Archive for Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Remember When: A community review of Tonganoxie

October 12, 2011

10 years ago: Sept. 26, 2001

Cammie Marceaux, McLouth, enlisted in the Navy on Aug. 22 and was set to enter the military on Oct. 1. But plans have changed. She’ll be leaving for boot camp in Hawaii tonight or Thursday. Marceaux said she’s not sure whether the earlier start is because of national events after terrorist attacks on two U.S. cities.

During pregame ceremonies Friday night at Beatty Field, Dustin Schultz and Samantha Hassinger were crowned king and queen of Homecoming 2001. Following the ceremony, the Chieftain football team faced off against De Soto and won the thriller of a game, 23-20.

Two exhibitors from Leavenworth won honors recently at the Nebraska State Fair Angus Show in Lincoln. Megan Theis took Senior Heifer Calf Champion with AVF Blackcap 4160, and Gregory Theis took Junior Bull Calf Champion with AVF Limited Edition 6131.

Katy Cook, a student at McLouth High School, has been named a commended student in the 2002 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Paula Prosser, 13, daughter of Buz and Susie Prosser, Tonganoxie, has been selected to represent Kansas-Leavenworth County at the 2001 Miss America Preteen Pageant.

25 years ago: Sept. 24, 1986

Birth: Kevin and Debbie Davoren announce the birth of a daughter, Emily Rose, born Aug. 19, 1986.

Death: Leslie J. Kimmel, 87, retired McLouth farmer, died Saturday in Winchester.

Cynthia Diane Ford of McLouth has received a Master of Science Degree from Kansas State University.

Springdale News: A beautiful balloon owned by the Cooks in Leavenworth landed in our clover field Sunday morning.

Jarbalo Jottings: Floyd Somers, 77, Leavenworth, formerly of this area, died at his home Friday.

Winnie Turner was guest of honor for a birthday party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Don Robertson in Topeka, Sunday evening.

The annual Wiley family reunion will take place noon Sunday, Oct. 5, 1986, at the Florence Riford Senior Citizen Center in Tonganoxie.

Robert Bowman, of Tonganoxie, recently received a Class II water supply system operator certification and a Class II wastewater treatment facility operator certification from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Barbara Sabol, Secretary of Health and Environment, announced.

50 years ago: Oct. 12, 1961

Deaths: Charles Fred Warren, RR 1, Basehor, died Oct. 11, 1961, at the age of 75 years; Mrs. Thekla Needham, RR 1, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 8, 1961, at the age of 71 years; Charles Earl Stephenson, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 10, 1961, at the age of 68 years; Louie Fletcher Needham, RR 2, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 11, 1961.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Ussery announce the birth of their daughter, Fonda Gay Maxine, born Oct. 6, 1961; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Marquette of Lawrence announce the birth of a daughter, Karla Jo, Oct. 6, 1961.

Up Fairmount Way: Pvt. and Mrs. Melvin Williams, Seattle, announce the birth of their daughter, Robin Jean, October 29, 1961.

Linwood: Jayne Coulter was guest of honor at a birthday party for her fifth birthday Wednesday.

Reno Community News: Othal Wiley returned home October 3 from a successful hunting trip to Wyoming Tuesday.

75 years ago: Sept. 17, 1936

Deaths: Herman Cronemeyer, 85 years old, died Sept. 10, 1936. Mr. Cronemeyer was born at Detmold, Germany and came to America when he was about four and one-half years old; Mrs. Emma Leinineger, age 76, died at her home Saturday evening in Linwood

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Shermann, Stockton, Illinois, announce the birth of a son Sept. 10, who has been named Richard Dale; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Compton of Bonner Springs, announce the birth of a little daughter, September 12th.

Mr. and Mrs. Mathias Theno announce the birth of a daughter, Mary Joan, born Sept. 4, 1936.

From “It Happened in Kansas” by FA Cooper: The only genuine bull-fight ever held in the United States was staged at Dodge City. Professional bullfighters were imported from Mexico and the wildest bulls to be found, were used. The east was unduly excited over the fight and several attempts were made to stop it but the bullfight was held as scheduled at the Cowboy Capital on July 4-5, 1884.....And: On Feb. 18, 1925, the meadowlark was officially chosen as the Kansas state bird by the school children of Kansas — the meadowlark is an ideal choice But—it is NOT a lark and in spite of its colorful plumage it is of the blackbird family.

Hawk Hollow: There are 21 students enrolled at the Hawk Hollow school, Miss Nadine Kenton, teacher ... (Pleasant Valley school opened Monday with nine pupils, Francis McNamee teacher ... Smith School opened last week with twenty-one pupils enrolled, Miss Agnes Gress, teacher.)

100 years ago: Sept. 28, 1911

Paul, the 6-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. JA Anderson, living 7 miles southeast of town, died last Saturday. The burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery Sunday afternoon.

A number of strangers were hanging around town last week. They were men who were waiting for apple picking to start, so they could get jobs.

The Wild West show that exhibited here Thursday carried a lot of people. The best part of the exhibition was the riding of the Russian Cossacks, who appeared to be the genuine article. To those who had seen other wild west shows the exhibition appeared tame. The company seemed to gather in plenty of coin by running a lot of side issues.

Firman Sechrest is now living in a tent near Santa Fe, New Mexico, for the benefit of his health.

F. E. Stone left yesterday for Lawn Ridge, Illinois, to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. McCall, who had died in Bennington, Vermont.

Mrs. BF Blakely died in Kansas City, Kan., last Thursday, following an operation for cancer of the stomach.

John B. Greever expects to move soon to a 320-acre farm near Lansing. He has rented his place near Stanwood to a Mr. Edmonds.


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