Remember When: A community review
10 years ago: Sept. 13, 2000
(Caption under picture.) Memorial: As new benches were dedicated in memory of their father, Jim Walker, Jacob, Justin and Jimmy Walker stood on the field at halftime during Friday’s night’s football game. The benches were installed at the soccer and football fields last week. Jim Walker was killed in February in an automobile accident on U.S. Highway 24-40 southwest of Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie man undergoes transplant to help mother: Last month Eric Barnett gave his mother a gift that rivals all birthday and Christmas presents. On Aug. 24, the 21-year-old man donated his left kidney to his mother, Connie Barnett. For the past 19 years Connie Barnett has dealt with the effects of Wegener’s Granulamotisis, a rare respiratory disease. This takes a toll on the lungs as well as other parts of the body, including the kidneys.
Two local teenagers, Lisa Theno and Adria Lenon, were among the 12 finalists named during the Miss Kansas Teen USA portion of the 2001 Miss Kansas USA pageant held last weekend in Maize. Theno was named third runner-up out of 30 contestants, also was selected Miss Congeniality. Theno and Lenon are both seniors this year at Tonganoxie High School.
25 years ago: Sept. 11, 1985
Deaths: Miss Matilda Papenhausen, Lakeside, Calif., passed away Sept. 10, 1985; Harry J. Hilewitz, 65, Killeen, Texas, formerly of Tonganoxie, died Sept. 6, 1985; Mrs. Caryl E. Stephens, 87, Winchester, died Sept. 4, 1985.
Donald R. Ellis, son of Lewis W. and Erma M. Ellis, of Rural Route 1, Linwood, has been promoted in the U. S. Air Force to the rank of senior airman.
Melvin and Joyce Williams, Tonganoxie, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Sept. 22, with a reception at West Haven Baptist Church in Tonganoxie.
Saralynn Sagola, who joined the Army, just finished boot camp at Fort Dix, N.J., and was here a few days visiting her mother, Rose Mitchell. Saralynn is planning to be an illustrator for the Army.
Janice and David Seymour recently returned from Milwaukee where David attended the Gen-Con 18 convention. This is a gaming convention and David attended seminars and participated in Dungeon and Dragon games. This is the second year David has attended, and although David did not wear a costume, many players wore elaborate costumes representing characters they play.
50 years ago: Sept. 29, 1960
Smoke Signals by J.M.N.: New car showing day at Needhams just about wrecked the local coffee shop usual morning get-together. All were down at the corner drinking free off Harold.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Shoemaker of Kansas City, Kan., a son, Sept. 25, 1960.
Deaths: Mrs. Marie Jenkens of Butte, Mont., died Sept. 19, 1960, at her home from heart attack; Emmett Wash, 54, Tonganoxie, died Sept. 26, 1960; Mrs. Goldie Gladys Dunker, Rural Route 3, Tonganoxie, died Sept. 27, 1960, at 49.
Benton Whitacre’s dog, Jock, arrived back home Tuesday, after a year and a half of wandering around somewhere. We assume the wayward son is glad to have his feet back under the family table.
Reno Community News; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Baird report a new grandson born Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. James Renick.
Mrs. Lloyd Petitt was called to Perry due to the sudden death of her father, Mr. Frank Killinger.
75 years ago: Sept. 5, 1935
Guthrie Miller, brother of Sen. Chas. E. Miller of Tonganoxie, died Aug. 28, in Columbia, Mo.
Just-A-Thinkin?: Despite drought, floods, sales taxes or the Ethiopian War, the school bells rang as usual Monday morning and little Johnny and Mary reluctantly took their seats.
Jarbalo News: The Jarbalo grade school opened Monday with an enrollment of 15. Miss Belva Gwartney of Kickapoo will teach here this term.
Pleasant Valley: Marie Wickey is teacher of Pickens school and Francis McNamee of Pleasant Valley this year.
Edminister: The 4-H club gave a farewell party for Clarence Hummelgaard at Edminister school house on Tuesday evening.
Basehor News: Mrs. Wm. Klamm accompanied her daughter, Pauline, to Topeka on Tuesday to enter business college.
100 years ago: Sept. 15, 1910
The streets of Tonganoxie have been dragged a number of times but the dragging of Friday and Saturday made the best showing yet of what difference can be made in the streets with a road drag.
Edward Younger makes his way through Friends University by carrying a paper route in Wichita.
About 25 friends and neighbors gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Duncanson five miles northwest Tuesday noon, to honor the 50th anniversary of their wedding.
Apple pickers wanted at 20 cents an hour. Phone 140R.
Will Pellman is sick and thought to be threatened with typhoid feveer. He is therefore taking a vacation from his duties at the Kern meat market.
Basehor had a big reception to its school teachers Friday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. RM Petherbridge. Nearly 300 people were present, and 12 gallons of ice cream, 20 gallons of punch and 25 big cakes were consumed.
LW Macklin, a jeweler from Triplett, Mo., has located west of the school house and has rented a part of the Cadwallader room where the barber shop is for a place of business.
The enrollment in both high and grade schools is greater than last year. The interest taken in the high school is manifested by an enrollment of 124 against a total of 103 last year and the maximum for this year has not been reached (There were 213 enrolled in the grade school.).