10 years ago: Nov. 15, 2000
Caption under picture: Larry Meadows and Bob Klinkenberg of Tonganoxie Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9271 were among the dozen VFW members who gathered early Saturday morning to erect 200 flags along Fourth Street, at the cemeteries, and at several other locations in honor of Veterans Day.
Deaths: Mrs. Pearl C. Tingle, 83, Lawrence, died Nov. 7, 2000; Warren G. Whitaker, 77, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 29, 2000; Robin Joseph Winkler, 29, McLouth, died Nov. 14, 2000.
Karen Stephenson and Nancy Gibbens, both of Tonganoxie, will perform in Douglas County Habitat for Humanity’s second annual Cabaret at 2 p.m. Sunday at Free State High School, Lawrence. The two women are part of a vocal group, Attune.
Steve Woelk, a rural Tonganoxie man who is a member of VFW Post 9271, sells poppies Friday on Fourth Street. Woelk was 19 in 1968 when the North Koreans captured him and other crew members of the USS Pueblo. (Mr. Woelk was held prisoner for 11 months. The article, by Lisa Stevens John, described the ordeal he and other crewmen suffered.)
Springdale News: The 50th wedding anniversary of Marcus and Oona Woodhead was celebrated Nov. 4 at the Nazarene Church at McLouth. Eighty people attended, including all the sisters and brothers of Marcus.
Births: Krisha Crupper and Chris Coy, Pittsburg, a son, Logan Michael, Nov. 3, 2000; Staci and Chris Gratton, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a daughter, Sommer Jane, Oct. 25, 2000; Eric and Carly O’Brien, Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., announce the birth of a daughter, Payton Ann, Oct. 18, 2000.
25 years ago: Nov. 13, 1985
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Coniglio Sr., observed their 25th wedding anniversary on Nov. 5, 1985. They are planning a party celebration in the spring with a reception and dance.
Death: Wilbur Daniel Bantz, 90, Lawrence, died Sunday at his home.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Turner, Jr., Dickerson, Texas, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Joseph Wayne, born Oct. 24, 1985; Greg and Dianna McWilliams would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Michelle Lynn, born Oct. 18, 1985.
During the Historical Society’s October meeting, Mr. Ed Slawson told that the Old Mound Schoolhouse west of town was being dismantled for a new home to be built by his brother, Lloyd. The Slawsons had brought papers that were found in the schoolhouse that were most interesting for the members to read and see the names of the students, information about items bought, the teachers, and lots of records… (these had been covered up by the insulation in the attic).
The Senior Citizens quilt raffle was won by Dollie Scheller. Frank Rice sold the winning ticket to Dollie and presented the quilt to her. Dollie was pleased and said, “If you knew how many tickets I buy you’d know it’s not all luck.”
50 years ago: Dec. 1, 1960
Richard Lenahan was presented the Eagle Scout Award during morning service at the Tonganoxie Methodist Church, Nov. 27, 1960.
Mr. and Mrs. S.W. McBroom were honored at the Stanwood Friends Church Sunday morning, when they were presented a beautiful yellow chrysanthemum in honor of their 65th wedding anniversary.
Dr. and Mrs. L.C. Cox wish to announce the birth of their great-grandson, Leslie Russell Webb, born Nov. 17, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Webb, Jr., Parkville, Mo.
Deaths: George W. Sharp, 81, Bethel, died Thursday; Mrs. Effie Lothholz, 82, a former Eudora resident, died Sunday at the home of her son, Mel Fisher; Fred C. Bernhardt, long time Reno resident, died Tuesday in Lawrence, at the age of 84 years.
Linwood News: Word was received here Saturday of the death of Mrs. Nettie Tudhope, age 92, on November 26. Mrs. Tudhope was a former resident here.
75 years ago: Nov. 7, 1935
Terry Ramsaye Is Here: Mr. and Mrs. Terrence Ramsaye of New York City arrived Sunday and visited until Tuesday morning with his mother, Mrs. Georgia Ramsaye. Mr. Ramsaye is a pioneer of the movie industry, was associated for a number of years with the late Thomas A. Edison and at present is the editor of the New York Motion Picture Herald.
Linwood: Mrs. Mary Veitch died Saturday evening following a brief illness with a cancer of her ear; Isaac Housman, Lawrence, died Sunday. He was 85 years of age and resided in this community many years; Virgil Allen, Lenape, died Sunday of heart trouble.
Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. James Toyne announce the birth of a baby girl, born Oct. 31.
Lawrence: W.M. Shook, 65, well-known watermelon grower, died suddenly Wednesday morning at his home.
Just-A-Thinkin’ (Walt Neibarger) Frank Somers was telling us the other day about his first vote up at Hoge Station. One side wanted him to vote in spite of the fact he was only 20 years old. At the polls they asked him his age. He replied “old enough.” So he voted. The next day, however, the other side found out about it, made him work two days on the road to pay his poll tax.
Edminister: Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Jones announce the birth of their daughter, Marlyn Jewel, on Oct. 25.
100 years ago: Nov. 17, 1910
A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Fox of Stranger last Thursday.
The locomotive of the westbound passenger train Monday morning lost its whistle at Welborn and was delayed nearly an hour by the accident. The whistle blew off.
The Star Creamery started to receive milk last week. They will put in a churn and expect to have it in a few days. The building is much more roomy inside than it looks on the outside.
There is to be a basket social at the Honey Valley school, Wednesday, Nov. 23. The baskets will be sold.
James Evans cleared over $100 an acre on his 23 acres of apples this year. He also had some small fruits in the orchard and altogether cleared $105 per acre.
Whoever named it the “dirigible” balloon should try again.
In five of the nine complete months of 1910, American imports have been in excess of exports. We are buying more than we sell.
Paris, France — Competing for the $30,000 prize offered by the automobile club, Legagneux, the French aviator, made a remarkable flight from Paris to Brussels, carrying a passenger. He covered the 170 miles at an average speed of more than 65 miles an hour.