Archive for Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Remember When: A Community Review

February 15, 2011

10 years ago: Jan. 31, 2001

Several months after unveiling plans for a casino near Lawrence, an Oklahoma Indian tribe has turned its attention to Leavenworth County. Last summer, the Delaware Tribe of Indians, which is based in Bartlesville, Okla., said it was negotiating to purchase about 80 acres of farmland near the Lawrence Municipal Airport. The tribe had hoped to construct a $60 million project, including a casino, a hotel, convention center and museum (Petitions were circulated and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce was against it, so the Tribe was considering Leavenworth County instead).

Deaths: Dennis A. Fair, 79, McLouth, died Jan. 26, 2001; John J. Klasinski, 82, Leavenworth, died Jan. 23, 2001; Daryl V. Oroke, 76, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 25, 2001; Bernice Reinert, 77, Lawrence, died Jan. 26, 2001.

A Tonganoxie native who works for the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department has been named outstanding new professional by the Kansas Recreation and Park Association. Lisa Patterson, the daughter of Ron and Dee Derzinski, joined the parks and recreation department in 1998.

Birth: Marvin and Pam Adcox, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of their daughter, Amber Nichole Adcox, born Jan. 19, 2001.

25 years ago: Jan. 29, 1986

The residents of Tonganoxie and the surrounding areas mourn along with the rest of our nation the death of the seven aboard the space shuttle Challenger on Tuesday morning, Jan. 28, 1986. Their families will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Miss Loralee Stevens, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Philip L. Stevens, is representing Tonganoxie High School in its annual invitational basketball tournament. Each of the schools involved has one senior girl to compete in this contest. These girls were chosen by either the cheerleaders or the pep club.

Due to continuing cost increases, the price of the Tonganoxie Mirror will be raised to 25 cents per copy on March 1, 1986.

Deaths: Irvin R. Knapp, 72, Lawrence, died Wednesday; Mrs. Doris Vivian Lawson, 64, Tonganoxie, formerly of Olathe, died Jan. 24, 1986; Clarence Edward Zimmerman, 79, Topeka, died Sunday; Raymond C. Jahr, 86, McLouth, died Jan. 23, 1986.

Birth: Denzel (Dee) and Sara Gibbens of Tonganoxie, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jeffrey Warren, Dec. 28, 1985.

Theresa Feagans, Tonganoxie, was among the December graduates at Saint Mary College.

We (Helen Schilling) wrote recently about a classmate, Macee "Morky" Merrihughs, formerly of Tonganoxie, who died in California. We’d like to mention that he was a double for Cary Grant for years. Morky was quite a baseball player here, too, and has been well-known for years.

50 years ago: Feb. 16, 1961

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Clark announce the birth of a daughter, Ginger Kay, Feb. 10, 1961.

Father Karnowski wrote a note of thanks to President Kennedy at the time of Captain John McKone’s release from a Russian prison — the President sent him a very nice note in response. Father Karnowski must be very proud of that note.

Norris and Edna Campbell celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Feb. 12 at the Masonic social home with an open house.

Deaths: Mr. Henry C. Schultz of Warsaw, Mo., died Friday; Mrs. Erma Ruth Kroge, Tonganoxie, died Feb. 15 at the age of 48; Mrs. Leslie Dews, 55, former Kansas City resident, died at her home in Silver Springs, Md.; Jarbalo Community: Friends here received word of the death of 20-month-old Teri Lynn Bryant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bryant, of Ardmore, Ala.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Ray Young announce the birth of their daughter, Ruth Ann, Feb. 9, 1961.

75 years ago: Jan. 23, 1936

Deaths: Calvin J. Fairchild, 82, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Leslie A. Baldwin, last Thursday, in Greenwich, Conn., where he was visiting; services took place at the grave Tuesday for George McQueen; James Wrigley, 20, Birmingham, Mo., died Jan. 16; Funeral services for Mrs. C.F. Vantine, 52, Independence, were Tuesday; John C. Rodenbeck, 74, Bonner Springs, died last week at the home of his daughter in Kansas City; Basehor; Mrs. Susie Wingert died Jan. 17.

Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Dempsey and son, Alonzo, and Mr. and Mrs. John Doege and son, Paul, attended a dinner given in honor of the 54th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Oelschlaeger on Sunday at their home in Bonner Springs.

A typical American is one who thinks it would ruin his kids to leave them a fortune and then wishes he could. McPherson Republican.

Basehor News: Cottage prayer meeting will be at the home of Roy Grisham on Wednesday evening.

100 years ago: Feb. 2, 1911

Mrs. J. W. Hendrick, an old settler of McLouth, died last Saturday morning at six o’clock of old age. She was 81 years old.

Vol, the 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Trackwell, residing between Neely and Jarbalo, died Monday morning of inflammation of the bowels.

Henry Myers is in Winchester this week picking up a carload of horses and mules.

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McInturff, formerly of this place, are now living in Green River, Wyo. On Jan. 3, they lost an 11-month-old girl by death.

Mrs. Fannie Johnson, who formerly lived here, died in Leavenworth on Saturday of the grip.

Basehor: Mrs. Green, the mother of Harvey Green, died at the home of the latter Sunday.

W.L. Leidy has been allowed an increase of pension from $17 to $24 per month, and George Farren from $15 to $20. Mrs. Rice has been allowed $80 by the government for taking care of the late William Hanson while he was helpless.

The three little sons of the editor of the McLouth Times are looking for their 135-pound Newfoundland dog named Don. The dog is shaggy and yellow. A reward is offered for the return of the dog.

Smallpox has broken out in Cottonwood Falls (Seven cases were discovered in Solomon and Saffordville had six).


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