Remember When: A community review of Tonganoxie
10 years ago: Aug. 22, 2001
Deaths: Dal Landell Jr., 61, Linwood, died Aug. 14, 2001; Brandie Lee Simpson of Tonganoxie, age 21, died in a car accident near Linwood on Aug. 16, 2001.
Fairmount Township volunteer firefighters are throwing a birthday bash next month and everyone is invited. The department, which is the state’s oldest township fire department, will celebrate on Sept. 22 and 23 in Basehor. According to Doug Metzger, volunteer firefighter, the department got its start when eight area residents gathered in 1951 at the home of state Rep. William Denholm, in an effort to get him to introduce legislation that would allow townships to tax themselves for fire protection. After several hours, Denholm agreed to introduce the legislation, which passed the Kansas House on Tuesday and the Kansas Senate on Wednesday, Metzger said. “Mr. Metzger said that was how every township and volunteer fire department got started in the state of Kansas.”
Julie Garden, rural Linwood, wears the sash and crown given to her when she was crowned Queen of this year's Abdallah Shrine Rodeo. Her winnings include a new saddle, worn by her horse, Cope. Julie has been riding since she was 1 year old.
Birth: Kasey and Melissa Robbins, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son, Hayden Lee, on Aug. 1, 2001.
(Caption under picture) Heading in from an evening picking, George and Betty Lingenfelser continue their tradition of summer gardening — something they’ve been doing since they married in 1947. They don’t keep track of their summer produce — they use and freeze much of it, sell some and give the rest away.
25 years ago: Aug. 20, 1986
Death: Bob G. Vest, 38, Tonganoxie, died Monday at his home.
Christopher M. Murray, the son of John Murray, has been named to the dean’s honor roll at Rockhurst College for the second semester of the 1985-86 academic year.
John Scott, a 1986 graduate of Tonganoxie High School, has accepted a $1,000 President’s Scholarship to Fort Hays State University for the 1986-87 academic year.
Linwood News: Jerrie and Wallace Pierson of Linwood celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary the Aug. 17 with a dinner and a get-together in Southpark. It was given by some of their children and grandchildren. There were a lot of great-grandchildren there, too, but about half of the gang couldn’t be there. There were 36 people.
Mr. and Mrs. William Denholm were the honored couple who rode in the parade, celebrating their 63rd year of marriage. They rode in a white Cadillac, driven by their son, Harold Denholm.
Mrs. Jacquelin Johnson and daughter Paulette left Monday, Aug. 18, for Brussels. Mrs. Johnson will teach business education at Brussels American Schools.
50 years ago: Sept. 7, 1961
Births: A son was born Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Meyer of Tonganoxie; Mr. and Mrs. George Noland of Lawrence are the parents of a daughter, Kimberly, born Aug. 31, 1961. Mrs. Noland will be remembered by friends here as Mrs. Wilson (Bay) Myers; A daughter, Carolyn Ann, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gallagher, Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 1, 1961; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mahoney announce the birth of their daughter, Melinda Dianne, born Aug. 31, 1961; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hallenbeck announce the birth of their daughter, Julie Lynn, on Aug. 26, 1961.
Deaths: Ruby Lily Wallace, Satanta, died Aug. 17 at the age of 69. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fount Huffman; Earl N. Craighead, age 70, died of cancer Aug. 28 in Mexico, Mo.
James L. Kimberlin, airman USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Kimberlin, McLouth, is serving the Fighter Squadron 103 at the Naval Air Station, Oceana, Va.
75 years ago: Aug. 13, 1936
Billie Carl Seymour who has been quite sick in St. John hospital, has recovered enough to be removed to the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Seymour, Saturday. — Hoge
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Gutjahr visited Saturday at the home of their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Myron Kessler and made the acquaintance of their new granddaughter, who arrived on Thursday. — Hawk Hollow
Mrs. Peter Hansen has returned from a visit with her daughters, Mrs. Travis Hanneman, of Enterprise; Mrs. Charles Bye of Emporia and Mrs. Crl Adolphson of Topeka. She also made the acquaintance of Bobby Hanneman and Janet Sue Bye, her new grandchildren. — Stanwood
Sorrow by the death of relatives came to Mrs. John McGraw twice in the past week. The funeral of her brother, Ray Bachman, was Thursday and that of her three-year-old niece, Joan Remy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Remy, was Tuesday afternoon of this week.
“It Happened in Kansas” by FA Cooper: The famous cowboy cemetery at Dodge City was located and named by accident. In 1872, two gunmen, camping on the hill, got into an argument in which one of them was killed — his body lay unburied until it became so objectionable that a shallow grave was dug near by and the gunman was rolled into it with his boots on. In the next 6 years, 43 victims of gun battles died with their boots on and were buried here — five of them were women.
100 years ago: Aug. 24, 1911
RW Holyfield, for many years a resident of this township, four miles west of here, died suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William W. Wise in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday evening, at the age of 64 years; Frank Zoellner received a telegram Monday that his sister, Mrs. John Rieger, had died at Garber, Okla. She was about 57 years old.
A housekeeper wanted, aged from 40 to 50, who has a little money and no children, by a German. Applicants should address “Housekeeper” care of The Mirror office.
Reuchlin Wright and daughter, Bertha, are spending a few weeks in Dayton, Ohio, with Mr. Wright’s parents, and his brothers, Wilbur and Orville Wright, the well-known aviators.
A French scientist has devised an instrument to forecast thunderstorms but our amateur weather prophets cling to the old, reliable rheumatism.
A new girl arrived at the home of Andrew Jones at Hazel Ridge Tuesday night.
Mrs. Mary Sullivan, an old resident of the Hoge community, died at half past 1 o’clock yesterday afternoon at the age of 80 years.
The Woodmen of the World will organize here tomorrow night with 30 charter members.
Ernst Freienmuth has the jaundice and has quit the Home Bakery on that account. He is taking treatment at Lawrence.