Remember When: A Community Review
10 years ago: Aug. 7, 2002
Kids participate in threshing bee’s traditions: Captions under pictures read … Devin Carey, 9, steers a 1924 Wallis tractor Friday afternoon in the parade at the McLouth Threshing Bee. With Devin is his grandfather, George Mathews, who lives at Lake Dabinawa. Devin, who lives in Lecompton, spent the day with his grandfather … Gelia Gardner steers with her grandfather, Charlie Johnson, at her side. Beside them, Neva Gardner drives with the girls’ father, Nathan Gardner.
Deaths: James Clare Kreider, Kansas City, Kan., formerly of the Loring community of Bonner Springs, age 76, died Aug. 1, 2002; Audrey Ione Skeet, Lawrence, died Aug. 4, 2002; Chester E. Spring, 100 years old, formerly of Linwood, died in Bonner Springs Aug. 3, 2002; Emma Nancy Taylor, 89, Tonganoxie, died July 31, 2002.
Births: Jeff and Melissa Waters, Basehor, announce the birth of a son, Tanner Blake, born July 3, 2002; Pete and Mary Bartels announce the birth of a daughter, Anja Marie, born June 25, 2002.
25 years ago: Aug. 5, 1987
Springdale News: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Knapp attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Knapp July 26 at the Central United Methodist Church in Lawrence.
Mr. and Mrs. John Lenahan took the day off Wednesday and drove down to Wichita to deliver their happy birthday wishes to their daughter, Angela.
Deaths: Mary Margaret Budenosky, 74, Tonganoxie, passed away July 31, 1987; Nellie Irene Denholm, 88, Tonganoxie, passed away Aug. 3, 1987; Betty Jean Freeman, 55, died Sunday in Kingman. She had been a resident there eight years, having moved there from Colorado; Kenneth R. “Dick” Calhoon, 46, Basehor, drowned Aug. 1, 1987 in the Kansas River in Kansas City. Burial will be in the Leavenworth National Cemetery. He had been incorrectly listed as a resident of Tonganoxie.
Birth: Ms. Deana Mitchell Riker is proud to announce the birth of her son, Coy Dean Mitchell on July 20, 1987.
50 years ago: Aug. 23, 1962
In last week’s fish story, we told about Dennis Crank of Rt. 2 catching a 10-pound channel cat. However, we failed to mention that Dennis’ fishing partners, Earl Vaughan, 15, and Bill Vaughan, 12, caught an eight- and five-pound channel cat, respectively. This is a lot of fish and no bull.
Deaths: Nellie May Ronan of Tonganoxie passed away Aug. 23, 1962; Mrs. Ida Mabel Ball, 63, Jarbalo, died Aug. 15, 1962.
Weekly Comment About This and That: “Albert Einstein was once asked what kind of weapons would be used in World War lll. ‘I don’t know,’ he answered. ‘I don’t know what they are developing, because things are progressing so rapidly, but I can tell you what they’ll use in the fourth world war. They’ll use rocks.’” — Mason City, (Ill.) Banner Times.
75 years ago: July 29, 1937
Linwood: Frank W. Toyne, age 66, passed away Friday morning.
The Weekly News Reel: Deputy Sheriff Leonard Turner has a variety of chores. A recent one was bringing in a Lawrence youth who had been indulging in an excess of fire-water. He was too small to get rough with, but Turner could hardly keep him out of his face. He found out afterwards he was a “fly-weight” boxer. All in the day’s work.
Lem Wiley, well-known farmer west of Tonganoxie, was the victim of a bad accident Friday while helping thresh wheat at the home of his son, Othal Wiley, west of Reno. (Mr. Wiley lost his right leg in the accident.)
Birth: Mrs. Douglas Carder Smith announces the birth of a daughter, named Laura Tomelene, born Saturday, July 24, in Sedalia, Mo.
A couple of years ago, this column sat on a platform in the auditorium up at Atchison behind Amelia Earhart and heard her talk about aviation. She said she would rather ride a plane than a car on a highway. It sounded safe enough listening to Amelia tell it. It doesn’t seem like she should be lying in a waterlogged plane in moss at the bottom of the wet Pacific.
100 years ago: Aug. 8, 1912
A Deaf Man Killed: William Root was about 55 years old. He was very deaf and had to use an ear trumpet. Mr. Root was walking on the train tracks and did not hear the engineer blowing the road crossing signal. The train cut Mr. Root in half.
Last Sunday, for the third time, Mrs. Stilleo Still received word that a brother, Frank Selder, age 46, had been killed in an accident in the Frisco yards at Pittsburg. Two other brothers had died in train-related accidents.
Lulu Himpel Ashton died from appendicitis Aug. 3, 1912, at the age of 26 years, 10 months and 17 days.
Mrs. Myers served 51 meals to automobilists Sunday. Most of the visitors were from Leavenworth. It is somewhat hard to provide for the Sunday automobile crowds during these times of high-priced meats, for it is never known how many there will be present at the meal.