Archive for Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Remember When: A community review

October 6, 2010

10 years ago: Sept. 20, 2000

Deaths: Mrs. Mary Lenahan Wager, Tonganoxie, died Sept. 18, 2000; Donald E. French, 77, Topeka, died Sept. 13, 2000; Dianna Ray Hammons, 62, Tonganoxie, died Sept. 14, 2000.

Births: Brad and Carrie Coffin, a daughter, Grace Elizabeth, Aug. 28, 2000; Tomi and Joshua Smith, a son, Declan James, Aug. 18, 2000.

Springdale News: Joseph and Tammy Wallace of Oklahoma City announce the birth of a son, Triston Dakota, born Aug. 31, 2000.

Springdale News: Wayne and Anabel Knapp attended the 60th wedding anniversary of Jim and Dorothy Smith. The event was at the Smiths’ new home near Leavenworth.

Tonganoxie played host last weekend to the Good Sams Samboree. Good Sams is an RV camping club and about 35 of its members’ vehicles took up residence Sept. 13 through Sunday at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. (Captions under pictures showed Orville Oelschlager performing his part of a Good Sams skit and Rollin’ Sams, one of the chapters that attended, all dressed up for the theme, "Tom Sawyer Days.")

25 years ago: Sept. 18, 1985

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kellerman of Kansas City, Kan., a daughter, Holly Diane, born Sept. 16, 1985; Mr. and Mrs. Rick Mathia a daughter, Jayme Ranee, born Sept. 6, 1985.

Deaths: Matilda Papenhausen, 91, died Sept. 10, 1985 in La Mesa, Calif.; Elmer J. Yonally, 92, formerly of Tonganoxie, died Sept. 16, 1985, at Winchester.

Jarbalo Jottings: Connie Barnett and Eric went to Topeka over the weekend to see the hot air balloon races there. They stayed Saturday night with the Jess Barnett family.

Jarbalo Jottings: Kenny and Wanda Jeannin are the parents of a girl born Sept. 15.

Linwood News: Vic Browning treated his wife, Zena, to dinner Sept. 9 at the Corral Steak House in Lansing in honor of Zena’s birthday.

Mrs. Opal Freeman will be celebrating her birthday Oct. 20 and we are sure she would appreciate cards as Opal is well known in our community and very loyal to Tonganoxie... Another birthday celebration was Sunday, Oct. 15, for Mrs. Frances Siegert, who turned 91, and we just learned about her day. The Siegerts used to be on the main street, running the West Inn, which is now the Green Lantern. Opal was also on Main Street, operated several restaurants at different times and also cooked for other places.

50 years ago: Oct. 6, 1960

A surprise birthday party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Lenahan Wednesday evening, honoring Mr. Waldo McCoy.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Bridge of Glen Burnie, Maryland, a son, Bryan Douglas, Sept. 25, 1960.

Death: Mrs. Martha Metlewski, 80, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 3, 1960.

Miss Frances Ann Wickey, Tonganoxie, has enrolled in the St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in Kansas City, Mo.

Weekly Comment, About This and That (Jean Neibarger): One of the cutest signs in this election was on the back of a little car parked in the street in Fort Scott. It said “Vote NO for president.” Trying to figure that fellow out is more than difficult — wonder which party he belongs to.

Jarbalo birth: Mr. and Mrs. Jack McNett, LaGrange, Ind., a daughter, Sept. 19. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schultz are the maternal grandparents.

75 years ago: Sept. 12, 1935

As Others See It: You and I? To the Augusta Gazette, Augusta, Kan. Dear Chet: I spent my two weeks vacation delving into statistics, using government figures, the World Almanac and the Congressional Record. I have uncovered the following figures: Population of U.S., 124 million... Eligible for old age pension, 50 million... Denied work by child labor laws and government employees, 60 million... Leaving, 14 million... Unemployed, 13,999,998... Left to produce national wealth, 2... That’s you and I, and I’m tired. Augusta Gazette.

There must be some amateur Will Rogers gracing the city of Linwood. Folks down there have been complaining about the condition of the streets. So after a rain that left a considerable pool on a public promenade, a fishing pole was stuck on one side, with a cork bobbing up and down on the miniature lake. Well, a rooster got stuck on Fourth St., back in 1913, and as a result, the city paved it.

Frank Hoey received a clipping from his brother, Charlie, this week showing him in action in a recent rodeo at Ingleside, Texas. Charlie Hoey, former Western movie star, is still an ace “bulldogger” and star rodeo attraction.

100 years ago: Sept. 22, 1910

J.H. Dreisbach traveled 900 miles on his way back from Colorado in his auto and declared the roads of Leavenworth County the worst he had encountered. They came down the Arkansas Valley but it made the trip 200 miles longer than going along the Union Pacific.

George Montz has quit the hotel business and the Holder hotel is now closed up. There are rumors that other people are expecting to reopen it.

J.L. Trew will build a broom shop on First Street near his home. He will put in new machinery and will start about Nov. 1.

Silas Norris, the only black man in this part of the country who has an automobile, has run his machine since last Thanksgiving and has been out only $3 on repairs. He has a Ford and has run it 2,500 miles.

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. James Fisher at Leavenworth last Thursday. Mrs. Fisher was formerly Miss Nellie Cotton of this place.

One bachelor in town says he hopes the single women will get to wearing the hobble skirt so they will be easier to catch.

M.C. Harris mistook some lye for some cider yesterday just before noon and attempted to take a drink. He discovered the mistake as soon as he got the lye into his mouth but was not quick enough to keep from getting some of the liquid down his throat. Dr. R.F. Slaughter was called and promptly administered antidotes. The accident caused Mr. Harris considerable distress but will not prove serious.


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