10 years ago: April 26, 2000
On May 4, The Mirror will celebrate its 118th birthday, and the newspaper’s staff would like our readers to join us for an afternoon open house. We’ll be celebrating from 2-4 p.m.
Scholarship awarded: Rebecca Lynn Clinger, Tonganoxie, has been awarded the Hamline University honors scholarship. Clinger is a senior at Tonganoxie High School. The honors scholarship awards range from $3,500 to $6,500 and are renewable for three additional years for students maintaining a 3.0 grade-point average (Rebecca was also pictured with her oil self-portrait).
Caption under picture: Jason Anno, Tonganoxie senior, stands by his larger than life canvas painting of his profile. Anno is one of eight students who is preparing to enter the Ronald Catron Memorial Kansas High School Art Competition. (Rebecca was entering her self-portrait.)
On May 4, 2000, Mr. and Mrs. Francis W. Lenahan will celebrate 65 years of marriage.
The pavilion at the Leavenworth County 4-H Fairgrounds has been named in honor of Donna Wiley. Wiley was instrumental in founding the Reno Bobwhite 4-H Club, as well as the Leavenworth county 4-H Foundation.
25 years ago: April 24, 1985
Deaths: Mrs. Lawrence (Mary) Hummelgaard, 80, died Tuesday; Mrs. Irene Lenahan Porter, La Mirada, Calif., died Sunday; Bernice T. Jackson, 82, Leavenworth, formerly of Basehor, died Tuesday; Boyd W. Setterstrom, 77, Linwood, died April 17; Idus Sams, 49, De Soto, died April 12, 1985.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Steve Walker, Jeremy and Angela, announce the adoption of Sara Rebecca, April 11, in Fort Worth, Texas. Becky is 22 months old and has spent most of her life with the Walker family. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Aye, of Tonganoxie; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Beach, a daughter, Amanda Elaine, April 3, 1985; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Pratt (the former Debbie Seuser), Kansas City, Kan., a daughter, Lisa Marie, on April 16, 1985.
Mrs. Sandra Goepfert caught a 9-pound catfish at a farm pond Tuesday, April 16. When fish start showing up at The Mirror office, you know spring is here.
Five generations were celebrated on April 14, 1985, at the Jules Boudreaux residence in Tonganoxie. Pictured are Mr. Ralph Robbins, Esther Robbins, Mary Boudreaux, Tarry Boudreaux and Nichole Marie Boudreaux.
50 years ago: May 12, 1960
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Leo Baragary a son, May 9, 1960; Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Teichman, a daughter, Linda Diane, May 4, 1960.
Pfc. Walter L. McRill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter McRill, has been selected as Soldier of the Month at Camp Wolters, Texas.
Army Pvt. Larry P. Gallagher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Gallagher, Sr., Tonganoxie, completed the field communications crewman course April 28 at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
Deaths: Leon Robert Mitchell, Tonganoxie, died May 9, 1960, at the age of 64.
Reno: B.J. Wedel received word that his brother, Alvin Wedel, died Wednesday morning after a short illness.
Fairmount: Members of Boy Scout Troop 169 of Basehor enjoyed an outing Saturday when Mr. Charles Newman took each Scout on a short flight in his airplane.
Fairmount: Gary Beal left Thursday to serve with the United States Army at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.
Mrs. W.C. Klinkenberg received word of the death of her uncle, Mr. Henry Bell of Hebron, Neb., on May 2. Mr. Bell was a brother-in-law of Mrs. August Metlewski.
75 years ago: April 18, 1935
Old Landmark Burned: The R.P. Wagaman house occupied by Jim Grisham burned to the ground about 7 o’clock Monday morning; the fire is supposed to have originated from the flue and the fire was well ablaze before being detected by neighbors.
Charles, baby son of Mr. and Mrs. Preston Hunter, died Thursday of diphtheria, second child to succumb within a week, another child, Gladys Jean, died the previous Tuesday, while a twin of Gladys Jean, Preston Eugene, is still ill but recovering at latest reports. The children were buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, south of Tonganoxie.
John North, Lawrence, age 57, died Wednesday.
Edminister News: The McKenzie family, which moved from here a few weeks ago, had their chickens stolen since moving to Linwood.
Samuel Hanley, age 90, a resident of Leavenworth County for 66 years, died near Springdale last Thursday.
James M. Rea, Justice of the Peace of Tonganoxie township, died last Thursday morning at the home of his brother in Kansas City, Mo.
100 years ago: April 28, 1910
Lem Evans has sold out his interest in the real estate business to his son, J.W. Evans, and the latter now goes it alone.
Bonner Springs has been going some lately. It has an indebtedness of $70,000. Tonganoxie, with two-thirds the population, does not owe a dollar.
A Leavenworth man has been caught sending writing in a package supposed to contain only printed matter. Uncle Sam will touch him for $100.
It took Frank Zoellner only 47 minutes to make it home from West Lawrence in his Ford auto a few days ago.
Henry Loesch, aged 71 years, an old settler of Kansas, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Torneden, in Reno Township last week. The cause of his death was dropsy.
Opal Stone, the little daughter of Jas. H. Stone, of Bonner Springs, died at the home of her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Barber, yesterday morning at nine o’clock. The little girl, who had been making her home with her grandparents since the death of her mother, would have been 11 years old next month. She has been sick with diabetes for some time and recently she took the measles, from which she never fully recovered, but was able to be up.
Pickled horse meat masquerading as human food is even worse than some of the things oleomargarine has been doing.