Remember When: A community review
10 years ago: Sept. 27, 2000
Deaths: Mary D. Harris, 85, Tonganoxie, died Sept. 21, 2000; Donald L. Day, age 65, St. Louis, died Sept. 20, 2000.
Tonganoxie’s new Reading Recovery program last week received a $10,000 scholarship to help fund training for the district’s Reading Recovery teacher, Deniece Wakeman. (Tammie George, assistant principal at the Tonganoxie Elementary School, said there were only 10 scholarships given in the United States.)
Birth: Doug and Shelbie Crawford, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a daughter, Savannah Rae, born Sept. 23, 2000.
So far, members of the Tonganoxie Historical Society have renovated the Honey Valley schoolhouse, the Reno Methodist Church and now they’re working on the dairy barn. Next in line is the silo. The 30-foot-tall silo, made of red clay tiles, is probably about 90 years old, according to a silo expert. Joe Bartlett, of Midwest Silo Company, Clarinda, Iowa, checked out the silo recently. Building the old silos out of the curved bricks was a labor-intensive process, Bartlett said. (Members were hoping to hire Bartlett to do the needed repairs, which were estimated to cost about $7,000. Replacing the concrete base would add an additional $1,000.)
Bob Rafols, 25, Dan Rafols, 29, and Matt Tyson, 24, all from Tonganoxie, placed in the recent Heartland Mountain Bike Championship held at the Landahl Park and Reserve in Independence, Mo.
25 years ago: Sept. 25, 1985
Steve Breshears received serious injuries when his car was struck head on on a township road 3/4 of a mile East of the Mini Mart on Kansas Highway 16.
Births: Dorothy and Alan Ty Dunning, a son, Tyler James, born Sept. 19, 1985; Mike and Beth Woods, Lenexa a daughter, Sara Elizabeth, Sept. 20, 1985; Steve and Denise Jewell, Satanta, Kan., twins, Derek Steven and Nicolette Rochelle, Sept. 6, 1985.
Jarbalo Jottings: Davy Turner broke his right ankle while playing football during physical education class Thursday. He has a cast to the hip.
Michael Smith, a member of the Coast Guard, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Smith, was in a motor scooter accident in Port Huron, Mich., on Sept. 6. He was in intensive care for three days. He was released last Wednesday and flew home. He has been in the Coast Guard for 16 months. He goes back Oct. 11.
Charles and Anna Grace Bowman have returned from a five-week trip visiting friends and relatives in the northwestern United States. They were in nine states and two Canadian provinces.
50 years ago: Oct. 13, 1960
Meredith (Butch) Jack is driving an unusual car. It is a 1953 Ford with a special glass sports body. After a short trip around town the other day we’re convinced — don’t throw rocks at the glassy wagon — it might shatter
Larry L. Rose, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Rose of Tonganoxie, has been selected as one of a group of five ROTC cadets who will be given flight training. Rose is a senior at Kansas State University, Manhattan, where he is majoring in agricultural economics.
Deaths: Rev. and Mrs. Charles Gross were called to Chicago today because of the death of Rev. Gross’ mother, Mrs. Tina Gross of Brookfield, Ill.; Dr. Virgil Y. Bachman, 56, Junction City, formerly of Kansas City, died Sunday (Mrs. Bertha McGraw, of Tonganoxie, was one of Dr. Bachman’s sisters).
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. James Pantle, announce the birth of a daughter, Collene Joyce, Sept. 30, 1960.
75 years ago: Sept. 19, 1935
Mrs. Emma Glitzke, 83, a resident of the Mound Vicinity for the past 18 years, died at noon Friday at her home five miles west of Tonganoxie. She had been in failing health for some months.
W.H. Black, well-known Jefferson County farmer, three miles north of McLouth, died Friday morning as the result of an accident when he was stacking hay.
Twenty-five neighbors gathered at the Fred Barnhardt farm near Reno Wednesday for a corn cutting, after his misfortune in losing his barn and contents without insurance. The ladies came with baskets for dinner. This assistance at a time of misfortune shows that while the loss is great — a lot of fine friends is the greatest asset of all.
The straight-out dole showed up last week. If anyone had mentioned the possibility back in 1932, we wouldn’t have believed it. It is to the credit of the men that they have indicated they don’t want “hand-outs," want to work and earn their money.
Social security pensions for aged begins to look like “poor relief” under a new label.
100 years ago: Sept. 29, 1910
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Dreisbach went Friday to Kansas City and came back the next day in their auto.
All those having wire stretchers belonging to the Zellner Mercantile Co., will please return them at once.
Albert Conley has had a lunch wagon built and will serve lunches on the street in metropolitan style. Conley will be his own chef.
F.M. Adams has again been appointed truant officer for the south half of the county. It is the duty of the truant officer to make arrests when children between the ages of 8 and 15 are not in school.
A letter received from Alfred Cheesman says he will make a visit here next month. His present home is in Cheltenham, England.
The enrollment in the high school has reached 128, or 25 greater than the total enrollment of last year.
Eben Karr, when he left Monday and said he was going to Emporia, did not confide in anyone why. He stopped over in Lawrence while on his way and did not continue his journey alone. He called on Probate Judge Means about 8 o’clock in the morning and had with him Mina Rogers from Pawnee, Okla. When they left the judge, they were one. Mr. Karr and his bride arrived here yesterday afternoon.
Henry Baker died on the farm on which he located immediately after the war one mile west of Hoge, at 10:30 a.m. Friday of a complication of troubles.