Remember When: A community review
10 years ago: Oct. 11, 2000
Jimmy Walker and Becca Mills were crowned the 2000 homecoming king and queen Friday night before the start of Tonganoxie’s game against Parsons. The Chieftains won, 10-0.
Deaths: Verna Marie Davison, 93, Lawrence, died Sept. 27, 2000; Doran “Lee” Ioerger, 79, Indianola, Okla., died October 1, 2000; Martha B. "Marty" Miller, 72, Leoti, died Oct. 9, 2000; Carl A. Oakson, 98, Topeka, died Oct. 7, 2000.
(Caption under picture) Gordon Cummings, Tonganoxie, often walks five or six miles down the streets of the city. Cummings has been walking consistently for about 20 years.
Michael S. Oelschlaeger, Tonganoxie, has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 117th annual meeting of the American Angus Association, Nov. 13, in Louisville, Ky.
Births: Paul and Lynn Heskett, Jarbalo, announce the birth of a son, Isaac Heskett, Oct. 1, 2000; Mary E. and Brian E. Reilly, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a daughter, Rose Elaine Reilly, Oct.4, 2000.
Marilee Drennan decided it was time to get rid of the 1958 Barbie doll that had been taking up space in the closet. So, she logged onto eBay. Within a week, the doll sold for $150. Since April, when Drennan launched her Internet-sales business, she’s seen her income gradually grow. (Marilee was selling items for others, also.)
25 years ago: Oct. 9, 1985
On Sept. 15, 1985, Nathan Barrager competed at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson for 4-H Rabbit Showmanship honors. He received a trophy and purple ribbon for being champion of his class, 13- and 14-year-olds. (Nathan also was awarded a trophy for Overall Champion 4-H Rabbit Showmanship and a purple champion ribbon. He competed for and won the coveted award of Kansas Rabbit King.)
Bromell Reunion: This was the 103rd anniversary of the R.W. Bromell family coming to Kansas from England. Descendants of R.W. and Lydia Pike Bromell gathered for a reunion Oct. 6 at the Heims Lake Clubhouse with 54 in attendance.
Deaths: Leslie H. Rickey, 58, Marceline, Mo., formerly of Kansas City, Kan., died Oct. 6, 1985; Miss Rosemary Holton, 70, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 1, 1985.
Jarbalo Jottings: Pat and Michelle Jeannin are the parents of a daughter born Oct. 6, 1985.
Tom Murray, of Murray Pharmacy, Tonganoxie, participated in the 105th Annual Meeting of the Kansas Pharmacists Association and the Kansas Society of Hospital Pharmacists on Sept. 27-29 in Hutchinson.
50 years ago: Oct. 27, 1960
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Howard, Lawrence, a daughter, Abbie Diane, Oct. 20, 1960; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hancock, Jr., a son, Sean Allen, Oct. 19, 1960.
Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Deaton celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Sunday with a dinner at their home.
Slim Caviness issues a challenge to all turnip growers. He believes his is the biggest. The giant turnip weighed five and one-half pounds and measured 24 inches around. Slim adds that he has heard much talk of bigger turnips but hasn’t seen any around.
Mike Seymour announces that the United Fund Campaign in Tonganoxie will start Monday when the ladies meet at Opal’s Cafe at 9 a.m. The solicitation of the community is to follow.
75 years ago: Oct. 3, 1935
Interesting Rural Items: Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Louie Koerner, Woodstock, a daughter, Tuesday, Sept. 24. Stanwood Item.
The 10th annual county agricultural and 4-H Club fair will take place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12 in Tonganoxie. Increased interest is being shown as crops are much improved over 1934, and a better farm spirit is evident.
Presley Wilhite Budd, a retired farmer and reputedly the first white boy born in Leavenworth, died Tuesday at his home in Kansas City. (Mr. Budd was united in marriage in the late 1860s to Miss Lizzie Woodcock, daughter of the founder of the Congregational Church.)
Linwood: Funeral services were held here Friday for F. S. Mauck, age 83, who passed away in Kansas City, Kan., Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Siscoe, following a paralytic stroke the week before.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Foster Cook, a daughter, Oct. 2.
Mr. and Mrs. Whit Laming, Jr., of Chanute, are the parents of a baby daughter, born September 30th.
Leavenworth: George Hutson, 57, operator of the National Hotel here for the past five years and an active masonic worker in the state of Kansas, died Friday night.
100 years ago: Oct.13, 1910
Mrs. Henry Metz expired suddenly Tuesday afternoon while sitting in a chair, although her death was not entirely unexpected. Mrs. Metz was one of the early settlers of Tonganoxie and came here with her husband in 1869. This has been her home ever since.
Charles Brown, the ventriloquist, got home last week after touring Nebraska and South Dakota during the summer with his show. He came down from Fairmount, where he lives, Friday.
Emmett and Arnold Taylor, Fred Kahn and Charles Hemphill, of the Reno neighborhood, went to Kansas City on Saturday and came back in a Fuller automobile, which the Taylor brothers purchased. The Fuller is especially made for farm use.
The aviating joy ride has been inaugurated. This should be nipped in the bud. With aviation going on in a scientific and respectable manner it will upset aerial travel at the start to have reckless aviators daring along through space, ready to collide with any other old aeroplane which may happen along, or to drop on unsuspecting pedestrians without warning.
A girl arrived yesterday morning at the home of George Seufert, Jr., two miles southwest of town.
William Crowder, who kept a store here in the early days of Tonganoxie, died about three weeks ago in Kansas City. He had a livery stable there. The store was located where Dr. Lockwood now lives on Main Street.
Infant paralysis is no respecter of age. It has just killed a woman of 66 in Connecticut.
“The grasshopper serves no useful purpose,” declares a scientist. Indeed! Did the scientist ever go out after small-mouth bass in August when the bass wouldn’t bite on green frogs?