Archive for Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Remember When: A community review

May 17, 2011

10 years ago: May 2, 2001

Deaths: John W. Matthews, Jr., 85, died April 28 in Bonner Springs; Idah Pearl Campbell, 97, Tonganoxie, died April 30; Edward D. Hein, Basehor, died April 27.

Rachel Bogard, along with 180 other students at Tonganoxie Elementary School, has become a published writer. But the difference for Bogard, a sixth-grader, is that her book has made it to national competitions. Moreover, Bogard qualified for a $250 college scholarship. Bogard is the daughter of Jack and Jo Bogard (Rachel’s story was about a Yorkshire Terrier she had received 1 1/2 years before as an early Christmas present).

Kevin Folsom, 38, Stover, Mo., was injured April 23 in a one-vehicle accident near California, Mo.

Ray and Ann Breuer, Basehor, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house for family and friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the Father Quinlan Hall in Basehor.

Tony Maurer looks much like any other 19-year-old as he surfs the Internet, searching for a good buy on a used pickup. The truck he’s hoping to buy will be outfitted with special equipment so he can drive it. The chair he now sits in has large chrome wheels (Tony was injured in a four-wheeler accident when the vehicle hit a gravel patch). Tony was injured in Pittsburg but was flown to Kansas City. Allen, Debbie and Brian Korb were there to meet him at the hospital. Brian had been his friend since they were three years old and was his roommate at college. Gary and Jane Myers took a laundry basket full of snacks for family and friends to munch on while they waited.

25 years ago: April 30, 1986

Deaths: Born April 14, 1964, in Emporia, Thomas Woolard lived most of his life in Kansas City, Kan (Mr. Woolard had attended high school in Tonganoxie.). He was in the Air Force and died while on temporary duty in England in a car accident; August M. (Pos) Laster, age 65, Long Beach, Calif., died April 21, 1986; Vera K. Young, Bonner Springs, died April 22, 1986. She was a resident of Leavenworth County most of her life.

Springdale News: Mr. and Mrs. Ron Whitworth of Lompoc, Calif., announce the birth of their daughter, Amanda Marie, April 13th.

Springdale News: Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Lawrence celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary April 20.

The drawing for the handmade wooden clock sponsored by the Tonganoxie Kiwanis Club took place last Saturday morning. The winner of the clock was Terry Putthoff.

Library Board Applies For New Library Grant: The Tonganoxie Public Library was founded in 1938 when the city population was approximately half what it is today. The library’s physical facilities have not been improved since that time. Now, a half-century later, the population of Tonganoxie is more than 1,800 and the library facilities are no longer adequate to serve the increased needs of the community (the Tonganoxie Library Board was preparing an application for a grant to help with a new library building).

50 years ago: May 18, 1961

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Leo Baragary announce the birth of a daughter, Joan, on May 9, 1961; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Putthoff announce the birth of a son, Kerry Lee, May 10, 1961.

Deaths: C. Leo Seymour, 59, lifelong resident of Leavenworth County and Lansing, died Tuesday; Funeral services for Theresa Kathryn Foot, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Foot, Tonganoxie, took place May 11; Harold E. Stevens, Kansas City, Kan., died Friday. He was a resident of Tonganoxie and McLouth for many years.

Linwood News: John Hallenbeck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hallenbeck, broke his wrist May 10 high jumping at the track meet at Basehor.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Elder, Jr. announce the birth of a son May 14, 1961.

75 years ago: April 23, 1936

The funeral of Mrs. Rebena Corlett took place Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock; Mrs. Eliza E. Sowers, a resident of Bonner Springs for 40 years, died April 18, at the age of 91 years.

Stanwood Woman Dies: Mrs. James Lawless passed away at her home Friday after a lingering illness of several months.

The funeral of Mrs. James Ellis took place at the Stanwood church Wednesday at 11 o’clock. Burial in Wild Horse Cemetery, by the side of the mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Knowlton, and two sisters, who preceeded her in death.

Mrs. A.A. Quinlan, mother-in-law of Herbert Moore, salesman at Laming’s Garage, died at her home near Denzer last night at the age of 78 years.

Work was apparently progressing smoothly on the dam at Oskaloosa when the other day a man with his 3-horse team, drawing $5.20 a day, grew dissatisfied, ostensibly because there was a delay in the receipt of government WPA checks, struck and quit work, taking along with him six other men and their teams. This reduced the number of teams from one dozen to five and looked like a bad letdown in the work when every hour counted in which to complete the work before a possible rain. (Others took over the work and when six of the strikers came back and asked to be taken on again, as they needed the work, they were told there was no room for more than three, as the ranks had been more than filled.)

100 years ago: May 4, 1911

The Reading Circle will meet with Mrs. Anna Bell tomorrow afternoon.

Oskaloosa has a bullpen and a rock pile. Balls and chains prevent the boarders from leaving without settling their board bills.

Dr. Coe’s auto is being missed from the streets this spring. He had the same luck with sending the cylinders of his engine to the factory for repairs that Will Fincher had last season. They were stolen while in the hands of the railroad companies.

Mr. and Mrs. Reuchlin Wright were completely surprised Saturday evening when about twenty-five of their neighbors dropped in to remind them that it was the 25th anniversary of their marriage. The ceremony was performed at Dayton, Ohio, 25 years ago, and the couple lived in Kansas City afterward and have made their home 3 miles east of Tonganoxie for some years. (Mr. Wright was the brother of Wilbur and Orville Wright.)

Mrs. Amos Ratliff, who resided in and about Tonganoxie for some years, died in Springfield, Mo., last Friday at the home of a sister, following an operation for gallstones.

A new girl arrived at the home of Rich Lenahan, 3 miles east of town, Tuesday.

Since Mme. Curie sent a communication to the Academy of Science in Paris that she had discovered a process of reducing radium from its compounds, innumerable messages have been sent to her, asking that she give the details of her discovery. She is very retiring and modest, but has given what practically amounted to a promise that she will send a communication to the Academy with the details of her discovery.


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