Remember When: A community review
10 years ago: Nov. 10, 1999
No big surprises have turned up in Tonganoxie’s Fourth Street renovation project, but some little ones have, said City Administrator Chris Eppley. “There are old coal bin storage areas under the sidewalks in various locations,” Eppley said. “We have some approximate ideas of where these were.” (There were also underground water tanks at the intersections of Fourth and Bury and Fourth and Delaware, and those were known about.)
Death: Lula Mayfield Klamm, 93, Basehor, died Nov. 9, 1999.
Jimmy Creten will make a special appearance with his monster trucks Nov. 19 at First State Bank and Trust of Tonganoxie, highway location. Creten and his wife, Dawn, travel the Pace Motor Sports circuit, racing their two monster trucks, Bounty Hunter and 2 Xtreme.
Historic bridge comes down, “Cliffs” remembered: The old bridge spanned more than Stranger Creek. It spanned a century. Said to have been built for horses and wagons in 1894, the bridge next to the Tonganoxie cliffs would serve as a landmark beside a landmark almost into the next millennium. (Fred and Martha Leimkuhler took pictures of the demolition of the bridge. Fred Leimkuhler crossed the bridge for the first time in 1926 when his parents moved to the farm where he lives today. The sandstone cliffs lie adjacent to the Leimkuhlers’ property. Leimkuhler said many Native American artifacts have been found in the area.) The new bridge was scheduled for completion by May 3, 1999.
Birth: Jack and Estee Willis are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jackson Joles Willis, born Nov. 2, 1999.
25 years ago: Nov. 7, 1984
Victory Baptist Church will have its 10th anniversary celebration Sunday, Nov. 18. Homecoming-type services are planned for 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Deaths: Mrs. Naomi Effie Black, 82, Tonganoxie, died Nov. 6, 1984; Byron “Dale” Phillips, 54, formerly of Tonganoxie, died Nov. 1, 1984.
Astronaut Steven A. Hawley, who was on the first flight of the orbiter Discovery in August, will give two public presentations Nov. 8, at Kansas University.
Birth: Ron and Lori Visocsky, a daughter, Michelle Lynn, Oct. 15, 1984.
Senior Airman Jerry A. Pruitt, a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wieneman of Tonganoxie, is the September Airman of the Month for the 442nd Tactical Fighter Wing, Richards-Gebauer AFB, Mo.
Springdale News: The Richard Knoxses report the birth of a son.
Linwood News: Mrs. Mattie Jamison, one of our Linwood EHU members, was unable to attend Home Arts Day to receive her “50-year pin.”
Henrietta Bradley had the misfortune to hit a six-point buck on her way to work Monday morning. She hurt her knee, and it did almost $3,000 worth of damage to her car.
50 years ago: Nov. 26, 1959
Deaths: Mrs. Zoa Breyman, Hiawatha, who passed away recently, was born July 3, 1874.
Surviving are her two children, Carl of Milwaukee and Mrs. Pearl Campbell of Tonganoxie, six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. John L. McCaffrey announce the birth of their son on Nov. 23, 1959.
The beautiful stained glass window in the new Methodist Church is a gift of Mrs. Florence Riford of La Jolla, Calif. The $3,500 window was built in Chartre, France, and was given as a memorial to Dr. and Mrs. T. D. Seeley, parents of Mrs. Riford.
Reno: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Nafus and children returned home recently from a week’s vacation trip to Albuquerque, N.M., where they visited relatives and friends, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Green and children, formerly of Linwood.
75 years ago: Nov. 1, 1934
Richard L. Grartney, well-known farmer of near Jarbalo and a resident of Leavenworth County for more than 60 years, died at an early hour Wednesday morning.
Martin D. Riffle, 80, died Wednesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Davis moved into their new home, which was recently completed on No. 24 highway west of Tonganoxie.
Mr. and Mrs. Jean A. McKone announce the birth of a son Oct. 25, 1934.
Henry Toburen is painting his house on Fifth Street.
Miss Marjorie Leakey is ill at her home with the mumps.
A Kansas editor says Old King Solomon wouldn’t have wanted 300 wives, 700 concubines if he had been forced to buy silk stockings for all of them.
J.C. Laming and Son Entertain With Free Show: Announcement that two new and unusual talking pictures, "Rhapsody in Steel" and "Ford and a Century of Progress," would be displayed here on Tuesday night at the Royal Theater. The pictures, prepared by the Ford Motor Co., are being shown for the first time in this territory. They bring for the inspection of local residents two of the major interests of the year — the World’s Fair in Chicago and the great River Rouge Plant of the Ford Motor Co.
100 years ago: Nov. 11, 1909
Steering East: Some movers passed thru town Monday afternoon, headed in the direction of wife’s folks. Besides the usual campers outfit, covered wagon and so on, a boy drove a steer hitched to a spring wagon. The animal had the harness and collar on upside down and was able to strike a dog trot when necessary to keep up with the rest of the animals. The steer was fat and sleek and attracted considerable attention.
The authorities at Fort Leavenworth keep up a patrol day and night watching for hunters trying to poach on the government reservation.
Mrs. Mary Jones went over to Farley, Platte county, Mo., last Friday to attend the funeral of a sister who died the day before.
Those people who had the steer mentioned elsewhere have concluded to settle here and are occupying the J. C. Noel house in the west part of town. The steer is used for driving about town.
One of the six cylinders on the Union Pacific motor went out of commission Monday evening, and the car could not climb the hills. That is why the train never showed up.
With food prices still soaring, the housekeeper now has problems to solve of just as great importance as those statesmen are called on to wrestle with.
Deaths: David Freeman died of consumption at his home north of town Sunday night, age the age of 31 years; Mrs. E.H. Mann died in Leavenworth Sunday morning at two o’clock. Mrs. Mann was buried in Hubbel Hill cemetery; J.P. Coe, who lived one mile northwest of town for a number of years and has been living in Kansas City most of the time since he left here three years ago, died in Kansas City late Saturday afternoon at the home of his son, Dr. C.M. Coe. Mr. Coe was 81 years of age.