Remember When: A Community Review
10 years ago: Oct. 23, 2002
Brandon New, Leavenworth, has entered three heads of Angus in the beef division of the 29th annual North American International Livestock Exposition. The show, which features more than 21,000 entries, will be Nov. 9-22 in Louisville, Ky.
The First Baptist Church at Sixth and Green streets in Tonganoxie will celebrate its 134th church anniversary on Sunday.
Deaths: Ineke C. Willems, 75, Lawrence, died Oct. 19, 2002 at her home. She was born Oct. 13, 1927, in Rijswijk (ZH), the Netherlands (Holland); Donald Ray Wolfe, 72, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 19, 2002; Agness Aileen Cook, 86, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 18, 2002; Mary Katherine “Terry” Bernhardt Peterson, 84, Seattle, died Oct. 11, 2002; Gladys M. Niebaum, 94, died Oct. 20, 2002.
25 years ago: Oct. 14, 1987
Mary Louise Lenahan, 75, Eudora, passed away Oct. 12, 1987.
Sunday was the scene of a happy homecoming at the Mayginnes School, District 38, just off County 5, about six miles northeast of Tonganoxie. The native stone building was erected in 1867. Many local families claim the distinction of having a three, four and five generations as having attended the school. A bountiful basket dinner was served from banquet tables to about 150 guests. (An award was presented to the teacher having the longest record of teaching at Mayginnes. Mrs. Helen Seymour, Tonganoxie, had this distinction. Mrs. Hazel McGee, Tonganoxie, was the only other former teacher present. Mrs. Catherine Wickey and Mrs. Elizabeth Jones also taught during the 50s.
Deaths: Funeral services for Evelyn Ella Ridgway, 74, rural McLouth, took place Sunday. She died Thursday at her home; Trilby Blanche Gaut, age 90, Valley Falls, died Oct. 8, 1987.
50 years ago: Nov. 1, 1962
Deaths: C. G. McKinsey, 77, Soldier, a retired farmer, died last Thursday; Mrs. Bertha Wood, 68, Fairfield, Mont., died Oct. 23, 1962; Mrs. Kate Meinken, RR 3, Leavenworth, died Oct. 26, 1962 at the age of 96 years.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Duane Larrison announce the birth of their daughter, Brenda Lee, on Oct. 23, 1962.
More than 100 relatives and friends gathered at the home of Mrs. Mary Cook Sunday for an open house to celebrate the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Foley, Sr.
A surprise dinner was given for Mr. and Mrs. William Lawrence Sunday, Oct. 21, in honor of their 60th wedding anniversary.
Linwood: Word was received here Monday that Mr. Louis Harbaugh, 77, had died at his home in Topeka; Mr. Elbert Phipps died Oct. 24. He had been a resident of Linwood for about 43 years.
75 years ago: Oct. 7, 1937
The Weekly News Reel: Non-too-innocent bystander: Don’t put it in the paper I’m going on a visit. I don’t want any meeting of the Chicken Thief Association in the neighborhood of my hen house.
Word was received today of the death of McKinley King in Junction City due to appendicitis.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Skeets announce the birth of a daughter Oct. 5, to whom they have given the name Joan Dolores.
The Dreisbach Farm near Reno has been sold to a Leavenworth party. This change will recall to those familiar with the time when Reno township was a veritable English countryside built on the manor system of the old country. The Dreisbach Farm was first started by Captain Davis. Life was in the English style and the story is told that rugs were laid on the ground for guests to walk on from their carriages to the house.
100 years ago: Oct. 17, 1912
Mrs. Sarah Woods, a settler of Tonganoxie since the early 70s, died Sunday morning in the northeast part of town where she had lived since coming here. The cause of her death was heart trouble brought on by dropsy.
The Wright Estate: A press dispatch of last Friday making public the terms of the will of Wilbur Wright, the Dayton aviator, confirms a rumor afloat here last month to the effect that Reuchlin Wright, then a resident of Tonganoxie, now residing in Baldwin, had been bequeathed $50,000. The will filed for probate gives the value of the estate at $279,298.40. Reuchlin, Lorin and Katherine Wright were given $50,000 each. Bishop Milton Wright, the father, was given $1,000 and the balance of the estate went to Orville, who received $126,875.75.
O.K. Lockwood, an early settler of Stranger township residing for years five miles east of here, died Wednesday in Dodge City of last week in the 71st year of his age. Mr. Lockwood kept the old Maria post office for a number of years on his farm.