, died Saturday morning.

75 years ago: Oct. 25, 1934

An illness of three days proved fatal early Sunday night to Frank Luisier, 72, well-known retired farmer of Springdale and a resident of Leavenworth County for more than 50 years. Born in Switzerland, Dec. 20, 1861, Luisier came to this country with his parents about 1875 and settled on a farm near Bell school house on the Springdale road.

Work was started last week on a four-room modern bungalow for Lemuel Evans in Evans Park, just west of Mrs. W.C. Phenicie’s home. Charles Cronemeyer is doing the work.

There were just as many careless drivers 30 years ago, but the horses had more sense.

“Modern Co-Ed Wants Old-Fashioned Man” The modern co-ed wants a man just like the man that married dear old grandma, a survey made at the University of Oklahoma discloses. They want stalwart men — men of character — robust in the manly virtues, at whose side they can toil to financial and social heights. The rich man’s son, with his card of entree to the best clubs and social atmosphere, was scorned by the majority of the co-eds.

Menu: Christian ladies chicken pie supper, Saturday, Oct. 27, at State Bank Hall: chicken pie, mashed potatoes, baked beans, cole slaw, hot rolls, creamed turnips, pickles, preserves, pumpkin pie and whipped cream. Price: 35 cents. Start serving at 5:30. Persons desiring meal sent out will please furnish dishes. (Ad.)

100 years ago: Nov. 4, 1909

Miss Metcalf, employed as stenographer for the Faultless Condensed Milk Company, has resigned and has accepted a position in Kansas City.

The Tonganoxie High School enrollment started on its second hundred this week. The pupils number 101.

After Sept. 20, I will be permanently located in F.A. McRill’s blacksmith shop. I am a scientific horseshoer and my work is guaranteed first class. — P.J. Gilstrap.

Mrs. W.B. Coe and guest Mrs. Sherman Coe, of Omaha, went to Lansing yesterday to take in the sights at the state prison.

A daughter arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Whitney in Kansas City Saturday. Mrs. Whitney will be remembered here as Miss Maud Brouse.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kelsall, Jr., entertained a number of their friends with a Halloween party at their home in Reno last Saturday evening.

Basehor: Jake Kemler is building himself a fine two-story residence on the west edge of town.

Mars at least looks close enough to communicate with the man in the moon.


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