Archive for Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Remember when: A community review

February 22, 2011

10 years ago: Feb. 7, 2001

The junior varsity squad completed its season Saturday at Effingham, placing several wrestlers in the top four of its weight classes. Leading the Chieftains were Chuck Riddle, who earned a 2-1 record and second-place finish at 160 pounds and Mitch McGuinnes, who finished 1-1 and also earned second place honors. McGuinnes wrestles at 189 pounds.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Brian S. Kennedy has arrived for duty at Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Neb. Kennedy, an aerospace maintenance apprentice, is assigned to the 55th Maintenance Squadron. He is the son of Charles D. and Sharon K. Kennedy, Lansing.

Springdale News: The Springdale Community extends sympathy to the Ralph Riddle family in the loss of Ralph, who died Jan. 30; Wayne Knapp attended the funeral for Carol Means on Thursday morning at the McLouth United Methodist Church.

Birth: Paul and Tiffany Mills, Lawrence, announce the birth of a daughter, Ashlyn Grace, Jan. 14, 2001.

Students in Tonganoxie High School’s agricultural science class are heading for state. The students, who competed against 11 other schools at regionals, will vie in the dairy products division at the April state competition to take place at Kansas State University. (Team members who were to compete were Chester Henre, Josh Olsen, Charlie Jones, Karl Cleavinger, Greg Frye and Megan Lawrence.)

25 years ago: Feb. 5, 1986

Elias Tolentino from Brazil was given a royal send off Sunday evening at the Tonganoxie Christian Church where he has truly been a part of this church’s ministry. (It began in Brazil when Elias left for the United States to attend Manhattan Christian College. It was through the friendship of Philip McAfee, a missionary from Valley Falls, who gave him the inspiration to travel and study here. He came to Tonganoxie in the VBS program in 1981. Later he worked with youth under the direction of the minister. Rev. Ben Saathoff. Elias also became an associate pastor in Tonganoxie, coming here weekends from Manhattan.)

Deaths: Foster Laming, 93, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., formerly of Tonganoxie, died Jan. 31, 1986; Charles A. Harbaugh, Sr., 92, Denver, formerly of Linwood, died Jan. 30. 1986; Miss Mary Louise Boyer, 70, formerly of Tonganoxie, died Feb. 3, 1986, in Bonner Springs.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Blanton, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of their son, Michael Jr., born Jan. 19, 1986; Mr. and Mrs. John L. (Marilyn) Sullivan, Wuerzburg, Germany, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Erin Alicia Sullivan, Dec. 16, 1985.

On Friday evening, Jan. 31, 1986, there was a gathering of family and friends at the home of Lonnie Bundy. They were all there to help him celebrate his retirement from Kansas City Power and Light Company, after 31 years of service.

50 years ago: Feb. 23, 1961

Deaths: Terri Lynn Bryant, 20-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Bryant, Ardmore, Alabama, passed away Feb. 6, after a brief illness; Mrs. Sam Kelsall of Gulfport, Mississippi, died Feb. 13, 1961, at the age of 75 years; Miss Dollie Lee Hicks, 58, Lawrence, died Friday.

Bond Vote Saturday: Patrons of the Tonganoxie Grade School (District No. 28) will go to the polls this Saturday to vote on a $100,000 bond issue. Funds, if approved, will be used to construct four new classrooms, additional storage space, a new boys restroom and a storage space for materials used in the school lunch program.

Smoke Signals by J.M.N. (Jean Neibarger) — The fellow up the street doesn’t know when he is well off. He made a point of asking for 2 feet of snow in Fred Angell’s Barber Shop. Don’t know if he got out of the place in one piece or not.

75 years ago: Jan. 30, 1936

William E. Noble, an old settler of this community, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the home of his son, J.F. Noble, in Ellis; Samuel Babcock, age 88, died at 10:45 a.m. at his home in Leavenworth after an extended illness; Edward James King, 4 month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. King of Reno died Friday morning.

Malcolm Merihugh, Jr., a former Tonganoxie boy, will appear in the picture, "The Last Outpost" at the Royal Theater here Feb. 5-6. His father was an engineer at the mill here for a number of years.

The pupils of Friendship Valley School are the proud owners of two library tables, five chairs, three sectional bookcases, and a large clock. These were purchased from the proceeds of a social that was given by the school and community.

Mound: Mr. L. B. Mangum and Quentin were out to the farm Saturday.

Mrs. Carl Seymour entertained with a party last Thursday afternoon in honor of her son Billy Carl’s eighth birthday.

100 years ago: Feb. 9, 1911

Marcus Peterson is temporarily living opposite the home of Henry Metz, until the house purchased opposite the Baptist church can be remodeled and enlarged.

H.B. Kline killed two ducks on the new lake last week, one being a mallard drake that was as large as the smaller sized tame ducks.

George Mosser has lived on the same farm 42 years down near Pleasant Valley school house and will try taking life easier for a while. He is going to sell off his farming implements and stock the 27th. He has not yet decided where he will live.

Frank McRill is building three extra heavy platform wagons for the Missouri Valley Orchard Co. They are to be used for transporting the spraying apparatus for use between the trees. The wagons are constructed without the usual coupling pole. They have instead two rods crossed to connect the two axles. This enables them to turn in a circle. The wagons are constructed of the best-seasoned timber and will last for years.

Earl Strickland received a thoroughbred Scotch Collie pup from Ohio yesterday.

Mrs. Ann Freeman, living one and a half miles north of town, celebrated her 74th birthday Friday, Feb. 3, 1911, with all of her children and most of their families being present. Mrs. Freeman received postcards from friends and relatives from far and near — 65 in all. No presents being desired by the hostess, the hat was passed and each contributed a small sum of money, amounting to $15 in all.

Following the hobble, we are to have the bi-plane skirt. As it is to be a fiburcated garment man had better look to his own. Plainly the trend of feminine fashions is toward the mannish; but the more manlike woman becomes the less womanly she is.


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