Remember When: A Community Review
10 years ago: April 11, 2001
Deaths: Lonna M. Drown, 45, Tonganoxie, died April 4, 2001, in a traffic accident; Tony Michael Jellison, 24, Bonner Springs, died as a result of injuries in a traffic accident on April 8, 2001; Delvin H. Johnson, 63, Tonganoxie, died April 4, 2001; Frederick E. Northern Sr., 89, McLouth, died April 9, 2001; Edna Osborne, 93, Edwardsville, died April 6, 2001; Jeffery I. Sanderson, 20, Kansas City, Missouri, died in a car accident April 1, 2001; Fay A. Shryer, 60, died April 6, 2001.
The sky was the limit Monday morning when workers raised the roof at B&J Apple Market. The 2,000-pound roof frame, made from steel struts, was constructed on the ground in front of the store and later lifted by a crane to the top.
There is a constant but professional murmur in the ninth-grade class of Denise LaRosh. At a table near the front of the room, four students, also known as the editorial staff, read prospective magazine articles. Nearby, three students work on marketing strategies, and plan how to advertise and sell their upcoming magazine. And next to them, the graphic arts staff plans the designs for the slick cover and inside pages. (Reporters were also honing drafts of their stories and poems.)
Ms. LaRosh had arranged with Legal Printing to print the magazines at cost. The students were taking orders for the $3 magazine to cover the cost of printing.
25 years ago: April 9, 1986
(Caption under picture.) Four lambs from one ewe is a first for Celesta and Albert Doege’s increasing flock of sheep. The Doeges are helping the mother of four with some bottle feeding. The last week in March, one ewe had four lambs, one three lambs, and one two lambs.
Springdale News: Mr. and Mrs. Bill Sproul of Lompac, Calif., wish to announce the birth of their son April 2, 1986. They have named him Raymond Mark.
Mr. and Mrs. Veral Skaggs, rural Leavenworth, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary April 20, 1986, with a reception at the Jarbalo Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
Death: J. P. "Doc" Brown, 77, died April 1, 1986, in Sioux Falls. S.D (Mr. Brown had served under Gen. Douglas McArthur in the South Pacific and in the Air Force in Leyte, the Philippines and New Guinea. He was also a brother of Foy E. Brown of Lawrence.).
Birth: Bill and Kim Allen of Overland Park are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Krystle Rae, born Easter Sunday, March 30, 1986.
Tonganoxie became the spring break town for this young lady from the southern part of Africa, who is a student at the Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo. (Kealitile Moremi, also known as Kelli, had come home with Melissa Young, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Ambrose in Tonganoxie.)
50 years ago: April 27, 1961
Death: Mrs. Laura Margaret Conrad, age 58, Tonganoxie, died April 25, 1961.
Charles Spahr, brother of Dorothy Quisenberry, and President of Standard Oil Company of Ohio, recently returned from Japan. The purpose of the trip was the christening of a new oil tanker that was built for his company. The ship was named the Charles Spahr, in honor of Mrs. Quisenberry’s brother.
Basehor Weekly Notes: Mark Lorance’s 5th birthday was celebrated with a dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Scheller.
Linwood News: Sharon Mayhugh had the misfortune of breaking her elbow last week while she was turning cartwheels.
Up Fairmount Way: Mrs. D.E. Ryan entertained Monday with a birthday party for her son, Dennis, on his 4th birthday.
75 years ago: April 2, 1936
Deaths: Word was received in Basehor Tuesday of the death in Kansas City of Mrs. Mollie Way, mother of Mrs. Henry Greissel and Mrs. Albert Elling, of Basehor; Joseph Eble, 79, Leavenworth County farmer for many years, died at his home Wednesday, 1 1/2 miles southeast of Jarbalo. Mr. Eble was born in Germany and came to America about forty years ago; Asa M. Miller, Civil War Veteran, died March 21, 1936, at the age of 92 years, 7 months and 19 days; Dr. William Shafner Yates, Junction City, died March 29, 1936, and was laid to rest in Maple Hill Cemetery at Tonganoxie, beside his mother and other members of the family.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Noble Christensen announce the birth of a son, Carl Keith, born March 30; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cox announce the birth of a daughter, April 1.
WPA people building dikes along the Kaw near Bonner Springs report they have discovered a bunch of beavers active near there along the river. Beavers have since the beginning of time been such workers that they originated the term “working like a beaver.” Perhaps it was some queer twist of fate that placed a colony of them near a WPA project.
It Happened In Kansas, by F.A. Cooper: In 1682 William Penn signed his famous peace treaty with Chief Tamanand of the Delawares. This treaty was never broken and in token of their friendship, many Quakers migrated west with the Indians. Chief Tonganoxie, last lineal chief of the Delawares and a direct descendent of Tamanand, settled in Leavenworth County, near the present site of the town of Tonganoxie. Many Quakers still live in this locality.
100 years ago: April 13, 1911
Charles Himple and J. W. Ratliff have purchased Ford automobiles. The machines came in early this week.
H.V. Needham was in Oskaloosa, Monday, looking at the Searle herd of Hosteins.
McLouth seems to have its share of citizens who have gone batty over the city election. The Mirror suggests that we trade our batty ones for the batty of McLouth at a ratio of about 3 to 1.
The driver of the Will Loomis milk wagon left the team unhitched Thursday morning and when the train came along they went. When the team straddled one of the poles that supports the street light near the Union Pacific depot they stopped. The pole and one of the horses went down but no further damage was done.
Is A Great Walker: Some years ago Kirby McRill had an operation performed on him in a Kansas City hospital. When he was dismissed from the institution he went from there on the electric to Lansing but could get no train out of there so started for home on foot. He lives 4 miles southwest of here and he walked the 21 miles home without any bad effects. He frequently takes a long walk and has made the trip between Kansas City and his home. (Sunday he had walked from Lawrence to Kansas City and covered the 40 miles in 9 hours and 7 minutes.
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