Remember When: A community review of Tonganoxie
10 years ago: Aug. 29, 2001
(Caption under picture) Walter Lee Denholm changes the price of gas on the sign at B&J Amoco Monday morning when the gas station’s price jumped from $1.67 to $1.76 per gallon mid morning.
Death: Jean A. Knipp, 64, Tonganoxie, died Aug. 27, 2001.
With the birth of Thomas Eugene Sewell on July 3, 2001, this family had to have a five-generation photograph made. Pictured are Thomas’ great-great-grandmother, Ruby Haney of Springfield, Mo., who is holding Thomas; his great-grandfather, Gene Abrams, also of Springfield; his grandmother, Debra Justice, Tonganoxie; and his mother, Amanda Sewell, Gardner.
(Caption under picture) Dominic Pitts caught this 12-pound catfish Aug. 19 at Leavenworth County State Fishing Lake. It was the 9-year-old’s first catch. Glenn “Santa Fe” Criqui is holding the fish.
Sam Denholm’s such a busy child it’s a wonder he has time for television. For being on TV, that is. This coming Sunday and Monday, the 8-year-old Tonganoxie boy will, for the second year in a row, serve as a Goodwill Ambassador during the local portion of the Labor Day weekend Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon.
25 years ago: Aug. 27, 1986
Three Times Two: Mr. Loyal Vincent, new principal of the Tonganoxie Grade School, talked to three sets of twins during recess, that entered kindergarten Monday. Mr. Vincent is shown with Steve and Greg Underwood, Shawn and Michael O’Brien and Nicholas and Michael Hoffhines.
Deaths: Arthur E. Hancock, 72, Tonganoxie, died Aug. 23, 1986; Mrs. Selma S. Peine, 75, Tonganoxie, died Aug. 20, 1986, at her home; William J. Robb, 64, died Aug. 22, 1986.
This summer, a McLouth High School junior took her clarinet, joined 67 high school band members from across the country and launched a concert tour of Europe. More than a dozen concerts and 20 days later, Beth Skeet had seen seven countries, the Mona Lisa, the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau, LaScala Opera House, a topless beach, Windsor Castle and stayed with a Dutch family for a few days. She celebrated her 16th birthday last week. Beth had been accepted as an American Musical Ambassador band member by final audition in New Your City, just before her July 10 departure. She toured with the “red band;” a “blue band” toured concurrently but on a different itinerary.
Jarbalo Jottings: Julia Barnett was 18 on Aug. 22, and the family celebrated with a picnic at Shawnee Mission Park Saturday. It was also a “going-off-to-college” celebration as she will go to Baker University on Aug. 30.
50 years ago: Sept. 14, 1961
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. Neibarger, Lawrence, announce the birth of a daughter, Lisa Ruth, born Sept. 8, 1961; Mr. and Mrs. Everett Smith, rural Tonganoxie, announce the birth of their son, Douglas Edward, Aug. 28, 1961; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Dale Freeman announce the birth of their daughter, Joice Elizabeth, on Sept. 12, 1961; relatives here have received an announcement of the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Al Diller of El Dorado.
Bill and Harold Denholm are going out of the dairy business and have a big sale coming up next Wednesday. This family has been in the dairy business a long time.
Deaths: Herman C. Rumsey, 85, Kansas City, Kan., died Sunday; funeral services took place Sunday for Mrs. Stella Beatrice DeFeaster, Chicago, who died Wednesday.
From “The Farm Journal” — The U.S. government has lived within its income just six times in the last 30 years. It faces another deficit of perhaps $6 billion in 1962. It owes $290 billion. More than that, its future obligations, already voted by Congress, come to $750 billions.
75 years ago: Aug. 20, 1936
Death of SJ McNaughton — Town’s Only Lawyer 40 years — Death Saturday Ends Career of Colorful Figure in Southern Section of County: Judge Samuel James McNaughton died Saturday morning at his home in Tonganoxie after an illness of two years, at the age of 84 years.
Joseph F. Dessery, one of Leavenworth County’s earliest settlers, died at his home in Tonganoxie, Aug.14, 1936, at the age of 79 years, five months. Death was due to angina pectoris.
Linwood, Aug. 14 — Mrs. Mary Thompson Bollier, 62, died at the home of her nephew, Ray Anderson, south of Tonganoxie, late Friday afternoon.
Mary Jane Hubbel Jones was born May 18, 1869, at Tonganoxie and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wiley Wilson, Aug. 10, 1936, after an illness of four weeks at the age of 67 years and 3 months.
From “It Happened in Kansas” by FA Cooper: In 1864 Matthias Splitlog, a Wyandot Indian, built a steamboat for use on the Missouri River. He built everything, including the engine. Some white men bought the powerful little boat, but strangely enough the engine was a mystery to them — they were forced to pay Splitlog a large wage to act as their engineer.
100 years ago: Aug. 31, 1911
Henry Toburen has a new baker. He is Wade Mitchell from Bonner Springs.
Mrs. ME Dawes after spending most of the summer here with her relatives southeast of town, left Tuesday afternoon to resume her duties in the Indian School in New Mexico where she has been a number of years.
Wm. G. Gambill has a number of applications from boys and girls who want places to work for their room and board while attending high school. Persons who can furnish such positions should let him know.
A 10-year-old daughter of J. Harding, while playing with other children at her aunt’s near Stanwood last Tuesday, ran a needle into the bone of her knee and broke it off. The children had stuck several new needles in the bed clothing, and later ran and jumped on the bed, forgetting the needles, and ran one into the little girl’s knee. Dr. McCreight had X-ray photo plates taken by Bayless of the knee on Wednesday and located the piece of needle, less than half an inch long, deeply imbedded in the bone. Dr. Gephart administered an anesthetic and Dr. McCreight cut out the bit of steel Thursday. It could not have been located but for the X-ray. — Oskaloosa Independent.
A boy arrived at the home of L. A. Freeman Monday.