Archive for Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Remember When: a community review

September 2, 2009

10 years ago: Aug. 18, 1999

Caption under picture: Walter and Doris Wiley celebrate their 66-year marriage with a trip down the parade route of the Leavenworth County Fair Parade.

Tom and DeeDee Charles of Bonner Springs will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Aug. 22 with an open house from 2-5 p.m. at Wolcott Baptist Church.

Springdale Scene: Peggy and Ed Gillaspie and Evelyn Schwinn enjoyed dinner Sunday at Applebee’s and then they attended the 50th anniversary celebration for Harold and Anna Schermbeck at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Deaths: Robert M. “Tat” Bixby, 73, Silver Lake, died August 10, 1999; Anthony B. Swenson, 78, Tonganoxie, died August 15, 1999.

The annual Tiblow Days celebration in Bonner Springs will be held Aug. 26-28.

Leavenworth County Fair deemed a success. Pictures included: Larry Woolery, Thayer, and his team pulled 7350 lbs., good enough for sixth place in the draft horse competition; Kristen Korb, member of the Happy Helpers 4-H Club, took top honors with her Charolais; The steer belonging to Cassi Ernzen of Easton was selected Champion Angus Market Steer; Courtnay DeHoff with her Grand Champion Market Steer, which was purchased by Capital Electric; the Grand Champion Duro, raised by Luke Sebenmorgan, was purchased by Buehler Insurance, Leavenworth County Coop, Little Joe’s Asphalt, Petro Deli and Showalter Auction.

25 years ago: Aug. 15, 1984

Caption under picture: Jessica Wood and her calf prepare to take part in the Leavenworth County Fair, opening Wednesday evening.

Seaman Apprentice Michael W. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Smith of Tonganoxie, graduated from the United States Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, New Jersey on Friday, August 10. He will be stationed on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bramble out of Port Huron, Mich., after a short leave at home.

Deaths: Lewis I. Pearson, (L. I.), 80, Tonganoxie, passed away August 12, 1984; Juanita M. McRill, 80, Leavenworth, died Sunday.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Starcher would like to announce the birth of their son, Jerad Lee, August 6, 1984.

The McLouth Baptist Church celebrated its 100th anniversary with an Old Fashioned Sunday. The morning special music was a duet by Rev. and Mrs. Stanley Black, “The Old Fashioned Meeting.” In the evening over 50 people came in for the Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social. Many of the women wore old-fashioned dresses and the men wore overalls or suspenders.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Cashatt, Ozawkie, were honored guests at a surprise 40th anniversary celebration on August 11, at the Pleasant View Grange Hall near Ozawkie.

50 years ago: Sept. 3, 1959

Foster Laming, president of the Suburban Telephone Company, Inc., announced today the sale of the property of the Telephone Company to the Bell Telephone System. Completion of the sale will take several months.

Deaths: Mrs. Lillian Rothwell, 65, Earlsville, New York, died August 27. Mrs. Rothwell was formerly Lillian Carr, and was born and raised in the Tonganoxie community; Merlen Seeley, Huntington Park, Calif., passed away Aug. 5, 1959; Mrs. Frances Augusta Hilner, Lawrence, died Aug. 27, 1959, at the age of 67 years.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gallagher, Jr., of Kansas City, Mo., announce the birth of their son, Sept. 2, 1959; Mr. and Mrs. William Heeter announce the birth of their son, Thomas Edward, Aug. 28, 1959. Mrs. Heeter is the former Karen Martinez; Mr. and Mrs. Gertus Jones announce the birth of their son, Robin Gene, Aug. 30, 1959; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Theno announce the birth of a daughter Aug. 21, to whom they have given the name Darlene Michele; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Garr of Kansas City, Mo., announce the birth of their son, Kenneth Dean, Aug. 24, 1959; Mr. and Mrs. James Leonard announce the birth of their son, Michael Patrick, Aug. 26, 1959.

75 years ago: Aug. 9, 1934

Mrs. Stella Rawlings, aged 44 years, wife of Robert Rawlings, passed away about one o’clock Tuesday afternoon at her home five and one half miles north of Tonganoxie.

A great Ford exposition, portraying the tremendous part the arts, sciences and virtually every other industry plays in the manufacture of today’s motor cars, is planned by the Ford Motor Company for the 1934 World’s Fair. The Ford Exposition will be housed in a giant building 860 feet long to be built in the heart of the fair grounds on an 11-acre plot bordering Lake Michigan and flanking the main fair boulevard.

Elmwood News: A family reunion was held at the N.G. Walters home last Sunday in honor of Mrs. Hans Freienmuth’s birthday anniversary.

Stanwood News: Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Wiley are the proud parents of a baby daughter, to whom they have given the name of Opal.

Mrs. Mary Harbaugh died in Christ’s Hospital in Topeka last Saturday night following a brief illness.

Edminster News: The Edminister (spelled both ways in this paragraph) School Board has hired Mildred Jones to teach Edminister School this fall.

100 years ago: Aug. 19, 1909

Brick work began on the high school building Monday morning.

Miss Minnie Lee left Sunday for Kansas City, where she has a position as trimmer in the wholesale house.

George Modlin recently got hold of three Angora goat hides and had them tanned. The hides came back last week and are fine ones.

E.M. Dedrick has sold out his barbershop to Fred Angell and severed his connection with the business Saturday evening.

Ed McNerney had his head badly cut at Kansas City, Kansas last Thursday evening by falling down an embankment while attempting to board a train to get home. The Kansas City papers had the victim’s name Henry McHenry, one of them had his ankle broken, the other had him with internal injuries. They also played havoc with that delicate subject, age, one of them making him 32 years, the other 38 years.

A 9-pound girl came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur McKone last Friday in Lawrence.

A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Mack McKone at Rawlins, Wyo., Wednesday of last week. Mrs. McKone’s recovery is somewhat uncertain. Their home is in Medicine Bow.

Linwood: E.A. Scovil died Monday in Topeka and the funeral was Tuesday afternoon in Linwood. He was an old soldier and over 80 years of age.


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