Remember When: A community review of Tonganoxie
In Anna Mary Landauer’s 82 years in southern Leavenworth County, she’d never before seen Stranger Creek as high as it was last week. After about 10 inches of rain fell in the northern portion of the county — flooding the city of Easton — water rushed down the usually serene creek toward the Tonganoxie area. (Her brother, Albert Doege, said it was the third time he’d seen water rush over the blacktop road.)
Deaths: Samantha “Sammy” Erin Dally, age 16, of Tonganoxie, died June 24, 2001; Ingeborg Eileen Nelson, 91, Linwood, died June 24, 2001; Marjorie Peterson, 75, Basehor, died June 24, 2001.
Photographs of the flooding Stranger Creek showed: Samantha Hendrix, who lived on Leavenworth County Road 5 northeast of Tonganoxie, who had two hours to pack and leave her home; an aerial view of Easton, where floodwater had already made its way into the town; Highway 24-40, where Stranger was out of its banks and threatening to sweep over the highway and the home of Leonard and Cathy Duarte, one mile north of Jarbalo.
Andrew S. Shackelford has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program.
25 years ago: June 25, 1986
Death: Mrs. Berniece M. Warren, 83, Tonganoxie, died June 23.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bradley are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Alecia Jessica, June 6, 1986; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Moran of Topeka announce the birth of a daughter, Ashley Nicole, June 13, 1986.
Marine Staff Sgt. Jay H. Fine, son of Irma F. Fine, Tonganoxie, has reenlisted for three years while serving at Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, S.C. A 1974 graduate of Tonganoxie High School, he joined the Marine Corps in June 1974.
Melissa Young, daughter of Roger and Janet Ambrose, Tonganoxie, was named to the Dean’s Honor Roll, Southwest Baptist University, for the spring semester. She is a junior, majoring in psychology.
Suzanne Elizabeth Kaslaitis, rural Tonganoxie, has been hired as an English/speech teacher and a forensics and cheerleading coach by USD 338 in Valley Falls.
Springdale News: The families of the Moses, Pattersons, Stubbs and Wills request your presence at our family reunion, noon, Sunday, June 29, 1986, in Oskaloosa, at the City Hall Meeting Room on the southeast side of the Town Square. This was Grandfather Patterson’s Furniture Store (Mr. Patterson had a furniture store/undertaking establishment there).
50 years ago: July 13, 1961
Deaths: Mrs. Martha Clark, age 95, Jarbalo, died July 12, 1961. Mrs. Clark was born in Germany; Mr. Edward Monroe Billingsley, age 68, died July 9, 1961; Caldwell Davis 111, died July 2, in Garnett, as a result of a traffic accident.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Sam Killion announce the birth of their daughter, Terry Gale, July 10, 1961; Mr. and Mrs. James O. Edmonds of Wichita announce the birth of their son, James Newton, July 6, 1961; Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Earls of Lawrence, announce the birth of their daughter, Dianna Marie, born July 7, 1961.
Another Main Street improvement, Harvey Quisenberry is having the front of the old Les McKeehen barber shop building refinished. This building is now a part of the Quisenberry home furnishings business and is used for storage and ambulance parking. Remember not to block the ambulance drive. It may be a friend or relative who is in need of this service.
Jarbalo Community: Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Barnhardt Jr. are the parents of a baby girl, born July 7, 1961.
75 years ago: June 18, 1936
Homer Hugo Peters, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Peters, died Friday evening in Kansas City, Mo. He was born February 21, 1933. He had been in ill health for some time.
Some months ago Frank Jones caught a brood of grey wolves, and a report from Jarbalo of Ernest Trackwell’s hobby shows that the grey wolf is becoming more numerous than the brown coyote in this section. Nineteen wolves in two years is a record. Maybe Little Red Riding Hood would feel at home here.
Jean Neibarger, of the Tonga Scout troupe, goes to scout camp, Theodore Naish, near Edwardsville, Sunday. He is the only boy from here this year.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Zoellner announce the birth of an 8-pound son, June 15, to whom they have given the name of John Frederick.
Linwood News: Funeral services for Mrs. VC Mosser (Annis Terkilson), age 26, of Fall Leaf took place Sunday.
From “It Happened In Kansas” by FA Cooper: The Kansas Indian was one of the world’s greatest horsemen, but he had never seen a horse until Coronado brought them to Kansas in 1541. The Indian hunted and traveled on foot until 1750 — all captured horses were killed and eaten. He gained all his skill in horsemanship in little more than 100 years. (Another paragraph said, "The horse originated in America — remains of the earliest horses found in Kansas show them to have been four-toed animals — scarcely larger than a dog.")
100 years ago: June 29, 1911
Dr. CV Slaughter reports the arrival of a girl Saturday morning at the home of Thos. Barker Jr.
A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Seth Thomas last Friday.
Two Lawrence women got $200 and 60 days in Lawrence Friday, for selling booze.
Mrs. Linck bought an auto last week, making the sixth Ford machine that is owned here.
The Zoellner home has had a two-apartment sleeping porch added on the south and west.
Frank Evans, son of Lemuel Evans, died in Osceola, Mo., last week. These are formerly Oskaloosa people. We have a Lemuel Evans who has a son Frank, who is a traveling man and very much alive.
A 10-pound boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fackler Brown yesterday.
WHH Whitney, who bought a farm north of Linwood a couple of years ago, died on the place yesterday morning, of rheumatism of the heart. The death was an unexpected one. Mr. Whitney was about 70 years old.
Mabel Jessie, the two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Seth Thomas, died about nine o’clock Tuesday evening, after a few days illness of spinal meningitis.