Archive for Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Remember When: A Community Review of Tonganoxie

November 15, 2011

10 years ago: Oct. 31, 2001

John Reischman, a freshman from Tonganoxie at Pratt Community College, recently began serving a paid internship at Martin Tractor Company in Topeka. Reischman is enrolled in the college's Agriculture Power Technology program, which is designed for students who want to enter the field of agriculture mechanics.

Death: John Wayne Dean Jr., age 16, Bonner Springs, was killed in a one-car accident Thursday just west of Bonner Springs.

(Caption under picture.) Liz and Paul McKie, owners of Tailgate Ranch, Tonganoxie, ride in style in an open wagon during an Oct. 20 American Royal parade in Kansas City, Mo. McKie, who has 15 years of management experience in the American Royal, is serving the first year of his two-year term as president.

Springdale News: Jennie Coffin and her sister, Virginia Mills, took a bus trip Oct. 23 with 18 people from First State Bank and toured Fort Scott. They saw the old fort, took a trolley ride around the town and saw lots of homes.

The annual Uhlrich reunion was Sept. 30 at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie.

25 years ago: Oct. 29, 1986

The First Baptist Church, located at Sixth and Green, celebrated its 118th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 26. A special service took place at 3 p.m. with the Walnut Boulevard Baptist Church in Kansas City as the guest church. We understand the church was almost filled. Rev. Edward Hobby has been the pastor for thirty-two years and a celebration in his honor will be next month.

Jarbalo Jottings: John, brother of Homer Willits, died Oct. 22.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. William S. Kilgore, Jr., of Lawrence announce the birth of their daughter, Jennifer Nicole, August 25, 1986; Lee and Patty Foster of Ontario, Calif., are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Elisabeth Ann, born Sept. 25, 1986; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Schultz are proud to announce the birth of their son, Travis Dean, Oct. 11, 1986.

Deaths: Mrs. Evelyn May (Gress) Frank passed away October 9, 1986 in Tulsa; Myrtle P. Craven, 93, Bonner Springs, passed away October 27, 1986.

Brownie Troop No. 495, first-grade Brownies, enjoyed a troop Halloween Costume party Saturday, Oct. 25, along with a balloon race, pin the nose on the ghost, a skit by the Daisy Girl Scouts and songs. The girls enjoyed refreshments furnished by Mrs. Jackie Shearer in honor of daughter Angelique's birthday.

50 years ago: Nov. 16, 1961

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Johnson announce the birth of their son, Andrew Parke, Nov. 10, 1961.

Death: Mrs. Ruth Josephine Berger, Jarbalo, died Nov. 12, 1961, at the age of 62 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Riley Barnett will have an open house at their home in Linwood from 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

Weekly Comment About This and That (Jere Neibarger): Then there’s the true story of Homer Garber, a hotel owner in Baxter Springs who sat up one night to find out who was stealing throw rugs and pillows from the lobby. About 3 a.m. a large dog trotted in, grabbed a throw rug and ran out. Probably just a dog juvenile delinquent.

Russell Kimberlin, US Army, who is stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., spent the weekend at his home here.

Seattle (FHTMC) — Robert W. Keehler, fireman, US Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Clifton of rural Linwood, is serving in the Pacific aboard the Navy icebreaker USS Staten Island, operating out of Seattle.

75 years ago: Oct. 22, 1936

While the men are hemming and hawing about the campaign, the women are lighting in to accomplish something. Mrs. Oliver Myers, Mrs. Ed Schilling, Mrs. Jean McKone have things moving for the Republicans, and Mrs. Charles E. Miller is about three-fourths of the Democratic party in the county. Some of these days the men will wake up and find the women running the country, while they do the dishes.

Linwood News: Mr. and Mrs. G. Shoemaker of Kansas City, Kan., announce the birth of a baby boy last Thursday. Mrs. Shoemaker will be remembered as Miss Kathryn Skinner.

Edward Lightfoot, mayor of Bonner Springs for the last six years, died Tuesday of pneumonia. He was 73 years old.

Edminister: Ray Longacre received the sad message of the death of his brother, W.A. Longacre of Fort Morgan, Colo.

Harrison Parkman, purchasing agent for the post office department, visited Tonganoxie Wednesday and stated Tonganoxie has one of the nicest post offices he has seen in a town of this size.

A woman says she can forgive her husband when he puts live minnows in the bath tub, but when he tried to put a can of worms in the refrigerator to keep them fresh — she balked.

100 years ago: Nov. 2, 1911

Deaths: William Baldwin, aged 53 years, died at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. John Bender, in Kansas City, Mo., a week ago yesterday forenoon of heart trouble; John Hunger, for many years a resident of Tonganoxie and neighborhood, died in Leavenworth Friday evening at 10 o'clock; Charles Franklin Brown, Tonganoxie, died October 22. The Modern Woodmen, of which Mr. Brown was a member, had charge of the services at the grave.

The McLouth Times is for sale for $1,500 and the Easton Transcript for $1,000. Advertisements do not say whether it is ill health or a fortune made.

Thos. Lenahan came over from Bucyrus with his family Sunday evening in an automobile and stayed until the next afternoon.

Ouch! The county treasurer is handing out tax statements and they started to come in this week. Tonganoxie will have to pay $1.94, which is 20 cents higher than ever before. The subject is too unpleasant to discuss.

Women would do well to leave aviation alone until men have made a greater success of it.

A little granddaughter came to the home of Justice Cooledge yesterday. She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Orin Butcher. A girl was also born to Mr. and Mrs. John Morgan yesterday.

Frank McRill has the frame of his new building up and the brick layers are at work this week putting on the brick veneering. As soon as the building is finished, Frank will be ready with his skating rink.

The reason Halloween passed off so sanely here was because Marshall Lloyd rounded up about 20 boys here and detained them at the city hall for awhile. The boys were given a lecture and sent home.

A new cigar made at Valley Falls is called the Grass Widow. It is expected to divorce a man from his money.

Miss Flora Carter entertained a number of ladies with a thimble party last Thursday afternoon, complimentary to her sister, Mrs. J.A. McArthur of Burrton, Kansas and sister-in-law, Mrs. L.C. Carter, of Kansas City. The ladies spent the afternoon with social chat while busily plying their needles.

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