Archive for Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Remember When: A community review

April 6, 2010

10 years ago: March 22, 2000

Deaths: Wilson S. “Red” Dobbs, 86, Cummings, died March 14, 2000; Alice L. Percifield, 97, Tonganoxie, died March 20, 2000; Jewel R. (Peggy) Worley, 69, Basehor, died March 20, 2000; Roy M. Lowe, 81, Leavenworth, died March 20, 2000.

Birth: Laura and Russell Felty, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son, Dyson Rodney Marriott Felty, born Feb. 12, 2000.

Dennis M. and Ethel M. Stevens, McLouth, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a reception for family and friends from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the Perry Community Building in Perry.

Local family serves area for 105 years: The Evans family traces its ownership of a Tonganoxie real estate firm back through five generations, to 1895. That continuous ownership by one family stretches back to Lem Evans, founder of the firm, who was a veteran of the Civil War.

Genealogy work completed: (Caption under picture says, Connie and Harold Putthoff return the genealogy card cabinet to the Tonganoxie Public Library. The cards are now available on the computer.) Connie Putthoff did the data entry of more than 24,000 births, deaths and marriages in record time. This was a really big job. (Article by Becki Borella, library director.)

25 years ago: March 20, 1985

Deaths: Alfonso Crouse, 83, RR 1, McLouth, died March 17, 1985; Mrs. Mary M. Scanlan, 85, died March 12, 1985, in Kansas City, Mo.; Elsie Lohman, 86, died March 15, 1985, at her home in Grandview, Wash.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Steve Larimore of Tonganoxie, announce the birth of their daughter, Alison Nicole, March 5, 1985; Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Mahaffie of Olathe are proud to announce the birth of a son, Jeffrey Paul, March 13, 1985; Tarry and Donna Boudreaux of Moore, Okla., are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Nichole Marie, March 5, 1985; Mr. and Mrs. Scott F. Stevenson of Tonganoxie are proud to announce the birth of their son, Coty Joe, Feb. 8, 1985.

McLouth News: Letha Anderson, Tonganoxie, had dinner Sunday with Laura Osborn. In the afternoon, they attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Rev. and Mrs. Fred Bolinger and then to Lawrence where they called on Alice Tomia at Colonial Manor.

A surprise retirement party was held Sunday, March 17 at the home of Gertrude Montgomery, honoring her son, Richard Montgomery of Tonganoxie. Richard retired after 31 years of service at Fairbanks Morse in Kansas City.

50 years ago: April 7, 1960

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. James Maranville, a son, April 3, 1960.

The quarry business of J.C. “Hap” Haigwood has been sold. The new operator of the large quarry west of Tonganoxie is the Concrete Materials and Construction Company, a division of the American Marietta Company.

Birth announcement from Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Day, Lawrence, a daughter. Mrs. Day formerly was Miss Phyllis Worley of Basehor.

Jarbalo: Miss Julia Farrar and Guy Farrar received word Saturday of the death of their sister, Mrs. Maude George, of Kaw, Okla. Mrs. George formerly lived in this community.

Reno: New births in the Reno area are quadruplets born to Mrs. Brown, a guest at the Ben Church home. This is not an April fools joke, the puppies are pretty and sweet. This is written in hopes someone will offer homes for the puppies as soon as they are weaned.

75 years ago: March 14, 1935

Fire of unknown origin was discovered in the Sam Jones Grocery Store shortly after 3 o’clock on Monday morning. The alarm was quickly turned on but the fire had made such headway the building and contents were almost entirely destroyed. (The original building was erected by the late Joe Ratliff, who purchased the ground in 1891. Ben McKeehen purchased the building from Mr. Ratliff in 1906. It has been used as a theater building, feed store, grocery store, variety store, etc.)

Linwood: Funeral services were Sunday at the family residence for August Torneden, 86, well-known Leavenworth County farmer for the past 60 years, who died at his home following an illness of one week. Born in Germany, Mr. Torneden came to Leavenworth County about 1875.

Basehor: Henry Knetter, aged 57 years, died Tuesday morning at his home near Bethel.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Cline announce the birth of a son, March 12.

McLouth: Myrtle Mosberger, age 49 years, died in McLouth Feb. 23. She was a sister of Jane Dobbs, Tonganoxie.

Jarbalo, March 12: Spring is here! A pair of high school boys have settled a dispute about the mutual object of their affections in a fistic encounter in Mrs. Opliger’s flower garden. This, she says, is a sure sign of spring. (Mrs Opliger said this happens often in the spring.) In this first encounter of the season, the loser, contrary to tradition, walked off with the lady fair.

100 years ago: March 24, 1910

The brick walls for the addition to the Home Bakery are now being laid.

A daughter arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lin Stout at Bonner Springs last Saturday morning, to whom they have given the name of Lois Ellinor.

Robt. Wilson went to Lawrence yesterday to have his sick boy treated.

The ladies of Linwood will give a burlesque on secret societies next Thursday night.

Since our last issue Fourth Street has been worked by solicitors six times. The first was a young woman soliciting money for the Nazarene Missions, the next man could not stretch out his palms for he had nothing but stumps and the third was a deaf and dumb young woman who had been here once before. The other three were a needle peddler, a consumptive and an umbrella fakir.

Mrs. E.E. McKeehen of Kansas City was in town Saturday. She says the last time she heard from her son, Earl, who has a big plantation on the island of Mindanao, he was getting ready to send a shipload of hard wood logs to Manila. The freight alone on this shipment was to be $6,000.


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