10 years ago: Feb. 24, 2000
Deaths: Roberta Lea Crabtree, 68, Tonganoxie, died Feb. 20, 2000; Elizabeth J. Huffman, 80, Olathe, died Feb. 18, 2000; Luci Slattery Reilly, 50, Leavenworth and Bethesda, Maryland, died Feb. 18, 2000; Harry “Jim” Walker, age 41, died Feb. 20, 2000, following injuries sustained in an auto accident.
Marvelous Marbles: One might say Bruce Breslow, owner of Moon Marble Company in Bonner Springs, is a man inspired by necessity. “I made wooden toys that needed marbles,” he said. “All we could find are the green cat eyes like you see at Wal-Mart.” (Mr. Breslow used Italian glass for his marbles and gives demonstrations on how this is done. Each week 150 to 300 children tour the shop to watch the marbles being made.)
Nick Bogard, son of Chris and Joe Bogard, and a 1997 graduate of Tonganoxie High School, has been selected Marine of the Year for the first Marine regiment at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Melissa R. Crain, Tonganoxie, has been named to the Dean’s List at Rockhurst College, Kansas City, Mo., for the fall 1999 semester. (Students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher to be on the list.)
Last Saturday, four Chieftain wrestlers qualified for the state tournament, scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Wichita. (The students were Chris Calovich, Mike Andrews, Tony Miller and Bruce Walker.)
25 years ago: Feb. 20, 1985
Deaths: Bernice Coddington, 88, Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, died Feb. 3, 1985; Donald H. Rasmussen, 59, Madison, died Feb. 14, 1985; Lester Lee Gallagher, 73, Prairie Village, died Feb. 12, 1985; Mrs. Linnie B. Wardlow, 74, Kansas City, died Feb. 12, 1985; Edna F. Roberts, 73, Lawrence, died Saturday; Miss Doloretta M. Burns, 88, Kansas City, Kansas, died Saturday.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Bundy, Sr., Monroe , Louisiana, proudly announce the birth of their son, Dennis Craig, Jr., on Feb. 1, 1985; Mr. and Mrs. Scott McAlexander, Sergeant Bluffs, Iowa, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jacob Allen, Jan. 25, 1985; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Becker, Tonganoxie, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Andrew Ryan, born Feb. 5, 1985; Mr. and Mrs. Orville A Schuetze received word of their new grandson, Robert Ian Young, born the 11th of Feb. His parents are Lt. Robert and Carolyn Young of Tacoma, Washington.
Brenda Johnson, a 1983 graduate of Tonganoxie High School and presently a sophomore at Baker University, recently returned after a three week tour of Taiwan, Japan, and Hawaii. Brenda was among 130 Baker Band and Choir members who made the trip in January. She is a member of the University Symphonic Band and marching flag corp.
Pam Slawson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Slawson, is teaching in Japan.
50 years ago: March 10, 1960
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. David Enloe, Jr., of Bonner Springs, announce the birth of their son, Steven Michael, Feb. 25, 1960.
Deaths: Mr. Hascal M. Beers, Olathe, died Thursday; Mrs. Genevieve Brophy, 44, Parkville, Missouri, died Sunday.
Mrs. Darlene Joyce Peterson and Miss Medeana Kay Warden entertained with an open house for their parents’ 25th wedding anniversary.
To National 4-H Meet: Bill New, Jarbalo, will go to Washington, D.C. in April. A sophomore at KSU, Bill is 19 and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. New. He has been a member of the Hornets 4-H Club in Leavenworth County for 10 years.
Mayor Dale Rawlings is becoming a celebrity. Three big pictures in the Leavenworth Times and a good run on television, all on the feeding of birds in the bad weather.
75 years ago: Feb. 14, 1935
Deaths in area: Mrs. Anna Myers passed away Thursday evening. She came to Tonganoxie thirty-five years ago.
Jarbalo: Mrs. Clara Lowe Hawkins, 53, died Saturday evening.
Basehor: Fire destroyed the Fairmount store, three miles north of Basehor, Tuesday. With the burning of this building the last of the landmarks along the old Lawrence and Leavenworth Trail has been removed. It was originally an old Indian Trading Post and was the only store between Lawrence and Leavenworth on the trail. (The building was erected from heavy walnut logs and the original building contained two rooms on the ground floor and two above.)
Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Pitts, six miles southwest of Basehor, are parents of a baby girl, born Feb. 7; Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Jones announce the birth of a son on Friday; A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lutz, to whom they have given the name Mildred Marie.
Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hicks were surprised Sunday when their children and their families drove in with a big dinner to celebrate their 52nd wedding anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Fox celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Feb. 10.
The Mirror regrets our new size paper forces us to leave out some news, so we must sift out the more important stories, trimming others down.
A gray timber wolf was recently shot by Walter Wiley. This species is rare here.
100 years ago: Feb. 24, 1910
August Deichman Sr. went to Lawrence Tuesday to begin putting up fire escapes on the school buildings of that city. All the schools in town are to be equipped with steel escapes.
August Deichman will be home from Oklahoma next week, and will then begin putting up the new concrete bridge over Tonganoxie creek near the Peterson place just north of town. The bridge is to be 80 feet long and the floor will be above the high water mark. The piers and the floor are to be of concrete.
Frank Fairchild has purchased 60 acres on the hill from Frank Zoellner and J.C. Laming at $65 per acre. The latter retain about 35 acres, in which they have a peach orchard.
Eben Karr left Tuesday, on a three week visit to his mother in Greenville, Michigan, whom he has not seen in 28 years.
Better be counted twice in the coming census than not at all.
Mrs. W. C. Phenicie died at her home in Reno Saturday forenoon at eleven o’ clock, after a long illness which no medical aid was able to alleviate.