Archive for Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Remember When: A community review of Tonganoxie

October 18, 2011

10 years ago: Oct. 3, 2001

Caption under picture: The upper floors of the World Trade Center were engulfed in smoke Sept. 11, after terrorist strikes. Stephen Seely, a former Tonganoxie resident, photographed the scene from the roof of the apartment building where he lives, about 20 blocks from the Trade Center.

Deaths: Helen A. Schilling, 91, Tonganoxie, died Sept. 28, 2001; Peggy J. Wiles Peeler, 67, died Sept. 20, 2001, at her home; Leon A. Nees, 82, Tonganoxie, died Sept. 29, 2001; Alfred K. Mussett, 92, Basehor, died Sept. 29, 2001, at his home; Merle Henry Ard, 61, McLouth, died Sept. 27, 2001, at his home; Rosa M. Moses, 93, Maryville, Mo., died Sept. 28, 2001.

Tonganoxie Elementary School sixth-grade students have been writing letters to sixth-graders in New York City, telling them how they feel about the acts of terrorism that occurred Sept. 11. (Many letters and photos of the students followed.

Shannon L. Wingert has joined the United States Army under the delayed entry program. Winger, a 1997 graduate of Leavenworth High School, will report for basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. She is the daughter of Debra M. Lakin, Leavenworth.

Army Capt. Kevin D. Admiral has been decorated with the Meritorious Service Medal. The medal is awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces who distinguish themselves by outstanding non-combat meritorious achievement or service to the United States.

25 years ago: Oct. 1, 1986

Martha Leimkuhler presented a fabulous report of the Quakers settling in Tonganoxie, along with a history of the Academy, the Church, and the happenings during that era at the September meeting of the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society. (Mrs. Leimkuhler told that the Quakers came into Kansas from Ohio, having been sent for by the Indians to teach their children. That was in the year 1832 … as to the Tonganoxie history, they came westward in 1864 to settle here at the Old Roberts Farm (the Haigwood place) and Quaker meetings were set up.

Lots of young people came home from the Kansas State Fair with stuffed bears, dogs and horses but Stephanie Lobb, Tonganoxie, brought home a special prize....a registered purebred Arabian horse. Stephanie won her Arabian gelding in a giveaway contest sponsored by the Kansas Arabian Horse Club (KAHC). (The contest was an essay describing the desire and plans for an Arabian and their background in 4-H, plus a personal recommendation from the County Extension agent or horse project leader. There were 105 entries from all over the state.)

We (Helen Schilling) noticed in the Christian Church bulletin that Miss Leah Hardy has gone to Wales to further her studies in art, and will be gone approximately 10 1/2 months.

Deaths: Floyd L. Somers, 77, died Sept. 19, 1986, at his home in Leavenworth; Harold R. Klinkenberg, 75, Hilliard, Fla., died Sept. 26, 1986.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Mark Aye are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter, Shannon Lee, born Sept. 17, 1986.

50 years ago: Oct. 19, 1961

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. George Robson of Lawrence announce the birth of their daughter, Tracy Lynn, born Oct. 6, 1961.

Death: Mrs. Emma Zelpha Channel, age 48, Reno, died Oct. 16, 1961.

Up Fairmount Way: Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hein attended the 69th wedding anniversary celebration of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Norden, at their home in Basehor.

Mayginnis School News: The Mothers Club purchased materials for a First Grade reading and study table. Bob Klinkenberg and Oliver Parsons made the table which has collapsible legs for easy storage.

Reno Community News: The sale of the Honey Valley School House was held Friday afternoon, October 13. Purchaser was Gordon Harmon. The sale was well attended.

Reno Community News: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Vanderslice are the parents of a son, Edward DeWain, born October 12.

75 years ago: September 24, 1936

Deaths: Mrs. Frances Jarrett, age 46, died at her home September 22, 1936. Interment was in Moore Summit cemetery; Addie Wirth Seufert, Tonganoxie, died September 17, 1936; Guy Grimes, age 48, Eudora, died at his home September 11; Minnie Arzilla Masten Huntsman, age 51, died in Leavenworth September 15, 1936; Mrs. Alice Fairchild, Denver Colorado, died August 25, 1936.

The Schilling bridge which has been so deserted and forlorn, like Little Orphan Annie, has been adopted by joint agreement. The county and city have agreed to take care of it.

From “It Happened in Kansas” by F. A. Cooper: Indians feared the 7th Cavalry of Kansas above any other branch of the army. Much of this fear was caused by Gen. Custer and his long flowing blond hair. They called him 'Long Hair' and considered him invincible. On June 25, 1876, the world was mystified at the utter fearlessness of the Indians as they annihilated Custer and his command on the Little Big Horn. The mystery was solved when Indians said that they had lost their fear of Custer because he had cut his hair before his final compaign. To them he was no longer 'Long Hair' the invincible...........The Sugar Mill bridge over Mudcreek near Marion was built 30 years ago but has never been used---it was built so high in the air that the costly approaches could not be afforded.

McLouth News: McLouth has been much improved in the last year with the aid of the WPA. Besides the waterworks that are coming, all streets have been rocked and the main street received a waterproof top Tuesday of this week.

100 years ago: October 5, 1911

Too Good To Be True: A press dispatch Sunday morning sent out from New York states that a report is current that the Wright brothers are now experimenting at Kittyhawk, North Carolina, with a new biplane that does away with artificial power. When Reuchlin Wright was asked about the truth of the report, he said that one of his brothers is at Kittyhawk and another one would go and they would make experiments there. He further stated that he did not believe that there was any truth in the report that his brothers were working on a biplane that could be propelled without artificial power.

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ellis Cook of Reno township, according to the registration made with the city clerk this week.

A son arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D.H. Thistlethwaite last Friday, September 29, to whom they have given the name of Kenneth Wade.

Ray Ridgway has had the auto fever for some time. Thursday it culminated or something to that effect. He came in from Kansas City in the evening with a Flanders 20. Just at the edge of town, when coming in from the city, a wheel came off but did no damage.

Earl Strickland and Guy Wolcott left yesterday for Gregory, South Dakota, to register at the land

drawing. They were accompanied by the former's nephews.

Dr. R. F. Slaughter reports a new boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Holton, three miles southeast of town on Saturday morning.

Adelaide Grace Bell, a member of the junior class of the Tonganoxie High School from Centenial district, living near Auckerland, died at the home of her parents yesterday morning of intermittent bilious fever. She would have been 20 years old this month. Miss Bell had been going to the High School here for two years, and had boarded at the home of Lem Evans. She was born on the farm on which she died. The burial will be in Fall Creek Cemetery.

Eberhardt Cronemeyer breathed his last at 10:30 Monday night from an attack of typhoid fever, following a summer's hard work by which he was earning money to pay his way through the State University. He died at the age of eighteen years, two months and eighteen days.

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