Remember When: A Community Review
10 years ago: Jan. 12, 2000
Deaths: George Willard Black, 85, Newberg, Ore., died January 2, 2000; James Charles Lockerby Sr., 79, formerly of Kansas City, Kansas, died January 7, 2000; Delbert W. Seuser, formerly of Tonganoxie, died Jan. 11, 2000, in Lansing.
Kory Michael Cole, who was born Jan. 5, 2000, is the winner of The Mirror’s First Baby of the New Year Contest. Kory is the son of Rodney and Karen Cole, Basehor. (Kory won quite a nice variety of gifts.)
High-flyin’ memories: Fred Northern’s father thought aviation was for the birds… Fred Northern, 86, one of the area’s first air plane pilots, took his first flight at age 12. “It was the greatest thing in the world,” Northern said. “I fell in love with flying right off.” He was one of the first pilots in Leavenworth County and built one of the county’s first airstrips — one on U.S. Highway 24-40, west of Basehor, that still operates today. (Mr. Northern bought his first plane when he was about 20. He described it as a Lincoln Page, an old Army plane from World War I.)
The Peruvian Connection, a Tonganoxie mail-order firm that sells high quality alpaca and cotton clothing, was mentioned in the Dec. 10-11 Wall Street Journal Europe.
Birth: David and Michelle Fiedler, Burlington, a son, Garrison David Fiedler, on Dec. 21, 1999.
25 years ago: Jan. 9, 1985
Deaths: Frances Josephine Haines, 58, Rural Route 1, McLouth, died Dec. 26, 1984; Edwin G. Seelbinder Sr., Fairway, died Jan. 1, 1985, at his home; Charles Johnson, 94, McLouth, died Jan. 4, 1985; Herman Fanning, 54, Rt. 1, Tonganoxie, died early Wednesday, after being hit by a vehicle in a snowstorm.
Mr. Jeff Hiller, of Rt. 1, Tonganoxie, shot a 35-pound bobcat just 60 yards from his house Saturday night. He lives just off County Road 4.
Jim and Judy Erwin celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Jan. 6, 1985, at the Christian Church Fellowship Hall.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Doug Candle, Bremerton, Wash., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Kaleb Erik, Dec. 6, 1984.
The First Congregational Sunday school children and their teachers enjoyed a cookie-making session Sunday afternoon. There was a good turnout, and more than 500 cookies were made, and 23 deliveries to senior citizens and families over town.
Mrs. Bill (Lois) Emery had the misfortune to fall on the ice and break her left wrist.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Gallagher of Oklahoma City spent a few days with her mother, Mrs. Leona Felts, leaving for their home last Sunday.
50 years ago: Jan. 28, 1960
Births: Mr. and Mrs. James Nitchals, a daughter, Jan. 27, 1960; Mr. and Mrs. John Ammel of Parker, a son, Milton James, on Jan. 15, 1960.
Deaths: Mrs. James Fouts, 62, died Jan. 10, 1960; Mrs. Clara McCoy, 79, died Jan. 18, at her home here; Mr. David C. Miller, 92, Leavenworth, died Tuesday after an extended illness; Mrs. Ed Curry received word Tuesday of the death of her father, Mr. T.E. Flynn, of Carmichael, Calif.; friends here have received word of the death of Mrs. Lena Randall Lancaster of Pasadena, Calif. Mrs. Lancaster was born and raised northwest of Tonganoxie.
Reno: Mr. and Mrs. Ed Korb, Tonganoxie, formerly of Reno, were hosts at a 6 o’clock dinner at Miller’s Barbecue in honor of the birthday of their daughter, Mrs. Pat Mallams. Mrs. Korb baked a birthday cake with candles.
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Dema Cook McGaughey, 80, of Highland Park, Calif. Mrs. McGaughey was a former resident of the Tonganoxie community and was a cousin of Mr. Earl Schenck.
75 years ago: Jan. 3, 1935
John W. Evans, age 62, died at his home in Tonganoxie early this (Thursday) morning, shortly after 9 o’clock, of heart disease. (Mr. Evans was associated with his father in the real estate business, later engaging in the restaurant business, and finally the moving picture business, where he was almost the first to develop the new moving pictures into a local business.)
Mrs. Delia C. Rumsey, aged 86 years, passed away at her home in Lawrence following an illness of about a couple of months.
Dollie Coline Hamm, aged 5 months and 22 days, died Dec. 31 of pneumonia. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hamm who live north of Tonganoxie.
Nearly 2,000 persons attended the second annual Douglas County C.P.A. Wolf Hunt staged New Year’s Day, south and west of Tonganoxie. The drive was highly successful as six wolves and a red fox were killed in the roundup. Two truck loads of CCC boys from the Lone Star camp and two truck loads of students from Haskell Institute added to the crowd. (The wolves and fox were auctioned to aid in defraying expenses of the hunt.)
Leavenworth: Henry Oelschlager, 69, died Dec. 26 of a paralytic stroke.
Lawrence: Word of the death of Mrs. Mary Mitchell, 86, in San Jose, Calif., brought to mind the story of her arrival with her parents in 1854 by ox team from Franklin County. Her father was A. B. Wade, who helped build the first houses in Lawrence.
100 years ago: Jan. 13, 1910
Those who visit Leavenworth say that few sidewalks along the business streets have the snow swept off.
Fred Duncanson has concluded to locate in Valley Falls and will do carpenter work with his brother, Mortimer.
A laundry is being started two doors west of The Mirror office. Families have been finding it difficult to get laundry work done in town.
Charles Brown will give his Punch and Judy show at the Dafer schoolhouse tomorrow night.
The ice being harvested is about 17 inches thick. It is the best ice ever gathered here.
Miss Ruth Harris went back to Kansas City yesterday, where she is a milliner with one of the wholesale millinery houses.
Mrs. Henry Niebaum died Wednesday evening of last week and the funeral was conducted Saturday afternoon at the Friends Church.