Helen Lohman’s nephew, Jim, and Brenda Phillips, of the upper peninsula of Michigan, visited her Friday and Saturday. They were on their way to their winter home near Phoenix.
Helen has heard from Mark Shinkle, son of R.V. Shinkle, who was Jarbalo High School principal in the early 1950s. He was going to have triple-bypass heart surgery, so if anyone would like to send him a card, his address is 1530 Cattail Drive, Loveland, Colo., 80537.
Thamar Barnett attended the grand opening of Kipp’s Treasures antique store in Tonganoxie Saturday. Other relatives from the area attending were Tammy Mooberry, Rhiannon Mooberry, Ryan Siefkas, Madison Smith of rural Tonganoxie, Ronnie Mooberry and Dameta Tullis of McLouth. Four other sisters there were Gail Fitzwater of Shawnee, Kathy Stimac of Emporia, Paul and Lynn Heskett, Michelle and Isaac of Moran and Julia Carter and Shianne of Iola.
Construction has begun on the new Tonganoxie Township Fire Station No. 2 building. It is about 1.5 miles west of Jarbalo on the corner of Phil Jeannin’s property on the south side of the road.
Christine Black visited her son Ben Black and family in Wellsville Friday and Saturday. Christine and her grandson, Jeremy Smith, spent Sunday afternoon together. He attends Hutchinson Community College.
The Oelschlaeger family had a picnic at Clinton Lake on Saturday evening. Those there were Oriville and Rosie Oelschlaeger, John and Janice Oelschlaeger and Amy of Lawrence, Mike and Angela Oelschlaeger, Sydnee and McKenna and Everett and Carol Oelschlaeger, all of Tonganoxie.
According to Jarbalo history, a Franklin Creamery was here before it was in Tonganoxie. It was on the east side of the road just over the hill going north out of town.