Remember When: A Community Review of Tonganoxie
10 years ago: Jan. 16, 2002
A Kansas City-based real estate company is seeking the city's support for a housing project for people 55 and older.
Deaths: Joyce Berman, 71, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 11, 2002; Loretta M. “Dee Dee” Calovich, 43, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 12, 2002; Services for Donald D. Lohman Sr., 72, formerly of Basehor and Leavenworth areas, took place Jan. 7, 2002, in Auburn, Wash.; Leland McPherson, 91, McLouth, died Jan. 9, 2002; Jon Paul Mills, 35, Topeka, died Jan. 9, 2002; Frances Colleen Pilgrim, 79, Oskaloosa, died Jan. 9, 2002.
Colleen Anderson, a Leavenworth third-grader, won a statewide art contest honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Her artwork will be on display Friday at the state capitol in Topeka during the “Dream it, Say it, Do it” ceremony honoring the civil rights leader. “I didn't think I would win, because most of the time I don’t really win anything,” she said. Anderson said that she drew hands that had phrases inside them, such as “red is for love.” “I chose hands because it kind of looks like you were holding hands,” she said. “I drew it because Martin Luther King wanted us to be nice to other people.” Colleen received a $100 U.S. Savings bond for her artwork.
Military News: Army Reserve Pvt. Andrew M. Leon has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.; Army Pvt. Dennis Deaner Jr. has arrived at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Md., to complete the track vehicle repairer advanced individual training course.
25 years ago: Jan. 14, 1987
Mrs. Carrie New, Route 3, will be honored at a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18 at the High Prairie Gospel Tabernacle Church in observance of her 100th birthday anniversary. Friends and relatives are invited. She requests no gifts (Mrs. New told a granddaughter “I am never lonesome because the Lord has given me wonderful memories of family and friends.”). Photographs were of Mrs. New when she was a young woman in her teens, about 1905 and present time!
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Swischer, Olathe, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jamie Ann, Jan. 4, 1987; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Stevens are proud to announce the birth of their first child; a son, Lucas Daniel, born Jan. 6, 1987.
Deaths: Kemp Orrison McClure, 78, Raymore, died Jan. 7, 1987; Lillian Turner, 77, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 6, 1987 in San Bernardino, Calif.; Aaron Peter Haas, 90, Lawrence, died Jan. 6, 1987; Edith L. Duncanson, 77, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 12, 1987; Mrs. Florence Russell of Leavenworth died Tuesday.
Robert Kevin Lenahan and Krista Sue McPherson of Tonganoxie have earned academic honors during the 1986 fall semester at Emporia Sate University, according to E-State President, Robert Glennen.
McLouth News: Mrs. Ruth McHenry entertained Sunday in honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of her son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Harold McHenry.
50 years ago: Feb. 1, 1962
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gallagher Jr., Kansas City, Mo., announce the birth of twin daughters, Jan. 27, 1962.
Deaths: Mr. Paul Sanders, R.R. 2, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 26, 1962, at the age of 69 years; Walter William Riley, Bonner Springs, Kansas, age 23, died Jan. 28, 1962.
Smoke Signals by J.J.N.: (Jere Neibarger) Have you noticed the attractive new emblem light arrangement on the front of the Masonic Lodge building? There are four fixtures in this arrangement and are inscribed with Lodge emblems. From top to bottom, The Masonic Lodge, The Eastern Star, and Jobs Daughters. The bottom fixture is blank.
A group of tiny tots were overheard discussing their arrival in this big world. The versions differed somewhat. Billy claimed that his folks had bought him in a department store; Tommy said the stork brought him, Diane said the doctor brought her. Then a very tiny miss piped up, rather modestly, “My folks were too poor to buy me; I was homemade.”
75 years ago: Jan. 7, 1937
A Unique Golden Wedding: Martin Younger of Basehor entertained at the C. Hawkins’ home for dinner on New Year's Day in honor of his and Mrs. Younger's 50th wedding day which took place in Leadville, Colorado. Mrs. Younger passed away seven years ago but yet he wanted to honor the day.
Former Linwood Man Dies: Word was received here Saturday by Mrs. Charles Hicks of the death of Mr. John McCabria, age 72, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Mound: the death of Mrs. Maggie Shrimplin, Lawrence, last week was sad news to our community. She lived here for many years; Early Monday evening, Roy S. Harlin, born and reared in Leavenworth county died at the home of a sister in Cambridge, Ohio of heart trouble.
A delightful trip covering over 1,500 miles in a new 1937 Dodge sedan was experienced by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller and family during the Christmas vacation.
The Weekly News Reel: (Walt Neibarger) The Champion Bad Luck Badge is pinned on our Linwood correspondent this week. She reports a man who was sick, felt better, so got out of bed and fell, breaking his leg. His condition, she says, is “unimproved.”
From “It Happened in Kansas” by F.A. Cooper: Who were the White Indians? Centuries ago a peaceful tribe of people lived on the Missouri Bluffs in Doniphan County. They had light hair and blue eyes, possessed copper and buried their dead in stone vaults strangely like the ancient vaults of Wales. Were they Welshmen? Unfortunately the tribe no longer exists---they were conquered and slain by their savage neighbors, the Pawnees.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bradley of LaPorte, Ind., announce the arrival of a daughter, Dec. 21, whom they have named Mabel Joyce. Mound.
100 years ago: Jan. 18, 1912
The third daughter arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Gambill Saturday morning.
This is the new moon, ain't it? Now is the time to get postcards, photos or cabinets at Geo. Brice's.
John Christensen tells this one on himself: Not long after he came over from Denmark he was living near Bonner Springs. One day he saw a strange animal the like of which he had never seen, and thought it was a young bear. He sounded the alarm in the neighborhood, and when the farmers caught the young bear, it proved to be a ground-hog.
The home of Ernest Treff, one mile north of Boling, was destroyed at two o'clock Tuesday morning, by fire. The fire was caused by a defective flue. The loss was $2,000 covered by $1,200 insurance.
J. D. McDowell, residing one mile northwest of Neely, and one of the early settlers of that neighborhood, died at ten o'clock Sunday night of heart trouble and Bright's Disease.
Mrs. Ann Dillard Ward, who is perhaps remembered by old settlers, for she lived just west of Stanton Pearson's, southwest of town, years ago, died in Logansport, Indiana, December 23rd.
Miss Mary Ford died at Leavenworth yesterday and is to be buried at Hoge today.
The gas pressure was so low at Leavenworth that the members of he Merchants' League wore overcoats at their annual dinner at the National Hotel.
Family Goes Strong on Twins: Wilfred and Vivian Wilson, twin brothers of Wichita, were married to Martha and Mary Shafer, twin sisters of Longdale, Okla. The same day, a short time after the double wedding, twin boys were born to Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Wilson, parents of the bridegrooms. The new babies will not be named until after the election this fall, in the hope that Col. Roosevelt will be elected, in which event the colonel will be asked to give their names.