Remember When: A community review
10 years ago: Aug. 2, 2000
Buildings at the fairgrounds are nearly back up to snuff. About 20 volunteers worked Saturday on the new Methodist Church food stand at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. Everett Smith and Don Hardy spent part of the morning working on the kitchen area. The former building was totally destroyed in the May 11 tornado. (The men were pictured.)
Death: Rebecca Lee Nick, 82, Tonganoxie, died July 26, 2000.
Teenagers Dusty and Melissa Ward have opened an ice cream shop in a former barbershop building near Second Street and U.S. Highway 24-40 in Tonganoxie. Their father, Greg Ward, helped the youths establish the business. (Caption under picture showed all three Wards. After they balanced their checkbooks and paid the bills, there was $150 left in the account and they split that money.)
The shady 23-acre site of Camp Mount Herman, five miles northwest of Tonganoxie, is one of the best-kept secrets in the county. John Burkholder, manager of Camp Mount Herman, said that, despite the camp’s discreet location, word does get out about the Church of the Brethren property. For instance, last week, 50 high school students, members of Church of Christ congregations throughout the state, attended a week-long camp there. (The property was purchased for the church in 1944.)
Births: Jennifer and Benjamin Fenoglio, Tonganoxie, a daughter, Delainey Juanita, on July 19, 2000; Starla and David Jones, Tonganoxie, a son, Bowan William, June 26, 2000.
25 years ago: July 31, 1985
Mayor Lois Meadows has a letter from Beverly Enterprises signed by Bobby W. Stephens, president of the Central Division, that they have an oral agreement with Overcash-Goodman of Fort Worth, Texas, to begin construction of a 90-bed nursing center on Aug. 15. Construction should take about nine months to complete, with the facility opening scheduled for late spring.
Deaths: William Kenneth McGee (Bill), 76, Tonganoxie, passed away July 13, 1985, at his home; Mrs. Cornelia A. Nienke, 83, Lawrence, died July 29, 1985; Mrs. Rose Marie (White) Drew, 49, Kansas City, Kan., died July 23, 1985; Mrs. Eva B. Smith, 84, Tonganoxie, died July 26, 1985; funeral services for Mary Florence Flory were held Aug. 1, 1985 in Lawrence.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Lawrence are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Megan Renee, born July 19, 1985; Tom and Jennifer Laming of Palos Verdes, Calif., wish to announce the birth of their son, Thomas Alexander, born July 20, 1985.
News: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Whitford have returned home from a trip to Florida, where they attended the graduation exercises of their son, David, from Navy Boot Camp at Orlando, Fla. David passed in review on the 19th of July. He was the RCPO and Honor Student of the class.
50 years ago: Aug.18, 1960
The Soviet Embassy was not yet replied to the telegram sent by the citizens committee of Tonganoxie. (Regarding John McKone.)
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Erwin, Tonganoxie, a daughter, Tammy Jo, Aug. 13, 1950; Mr. and Mrs. George Robson, Lawrence a son, Steven Clark, Aug. 15, 1960.
Deaths: Mrs. Minnie L. Trosper, Breckenridge, Mo., died Aug. 14, 1960; Mrs. Ellen Stanley, Newman Grove, passed away Aug. 5, 1960.
Birth in Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Eberth, Jr., a son, Aug. 14, 1960.
75 years ago: July 25, 1935
Jarbalo: Ira Kistner, 39 years of age, was struck and killed by lightning at 2:30 Friday afternoon near Faucett, Mo. (Three other workers also were hit by the lightning as they tried to seek shelter under shocks of oats. All of them survived.)
Harold Babcock, 21-year-old relief worker, was found dead beneath his overturned motor car about one quarter mile east of Turner Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Freeman announce the birth of a daughter July 22, 1935.
This “high spot” is located about 500 feet in the blue atmosphere above Tonganoxie. Inman Bros. of Coffeyville, brought their Stinson cabin plane to Tonganoxie Sunday and flew passengers from the Bert Harman farm south of town. Local residents, young and aged, took brief flings skyward to observe the landscape from on high. Some older people may have tried it with trepidation and reluctance but not a single kid was “skeered” a bit.
Dannie Love, Tonganoxie’s minnow king, has unearthed a new natural phenomena. His dead minnows are fed to the chickens, and now that the fried chicken season is on, his fries have a fishy flavor.
Raymond Diekman is driving a new Chevrolet coupe.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Sturgis of McLouth announce the birth of a son July 17 to whom they have given the name Clyde Spencer.
100 years ago: August 4, 1910
A daughter was born Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hollingsworth of Neely.
Carl Barnhardt, decorator of the Harvey eating houses for the Santa Fe, was at his Neely home Sunday.
Register of Deeds Jeffries was in town Saturday, principally to escape the “moochers” who infest the courthouse like flies.
Tonganoxie consumes about $25 worth of ice a day, by far greater an amount than ever before, even when the joints were running and much ice was used for cooling beer.
No emancipation celebration being held here, a large part of our black population went to Leavenworth Monday, to celebrate down there.
William G. Gambill was over Saturday from Lawrence, but concluded this time not to go back in an auto since his recent experience in getting dumped south of town.
A heavily loaded milk truck ran over the big toe on Robert Leidy’s right foot Monday and severely crushed it. The accident happened at the Northwestern station. Dr. R.F. Slaughter, the company physician, advised Bob to go to the hospital whereupon he went back to work.
C.H. Stone, who lived four miles southeast for three years, and moved back to Kansas City less than two years ago, died late Friday night after a long illness.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Love are the parents of a 10-pound girl, who arrived Monday.
Mrs. Julia Osborn died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Nancy Hendrick, of McLouth, Friday morning at one o’clock of typhoid fever, after a short illness. Mrs. Osborn was 52 years, 6 months and 18 days of age.