10 years ago: Feb. 2, 2000
Caption under picture: Students in Debbie Wedel’s kindergarten class celebrated Kansas Day on Friday with a birthday cake. (The students were shown with the cake, which read, “Happy Birthday, Kansas, 139 years.)
Deaths: Leland V. Jones, 64, Bonner Springs, died Jan. 29, 2000; Irene Hayward Matheny, 70, Grain Valley, Mo., died Jan. 24, 2000; private memorial services for Claire Allen Press will be held at a later date. She was stillborn Jan. 26, 2000, the daughter of Randall J. Press and Kelli White; Leonard Eugene Jarrett, Jr., 54, Lawrence, died Jan. 30, 2000; Alvin Raymond Moses, 72, Phoenix, died Jan. 14, 2000; Gladys Victoria Wiley, 81, Kaneohe, Hawaii, died Jan. 27, 2000.
25 years ago: Jan. 30, 1985
Paul Nicholson and his wife, Velma, are the new owners of Village Floral. The Nicholsons are former Tonganoxie residents. Mahlene Nokes, Irma Smith and Lola Church will still be working there with Mr. Nicholson.
Southwest Baptist University has announced its Dean’s Honor Roll for the fall 1984 semester. Melissa Young, Tonganoxie, was included on the Dean’s Honor Roll.
Death: George A. Zimmerman, 79, Leavenworth, died Jan. 23, 1985. (Mr. Zimmerman was born in Jarbalo in a log cabin, the son of Alfred and Anna Moses Zimmerman.)
Births: Tonya and Jack Low of Tonganoxie, a son, Gregory Christopher Low, born Dec. 21, 1984; Mr. and Mrs. Tony Hoffhines, a daughter, Courtney Jean, born Nov. 25, 1984.
McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. Arnold White of Allen are the parents of a daughter, born Jan. 2, 1985. They have named the baby Jessica Danielle.
Another piece of Tonganoxie’s history went up in smoke on Jan. 13. The vacant house was on the property of Gilbert and Dee Hooper, just off of Old 40 Highway. (An early settler, by the name of Edminister, built the house originally with sandstone, which had been partly replaced by rock and cement blocks.)
50 years ago: Feb. 18, 1960
Deaths: Milton L. Baker, 68, Topeka, died Feb. 16, 1960; Joseph Budy, 73, Kansas City, Kan., died following a traffic accident Sunday night at the intersection of K-32 and the Eudora road, about 7 miles south of Tonganoxie; Mrs. Eliza Dent of Linwood died Feb. 11, 1960.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mattox of Winchester announce the birth of a daughter, Joyce Ann, born Feb. 12, 1960; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wilcox announce the birth of their daughter, Elsie Diane, on Feb. 16, 1960; Mr. and Mrs. Don Hardy announce the birth of their son, David Warren, on Feb. 10, 1960.
Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Whanger announce the birth of a son, Feb. 10, 1960.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stewart of Tonganoxie will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 26, with an open house at their home.
75 years ago: Jan. 24, 1935
Deaths: Dr. Elizabeth J. Van Epps, age 54, died shortly before noon Tuesday. Death was due to apoplexy; Mrs. Kitty Brockett, aged 60, died Sunday; Mrs. Lucy Barnard, well known resident of McLouth, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Sova, of McLouth.
Jarbalo: A double funeral service for Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ferguson, who died three days apart, was held Tuesday. (Mr. Ferguson became ill with pneumonia and was hospitalized, and died on Thursday. Mrs. Ferguson then became ill and died on Sunday. They were 69 and 71 years old.)
The Tonganoxie Fire Department was called to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Angell on North Delaware shortly after noon Monday, when smoke was discovered issuing from their roof, near the flue. (The firemen soon put out the blaze but damage was done and the east part of the house soaked with water. The loss was covered by insurance.)
100 years ago: Feb. 3, 1910
Arrivals of new girls were reported at the homes of Vin Needham and L. Hummelgaard. The advents were last week.
W.W. Wise has gone to Muscotah to work the life insurance business.
Joe Winkler is opening a tin shop opposite the Mirror office and will have Clarence Brown and Edgar Martin with him.
A box social will be take place Feb. 11 at the Coal Ridge school house. A short program precedes the supper.
Fred Needham butchered two fine alfalfa-fed hogs Monday and is going to cure his own bacon and hams. He is not going to sell his hogs to the packers at 8 cents and buy back in the summer at 20 cents.
One of the peculiar freaks of the ice gorge in the Kaw River was the changing of the course of the river north of Lawrence back to where it was before the flood of 1903.
Mrs. Jones of Longmont, Colo., who was formerly Miss Grace Newby of Tonganoxie, had the misfortune to lose her two-and-a-half-year-old boy by death a few days ago. The day before the death another son was born to her.
Three Lawrence dealers who have been selling cigarettes to minors have had to answer in court for the offense.