Archive for Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Remember When: A community review of Tonganoxie

October 4, 2011

10 years ago: Sept. 12, 2001

County on alert following attacks: As a stunned nation watched Tuesday’s terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., federal government sites in Leavenworth County increased security. (Caption under picture read: Sarah Fugate, Cathy Cox and Phyllis Wright watched television reports of the terroristic attacks at about 10:30 yesterday morning in the library at Tonganoxie High School. Fugate is a high school senior, Cox teaches math and Wright is a custodian. Debbie Gravatt, library paraprofessional, said students had been watching television new reports in the library all morning.)

Deaths: Brandie Lee Simpson, 21, Tonganoxie, died Aug. 16, 2001, in an auto accident near Linwood; Dorothy Mae Beall, age 83, Linwood, died Sept. 3, 2001; a 16-year-old Basehor boy, Marshall Norris, missing for two days, was found dead Monday. (He had been killed in a vehicle accident near 164th St.)

Lawrence and Connie Torneden, Linwood, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 24, at the 4-H building, Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.

Gail and Mike Drake have their new game, “Locutions” all boxed up and ready to go. The Drakes have turned their hobby of playing games into an invention of a new game of their own.

A Baker University student from Tonganoxie is among a group of students and a professor who are spending the fall semester living, studying and learning an a 100-room Victorian manor in the British East Midlands. Annette Evans, Tonganoxie, is one of eight students participating in the university’s study abroad program at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England.


25 years ago: Sept. 10, 1986

(Caption under picture of dog) Remember to keep your dog at home. There is a leash ordinance and a dog catcher in Tonganoxie.

Deaths: William H. Deitrick, 86, Kansas City, Kan., passed away Sept. 7, 1986; George Allen “Doc” Harding, 77, Lawrence, died Aug. 23, 1986.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Turner were honored with a 40th anniversary party given by their children, Mr. and Mrs. John Pence, Manhattan and Sandy and Bob Turner of Topeka, at the home of Sandy Turner Sunday. They all attended the Helen Hocker Theater’s presentation of the musical, “Hello, Dolly,” followed by a lovely anniversary dinner at Bennigans. Another anniversary was celebrated Sunday. Whose? Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd DeHoff’s 39th.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Parsons returned recently from a visit to Montana.

Mr. and Mrs. William Burke of McLouth played host to a surprise birthday dinner last Sunday at their home, for his mother, Mrs. Jo Hartman, Tonganoxie.

50 years ago: Sept. 28, 1961

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. David Joseph Thompson announce the birth of their daughter, Lisa Sue, born Sept. 20, 1961; Mr. and Mrs. Everett Somers announce the birth of their son, Christopher Edward on Sept. 23, 1961.

Deaths: Mrs. Ernest Coxen of Mabton, Wash., passed away Wednesday night; Gelia Ann Moses, 95, a resident of the McLouth community for the past 75 years, died Saturday evening at her farm home on Route 2; Mrs. Rosa Rae Sedgwick, RR3, Tonganoxie, passed away Sept. 21, at the age of 77 years.

Mrs. Margaret Webster, Ransom, will observe her 105th birthday Sept. 25. (Mrs. Webster had 207 descendants.)

Weekly Comment About This and That: (Jere J. Neibarger, Publisher of the Tonganoxie Mirror.) The United States plans to be first on the moon. The way things are going on this planet the moon may soon be a very desirable place to be.

75 years ago: Sept. 3, 1936

Another Believe-it-or-not: Grandma Redman had to come downtown the other day to purchase a new wash basin. The one she had used for 63 years was broken. Well, accidents will happen, even after 63 years.

Warren L. Marks, age 69 years, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Cole, Kansas City, Kan.

The homes where mother will take a little chap or chapess to school for the first time with tears of regret, are matched by those mothers of older children who look forward to peace and quietude after a hard summer.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Mills announce the birth of a baby girl, born Aug. 24, to whom they have given the name of Florence Jean.

It Happened In Kansas, by F. A. Cooper: Little Mysteries: In 1864 Kit Carson saw a Kiowa Indian wearing an ancient Spanish coat of mail. Was this a relic of Coronado’s expedition 323 years before? Chain armour was rare among Spaniards of the Southwest. Coronado’s men were among the few so equipped.

Edward J. Milett, a brother of Charles Milett of Tonganoxie, died Aug. 24, at his home in Denver, Colo., of heart trouble. He was 67 years old.

100 years ago: Sept. 14, 1911

Lee Baker is back home from a trip to Ilmulgee, Oklahoma. While away he had a brick blacksmith shop built on a lot he owns.

Every one of the local teachers, twelve in number, attended the first teachers meeting in Leavenworth Saturday. A number of teachers from the adjoining districts also went to the county seat.

Five of the apple pickers in the Wellhouse orchard struck yesterday for an advance in pay. They were getting $1.75 per day. It was a case of one strike and out of a job.

Miss Mattie Walton of Reno went to Quindaro to attend school Monday.

Where do they all come from? When school opened Monday there was an increase in attendance in both the grades and the high school. The next day the grade enrollment had reached 226 and the high school enrollment 137.

EH Cox is taking in the state fair at Topeka this week.

Paul Greever left this week for Lawrence to get ready to attend State University.

Many a man boasts that he is “self-made” when he ought to do his best to keep it a secret.

American men should prevent women from entering business life, says a doctor. Just let them try it!

The girl with 6 feet of veil streaming from her hat certainly does not own an auto.

Eating corn on the cob may not be the most dignified pastime in the world, but, by criminy, it’s a real sport!

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