10 years ago: March 1, 2000
Deaths: Rosalie M. Bogard, 87, McLouth, died Feb. 26, 2000; Maria Abigail Bolson, 89, Tonganoxie, died Feb. 21, 2000; Josephine Freeman, 82, Bonner Springs, died Feb. 27, 2000; Elizabeth N. "Lizzie" Guinn, 90, Winchester, died Feb. 27, 2000; Rhonda Kim Palmer Thomas, 45, Bonner Springs, died Feb. 18, 2000.
Births: David and Dawn Bennett, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a daughter, Reagann Rose, on Feb. 8, 2000; Leavenworth residents Anna Odom and Aaron Freeman, formerly of Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son, Preston Scott, Feb. 9, 2000.
Philip and Betty Stevens will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 4, 2000. A family celebration is planned for a later date.
Alma and Marvin Dove, Linwood, will receive the annual Ovid Snyder Award during a ceremony March 11. The award recognizes citizens who serve their community.
Paul Pestock is not just making furniture. He’s making heirlooms. (The article continued telling of the furniture Mr. Pestock made of exotic woods, such as pernambuco, coccobolo, ziracote, wenge and Brazilian rosewood. He began doing this because his evening job at the emergency room at the VA Center in Leavenworth left him with time on his hands.)
25 years ago: Feb. 27, 1985
Births: Scott and Kristi Wise, Linwood, a daughter, Holly Ann, born Feb. 2, 1985; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Willis, a son, Jeremy Lee, Feb. 6, 1985; Mr. and Mrs. Michael Engelken of Baldwin, twin daughters, Laura Ethanie and Elizabeth Susan, born Feb. 13, 1985.
Death: Ira Sylvester Higgenbotham, 76, Paola, died Tuesday.
McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. John Houk of Oskaloosa announce the birth of their daughter, Ericka Renee Feb. 21.
During the social hour following services Sunday at the Congregational Church, birthday cake was served honoring the birthdays of Mr. William Denholm, Sr., whose birthday was last Friday and Mr. William Denholm, Jr., whose birthday was last Saturday.
Mrs. Winifred Turner was hostess to the Parental Study Club at the Tonganoxie Library Wednesday evening of last week. Mr. John Lenahan presented the program. He gave his re-written history of Tonganoxie, which was immensely enjoyed by the members.
50 years ago: March 17, 1960
The grim story of a record winter snowfall has stifled most activity in this area. Accumulations to date are near the 60-inch mark. Only the great storm of 1911-12 has exceeded this year in total inches of snowfall. During March of 1912, 24 inches fell in two days in the latter part of the month, making a total accumulation of 72 inches locally for that year.
Deaths: Raymond Joel Fristoe, Tonganoxie, died March 15, 1960, at the age of 50; Mrs. Annie Wallace, 77, Eldon, Mo., died March 8; Walter Moore, of Denver, formerly of Tonganoxie, died at his home recently.
A group of neighbors surprised Mrs. Olive Johnson Tuesday afternoon when they arrived with gifts and refreshments to help celebrate her 83rd birthday.
AT-1 Jack Vance, USN, and Mrs. Vance and their daughter, Nancy Jo, are visiting Mrs. Vance’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Verhage and other relatives here and with Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Bates in Kansas City, Kan.
The Vances arrived in New York last Wednesday from an assignment in Morocco and Spain.
75 years ago: Feb. 21, 1935
Linwood, Feb. 20: Linwood was saddened and shocked last Thursday by the death of a beloved friend and a young mother, Mrs. L.B. Meinke, who passed away following a brief illness of pneumonia. (Mrs. Meinke was 32 years of age and had four young daughters.)
Last week we started to mention the children who were ill with the measles, but before we got good and started, so many were breaking out with the disease that we gave it up.
Just-A-Thinkin’ (Walt Neiberger) Those farmers who are losing patience with their hens’ lack of egg production, we refer to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hunter’s parrot. After waiting 20 years, this parrot laid an egg.
Reno News: Miss Peggy Lou Johnson, who fell and hurt her back on a wood pile, was not much improved Tuesday.
Reno News: Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Torneden announce the arrival of a baby boy Feb. 15, 1935.
Lawrence: The strict quarantine placed on the Lonestar CCC camp is still in effect. Lieutenant James Lansing reported Tuesday that investigation by representatives of the state board of health had revealed no meningitis carrier at the camp. (One camp resident, who had meningitis, was reported improved.)
100 years ago: March 3, 1910
Some people south of town brought in a dozen hens the other day and got over $14 for them. They weighed nine and a half pounds each and the price paid was 13 cents a pound.
The box social given at the Mound school house last Saturday night was a very successful affair. A good program was given and the sale of boxes brought more than $30. This money will be used to purchase a school library.
Jerry Jarret got back from Emporia last week where he had been to help Mrs. Greever move into her new house. Mrs. Greever has just completed a new house that cost $6,000 and intends to keep boarders as she has been doing.
A Lawrence specialist operated on Lemuel, the 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Evans Tuesday. The little boy was troubled with a growth at the lower end of the nasal passage and the cutting had to be done through the mouth. The operation is not a dangerous one, and it should require only a few minutes to complete.
William Larrance, an old resident of this neighborhood who formerly resided in a house on the farm where George Phenicie lives near Honey Valley, died near Arkansas City last week.