Archive for Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Remember When: A Community Review

July 10, 2012

10 years ago: June 26, 2002

Groundbreaking launches district’s Great Wolf Lodge: Kansas Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer is a happy man whenever he sees the Kansas Speedway and the up-and-coming tourism district. Sherrer spoke to a crowd of about 150 who gathered Thursday morning for the ground-breaking ceremony.

Deaths: Dale Everett McBroom, 67, Tonganoxie, died June 23, 2002; Thomas H. Peppard, 82, Linwood, died June 24, 2002; Mildred P. Sparks, 85, Tonganoxie, died June 23, 2002.

Birth: Nicole “Nikki” Kessler and Jeremy Pickens, McLouth, announce the birth of a son, Ryan Andrew Pickens, born June 1, 2002.

25 years ago: June 24, 1987

The children of Richard and Edna Verhage request the honor of your presence to help their parents celebrate 60 years of marriage at 2 p.m. July 5, 1987, at the Tonganoxie Christian Church.

Removal of a bridge, located on old 40 highway, not far from the Christian Church, has begun. The large tubes are part of the plan to eliminate the bridge and have the road meander pleasantly across this section of the Highway.

Deaths: Wallace Elwood Williams, 78, Tonganoxie, passed away June 20, 1987, at his home. He was a member of the National Yokefellow Prison Ministries and president and co-founder of the Fishermen’s Missionary Society, Overland Park; Sadie B. Seaver, 87, died June 12, 1987, in Olathe. She was a member of the Stanwood Friends Church, McLouth, Kansas; McLouth: Relatives have received word of the death of Doyle S. Bradford, 79, of Palo Alto, Calif., June 17, 1987; Springdale News; Clarice Day of Independence, Mo., passed away June 23, 1987.

50 years ago: July 12, 1962

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Felts are the parents of a daughter born July 7, 1962, named Janet Sue.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Brinkman of Lawrence will observe their golden wedding anniversary July 15 at the First Methodist Church in Lawrence, from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Deaths: Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hughes, 64, Baldwin, died Tuesday in Garnett; Arville Eldon Pearson, 79, who lived in Tonganoxie all his life, died here July 7, 1962; Mrs. Mary Louise Dredge, age 36, Tonganoxie, died July 7, 1962; Ernest Raymond Cline, Tonganoxie, passed away July 5, 1962, in Long Beach, Calif.

75 years ago: June 17, 1937

The battle with the grasshoppers will get started in the southern section of Leavenworth County Friday, when a mixing station in the mill building room formerly occupied by the Crawford Hatchery will begin distributing government grasshopper poison.

Noah Beery’s dad died in Hollywood, Calif. In the June 5 number of Motion Picture Herald, Terry Ramsaye (his mother, Mrs. Georgia Ramsaye, lived on South Delaware Street in Tonganoxie) tells of the time when Noah Sr. was proprietor of the old Commercial Hotel in Leavenworth. He maintained a zoo in his hotel. Sometimes under pressure, a collection of foxes, coons and coyotes would escape, throwing the guests into confusion.

Charles Herman Wahlstrom, born at Skofde, Sweden, April 14, 1867, died at Creston, Iowa, June 11, 1937, at the home of his daughter. Mr. Wahlstrom, who moved to Tonganoxie from  Lawrence, was a tailor by profession.

100 years ago: June 27, 1912

The Overland seems to be the car that is taking Oskaloosa. The Fords still have the inside here with five to the Maxwell’s four.

A. R. Conley did the steeple-jack stunt for the roller mill last week. He tarred the big smoke stack from top to bottom. Painters fight shy of that kind of jobs.

William Freienmuth says in Switzerland, it is not considered the proper thing for a candidate for office to make a speech in his own behalf. Think how much hot air is saved with such a system.

A third delegation from Wellsville, Franklin County, was here Saturday to inspect the Common Sense silo.

The women’s clubs of Kansas will have a picnic at the Soldier’s Home July 11, to arouse interest in women’s suffrage.

The Dewdrop Inn has started again and Elmer Pattee is the landlord.


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