Archive for Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Remember When: A community review

December 14, 2010

10 years ago: Nov. 29, 2000

Death: Shirley Jean George, 75, McLouth, died Nov. 24, 2000, at her home after a long illness.

Springdale News: Frances Schwinn, rural McLouth, celebrated his 80th birthday on Nov. 19, 2000, at a dinner party in McLouth, hosted by his family.

Springdale News: Joy and Tyler Ewert are proud parents of a new daughter, Madison Noel, born Nov. 10, 2000.

Curtis Newman, a Tonganoxie High School junior, has his feet on the ground. But his mind is at sea. The 17-year-old Newman, who plans to eventually join the Navy or the Marine Corps, spent three weeks last summer working aboard a Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Harry S. Truman, stationed near Norfolk, Va.

At the Flower Depot, business is blooming: Ever since its inception 11 years ago, the Flower Depot has been running down the track — full speed ahead. From its humble beginnings in 1989, when the owners grew the flowers themselves and sold them door to door, the business has grown, posting about $1 million in gross sales last year. What’s more, with its move last July into a 10,000-square-foot warehouse in Tonganoxie’s Urban Hess Business Center, the business now has space to continue its growth. (Steve LaForge and Jim Bennett, owners of the business, purchased the $275,000 building and two lots valued at a total of $37,500 from Leavenworth Area Development.)

25 years ago: Nov. 27, 1985

Mr. and Mrs. Neal Higginbotham Sr., RR 1, Osawatomie, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2-4 p.m. in Osawatomie.

Linwood News: On Saturday, Nov. 30, there will be an Open House for Nell Duncan at the Linwood Center, as “Outstanding Citizen of the Year,” from 2-4 p.m. She has done so much for her beloved town.

Caption under picture: Kenneth Mahoney was presented his 30-year-pin by the postmaster, Mary Ann Needham, Monday morning, as shown above. Kenny, as most of us call him, has certainly driven many a mile to deliver the mail in all kinds of weather, and, as we know, some of the time it hasn’t been the very best, but as he remarked, “I made it.” He is still going on 31 years and has no intention of retiring, even when the time and age group arrives.

Deaths: Raymond Roy “Duke” Hadukovich, 51, Tonganoxie, died Nov. 21, 1985; Holly Diane Kellerman, 2-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl David Kellerman, died Nov. 20, 1985, at her home; Mrs. Elsie M. Babcock, 91, a former school teacher, died Nov. 22, 1985.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bundy, Tonganoxie, a son, Bryce Allen, born Nov. 18, 1985.

50 years ago: Dec. 15, 1960

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. John E. Cox, a son, John Emery Jr., Dec. 13, 1960.

Deaths: A former state lake caretaker at Tonganoxie, D.F. Smith, a longtime resident of Lone Star in Douglas County, died at the home of his son, Frank, in Topeka Friday; Mrs. Mildred Freeman Miller, Sublette, died Dec. 8, 1960; Walter Gottlieb Hackbarth, Tonganoxie, died Dec. 11, 1960, at the age of 81.

Jarbalo Community: There was no church or Sunday School here Sunday because of the slippery roads.

April Lee Harmon, 5, was taken Friday night to Lawrence Hospital for treatment of head lacerations and contusions following a two-car wreck on Kansas Highway 32 at Linwood.

75 years ago: Nov. 21, 1935

Basehor: Mrs. M.K. Stephenson gave a surprise family dinner Sunday at her home in honor of her daughter, Mrs. and Mr. Will Parsons, who had been married 25 years.

Preparations are under way for Thanksgiving. Dale Rawlings reports a greater demand than usual for turkeys and he has shipped about 1,000 birds in the past week, the biggest production of turkeys from this area this firm has had in several years.

Linwood: Friends and relatives of the community were shocked by the sudden death of Harvey Hubbard Friday evening following a heart attack.

Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Viets, whose home is west of Tonganoxie in the O’Neal school district, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday by holding open house. For the past 52 years, they have made their home on the same farm in Jefferson County.

Just-A-Thinkin’: Here’s a piece in the paper which says “Government Running Short, $9 Million Dollars a day; One Billion Dollar Deficit Since July 1; Spendings Are Running nearly Double Income." Wow, and we thought those little Hoover deficits were terrible.

The first WPA project to get actually started in Leavenworth County was rocking of the Kickapoo road north of Leavenworth, where twenty men were assigned to the project and work began Nov. 14.

100 years ago: Dec. 1, 1910

At the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.R. Peters, in the west part of town, there peacefully passed away Saturday morning, at 8:45, John J. Hanson, in the 91st year of his age. The cause of his death was old age.

C.F. Mikesell, who had his leg crushed between two cars on the electric line some time ago, went down to Kansas City yesterday and got his new leg. He was walking about the streets today with it on, and handles himself in a way that shows he will get along all right as soon as he becomes accustomed to it. As soon as he is able to go to work again he will go into the street car company’s office as bookkeeper. He was to have taken the place within a day or two when the accident occurred. Lawrence Gazette.

Thanksgiving and the days following saw quite a number of hunters come out from Kansas City. There is no game warden here to investigate if these people have licenses. The chances are these hunters have no permits.

Robert Leidy feels the call of the Pacific coast and he and his brother, Louis, are talking of starting for Seattle soon.

A 6-year-old boy, while playing shinney at Bonner Springs last week, was hit in the eye accidentally and was stricken blind.

Martin Babb, a Lawrence young man, was killed in an automobile accident Saturday. His machine went off a bridge east of Lawrence and he was caught under the auto. Running too fast.

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