Remember When: A community review
10 years ago: Oct. 25, 2000
Deaths: Lloyd Wayne Owens, 71, El Dorado Springs, Mo., died Sept. 21, 2000; Clara Maye Kramer, 71, rural McLouth, died Oct. 18, 2000; Brook Tyler West, infant daughter of Tyler and Brandyn (Kesselring) West, Lenexa, died at her home on Oct. 19, 2000. She was born Aug. 27, 2000.
Last week’s PTA Book Fair, held during parent-teacher conferences at Tonganoxie Elementary School, netted a sale of 850 books. (The book fair resulted in more than $3,500 worth of books and educational materials.) Shown were Franklin, the turtle, and Maggie Gripka.
From Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room: Women around the world are sewing for their families. Dolores Finch had a very rewarding trip and experience of sharing her sewing skills with the women of Costa Rica. “We made blouses, skirts, baby clothes. We were really surprised to learn they knew so much about sewing. They are very poor and had so little to do with.” Her group had taken two machines (which they left there) and lots of fabric and notions and supplies. A few of the women do have machines.
25 years ago: Oct. 23, 1985
Staff Sgt. Daniel G. Hoegler, son of Ann M. Hoegler of Rural Route 2, Tonganoxie, has been decorated with the Air Force Achievement Medal in England. The Achievement Medal is awarded to airmen for meritorious service, acts of courage or other accomplishments.
The Wiley Reunion took place Oct. 6, 1985, at the Rifford Center.
Deaths: Mrs. Janice Neibarger Dirks, Bronxville, N.Y., passed away Oct. 17, 1985, after an extended illness; Bernard R. (Jupe) Hammond, 73, Prineville, Ore., died Oct. 18, 1985; Dan J. Ferris, Washington, D.C., died Oct. 20, 1985.
Rebecca Sue Parker was one of thirty students announced as winners of the H&R Block Foundation scholarships this year. Becky was among 165 finalists in this competition.
Ursula Poterbin highlighted the evening with her accordion music Monday evening at the Senior Center, making this a very delightful entertainment for those who came to hear her music. Ursula teaches the second-graders at the local school, and is well known in our area.
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Uhlrich and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Black have returned from a 12-day New England Fall Foliage tour.
50 years ago: Nov. 10, 1960
An accident which occurred when he was attempting to change oil in a car took the life of 17-year-old Glen Hanson in McLouth on Saturday. Hanson, whose father, Ray, runs a garage, had taken his car to the garage to change the oil. While jacking the car up, a heavy-duty jack slipped, flew up and struck him under the chin.
Other deaths: Graveside services were held at Hubbel Hill Cemetery Sunday for Jeffery Lee Holladay, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Holladay of Riley; Henry D. Lillie, age 70, of Lincoln, Neb., died Oct. 29, 1960; Delmar Hartwell Simpson, age 72, Tonganoxie, died Nov. 7, 1960; Otis E. Mann, age 86, Leavenworth, died Oct. 30, 1960; Mrs. Hallie Boyer, age 71, Tonganoxie, died Nov. 6, 1960.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Fred (Rick) Wing announce the birth of their daughter, Linda Sue, Nov. 4, 1960; Mr. and Mrs. George S. Mitchell announce the birth of their daughter, Katherine Pearl, born Nov. 3, 1960.
Linwood News: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Carver Jr., announce the birth of twin daughters.
MayGinnis Happenings: Mr. and Mrs. Oran Harvey are the grandparents of a new grandson, born Oct. 31, to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Harvey of Bethel.
Basehor: Mrs. Jessie Tipton, 93, died Nov. 2, 1960, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Flora Bell Parsons at Hillsboro, Ore. Mrs. Tipton formerly lived in Basehor.
75 years ago: Oct. 17, 1935
Izaak Walton Convention: Today Tonganoxie is recovering from its first experience in entertaining a state convention and to put it mildly our little town up here in the hills of southern Leavenworth County and viewed from expressions of the state Izaak Waltons, scored a bulls eye with the 125 delegates who came in from all corners of the state. (Governor Alf Landon was one of the dinner speakers. The Kansas City Star and the Topeka Capital had representatives and 200-word telegrams made Ralph Mills, Union Pacific Agent here, sit up and take notice.)
Mrs. E.S. DeHoff (Lizzie) died Oct. 9, 1935 at her home near Pony Creek, age 71 years, one month and three days. She was the daughter of Thomas and Almira Ford, pioneer settlers, moving here from Iowa in a covered wagon, and settling on the farm where she has since made her home.
Mrs. Lizzie Grisham, a resident of Basehor for the past 35 years, died Monday at the age of 70 years.
Dedicate a new school: Two-hundred and Fifty Persons Attend Dedication at Jarbalo High School. (The old business was destroyed by fire Dec, 31, 1933. Classes had been held in the Grange Hall, church and parsonage.)
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cox, a son, Oct. 10; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bigelow, a son, Oct. 14. Jarbalo: Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Cavener, a son, John Perry, Oct. 14.
100 years ago: Oct. 27, 1910
It was a sad funeral that took place Monday at Reno when Claud White, 24, was laid to rest. (He had been badly injured in an explosion near Lawrence.)
The corn is not the only good crop this fall. Here is the boy crop for this week. One at the home of Charles Jones Sunday morning, one at the home of Al Hallenbeck Sunday evening, and one at the home of Will Allen Tuesday morning.
After two weeks’ illness, Mrs. Fountain M. Smith, living three miles northeast of Tonganoxie, succumbed to peritonitis Oct. 25.
Mrs. Richard Millar, 65, died about 11 o’clock Tuesday night, after a long illness of a complication of troubles.
Baden-Powell has landed in New York. If your boy asks for a khaki suit and a Scout hat, don’t be surprised.
Robert E. Peary, discoverer of the North Pole, was advanced from the rank of commander to that of civil engineer with the rank of captain.