Remember When: A Community Review
10 years ago: Oct. 30, 2002
Deaths: Ira Frank “Ike” Burwell, 91, Dighton, died Oct. 27, 2002; Calvin D. Kelley, 48, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 20, 2002.
The work of Bonner Springs artist Ernst Ulmer has been selected for the 29th annual Holiday Tradition card to benefit the American Heart Association. This is the sixth time one of Ulmer’s paintings has adorned the cover of the card. (This year’s selection is called “Main and Delaware Circa 1900” from Ulmer’s childhood, during an era when streetcars transported holiday shoppers over snow-covered streets to Rothschild’s and Palace Clothing for holiday presents.)
Weta and Gene P. Owen, Linwood, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a gathering Friday at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park.
Births: Olivia and Jeremy Jansen announce the birth of a son, Jonathan Lee, born Oct. 8, 2002; Rick and Ronda Trieb, Jarbalo, announce the birth of a son, Trace Richard, born Sept. 25, 2002.
25 years ago: Oct. 21, 1987
Birth: Marvin R. Adcox, Jr. and Pamela D. Adcox are proud to announce the birth of their son, Aaron Douglas, born Oct. 5, 1987.
Deaths: Mary Louise Lenahan, 75, Eudora, passed away Oct. 12, 1987, at her home; Roy Martin Korb, 75, Wheatland, Mo., died Oct. 6, 1987; Charles Edward Clark Jr., Tonganoxie, passed away Oct. 13, 1987; Rev. Floyd C. Moss, 89, Parsons, a former area minister, died Oct. 17, 1987.
Mr. Bud Gress joined Mr. and Mrs. Joe Smith of Lawrence for a trip to the northeast on a Triple A two-week bus tour that left Lawrence on Sept. 26. They visited St. Louis, Niagara Falls, the Ford Museum at Dearborn, Mich., the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, N.Y., Portland, Maine, through Vermont and New Hampshire and many other places.
Forty-seven relatives gathered at Bitler’s Bar-B-Que Saturday evening for a surprise 70th birthday party for Mr. Bill Emery. (Kay Emery Soetaert, our printer, sent out the invitations with Mr. Emery’s baby picture on the front, which was shown on the Chanute picture show back in 1917. Inside were the instructions for the surprise birthday party.)
50 years ago: Nov. 8, 1962
A two-headed Hereford calf was delivered Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, at the farm of James Todd, RR 3, Tonganoxie. Dr. V.Y. Druley delivered the calf by Caeserean section with the assistance of Dr. D.O. Wendt of Bonner Springs. The calf lived four hours. (Dr. Druley brought the calf by The Mirror office Wednesday afternoon; a description of its appearance followed in the article.)
Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Kissinger of Rt. 2, Tonganoxie, who recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, were honored with an open house at their home Sunday, Oct. 14.
Deaths: Anthony L. “Slim” Vestal, 63, died Thursday at the VA Hospital in Boise, Idaho; Miss Annie May Henderson, RR 1, Leavenworth, passed away Nov. 2, 1962, at the age of 78 years.
75 years ago: Oct. 14, 1937
The Weekly News Reel: LaFawn Jacka, a Tonganoxie lad who has moved over to the University this fall, is having trouble convincing them he is not a girl. The other day, he had a letter from a store telling him they had opened an account for him and to come down and pick out some dresses. That first name is a corker.
Edminister: This community was saddened Monday by the sudden death of Dr. Wolfe. Practically every home in Edminister was represented at the large funeral on Wednesday.
Stanwood: Those who saw the Northern Lights last Thursday night witnessed a beautiful sight. Colorful shafts of lights, rising high above the horizon, attracted much attention.
Mr. and Mrs. Roland DeLude, Leavenworth, announce the birth of a daughter Tuesday, Oct. 5, which they have named Frances Irene.
Mrs. Mary Smith, one of the oldest citizens of Douglas county, aged 97 years and 5 months, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nellie Catlin, around 10 p.m. Monday. Ferman Warden, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Warden, who for many years lived near Basehor, died in an automobile accident Monday in Kansas City, Mo.
100 years ago: Oct. 24, 1912
That the system of bookkeeping employed by the United States government is accurate, but a little slow to arrive at a balance. That was demonstrated in the last few days when W.H. Webb of Elk City received a letter from Washington informing him that he was entitled to $4 back pay as a soldier in the Civil War.
A Nebraska man shipped half a carload of pears in bulk to Beatrice this week. The pears came from the Freienmuth orchard and were of the Kieffer variety.
Henry Hicks, a boy about grown, has developed a case of typhoid fever. The cases being scattered indicate that various wells are contaminated.
The Methodists are talking now of building a new church. The attendance is growing to such a size that the building will not seat the crowds. There are enough people in Tonganoxie and vicinity to fill all the churches to overflowing.