Archive for Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Remember When: A community review

October 14, 2009

10 years ago: Sept. 29, 1999

Ashley Baggett and Brett Becker were crowned as the Tonganoxie High School homecoming queen and king Friday before the start of the football game against Lansing.

Everything’s up-to-date in Tonganoxie and that includes the city’s new Web site,, which was unveiled Saturday and shown to city council members Monday night. Tonganoxie resident Jim Morey designed the new Internet site, which includes minutes of city council and planning commission meetings, as well as photographs of Tonganoxie Mayor John Franiuk and all of the city council members.

Grandparents Day at Tonganoxie Elementary School is always a big event. This year, Ronnie Conrad was one of the grandparents who visited the school. As second- grade student Sydney Bennett reads out loud to her grandfather, David Mills concentrates on a book of his own.

Springdale News: The Schwinn family reunion, held Sept. 19, attracted 127 guests, with a lot of visiting, picture-taking and eating done.

Exercise of Love: Community volunteers help teach woman to walk again. (The story was of Rosemary Gergick’s recovery from a stroke a year and a half previously. Ms. Gergick’s friend, Gail Schaplowsky, organized six teams of five volunteers each, after Ms. Gergick’s therapy was to be canceled.)

25 years ago: Sept. 26, 1984

Births: John and Connie Reischman are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn, on Sept. 6, 1984; Mr. and Mrs. Greg Plake are proud to announce the birth of their son, Travis Anthony, Sept. 20, 1984; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bowman, of Wakefield, announce the birth of a daughter, Lindsey Jane, Sept. 13, 1984.

Frank and Selma Henak will celebrate their 45th anniversary Oct. 7, from 1-4 p.m. at the Linwood Kansas Community Center. All friends are invited to come to the reception.

Bob and Shirley Kasper spent the Labor Day weekend visiting their son, Joe, and family in Denver. While there they made the acquaintance of their 3-month-old granddaughter, Crystal Sherae.

Ashley Latham celebrated her fourth birthday Saturday with a party in the park.

Mr. and Mrs. George Cooper attended a reunion of the 345th Bomb Group in Columbus, Ohio, and dedication ceremonies of a beautiful memorial to members of this group who did not return. The memorial is located near the runway at the Air Force Museum, Dayton, Ohio.

The Tonganoxie Mirror received the announcement of the Inauguration of Robert L. Matthews, Ph.D. as the president of the Educational Cultural Complex at San Diego, Calif. This will take place Sept. 27, 1984, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Educational Cultural Complex. Our congratulations go out to a former Tonganoxie student and resident of Tonganoxie.

50 years ago: Oct. 15, 1959

Deaths: Bartolomew Maurice Considine, Tonganoxie, passed away Oct. 12, 1959; Ira E. Parsons, Route 1, Leavenworth, died Oct. 14, 1959; Lloyd Coberly, (Venice or Santa Monica, Calif., place of death not made clear), departed this life Oct. 4, 1959, at the age of 77 years, 7 months and 10 days.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Marquette, of Liberty, Mo., announce the birth of their daughter, Kelly Ann, on October 9, 1959.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Tom Everly, of Bonner Springs, announce the birth of a son on Sept. 6, 1959.

The Tonganoxie Senior Class Play, “Father Was a Housewife" is Oct. 23 at the high school auditorium. The play is a hilarious comedy with a cast of 15. The cast and the director, Mrs. Martha Haize, have been working hard for weeks to make this a successful production.

75 years ago: Sept. 20, 1934

Fred Kelsall, of Reno, was in The Mirror office Saturday afternoon, told of the freak Holstein calf born on his farm last Wednesday morning. The animal had six perfectly formed legs. The two extra limbs were fastened from the knee joints of the front legs, but were perfectly formed. The calf had one tooth but there was no roof to its mouth and the animal was born dead. Prof. Baumgardner of the University of Kansas medical department got the animal, which will be stuffed and used at the university.

A.J. Taylor was called to Frankfort, Kan., Wednesday by the death of a sister, who was buried there that afternoon.

Neely Happenings: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mayhugh are the parents of a daughter, born Sept. 13.

Mayginnis Items: 100's were made in spelling by Calvin Gray, Junior McGraw, Charlotte Louise Medill, Elmerine Sparks, Doris May Stanley, Monica Margaret Medill, Betty Lou Burns, Leora Cox, Marion McGraw, Rollie Jr. Harvey.

Mrs. William Bachnick, 84, a resident of Bonner Springs for 40 years, died yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Johanna Dunlap, Tonganoxie.

Just-A-Thinkin’ (Walt Neibarger, Editor-Owner): The answer to the President’s question, “Are you better off,” can be found in the increased space required this year to print the delinquent tax lists.

100 years ago: Sept. 30, 1909

James August McBride, aged almost 91 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A.H. Heine, last Sunday just at the noon hour. Like the beautiful flowers that covered his bier, he has faded away, to blossom again in eternity.

The Northwestern railroad has made more improvements at Edminster by building a stock pen.

Mrs. William Phenicie, of Reno, is now in the Simmons hospital at Lawrence, where she is taking treatment for nervous trouble.

The local barbers are probably not in a combine but when one sets the pace the others follow. Shaves have been advanced to 15 cents with a neck shave free.

Tonganoxie had an increase of two in population last Friday night, a daughter arriving at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Granville Stringfellow and a son at the home of Fount Hawkins and wife.

One of the high school students was observed smoking cigarettes on the street the other day. While this is better than sneaking off and hiding to smoke, it still is a breach of the law. The Mirror mentions this for the good of the young man and with the hope that if this paragraph is read by him it will induce him to alter his conduct.

The Tonganoxie High School enrollment is now 96. Bonner Springs has eight pupils in the high school. Quite a difference.


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