Archive for Thursday, February 3, 2011

Remember When: A Community Review

February 3, 2011

10 years ago: Jan. 17, 2001

Deaths: David Terry Burkin, Sr., 57, Kansas City, Kan., died Jan. 11, 2001; Jane Frances Criqui, 53, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 9, 2001; Services for William D. (Bill) Denholm, Jr., 76, Manhattan, took place Jan. 13, 2001; Beatrice Theresa Gilner, 89, Garnett, died Jan. 8, 2001; Addie Louise Hollingsworth, 82, Richmond, died Jan.11, 2001; Donna Marie Peine, 59, McLouth, died Jan. 12, 2001.

Painting in a sunny kitchen alcove, Phylles Barker has the best of both worlds — an art studio and a kitchen. Barker, who’s been taking art classes for seven years, says she would like to learn more about portrait painting and painting portraits of children and families (Mrs. Barker had done drawing, charcoal, watercolors and now oils, currently her favorite.).

A former Tonganoxie High School student has received a third consecutive $1,000 scholarship from the Heartland Chapter of the Open Door Education Foundation. Ben Black, a senior studying computer science at Kansas State University, received the scholarship last month.

Justin Stuke, son of James and Janet Stuke of Tonganoxie, was among the 38 graduates of the Washburn University School of Nursing who were honored recently at a recognition and pinning ceremony (He was named to the President’s and Dean’s List.)

25 years ago: Jan. 15, 1986

The rural home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pickens, located on U.S. Highway 24-40 at Reno, burned to the ground late Sunday night. The only thing saved was a kitchen table that neighbors managed to remove through a window. The cause of the fire at this point is unknown.

Birth: Dr. and Mrs. Donald O. Whittemore proudly announce the birth of their son, Mark, born Jan. 10, 1986. Mrs. Whittemore teaches English at the high school.

Death: Donald N. Hickman, 62, Kansas City, Kan., died Jan. 9, 1986, at his home.

Winners of conservation awards were pictured: George and Colleen Anton, Gordon Barnhardt, Wilbur Wagner, Berneta Hyde, Charles and Dorothy Moulden and Stephen and Norma Gast.

Jarbalo Jottings: The baby shower for Jean Smelser that had to be postponed because the baby arrived the day before the shower has been rescheduled for 2:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the home of Karol Lohman. The baby is a girl named Lisa Marie. Everyone is invited.

Springdale News: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Parker celebrated their wedding anniversary at a dinner at the Golden Ox in St. Joseph, Mo.

50 years ago: Feb. 2, 1961

Deaths: Edwin P. Snow, 76, Kansas City, Kan., died Jan. 22, 1961; Mrs. Hazel Robinson died Feb. 1, 1961, at her home in Iola at the age of 38 years. She was the daughter of the former Mayor of Tonganoxie, Mr. A.P. Laughlin.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Wyatt, a son, Dallas Edwin, born Jan. 22, 1961.

Mr. and Mrs. W.N. Campbell will hold open house from two until four in the afternoon at the Masonic Hall in Tonganoxie Feb. 12, 1961, in observance of their Golden wedding anniversary.

Jarbalo Community: Mary Brune of Lansing enrolled in Jarbalo eighth grade last week. She is staying at the Ed Ingerson home.

Mrs. Goldie DeMaranville died at her home here Jan. 27. She had lived here several years.

Saturday afternoon at four o’clock Tonganoxie High School students will be on the Bandstand TV program. About 50 of the students made the trip Thursday to Kansas City. The program was taped for the big Channel 4 show.

75 years ago: Jan. 9, 1936

WPA workmen started laying the floor Friday in the gymnasium of Jarbalo High School.

Brief Bits of Local News — Public speakers should remember what the milk maid said to her cow. She finished milking, said to the cow, “That’s enough out of you.”

Walter Raines, local painter, who lives in rooms over the First State Bank in Tonganoxie, was accidentally shot in the leg while hunting rabbits on the A.J. Southard farm north of town Monday morning. His companion was trying to get a rabbit out of a pile of brush and when he fired at the rabbit the charge of shot struck Walter. Mr. Raines is reported as getting along well at the home of his mother in Kansas City.

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Mitchell of Lawrence, a daughter, born Dec. 18.

The old story of the big walnut log bobs up again this week. It is a part of the traditions of this county and will probably make good reading to another set of people one hundred years from now. (Mr. J.H. Rudrow of Lawrence, agent for an exporting firm, was once owner of the log. He found the tree on the farm of W. Gowell in Sherman township. It cost him $200 or $300 to get the log out of the woods and it was sold to Kansas commissioners for $600. It was shown at the World’s Fair in St. Louis, date not given, and it measured 75 ft. tall, 72 inches in diameter at the top and 84 at the butt. The tree was 71 years old when Columbus discovered America.)

100 years ago: Jan. 19, 1911

Charles Steeper was down Tuesday from McLouth, congratulating himself that he no longer owns a milk plant.

Dr. White of Kansas City, Kansas, representing the Society of the Friendless, was in town last week and made an address at the public school.

B. F. Staff is in Meadville, Pa. He had been called there by the serious illness of his father, who died after his arrival.

J. B. Fielder has been confined to his home for some time with severe pains in his head. It is feared an abscess has formed on the inside of his skull.

Mrs. Alice Sweeney, widow of the late Squire Sweeney, has been allowed a pension of $12 a month. J.M. Phenicie has had his pension increased from $12 to $15 per month.

Little Mildred Knox recently had the chickenpox and last week went over to her grandmother’s, Mrs. Frank Fairchild. Seeing that she was sick, she inquired of her grandmother if she had the chickenpox. Mrs. Fairchild told the child that she had the grip. (flu) The little girl went home and told her parents that her grandmother had the suitcase.

“Uncle Jimmie” Clinkenbeard, proprietor of the hotel in the little town of Easton on Stranger Creek, who died the other day, had the reputation of setting the best meal of any country town hotel keeper in this section of Kansas. In fact, a traveling man recently said the best meal he ever got in a country hotel in the state, with the possible exception of one at Tonganoxie, he ate at the Easton hotel. Leavenworth Times.

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