Remember When: A Community Review
10 years ago: July 10, 2002
Clarinetists Joyce Steeby and Carolyn Barnes played last week during the inaugural concert of the Tonganoxie Community Band, under the direction of Charles Van Middlesworth, Tonganoxie instrumental music teacher. The band concert was held in conjunction with an old-fashioned ice cream social and games for children. About 200 people attended the event in Tonganoxie’s VFW Park. (Photograph.)
Deaths: Nedra A. Dettman, 78, Sac City, Iowa, died July 6, 2002; Mildred Genevieve Turney, 75, Bonner Springs, died July 7, 2002.
(Caption under picture.) Bob and Carol Jacobs cheer on one of their grandsons Monday at a Tonganoxie Recreation Commission ball field. The Jacobs stay busy throughout the summer by attending softball and baseball games of their 10 grandchildren.
Births: Tiffani and Robert Bell, Lawrence, announce the birth of a daughter, Madelynn Faith, born June 17, 2002; Brian and Cami Zimmerman, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a son, Thomas Jacob, June 27, 2002.
25 years ago: July 8, 1987
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Knapp invite relatives and friends to join them in celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 26 at the Central United Methodist Church in Lawrence.
McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Luse announce the birth of a son, Theodore Jonathon, born June 24, 1987.
Volunteers are badly needed at the Thrift Shop. Why not sign up for a few hours or one day a month? (From Helen Schilling’s ‘Happenings.’)
Miss Debbie Tice is back home after spending two weeks at a Christian Seminary at Cincinnati. Debbie is working on her master’s degree in religion education.
50 years ago: July 26, 1962
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Monte Kampfer, Linwood, announce the birth of their son, Monte Lee, Jr., born July 18; Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Lorance of Linwood announce the birth of a daughter, July 21.
Death: Mrs. Lottie Diefendorf, 82, Wichita, (formerly of Leavenworth,) died Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Wendell P. Quinlan will observe their golden wedding anniversary with an open house Sunday, July 29, 2 to 5 p.m. at their home one half mile west of Linwood.
75 years ago: July 1, 1937
Clem Nichols, formerly of Tonganoxie, died Tuesday morning following a motor car accident in Clay County, Mo. Two others died in the crash.
Considerable grumbling is going on among Leavenworth County farmers about the certificates of title for owners of cars. Some had to leave their harvest work Wednesday, the last day for securing them, and come into Tonganoxie to get in before the time limit. Regardless of how it turns out, many people are disgusted with this law, feel the fee imposed is an imposition, and are in a mood to tell the state officials they don’t like it. The new annual driver’s permit and fee is not popular, either. With gasoline taxes and license fees, people figure they are already paying too much to operate their cars.
From “It Happened in Kansas” by F. A. Cooper: Hal Heaton of Larned and Hal Heaton of St. Louis, Mo., arrived in Pratt on the same day and registered in the same hotel. By mistake they were both shown to the same room and found that they were exact doubles. They were both born on the same day and weigh exactly the same.
100 years ago: July 12, 1912
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Toburen went to Kansas City Monday afternoon to see the sights.
Will Ridgway let a barrel of milk drop on one of his feet Tuesday afternoon. That is why he limps.
Bulletins about the prize fight were received in Tonganoxie but none were received about the national conventions which make the president of the greatest nation on earth.
One of the town orators was relieving himself the other day of the usual stereotyped phrases that the people must rule. A few moments later, he was quite pronounced against woman’s suffrage. He could not make out why the crowd laughed.
Frank Percival went to Kansas City Tuesday morning to have one of his eyes treated at the Missouri Pacific Hospital. He has rheumatism in the left eye.
The Zellner Mercantile Co. started using a new water system in the store this week. A big tank in the basement has 500 gallons of water pumped into it at one time, and the pressure of the air forces the water to all parts of the building. The new system will be a great convenience to the store.
The McKeehen automobile party got back from their Joplin trip at 5 a.m. Tuesday. It took two days to go, the car getting stuck for several hours in the mud at the Marais des Cygnes bottoms. It took 22 hours to get back because of several blowouts.
Dr. T. D. Seely has purchased 200 postal cards showing him in the act of giving a speech on July 4 on the banks of Cold Springs Lake. He will distribute the cards among his friends.
Thomas Bryant, father of Mrs. John Cline, Jr., and Mrs. Hugh Jameson, died in Tuesday morning in Leavenworth at the age of 70 years.