Remember When: A Community Review
10 years ago: March 21, 2001
Death: Mary Catherine Wallace, 75, Tonganoxie, died March 17, 2001.
Volunteers of all ages gathered Saturday morning to plant new trees in the tornado-devastated west area of Tonganoxie. (Pictured were children Colin Laszlo, Macy Bruton and Tanner Bruton, turning earth with their fathers, Rod Laszlo and Dave Bruton, Also pictured was Linda Zacher, Tonganoxie planning director.)
A 15-year-old Tonganoxie High School student has earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, which is Girl Scouting’s second-highest achievement. Lucinda Frevele, a THS sophomore, was recently awarded the honor. (Lucinda planned to go for the gold award next.)
Tonganoxie, and all of southern Leavenworth County have grown considerably in the past 10 years, according to information from the U. S. Census Bureau. According to the census conducted last spring, Tonganoxie grew by 16 percent, from 2,347 in 1990 to 2,728 in 2000. Although city administrator Chris Clark was anticipating growth, he thought Tonganoxie’s numbers would be higher.
Members of the Leavenworth County Water Rescue and Technical Services Team wade through water to help Kathy Duarte, who was stranded in her home Thursday when Stranger spilled out of its banks. Duarte and her husband and their dog, Willow, were removed from their home, just south of McIntyre Road, by the newly formed rescue squad. (Caption under picture.)
25 years ago: March 19, 1986
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Anderson, Springdale, Ark., are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Katie Raedean, born March 11, 1986, in Fayetteville, Ark.
Comments By Walt Neibarger: What about this nose dive in gasoline prices. They hit Monday in nearby Lawrence posted with 68 cents per gallon, almost one-half the previous high.
Mrs. Willard “Goldie” Cross reports that she has a new great granddaughter, Holly Nicole. The parents are Charles and Rosie Cross, Jr., of San Jose, Calif.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Stephenson, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Watson and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Black spent several days last week attending the Independence Banker’s Association convention in Las Vegas.
Tim Dykes gave a concert Sunday evening at the Christian Church. This was our first time to hear him singing contemporary Christian music.
Jarbalo Jottings: Kevin Moore called his grandparents, Harold and Frances Dougherty and Uncle Bud from the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport on Saturday. He was leaving for Chad, Africa, by way of Paris.
50 years ago: April 6, 1961
Basehor Weekly Notes: Mrs. Mary Hubel announces the birth of her grandson, David Allan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schwinn, March 30, 1961.
Up Fairmount Way: Mrs. Donald Drake entertained March 27, with a birthday party honoring her daughter, Jeannette, on her sixth birthday.
Let’s Know Kansas — When the government adopted its national cemetery policy in 1862, it decided that Fort Scott, which by then had become an important center for the concentration of Union Troops, should be the site of one of the first national cemeteries. As a result, the Fort Scott cemetery is one of the original 14 national cemeteries established by the United States in the fall of 1862, and is designated National Cemetery No. 1. Soon all the war dead from the old military post cemetery and many from isolated burial places and skirmish sites were moved into the new plot. Now 1,700 veterans from all American wars are buried here. The parents, relatives and friends whose brave ones rest, or will rest here in the heart of their homeland, can always be sure, though they are far away, that the people of Fort Scott and Bourbon County appreciate the honor and the privilege of having them in our keeping.
75 years ago: March 12, 1936
Mrs. Lenora Laura Harrod, 47, wife of Grover C. Harrod, well-known farmer of the Fairmount Community, died Wednesday morning at the family residence.
David Edmonds, 77, died Feb. 24 at his home in McLouth, following five years illness.
Bonner Springs: Thieves broke into the Walker school some time during the weekend and stole about a half-ton of coal.
Claude Peters, who has been employed as an Hoisting Engineer, at Rock Spring, Wyoming, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Peters in Tonganoxie. He will leave in two weeks for Juneau, Alaska, where he has secured a position as an engineer in a power plant there.
Mrs. S.J. McNaughton received news of the death of her sister, Mrs. Ella Eaton Skinner at Kenwood, Oneida, N.Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hafer announce the birth on March 5 of a daughter, to whom they have given the name Janice Margaret.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Simison, who have conducted a clothing store in Tonganoxie, in The State Bank building for the past 24 years, sold their stock Friday to W. Treiaman, of St. Louis. The Zellner Merc. Co. purchased the fixtures.
100 years ago: March 23, 1911
Mrs. Jewett, of the Nine-Mile farm at Reno, Tuesday shipped a Shetland pony to Hartford, Conn. The little fellow was crated and was sent by express on his long journey.
The Lawrence World in its Monday evening issue says: “Tonganoxie is going to have its main street paved. This has virtually been decided upon. Tonganoxie is one of the most enterprising towns in the state and it wants to get rid of its muddy streets.” The above report arose from the fact that an inquiry was made whether a bill had passed the legislature that permitted cities of the third class to pave the principal street from the money derived from a general levy for that purpose. The council has not considered the matter, neither is it known that the bill became a law.
Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Leidy received word that a son had been born to Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Cummings in Seattle. Mrs. Cummings is their daughter Nellie.
Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Bowsher are the parents of a son born the first of the week.
Now it is possible to go around the world in a little more than a month. Perhaps before this wonderful century ends, we will be flying around it in a week.
J.H. Jeffries has been quite sick with an attack of erysipelas and his father-in-law, Ferd Borst is down from Topeka helping out on the farm south of town.
William Stephenson has moved from the Glenwood neighborhood to the former Dix farm, adjoining town on the south. He purchased the place last fall.