Archive for Monday, November 21, 2011

Remember When: A Community Review of Tonganoxie

November 21, 2011

10 years ago: Nov. 7, 2001

Caption under picture: Jim Brothers, who lives in northern Douglas County, continues work on sculptures for the National D-Day Memorial. These two pieces, which Brothers has begun work on, will join others that he’s completed at the memorial, which is in Bedford, Va. (A very nice story detailed Mr. Brothers’ work plus showed other sculptures in progress.)

Deaths: Robert Michael Richardson, 46, McLouth, died Nov. 1, 2001; a memorial service for David William Nelson, 50, who died Sept. 11, 2001, in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York, was Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Kirkwood, Mo.

Lyle and Ruth Mossman, Tonganoxie, soon will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Nov. 18, 1951, in Pawnee City, Neb.

Births: Allison and Todd Wilburn, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son, Zane William, born Oct. 14, 2001; Jeff and Susan Jacobs, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son, Jared Robert, born Aug. 12, 2001; Ryan and Tiffani Patterson, Town Creek, Ala., announce the birth of a daughter, Riley Ann, Oct. 17, 2001; Kathryn and Jim Cunningham, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son, Cooper James, Sept. 11, 2001.

Jeff Breuer, a 1998 Tonganoxie High School graduate, competes at the National Collegiate Water Ski Championships at Tempe Town Lake, Tempe, Ariz. Breuer, a senior on the Kansas State water skiing team, took 39th in jump skiing at the event. Kansas State, in its first berth at nationals, took 10th out of 13 teams.

25 years ago: Nov. 5, 1986

Mrs. Marie Jarrett, newly elected Worthy Grand Matron for the State of Kansas and Jurisdiction of the Order of the Eastern Star, was honored with a beautiful reception at the South Park Recreation Center in Lawrence from four o'clock until six.

Miss Edna Hukill of Lawrence, formerly of Tonganoxie, will celebrate her 99th birthday on Nov. 12. Miss Hukill taught school for 50 years in Kansas, teaching in Tonganoxie, Basehor and Jarbalo as well as other communities. (Miss Hukill also taught at Valley Falls where she was born and grew up with her family.)

Deaths: Richard W. Knapp, 20, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 30, 1986; Levona Jahr, 84, McLouth, died Nov. 3, 1986; Bernard C. Davis, age 40, Kansas City, Kan., was killed Sunday night when his car was struck by a train.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. William Lloyd LaBuke, Rt. 1, Oskaloosa, are proud to announce the birth of their son, John Wayne, Oct. 24, 1986; Mr. and Mrs. Brian Sorensen, Kansas City, announce the birth of their daughter, Jennean Lynn on Oct. 17, 1986; Diane and Ward Herington announce the birth of their son, Joshua Christopher, Oct. 28, 1986; Mike and Gina Carrothers of Billings, Mo., are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Danielle Marie, born Nov. 3, 1986.

Jeannie M. Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Smith, Tonganoxie, has been selected for the 1987 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” Ms. Smith is one of 28 students from Saint Mary College, Leavenworth, who have been selected as national outstanding leaders.

50 years ago: Nov. 23, 1961

Henry Fishburn, father of Mrs. JD Shoemaker, is celebrating his 101st birthday Thursday. This is a quite a few years no matter how you look at it.

Death: Mrs. Elsie Myrtle Mills, 81 years of age, Tonganoxie, died Nov. 20, 1961; Ralph Metz, Linwood, died Thursday afternoon at his home.

Jarbalo Community: Mr. and Mrs. James Jeannin are the parents of a baby boy, born Nov. 17, 1961.

Linwood News: Jimmy Hemphill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Hemphill, has been separated from the military service in San Diego. He plans to enter college next semester.

Reno Community News: A rare sight for the locality a few weeks ago happened at the farm of Mr. and Mrs. Edison Towell. A flock of white pelicans, estimated at about 200, settled down upon their lake. Many neighbors drove to see them and enjoyed the unusual sight. They settled down for the night but flew away by dawn the next day.

75 years ago: Oct. 29, 1936

Basehor: A very tragic thing happened about 7:30 a.m. Saturday when a coal oil explosion at the Burman Barker home near Basehor burned Mrs. Barker and their 2-year-old baby very badly. They were rushed to Kansas City for treatment but Mrs. Barker died at 2 o'clock Sunday. The baby is still in a dangerous condition.

John William Bateson, born Dec. 13, 1869, in Dewitt County, Illinois, departed this life at his home near Tonganoxie, Oct. 23, 1936, at the age of 67 years, 10 months and 10 days.

Katherine Sheehan, born Jan. 17, 1873, departed this life Oct. 23, 1936, after an illness of 13 months and taken seriously ill 6 days before her death.

Charles Faubion, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 23, 1936.

Henry Walton, age 90, died at his home at 5:45 a.m.

Irvin Hand, while cutting wood with a buzz saw last Saturday morning, lost the tip of his second finger on his right hand.

Bennie Hughes left Friday for Bremerton, Wash., after spending several weeks here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Art Hughes. He was accompanied to Washington by several other Navy boys who were home on furloughs also and the trip was made by car. He is stationed on the USS Texas.

100 years ago: Nov. 9, 1911

About 9 o'clock Sunday morning, Frank Fairchild fell a distance of 25 to 27 feet from a silo on his upper farm, the old Rathbone place, and had his right ankle bone broken in two places. The break was such a severe one that one of the bones protruded beyond the skin.

The cement plant shut down Saturday, presumably for the winter. The bins are full and there is no market for the cement. The plant opened Sept. 4 and has run less than two months. — Bonner Chieftain.

Earle Ovington is going to try to carry mail by aeroplane from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast. It is hoped that he will assume no needless risks by reading postcards on the way.

Mrs. Frank Nelson died at her home at Reno Sunday, of childbirth. The deceased was born in Leavenworth County 34 years ago.

Andrew Blades, who lived here years ago, was brought from his home in Kansas City, Kan., Tuesday to be buried. He was 58 years old.

George Carter arrived home Monday after a four years' enlistment in the United States Navy. Relative to the countries he visited Mr. Carter says China is the most interesting and the Argentine Republic is the finest.

A party went out ’possum hunting Friday night. One of the members held the sack for two hours without tumbling. It is understood he is going to get even by notifying the game warden that the members of the party were out hunting without a license.

The freeze came last week after most of the sorghum makers had finished. Cane soon spoils when it warms up after a hard freeze, and a few of the raisers have lost part of the crop. Sorghum is not of the best quality this year. The producers are getting 27 cents a gallon. The seed crop promises to be good.

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