Archive for Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Remember When: A community review

September 1, 2010

10 years ago: Aug. 16, 2000

Deaths: Vera Kathleen Aye Clatterbuck, 69, Topeka, died Aug. 12, 2000; Ernest A. Logan, 91, Lansing, died Aug. 9, 2000.

Births: Scott and Heather DeMaranville, a son, Scott Adam Reese, Aug. 4, 2000; Mary E. and Ryan M. Gaskey, Bonner Springs, a daughter, Lauren Elaine, Aug. 7, 2000; Steve and Jennie Miller, Tonganoxie, a daughter, Audrey Jo, born July 10, 2000; Kim and Todd Freeman, Lenexa, a son, Logan Chandler, born July 22, 2000; John E. Turner, Tonganoxie, and Larryssa D. Turner, Lansing, a son, Curtis Lee James, on July 13, 2000.

Shannon Smith, 11, Tonganoxie, rode away from the Open Horse Show, sponsored last week by the Leavenworth County horse group, with a big smile on her face. Smith placed first in her four riding classes. She also managed a first-, third-, and fourth-place performance in halter classes.

Faces of the county fair: (Captions under pictures.) Bob and Nancy Norris donned western hats Wednesday night and went to the fair. Here they take a spin on the ferris wheel. Fire trucks from across the county led the parade. The poultry barn, as usual, was a popular visiting place for children. Christian Lanter, 3-year-old son of Jeff Lanter and Michelle Marshall, checks out ducks. Tyler Hutchins makes the rounds with a spray bottle of water to keep the rabbits cool. Matt Ransom, Jennifer Nye, Whitney Ransom, Jessica Eisenbarth and Ashley Eisenbarth convene as Matt gets ready to launch his rocket in the 4-H rocketry competition.

25 years ago: Aug. 14, 1985

The Kansas Vocational Association recently selected Mr. Dan Gutshall as the outstanding Kansas Vocational Teacher. Mr. Gutshall has served as the Vocational Agribusiness instructor since 1981. The Tonganoxie program was also recognized by the United States Department of Education in 1984 as one of the seven best regional vocational programs for outstanding excellence in vocational education.(Mr. Gutshall developed the Tonganoxie agribusiness curriculum which now serves as a model for four other states.)

Two Japanese students are visiting here in the Tonganoxie-McLouth area through the Labo program in Japan and the 4-H in the U.S. The two families involved are Dr. Perry Walters and family, near McLouth, and the Earl Barrager family, Tonganoxie. (The exchange students were Masanori Shibuya, 13, with the Walters family, and Takehiro Otani, age 16, who was with the Barragers.)

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Robinson, Tonganoxie, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 13, 1985.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Todd Lux of Tonganoxie, a daughter, Tosha Nicole, born Aug. 12, 1985; Brad and Helen Cale, Fillmore, Mo., a daughter, Haily Danielle, born July 21, 1985; Mr. Herman Kirkpatrick, a grandson, Richard Lawrence, born June 7, 1985. Richard is the son of Larry and Ileene Kennedy of Lawrence.

Death: Steve Dvorsak, 70, Linwood, died Aug. 10, 1985.

50 years ago: Sept. 1, 1960

Deaths: Thomas Edward Burns, 62, retired farmer and stockman, died at his home in Leavenworth on Tuesday; Elmer Marion Parmer, "Oakie," Tonganoxie, passed away August 28, 1960, at the age of 27 years. (Deputy Sheriff Parmer died after a car chase, after coming in contact with a downed power line.)

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Dyer, Bolsters Mill, Maine, a daughter, Aug. 28, 1960.

Reno: A new birth in the Reno area is a son born to Mrs. Patcy, a mare belonging to Mike and John Stewart, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stewart. The colt has been named Sandy and is reported a cute little fellow.

The Reno church stand at the Leavenworth County Fair last week did better than ever before, taking in more than $800. The expenses will have to be subtracted.

75 years ago: Aug. 8, 1935

Deaths: Mrs. Anna K. Warner, 69, Kansas City, Mo., died Friday; James Mohan, former resident of Tonganoxie, San Antonio, 65, died Wednesday; Mrs. Perry Ford, 62, died Aug. 1, 1935.

The week’s oddity is from “News of Other Towns.” It says Easton is west and Weston is east, concerning the two towns on opposite sides of the Missouri River. Now, if you can properly explain that, tell us whether Johnnycake, the first name for Linwood, was a better name than the one now in use, and why? (Another paragraph in the paper states that old-timers said that Weston was so named because it was the most westerly part of Missouri at the time, and Easton because it was the most easterly point in Kansas.)

We are glad to report that Art Phillips, who underwent an appendicitis operation some five weeks ago, is able to be up and walk around the house some.

If you can’t join distant excursionists a happy substitute is to follow No. 24 toward McLouth, turn south past Stanwood church. In a short time you are tangled up in hills and valleys equal to any Ozark scenery. Better travel in daylight, tho, if you want to get back home.

100 years ago: Aug. 18, 1910

“Uncle Ben” Elliott, an old settler here, died at 3:30 last Thursday afternoon at the age of 84 years. There was no premonition or warning of his death. He was around the yard at his daughter’s, Mrs. Myers’ hotel, as usual that afternoon and did not appear to be sick.

A petition has been in circulation here this week, asking the State Board of Health to investigate the sanitary conditions of Tonganoxie creek.

The feather renovators moved away again last week. They had been here a couple of months.

Still there is an abiding of optimistic faith that it will prove easier to dodge an aeroplane than an automobile or motorcycle.

A Kansas judge rules that it is the duty of pedestrians to dodge automobiles. Also the necessity.

Ten or 15 deaths among the comparatively few aeronauts and aviators in the last few months are not only depleting their ranks but showing up air flights as mighty dangerous pastiming.

State Pure Food Inspector John Kleinhans was in town again this week. He would give nothing out for publication.

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