Remember When: A community review
10 years ago: Aug. 23, 2000
In about a year, Walmart shoppers in Bonner Springs will be wheeling down the aisles in a brand new super center. By a 6-2 vote, the Bonner Springs City Council Monday night approved the zoning for a Walmart Super Center to be constructed near the southeast corner of Kansas Avenue and Kansas Highway 7.
Tonganoxie’s new park now has a name. Members of the Tonganoxie Recreation Commission have selected “Chieftain Park” as the name for the green space along Main Street, south of Community National Bank. The name was chosen from those submitted from members of the public.
Death: Charlotte Mae Helm, 96, Nampa, Idaho, died July 23, 2000.
An area teenager recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate with about 200 other students in a seminar on the media. Sheila Partridge, 17, Leavenworth, is a senior at Tonganoxie High School. From June 24 to July 1 she had the opportunity to tour Washington, D.C., while participating in a government seminar on Media (Fourth Estate) and Democracy.
Charlie Trayer went for broke — and made it —Thursday night when he demonstrated the art of horse breaking during a Kansas State University and Kansas Livestock Association field day held at Tailgate Ranch, south of Tonganoxie. Above, the colt takes a step backward as Trayer gingerly puts a rope over his face. (Caption under picture) Mr. Trayer is ranch manager of the Cottonwood Falls Ranch, near Cottonwood Falls.
Birth: Eric and Robin Gambril announce the birth of a son, Ty Michael, born July 7, 2000.
25 years ago: Aug. 21, 1985
Services for William Franklin “Billy” Parker, 13, rural Tonganoxie, who died Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 13, 1985 after an accidental shooting at his home, were Friday, Aug. 16 at the Victory Assembly of God Church, Bonner Springs.
Births: Fred and Winona Hyde of Lawrence are proud to announce the birth of their son, Fred Russell Hyde IV, Monday, Aug. 12, 1985; Mr. and Mrs. Scott W. Riddle are proud to announce the birth of their son, Charles Wayne II, Aug. 6, 1985.
Mrs. Nancy Hatfield and children from Albuquerque, N.M., visited her grandmother, Mrs. Gladys Hunter, last week. Other guests were a daughter and son-in-law, Ed and Lucy Thomas of Los Alamos, N.M.
Springdale News: Fariss Stolte, Edna Stolte, and Evelyn Schwinn attended the 50th wedding anniversary of JF and Lois Schwinn on Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church in Ottawa.
Birth announcement in Jarbalo Jottings: Jim Jr. and Maria Winkler, a boy, born Aug. 8. The baby has been named James Kenneth Winkler III.
50 years ago: Sept. 8, 1960
A Boling farmer, Chelcie O. Fitch, 51, died early Sunday from injuries suffered while he tried to free a clogged corn chopper in a field near his home.
Mrs. Maynie Sanders, 75, Tonganoxie, died Sept. 1.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Larry Gillespie announce the birth of their son, Lane Edward, Aug. 31, 1960; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Haines announce the birth of their daughter, Wilma Dian, Sept. 1, 1960.
Reno: School began Tuesday morning with Mrs. JK Lust as teacher for the sixth, seventh and eighth grades and Mrs. Bare will teach the first and second grades in the Honey Valley schoolhouse.
Basehor: The annual Eberth-Poggemeyer reunion was held Sunday, Sept. 4, with a basket dinner at Shrine Park in Leavenworth.
Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harbaugh will be driving their new white Galoxie this weekend.
75 years ago: Aug. 15, 1935
Linwood: The three little children of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Shirk, who live two miles west of Linwood on Highway 32, were bitten by a dog and are being treated at home for rabies.
Joseph Doege, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Doege, who live northeast of Tonganoxie, was injured Tuesday evening when the car he was driving crashed into a culvert, a mile and a quarter west of Jarbalo. Theo Gruendel, who was riding with him, was thrown clear of the car and rolled down a 15- foot embankment. (They were taken to the Leavenworth hospital, where their injuries, while painful, were not serious.)
Walter Lee, small son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Denholm, was injured shortly after six o’clock Tuesday evening when his shetland pony fell with him. The pony fell upon the youngster and as it got up stepped on his face, cutting his cheek to the bone. He was also bruised all over the body. (Walter was taken to the hospital in Lawrence, where stitches were put into his cut, and then was brought home.)
Jarbalo: Arthur Moorehead, a well-known farmer living northwest of Jarbalo, was seriously injured early Sunday morning. While doing the morning milking, a cow pushed him up against the barn, crushing him. (Mr. Moorehead was taken to Cushing Hospital for surgery and was considered in very grave condition.)
Mrs. Katharine Barnhardt Egner, 86, a former Jarbalo woman, died Saturday at her home in Leavenworth, after a long illness.
100 years ago: Aug. 25, 1910
As long as Jacob Carver has lived four miles northwest of town, it is not generally known that he is a survivor of the Lawrence raid (Quantrill’s Raid.) He is an old settler here and was at the picnic last week. Mr. Carver there related that he came to Tonganoxie in 1860 and later moved to Lawrence. He was a clerk in the dry goods store of Fillmore & Co., who were doing business opposite the Eldredge house, a famous hotel of the early days of Kansas history. The raid left Mr. Carver without employment and he moved to Topeka and in 1869 settled on the farm where he still lives. (The raid is described in detail in this article.)
An 11-pound son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Quisenberry last Saturday.
Ervin Sample, after a third surgical operation, and weakened by his sickness, gave up the unequal contest and expired at eleven o’clock Friday night at the home of his parents two miles east.
Fred Needham took out a hayrack party last night to the Reno neighborhood. No casualties reported. The guests had a good time as they always do when Fred is chaperone.
J.C. Laming leaves today for Howe, Neb., in the character of immigration agent and booster for Tonganoxie lands.