Archive for Thursday, October 21, 2010

Remember When: A community review

October 21, 2010

10 years ago: Oct. 4, 2000

Deaths: Cynthia M. Frye, 98, McLouth, died Sept. 26, 2000; Christine Ann (Soetaert) Nabors, 37, Kansas City, Mo., died Sept. 28, 2000; Katharina Schneider, 90, Bonner Springs, died Sept. 27, 2000; Agnes Annie Shockley, 92, Lawrence, died Sept. 29, 2000.

Tonganoxie artist Mary Jane Grinter will participate in the Kansas City Artists Coalition Open Studios on Saturday and Sunday in the Hobbs Warehouse, Kansas City, Mo. (Directions to the show were given.)

Michael Needham, Tonganoxie, is among Baker University students who are studying this semester in England. A group of Baker students and a professor are living and studying in a 100-room Victorian manor about 100 miles north of London.

(Caption under picture.) Tom Bowen, owner of Hodgdon Powder Co., Shawnee, spoke to Tonganoxie Junior High eighth-graders during Monday’s hunter education session. Bowen showed the students some of the early firearms used in the United States.

Neil Westphal celebrated his 90th birthday on Sept. 16. Mr. Westphal said he is a “1910 Model.” (From Mirror Musings, by Joyce Best.)

25 years ago: Oct. 2, 1985

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Martin Beach, a son, Craig Martin, born Sept. 18, 1985; Mr. and Mrs. George Anton, a granddaughter, Jennifer Nora, Sept. 18, 1985.

Deaths: Milo W. Rice, 64, died at his home in Palo Alto, Calif., Sept. 17, 1985; May Fern Dick, Anchorage, Alaska, died Aug. 22, 1985; Kenneth Frank Zink Sr., 48, Leavenworth, died Sept. 23, 1985.

Mary Price, who is stationed in the Navy, was home for a couple of weeks visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arden Price, and family and friends. She is stationed at Norfolk, Va.

Jarbalo Jottings: Wayne and Mildred Kirby attended their 41st high school reunion at Victory Hills Country Club last week. They attended Turner High School.

McLouth News: The family of Mrs. Mae Winfrey surprised her Sunday evening with a birthday party. Ice cream and cake were served for refreshments.

50 years ago: Oct. 20, 1960

Smoke Signals by JMN; (Jean Neibarger) A tip of the hat to Roy (Huffy) Huffman — just retired after 49 years of serving the community as a barber. Just how a town can say Thank You presents a problem. A good many can’t remember when Huffy wasn’t here as a barber, but we are glad we have known him — aren’t you?

Deaths: William Gottlieb Siegle, Rural Route 1, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 14, 1960, at the age of 83 years; Mrs. Rachel Edmonds, 90, died Monday evening at her farm home near McLouth. She was born Feb. 1, 1870, at McLouth, and had spent her entire life in the community.

Weekly Comment About This and That: One American Legion activity we think is good is that of promoting the use of the American flag. The Legion will start soon.

Linwood News: This has been a week of broken fingers. Little David Reddington caught his finger in the car door and broke it in two places. Terry Douding injured his finger playing football and Mrs. Lawrence Townsend nearly severed two fingers by catching them in the car door.

Miss Ann Jarrett spent several days in Linwood with her sister, Mrs. Jean Nelson, who was recently released from the hospital after being injured in a car accident. She also visited in Kansas City with her brother, Mr. Robert Jarrett, who was in the hospital due to a car accident.

75 years ago: Sept. 26, 1935

Hoge Station: Mrs. John Sparks found a black widow spider in her home last week.

Edminister: About 50 folks enjoyed the wiener roast in the Poulsen pasture on Wednesday evening.

Honor An Aged Woman: ON HER SIXTY-SIXTH BIRTHDAY: It’s Nice to Grow Old Amidst Love and Esteem of So Many Friends and Relatives — Basehor, Sept. 25. 65 friends and relatives of Mrs. Anna Poggemeyer, mother of Mrs. Wm. Van Tuyl and Wm. Poggemeyer and sister of Mr. Ernest Eberth of Basehor, surprised her on her 66th birthday with a basket dinner at Shrine Park, Leavenworth, Sunday, Sept. 22nd.

Lemuel Evans, who has been one of the Tonganoxie “City Dads” for the past three years, joined the ranks in real earnest, Monday, Sept. 23, when a son was born to he and Mrs. Evans, to whom they have given the name, Lemuel Charles Jr. Lemuel insists that the youngster has already said he will vote the Republican ticket.

Emma Manthey Glitzke was born on May 2, 1852, at Wongrovitz, Germany, and died at noon on Friday, Sept. 13, 1935 at her home five miles west of Tonganoxie, aged 83 years, 4 months and 11 days.

100 years ago: Oct. 6, 1910

While a wooden leg may be the sad result of an accident, the hobble skirt is a woman’s own fault.

James Gossett, who had been living with his sister, Mrs. Susan Nehrbass in the west part of town since last March, died early Monday morning of a complication of bronchial and other troubles at the age of 64 years.

Mrs. Louisa Schulz, mother of Will Schulz, who lives near Summit, died at her home in Leavenworth last Sunday afternoon of heart trouble, at the age of 78 years. (Mrs. Schulz was born in Germany and came to America at the age of eighteen.)

Gives Bonner Springs a Park? John W. McDaniels of Bonner Springs has presented that city with a park. The new park lies in the heart of the town and comprises a block. It was that part of the original town which was to be the cemetery.

The Leavenworth police force has driven the loafers from the streets, a good example that ought to be followed by Tonganoxie.

The work on the dam at the lake north of town is not moving along rapidly. After every rain it takes several days to dry out, and that makes a delay.

A girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Wesemann three miles southwest of town Friday morning.

Ern Bishop of Kansas City has been visiting his relatives here for a couple of weeks. His wife is also here with him.

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