Remember When: A Community Review
10 years ago: Dec. 11, 2002
Antique shop evokes memories of a visit to grandmother’s house: Visiting Masterfarm Antiques is like taking a nostalgic trip back to grandmother’s house. It’s not just the ample supply of graniteware pots and pans tucked around the Hoosier cabinet at the new McLouth business. (Theresa Saxton, owner of Masterfarm Antiques, said she had “learned to do with what I know best.” The business specialized in kitchen items … Karen Mikijanis also opened “Grammy’s Attic,” with booths filled with painted items by Ms. Mikijanis and other artists.
Deaths: Verna Kay Brown, 44, Lawrence, died Dec. 2, 2002; Mary Esther Bunce, 82, Tonganoxie, died Nov. 30, 2002; Karl Dane Niebarger, 52, Prairie Village, died Dec. 4, 2002.
Birth: Brandon and Sarah Thomas, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son, Brandon Lee Thomas, Jr., born Dec. 3, 2002.
25 years ago: Dec. 2, 1987
Fixing Thanksgiving Dinner: (Caption) Mr. Marvin Throop, Linda Friday, Linda Lamb, manager at Bitler’s, Lola and Sidney Mitchell delivered meals on wheels as a Thanksgiving treat on Friday, Nov. 27, from Bitler’s. Jim Gambrill furnished the turkeys for the dinner. These were for shut-ins in Tonganoxie, Linwood and the McLouth area … 18 meals were delivered.
Deaths: Frances M. Sullivan Hare, 77, midtown Kansas City, died Nov. 29, 1987, at the home; June Evelyn Holwick Crist, Tyrone, Okla., passed away on Nov. 26, 1987; C. Dale Atkinson, 67, Tonganoxie, passed away Nov. 25, 1987; Jack D. Angell, 74, Tonganoxie, passed away Nov. 27, 1987; Joseph Michael Kissinger, 12-day-old infant son of Michael H. and Tammy L. Kissinger of Tonganoxie, died Nov. 27, 1987.
50 years ago: Dec. 20, 1962
Births: A son, David Ernest, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Stemmerman Dec. 14, 1962; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Skaggs announce the birth of their daughter, Tamy Lou, born Dec. 15, 1962; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Putthoff announce the birth of their daughter, Susan Elizabeth, born Dec. 17, 1962.
Deaths: Noah Harry Canary, 71, life-long resident of the Fall Leaf community, died Dec. 12, 1962; Mrs. Margaret J. Brinkman, 71, Lawrence, died Thursday at her home.
Airman Basic Richard L. Wiley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wiley, RR 1, Jarbalo, is being reassigned to Amarillo AFB, Texas for technical training as a United States Air Force aircraft structural repairman.
Fairmount: Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Klamm entertained the Balanced Farming Club with a pre-holiday party. The rooms were decorated with Christmas greens and candles and stockings hung at the fireplace.
Basehor, Dec. 20: Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hein celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a dinner.
75 years ago: Nov. 25, 1937
Fred Parker, age 55, died Sunday at his home in Elm Park addition to Tonganoxie. Burial will be in the Tonganoxie cemetery at Hubbel Hill. (Mr. Parker died from a sudden heart attack.)
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mills announce the birth of a daughter, Maxine Ann, born Nov. 19.
From “It Happened in Kansas” by F. A. Cooper: STRIKE: The strangest strike on record occurred in Olathe in 1905. It was a strike to save a tree. The tree was not much, just an old maple that stood in the way of a proposed sidewalk. True, the Wyandotte and Delaware Indians had signed their famous peace treaty under this tree years ago, but what has history to do with progress. The “City Fathers” ordered it down. As the woodmen approached the Baker property, on which the tree stood, they were met by Mrs. Baker and her daughter who began marching around the tree. As the news spread, people joined the march until most of the citizens in Olathe were in the picket line. This line held its ground before the astounded woodmen until an injunction could be issued to save the historic old tree.
100 years ago: Dec. 5, 1912
A mink hide brought to town the other day was sold for $5. Unfortunately for the trappers, mink are not numerous.
The employees of the Kemper Mill & Elevator Company each received a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. It took a good many turkeys to go around.
Ladies’ dresses and skirts made to your measure from samples of your own selection. Call and see samples and prices. Simison Clothing Co. (Ad.)
Chas. Brown was giving his ventriloquial show at the Yale Theatre in Kansas City last week. He is now on a trip through Missouri.
Some of the Tonganoxie people may remember Jack Leonard, who was with the Tonganoxie Republican some years ago. He was publishing The Enterprise at Fairview, Brown county, and dropped dead at the supper table last Thursday evening. He had lived in Lawrence many years.
Hamlet Tonight, Tonganoxie Opera House. Seats on sale at State Bank. Prices 50 cents, 75 cents and $1.
Both dinner and supper will be served at the Congregational bazaar to be held at the Angell House Saturday.