Archive for Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Remember When: A Community Review

October 21, 2009

10 years ago: Oct. 6, 1999

Deaths: Velma L. Chamberlain, 92, Stonewall, Ill., (formerly of Linwood) died Sept. 28, 1999 (Stonewall, Okla., was listed as site of Mrs. Chamberlain’s death.); Norah L. Miller, 68, McLouth, died Sept. 29, 1999; Sophia Ina Pearson, 92, Council Grove, died Sept. 30, 1999; Amelia Catherine Wager, 89, Topeka, died Sept. 29, 1999.

Births: Doug and Heather Shoemaker, Tonganoxie, a son, Gunnar Christian on Sept. 24, 1999; Todd and Jannica Johnson, West Jordan, Utah, a daughter, Ellyanna Kay, on Sept. 9, 1999.

Penny Anton Marshall, daughter of George and Colleen Anton, has been promoted to lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve.

Navy Seaman recruit Brandon N. Cummings, son of Gordon E. and Terri S. Cummings, and a 1999 graduate of Tonganoxie High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Marine Corps Lt. Col. Robert J. Knapp has graduated from the College of Naval Command and Staff at the Naval War College in Newport, R.I.

25 years ago: Oct. 3, 1984

The “Continental Singers and Orchestra,” directed by Mike Mahoney, was presented in a concert of contemporary Christian music, Monday, Oct. 1, to a large audience. There were more than 300 in attendance. He directed 24 vocalists and an 11-piece orchestra, and also sang with the group. This is his fifth year, and he has just returned from a tour to the Far East. This current tour is touring towns in the U. S. and then will go to Australia and New Zealand with their ministry in music. Mike, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mahoney, was born and grew up in Tonganoxie.

Deaths: Mary Katherine Soetaert, 17, Jupiter, Fla., was killed Sept. 28, 1984, in a traffic accident; Fred J. Papanhausen, 72, Tonganoxie, died Sept. 26, 1984.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Gary Moore of Tonganoxie, a son, Joshua Alan, Sept. 18, 1984; Robert and Emma Overbaugh, a son, Robert Matthew, Sept. 23, 1984; Donna and Jim Asher, a son, Brian David, on Sept. 19, 1984; Steve and Tracy Sturgeon a daughter, Kimberly Ann, born Sept. 19, 1984; Mr. and Mrs. Terrance Holton, Tonganoxie, a daughter, Lisa Marie, Sept. 24, 1984; Mr. and Mrs. Scott Theno of Kansas City, Kan., a son, Erick Matthew, on Sept. 19, 1984; Mr. and Mrs. John F. Poterbin a son, Caleb John, Sept. 29, 1984.

50 years ago: Oct. 22, 1959

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Merle Kelly, of Prairie Village, a daughter, Rita Kathryn, Oct. 1, 1959; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Needham, a son, Harold Vincent II, on Oct. 5, 1959; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Campbell, a daughter, Dianna Marie, on Oct. 17, 1959.

Deaths: George W. Lawrence, 62, died Monday evening; Wallace Francis Musselman, 37, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 16, 1959; Mrs. Ella Ida Noller, formerly of Tonganoxie, died Oct. 7 at the age of 77 years.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. James Barnett announce the birth of a son, Joel Steward, Oct. 13; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kell announce the birth of a son, Rocky Jons, Oct. 14.

The Weekly News Reel: Then our friend up the street said he wished for the good old days — when he used to live from payday to payday. Now, he wishes he could.

75 years ago: Sept. 27, 1934

Stanwood Items: Several ladies met with Mrs. P. Moore last Wednesday and quilted all day. A covered dish luncheon was served at the noon hour, which everyone enjoyed.

Mayginnis Items: One hundreds were made in spelling by Calvin Gray, Charlotte Louise Medill, Leonard Hitzeman, Marion McGraw, Doris May Stanley, Leora Cox and Monica Margaret Medill.

Just-A-Thinkin’: Put no faith in the ability of government to solve your problems. The only sure way is to manage your affairs to your advantage yourself.

Stranger News: Elizabeth Ann Sparks, 17-month-old daughter of Mary Sparks, died Sunday evening at 5 o’clock.

H.W. Bell visited home folks at Blue Mound during the weekend. He has been assisting at The Mirror office during the absence of the editor, who has been ill with the mumps (Walt Neibarger was editor).

Beg Pardon: Bennie Bateson is the reporter for the junior class. Last week’s news stated that Ed Holton was the reporter.

The new pep club decided to wear school colors to all the games. The Pepperettes are now organized and prepared to make plenty of noise at all the games.

100 years ago: Oct. 7, 1909

Thomas Manuel Edmonds, who departed this life on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 29, was born in the town of Truro, Cornwall, England, on Aug. 20, 1836, leaving England at the age of 17. In 1871, Mr. Edmonds purchased a farm 5 miles south of McLouth, his family following in the fall of the same year, where he lived until death. (Mr. Edmonds worked for various railroads during a long career.)

L.W. McKeehen has had a cistern dug and is putting a bathroom with his barber shop.

The Mirror had it last week that the Bonner Springs High School had but eight pupils. It should have been eight boys. The school has forty-three pupils altogether.

Several drunks were noticeable on the streets Sunday as a result of getting a jug from Kansas City. The marshal should either send the drunken men home or lock them up.

The local school teachers attended a meeting Saturday in Leavenworth, and five of them got left by the evening train.

Dr. J.P. Kanoky, Mr. Alexander and Mr. Riffe came out in the former’s automobile yesterday and made the trip from the east part of Kansas City in two hours.

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