10 years ago: June 7, 2000
Deaths: Services for Donald Jo Klinkenberg, 77, Kansas City, Mo., will take place today at 10 a.m. in Ruskin Heights. Mr. Klinkenberg was born in Tonganoxie; Donald R. “Bob” Skaggs, 66, Basehor, died June 1, 2000; services for Grace P. Tinberg, 85, Tonganoxie, were June 6; Louie Z. McDowell, 80, McLouth, died June 4, 2000.
Tonganoxie has paved its way into this millennium with a style that accentuates the small-town charm that the city has always had. Last week, when workers applied a new layer of asphalt down Fourth Street, the city’s downtown renovation project was completed.
Springdale News: A crowd of 102 people attended the Alumni Dinner on Sunday at the St. Lawrence Hall in Easton. Eugene Kramer was the master of ceremonies, Evelynn Schwinn was the social hour hostess, Betty Doty was the secretary and Lelande Doty was chair person.
Rev. Gale Mack and members of the congregation at First Baptist Church of Basehor are planning for an addition that will house Sunday school classrooms, a fellowship hall and kitchen, and offices. The two-story addition — a basement and main level — will be constructed onto the west side of the existing 20-year-old church building and will stretch to the north.
25 years ago: June 5, 1985
McLouth News: A hand-made solid walnut pulpit was given to the Stanwood Friends Church on Memorial Day Sunday, as a memorial for John G. Winfrey.
McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. Poe Casebier received word of the death of Mrs. Vonie Glynn Casebier in Stockston, Texas. She grew up in McLouth and made her home with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Jones, after the death of her mother. Mrs. Casebier was 96 years old.
McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Luse, Lawrence, announce the birth of a son, Robert Eugene Luse, Junior, born May 29, 1985.
Bethany College, in Lindsborg, held its 104th commencement exercises Sunday afternoon, May 26, with ceremonies in Pressser Hall Auditorium. Mr. John William Evans II, received his bachelor of arts degree in economics-business.
(From Helen Schilling’s column, "Happenings") ...When we were growing up, the library was in the back of the Spoor drygoods store, located approximately where Slawsons now stands, and what did we read? Only Zane Grey’s books and when we reached college, we found out those weren’t on the list — but at least we read.
Stephen and Christy Allie, Riverside, Mo., both members of the Missouri Civil War Reenactors Association, presented the program at the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society’s picnic May 28 at the home of John and Jean Lenahan.
50 years ago: June 23, 1960
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sloan are the parents of a daughter, Cynthia Kay, born June 20, 1960; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Carbaugh announce the birth of a son, Kevin Ray, June 16, 1960; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hedgepath, Perry, announce the birth of a baby girl born June 19, 1960; Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Pearson, Kansas City, Kansas, announce the birth of their son, Steven Donnell, born June 21, 1960.
Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Skaggs announce the birth of a son, Mark Douglas.
Deaths: Mrs. Margaret Mansell, 81, Kansas City, Mo., died June 20, 1960; Mrs. Lillian W. Penfold, 87, Lawrence, died Tuesday morning; Mrs. Bertha M. Zielinski, 61, died June 15, 1960, at her home south of Lawrence.
Jarbalo, June 23: Friends here have received word of the death of Patty Moses, 13-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Moses, at their home in Honolulu.
Reno: June 16 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lindberg celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a dinner at the home of Mrs. Gerda Solberg, Overland Park.
75 years ago: May 30, 1935
Funeral services for Mrs. Lotta Gaw, 66, who died Sunday at her home in Lawrence, were held Wednesday morning.
Will Musil made a business trip to Manhattan over the weekend via the Streamline train from Lawrence. He also visited relatives while there.
The Tonganoxie Library Ladies will meet next Tuesday afternoon, June 4th, at two-thirty o’clock with Mrs. Dale Rawlings.
(Ad.) Announcing the opening of the Chief Tonganoxie SWIMMING POOL on Decoration Day, Thursday, May 30. The Chief Tonganoxie pool opens its ninth consecutive season with a desire to aid in achieving pleasure, comfort, health during the days of summer. Every available means of assuring our patrons of sanitation, safety and service will be employed. “The Pool that Sanitation and Safety Made Famous.” “Swim at Tonganoxie.”
Miss Marie Wickey graduated from the Tonga High School on May 24. Marie made the course in three years.
Greever Allen is back in the post office this week after entertaining the measles for a couple of weeks.
100 years ago: June 9, 1910
Probably A Case of Jealousy: Homer Peters had his horse hitched on Fourth Street on Sunday evening, and when he got back to where he had left it, he found nothing but his bridle, which had been cut to pieces. He borrowed another horse and soon found his own animal. He tied his animal and returned the borrowed one. When he got back, his own animal had again been turned loose. It is not known who committed the offense.
A new girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Staff Sunday, and a boy has been born unto Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Myers.
Basehor has added to the number of teachers in its school. The teachers in the high school next school year are to be C.W. Ashbaugh, principal; Miss Lena K. Klamm, assistant; and Miss Julia Schoebel. The grade teachers are to be Miss Margaret Robertson, intermediate, and Miss Laura Kern, primary.
The new Helmers furniture factory in Leavenworth expects to employ 2,500 people when it gets into full operation.
Frank Zoellner brought his automobile from Lawrence Tuesday afternoon, and he found where all the mud holes along the road were.
The enrollment at the County Normal Institute reached 94 this week, or an increase of ten over last week. A still larger number are expected to enroll.