10 years ago: Feb. 16, 2000
(Caption under picture) Angel, a 4-year-old Arabian, pulls John Smith in an antique Hercules brand doctor’s buggy. They make the rounds north of Tonganoxie several times a week.
Death: Mrs. Wilma Grace Mills, 76, McLouth, died Feb. 13, 2000.
Births: Pam S. and Norman D. Franklin, Tonganoxie, a daughter, Elisabeth Mathena Franklin, Feb. 11, 2000; Martin and Linda Bingham announce the birth and homecoming of their daughter, Maria Page Bingham, born prematurely Nov. 8, 1999; Edith Pauline and Michael Joseph Menhusen, Edwardsville, a daughter, Claire Nadine Menhusen, Jan. 27, 2000.
Living the life of Miss Teen Kansas, Basehor’s Sarah Jump keeps her priorities in perspective. After all, there’s cheerleading, all-star cheerleading, high school chorale, the upcoming track season and, of course, scholastics to take care of first.
Springdale News: The children and grandchildren of Herbert and Genevieve Schwinn surprised them Sunday with a 45th anniversary party at the home of their son, Tom Schwinn.
25 years ago: Feb. 13, 1985
Deaths: Funeral services were Feb. 6, 1985, for Geneva L. Buchanan, 78; Mrs. Gladys Wanda Sturtridge, 62, Lawrence, died Feb. 8, 1985; Fred C. Carter, 93, formerly of Tonganoxie, died Feb. 9, 1985, at a nursing facility in Bonner Springs.
Jarbalo Jottings: Shirley Collins reports that one year ago today (Feb. 11) it was 70 degrees and there was a tornado warning in the afternoon. Doesn’t sound so bad.
We noticed a lady in the First State Bank with a nice sun tan. Yes, Mr. and Mrs. Ransley McNulty are back from a two weeks trip in January to Acupulco, Mexico.
The three Tonganoxie Federated clubs, the Civic Study, the Parental and Reading Clubs sponsored a citizenship essay contest. Keith Adams was selected as the winner of the District to go to the Citizenship Pilgrimage to Topeka with expenses paid. His essay will be entered in the state competition.
Another couple has just returned from Barbados, an island in the Caribbean. Mr. and Mrs. Don Sturgeon spent a week at this beautiful place, where they enjoyed the sunshine, swam and rested a lot. This was a company trip. Air-specialists and about a hundred and fifty were in the group.
50 years ago: March 3, 1960
The Weekly News Reel: Needless to say, weather has been the main topic of conversation for most of the last few days. One headline in a daily newspaper says this is the worst winter in 30 years — and the man shoveling 30 inches of snow from his driveway will swear to that.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Schenck observed their 52nd wedding anniversary Feb 25.
In spite of a snowstorm and icy highways, 50 relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick E. Stubbs gathered at the Grinter Tea Room, near Bonner Springs, for a 25th anniversary celebration for the couple.
Deaths: Harold P. Collier, 61, Basehor, died Tuesday from a heart attack; Mrs. Florence E. Hicks, St. Joseph, Mo., formerly of Kansas City, died Saturday.
Reno: Mr. Fred Bernhardt, hospitalized some time ago, is doing just fine. He recently celebrated his 84th birthday.
Linwood: Mr. W.R. Ramsey, president of the Linwood Telephone Company, died Feb. 29 at his home in Kansas City.
75 years ago: Feb. 7, 1935
Area deaths: Basehor; Mr. Louis Treff died Feb. 1, 1935, at the age of 69 years and 11 months; Mrs. Allen Coffman, age 65, a well-known resident of Mound Community, west of Tonganoxie, died Saturday; General Wilder S. Metcalf, widely known resident of this area, died Friday. He was a brigade commander in the World War, a hero of the Philippine campaign, served once as state senator and was associated with financial institutions in Lawrence.
Just-A-Thinkin’ Since the big maples on the square at Oskaloosa have been cut out, the old courthouse looks like a "plucked duck."
Just-A-Thinkin’ During February, $7,000 of relief labor will be used in cleaning up Leavenworth County orchards. Ten men have been allowed to the Freienmuth orchard north of Tonganoxie during February.
Reno News: J.E. Dwyer is sick with the grippe; Junior White is home from school because he has the measles.
An old-fashioned log house has been built by some refugee of the city on 73E north of Victory Junction.
100 years ago: Feb. 17, 1910
A box social will be held at Eureka Schoolhouse Saturday night.
Lee Baker has added another industry on Fourth Street. He has put in a feed grinder and his black horse furnishes the power.
John Cline lost his pocketbook Monday but luckily it got into the hands of Ben Hundley a little while after and it was restored to its owner. More than $5 was in the purse.
C.E. Fearons expects to close out the stock of racket store goods unless he can find a buyer who will continue the business.
Mrs. Carl Demetrio, wife of the Lutheran minister who died at Wallula a week ago Friday night, followed her husband a week and a day later. She had tuberculosis of the bronchial tubes following an attack of typhoid fever.
Leavenworth has 56 cases of typhoid fever, and the hospitals cannot take any more patients. Physicians cannot account for its origination.
Dr. C.V. Slaughter reports the arrival of a 12-pound pound boy Saturday morning at the home of S.O. Casebier near Neely Saturday. Also a 9-pound boy at the home of John Budy one mile east of town.