Archive for Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Remember When: A Community Review

July 17, 2012

10 years ago: July 3, 2002

Urban Hess Business Park soon will be the new home for two companies. Smith Veterinary Clinic is planning to move from its U.S. Highway 24-40 location to the park. And Custom Woodwork, Basehor, which is owned by Dave Purcell, also will construct a new building in the park.

(Caption under picture.) Caleb Jacobs, Jennifer McCue, Alyssa Miller and Heather Miller posed Friday with goats they and their families had made to go along with the American Dairy Goat Association show held at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds during the weekend. Sherry Miller, one of the event’s organizers, said she expected there would be more than 350 goats entered in the show.

25 years ago: July 1, 1987

Voters hoping to block the closing of Linwood High School opted 229-2 on Sunday to oppose a decision by the Basehor-Linwood Board of Education to close the school after one more year.

Alicia McNaughton Seifrit, formerly of Tonganoxie, who now resides in Lawrence, will celebrate her 100th birthday July 8, 1987.

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Uhlrich celebrated their 45th anniversary June 27, 1987.

Nineteen Pittsburg State University students are being awarded $1,100 ABC Trust Scholarships for the 1986-87 academic year. A donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, established a trust last year to fund this scholarship. Russell G. Mills, a Junior at PSU, was one of the many recipients of the scholarship fund.

50 years ago: July 19, 1962

Births: Mr. and Mrs. John Webb of Nasha, Mo., announce the birth of their son on July 16, 1962; Mr. and Mrs. George Mitchell are the parents of a son born July 16, 1962. He has been named James Albert.

Basehor: Miss Anna Jean Holyfield, leader and Senior Girl Scouts are attending the Roundup held at Burlington, Vt., till July 31. From there, they will go to New York.

Smith Aid had their ice cream supper Saturday evening. A nice evening was spent with members and families. Mr. and Mrs. Bill New showed some movies.

Linwood: Little Paula Williams from Overland Park was a guest at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Chamberlain, all last week.

75 years ago: June 24, 1937

Quick action by the Leavenworth County sheriff’s force resulted today in return of two horses stolen last Thursday evening from the Walter Scheller farm northeast of Tonganoxie. One horse had been sold at Peculiar, Mo., and the other found loose north of Harrisonville.

The fair maids of Norway and Sweden are now safe. Ed. Pendleton, Tonganoxie sailor boy, arrived in Philadelphia on June 21.

Deaths: Christian Metz, age 74, died Sunday afternoon at the home of his son, Henry R. Metz, in Emporia; Henry J. VanVorhis, age 13, Basehor, died Friday.

A man is just a worm of the dust. He comes along, wiggles about for awhile and finally some chicken gets him. — Perry Mirror.

100 years ago: July 4, 1912

The Union Pacific bridge gang is stationed here and is repairing bridges and culverts in the neighborhood.

A daughter was born Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Robertson at Lowemont. Mrs. Robertson was formerly Miss Clare Peters of this place.

A Pierce-Arrow car, in which W. Laming was a guest last Saturday, made the run to Tonganoxie from Kansas City in one hour and 20 minutes. The usual running time is two hours or a little over. In fact, automobiles get to the heart of Kansas City quicker than the people riding in the trains can make it.

August Diekmann is building a cement silo for Al Hallenbeck south of Reno.

Aviators who carry the mails will have no chance to read the postcards.

Some men live for years in industry and righteousness and then spoil it all by going into politics.

An Indian woman wants a divorce because her husband tried to compel her to wear his old false teeth. When the case comes to trial, her lawyer ought to be able to work in a few bits of biting sarcasm.

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