Archive for Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Remember When: A Community Review of Tonganoxie

February 14, 2012

10 years ago: Jan. 30, 2002

Deaths: Mildred E. Baird, 91,  Linwood, died Jan. 22, 2002; Mary E. Coffman, 90, Topeka, died January 22, 2002; Vaneta (Jinx) Mailand, 62, McLouth, died Jan. 22, 2002.

Caption under picture: Congregational Church members Friday served chili and chicken noodle soup at their annual lunch and supper. Pictured working in the kitchen during noon hour were Georgia Trieb, Ron Bollet and George Cooper.

Caption under picture: Cleta Henak, a 15-year employee of First State Bank and Trust, greeted visitors Friday at a reception held in her honor. Henak’s last day of work in the bank will be Friday, but she will continue to direct the bank’s Charter 50 club, a special account that provides travel opportunities and benefits for individuals 50 and older.

Cub Scout Pack 3075 held its annual pinewood derby recently at Tonganoxie Elementary School. Pictured are the first, second and third place trophy winners, Brandon Criqui, first place; Brett Morey, third place; and Preston Morey, third place. (Both the latter were listed in third place.)

Erica M. Woodard has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year. The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $50,000 toward a college education. Miss Woodard is a graduate of Leavenworth High School and is the daughter of Leann Johnson and step-daughter of Charles H. Johnson of Leavenworth.

25 years ago: Jan. 28, 1987

Tresa Marie Neibarger will celebrate her ninetieth birthday Feb. 1, 1987 with her family at home. A resident of Tonganoxie since 1925, Mrs. Neibarger raised her family here. She also worked with her husband (Walt Neibarger) at the Tonganoxie Mirror newspaper which they owned until 1955. “Trix,” as she is known, has shared her ideas, capabilities and fortitude, with her husband and together they have contributed to this areas development.

Birth: Grant and Kim Johanson, Haviland, Kan., wish to announce the birth of their first born, a daughter, Katherine Anne, born Jan. 6, 1987.

Death: Elizabeth Mae Murr, 72, McLouth, passed away Jan. 24, 1987.

A pictorial display of country schools in Kansas, some McGuffey readers and history are at the Tonganoxie Library. Come in and see.

Near First and Main is a new duplex being constructed by Mr. Jack Brassart. In another month he plans to have this project completed.

Michelangelo had a cook who couldn’t read. So when he ordered her to buy fish, wine, fruit, bread and spaghetti, he drew pictures of the items.

McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. Harold McHenry were notified of the death of Mrs. McHenry’s nephew, Craig Marcowpe in Centralia.

50 years ago: Feb. 15, 1962

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Doyle VanDyke announce the birth of their daughter, Brenda Lee, Feb. 10, 1962.

Smoke Signals by J.J.N. (Jere Neibarger): A Valentine for the Editor, a new niece born Feb. 14 to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dirks of New York City. Mrs. Dirks is the former Janice Neibarger. This is one birthday that will be easy to remember.

Deaths: Mrs. Nellie V.  Naylor, 78, Kansas City, Kan., died Feb. 8, 1962; James Russell Kelly, Bonner Springs, passed away Feb. 10, 1962, at the age of 52 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. R. Peterson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Feb. 18, with open house at their home in Kansas City, Kan.

75 years ago: Jan. 21, 1937

Basehor: Mrs. E. Voight, an old resident of Basehor, passed away at 6 p.m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harve Kessler in Kansas City, Kan.

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Alva Griffith of Denver, Colorado. She was a sister of Mrs. Belle White here in Tonganoxie. Mrs. Griffith was about 65 years of age and died of pneumonia. She will be remembered here as Pinkey Fairen, having lived here as a young girl on a farm northwest of Tonganoxie.

Linwood News: A. H. Pickens, 76, father of Charles Pickens of Linwood, passed away last Friday; Funeral services for little Mary Frances Turpin, six-year-old daughter of Mr. and  Mrs. T. O. Turpin, Kickapoo, were held Saturday afternoon at the  home. The Turpins were former residents of Linwood.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. James Everhart announce the birth of a son Jan. 16, 1937.

From “It Happened in Kansas” by F. A. Cooper: A. M. Thomas of Tonganoxie captured a woodchuck that had its head caught in a tin can. Even after killing the woodchuck the can could not be removed from its head......Peaceful Kansas? Kansas was the scene of seven battles and engagements of the Civil War.......”First and Last Chance Store” This little store was built in Council Grove by Tom Hill in 1857. For a time it was the most important store on the Santa Fe Trail. Its sales were small but it was the last chance a west bound traveler had to buy such forgotten necessities as a pound of nails or a badly needed supply of tobacco until arriving in Santa Fe over 700 weary miles away.

Arthur C. Dole, 65, died Saturday morning of complications resulting from injuries received in an accident. Mr. Dole fell into a pit of lime mixture in the basement of the new city hall structure in Kansas City. Making his rounds to turn on steam radiators, Mr. Dole was crossing a plank over the lime pit when he lost his balance and fell.

100 years ago: Feb. 1, 1912

Frank Cameron died at the home of James Boyer, six miles east of here, of pneumonia, last Thursday.

Henry Papenhausen was in town Monday, and stated that he had just completed a deal in which he traded his Douglas county farm for the Blair-Peterson bakery and confectionery stand at McLouth. He expects to move to McLouth and run that business.

Farmers were getting 33 cents per dozen for eggs this week, the highest they have been this season.

Mrs.  Marshal Watts of Neely came to town on business.

Stranger township lost another early settler Friday night when Mrs. Burckle died of acute bronchitis at the advanced age of 82 years. The death occurred in her home near Mayginnis school house. Mrs. Josephine Burckle was born in Germany. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. William Leak, and four grandchildren.

The honest man has been found. He is Ernest Wenger of Stranger township. Mr. Wenger came to the city Tuesday and reported to the county clerk that the assessor had overlooked a bunch of his cattle  which are worth $1,000 and he had them placed on the tax rolls.

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