Archive for Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Remember When: A community review of Tonganoxie

June 29, 2011

10 years ago: June 13, 2001

Deaths: Virgil Neal Shelton, 78, Leavenworth, died June 5, 2001; Rachel E. Sumner, 90, Emmett, died June 5, 2001.

A carillon honoring veterans will be dedicated Saturday at the Veterans Administration National Cemetery. The event begins at 4 p.m.

Tiffani L. Pearson, Basehor, has been named to the spring 2001 honor roll at Rockhurst University.

Maj. Dave Zoellner, Leavenworth County undersheriff, has been named police officer of the year. In a ceremony last month, Zoellner, along with many other law enforcement officers in the county, were recognized for their work during the 15th annual Peace Officers and Police Awards and Memorial Day.

Tonganoxie Days 2001: Dancers showed off fancy footwork during Saturday’s events. The students attend Starstruck Studios for dancing lessons. Kayla Jackson is pictured during a Fourth Street performance.

25 years ago: June 11, 1986

Tonganoxie Nursing Center, 1010 East St., will celebrate its grand opening 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 1986. Ribbon cutting by Tonganoxie Mayor Lois Meadows and representatives of the Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce will be at 2:15 p.m. Tours of the 90-bed skilled care facility will be given throughout the afternoon by Administrator Carolyn Hernandez and her staff. Special presentations will be made by the Tonganoxie VFW and Women’s Auxiliary and West Haven Baptist Church.

An era will end for Leavenworth County this summer as its 16th Agricultural Extension agent, Jack Smith, turns over his files to a successor and retires. He has served this county for 27 years. He will be retiring after the Leavenworth County Fair.

Birth: Jerry and Rita Thompson of Tonganoxie are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn on June 2, 1986.

Deaths: Lucile D. Kenton, 89, Lawrence, died June 3, 1986; Marion M. Davis, 73, Sabetha, died June 2, 1986; Amanda Dawn Skaggs, 3 months old, died June 6, 1986; Marguerite Gulley, 67, rural Lawrence, died June 4, 1986; Kenneth R. Osborn, 76, died June 8, 1986.

A Linwood woman, Mary J. Bailey, 33, and a Kansas City, Kan., man, Patrick K. Bolin, mid 30s, died in a motorcycle/car accident on Kansas Highway 32 in Leavenworth County on Saturday night. (They were riding on the motorcycle. The driver and occupant of the car were from Louisiana.)

50 years ago: June 29, 1961

Births: Mr. and Mrs. James Baker of Lake Park, Fla., announce the birth of identical twin girls born June 24, 1961. They have been named Kathy Ann and Kelly Lynne; Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gates of Cheney, Kansas, announce the birth of a son, Michael, on June 23, 1961; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Hoegler announce the birth of their son, Mark Robert, June 23, 1961; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lloyd, Kansas City, Kan., announce the birth of their son, Clarence Arthur Jr., June 24, 1961; Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Lorance announce the birth of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth, June 20, 1961.

Linwood News birth announcement: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Willingsyorth, a son, born June 22, 1961.

Sp-4 and Mrs. Larry Gallagher of Waynesville, Mo., visited over the weekend with relatives here and in Kansas City, Mo.

Construction of the new post office at Tonganoxie, Kansas, was further advanced today with the announcement by Postmaster General J. Edward Day that a contract has been awarded to the Ford Engineering and Construction Company, Council Bluffs, Iowa, to build and lease the building to the Post Office Department.

75 years ago: June 4, 1936

Stork for Nevins: Mr. and Mrs. Russell Gray received a card announcing the birth of a boy, May 28th, to Mr. and Mrs. James Nevins of Kansas City. Mrs. Nevins was Miss Eunice Gray Hoge.

CA Treff, a former resident of Basehor, died at his home in Wilmont, Wis., May 29.

Announcements have been received in Basehor of a daughter born May 30 to Mr. and Mrs. James Milligan.

Henry Bardet, father of Mrs. Lawrence McLaughlin of Tonganoxie, died Tuesday night at his home in Kansas City, Mo., at the age of 83.

The guessing contest on the yards of thread in a pair of overalls at the Tonga Clothing Store ended Saturday night. Mrs. WB Sample was nearest right. She guessed 985 yards and there was 989 3/8 yards. Three hundred guesses were submitted.

It Happened in Kansas, by FA Cooper: Bears, mountain lions, and wild cats, have long been considered the most ferocious animals in America, BUT No man or animal can stand before the charge of an enraged buffalo in the art of bluffing and intimidating the buffalo has no rival he is the most dangerous animal in America.

100 years ago: June 15, 1911

PP Burrough, a Kansas City real estate man, died suddenly at the home of his son three and a half miles north of town, about half-past ten Saturday evening. (He died of apoplexy.)

Mrs. Carrie Nation, the noted joint smasher, died Friday night in a Leavenworth hospital.

The Missouri Pacific is building a new loading platform. The old one was torn down some time ago.

Sylvester Steinmetz and Jake Coffman will run a foot race July 4 at the picnic for a purse. Other contestants will be permitted to enter.

Earl Schenck made the first trip over his rural mail route with his new motorcycle Thursday. He got one bad fall that jarred him up considerably on the Cooper hill four miles east. Until he gets permission from the department at Washington he is not permitted to make the trip any faster than the regular schedule. After Thursday’s trip Mr. Schenck concluded to take out his practicing at odds and ends of time instead of on the route.

A child labor law, which would make it illegal for a boy to drive home the cows would undoubtedly be quite popular among the youth of our rural districts.

The news that there is $300,000 lying in the government treasury unclaimed is sure to start a new crop of claims.

A Pennsylvania man filled his pipe with gunpowder, thinking it was tobacco. And then it happened.

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