Archive for Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Remember When: A community review

July 28, 2010

10 years ago: July 12, 2000

Death: Gladys Marie Scott, 83, Linwood, died July 3, 2000.

It’s not every day that a 14-year-old Kansas teen ventures to Europe without his parents. But that’s what Steven Lowman did. Soon to be a freshman at Basehor-Linwood High School, Lowman was recommended a year ago by faculty members to serve as a People to People student ambassador. (22 teens from the Kansas City area made the trip. Steven earned about $5,700 of his trip funds himself and had help from the community to raise the needed funds.)

Courtney DeHoff, Tonganoxie, Brandon New, Leavenworth and Raymond Sproul, McLouth, are exhibiting Angus cattle this week at the 2000 National Junior Angus Show at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa.

Air Force Airman Joseph A. Smoots graduated May 6 from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

As the chainsaw screams and sawdust fills the air, it’s another Kansas tree coming down — typical procedure for a post-tornado town. But for at least four trees in the area, some of these former masters of shade have taken on a new designation — chainsaw sculptures. (Russell Ehart, McLouth, has carved the trunks of four tornado-damaged or diseased trees into representations of an American Indian, Daniel Boone, a bear that is stretching to snatch a fish from the talons of an eagle, and St. Francis of Assisi.

Birth: Debra Michelle Newton and William Smith, Grain Valley, Mo., announce the birth of a daughter, Mishelle Marie Smith, on June 8, 2000.

25 years ago: July 10, 1985

Harold and Connie Putthoff were hosts to their cousins, Eberhard and Thea Bokmann and their daughter, Birgit Bokmann, from Westenhols, near Padenbom, Germany.

A surprise open house will be held Saturday, July 13th, in honor of Betty Van Eman Mayhew, who is celebrating her 99th birthday on the 16th. The reception will be held at the home of Don and Dorothy Saving, on Yoeke Street.

The Bradford family, descendants of Joseph Kimball Bradford and Lucinda Frances Alexander Bradford met at the McLouth American Legion Hall on June 16, 1985, for a reunion.

Deaths: Lloyd (Stub) Yates, 73, Tonganoxie, died July 1, 1985; Mrs. Mary Ann Foley, 95, Eudora, died July 7, 1985; Jack E. Conrad, 59, Lake Dabinawa, died July 5, 1985; Dale Edminster Koch, 76, Kansas City, Kan., died Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Eric Ryks of Del City, Okla., announce the birth of a daughter, Melissa Nicole, on June 18, 1985. Mrs. Ryks is the former Norene Murphy.

Springdale News: The family of the late Ruth E. Schwinn received word from Seattle that Mary J. Haworth died Friday morning. Mrs. Haworth and Mrs. Schwinn were sisters.

50 years ago: July 28, 1960

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith of Independence, Mo., announce the birth of their daughter, Janice Ann, July 22, 1960; Mr. and Mrs. William Seymour are the parents of a son, William Joseph, born July 14, 1960; Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Baumgartner of Rockville, Md., announce the birth of their son, Scott Wesley, June 29, 1960.

Tammi Marihugh, child star of movies and television, visited in Tonganoxie Wednesday and won a host of new fans. The pretty little red-head is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Marihugh. Mr. Marihugh formerly lived in Tonganoxie. The visit started off as just a casual visit with an old friend, Albert Conley.

Death: Mrs. Mamie Billingsley and Mrs. Hattie Billingsley were called to Dumas, Ark., July 24th, by the death of their father, Sam Smallwood. He was 93 years old.

Fairmount, July 21: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin J. Lamborn, Leavenworth, announce the birth of their son, Joseph Timothy, July 6, 1960.

75 years ago: July 4, 1935

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. George Stout of Kansas City, Mo., announce the birth of a boy, whom they have named John Owen, on June 19. Mrs. Stout will be remembered as Miss Dorothy Frederick.

Robert Shearer Cook, 94, believed to be the oldest mason in the state of Kansas, died about 8:30 o’clock Monday morning at his home in Lansing. The venerable mason had also been a Baptist preacher for more than 50 years and through his long service with the church and Masonic lodge was known throughout the United States. The Rev. Cook had been a member of the Easton Masonic chapter alone for seventy years.

Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Jones, west of Basehor, announce the birth of a son, Lloyd Lee, June 23.

Mrs. Lena Cramm, 60, died at Cushing Hospital Wednesday night, after an illness of several weeks.

Bill Hazen left Saturday night for Seattle, from which place he will sail Saturday for the Orient.

Wesley Pickens, oldest son of O.H. Pickens of Tonganoxie, died at his home in Joplin, Mo., on June 27, at the age of 42 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Campbell announce the birth of a girl this July 3, 1935.

100 years ago: July 14, 1910

Bernard Kelly was home this week from St. Louis. He is employed as a detective by the Missouri Pacific railroad.

Last week a Lawrence boy weighing 63 pounds caught a fish in the Kaw River that weighed 45 pounds. A passing tramp helped to haul the finney monster ashore.

An automobile on the way from Moline, Ill., to Denver passed through town Sunday. The driver said the roads between here and Leavenworth were the worst he had so far found. He came by way of Basehor.

A trick bicycle rider who was an expert in his line gave Saturday an exhibition on Fourth Street and took up a collection. He had along his wife, baby and a 4-year old boy who also did a stunt at trick riding.

The arrival of a boy is reported at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Farren Sunday.

Jacob Wilson, for a number of years a resident of Linwood, died at the hospital in Leavenworth, on the evening of June 29, from malignant cancer of the face.

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