Remember When: A Community Review
10 years ago: Sept. 11, 2002
(Caption under picture.) Austin Stone arranges his commemorative Sept. 11 display in the downtown window of Outback Video, a business owned by his grandmother, Dee Stone. Austin said he decided to set up the display to honor those who died. (Story told that Austin had just moved to Tonganoxie from Bonner Springs. He backed his display with an American flag, included Lego buildings that resemble the World Trade Center towers, and had an ambulance, police car and fire truck for his display. “I think about it a lot,” Austin said. “It just always repeats in my mind — why would somebody do something like that?”
Deaths: Annie Elizabeth Bond, 83, Marceline, Mo., former McLouth resident, died Sept. 3, 2002; Andy Robbins, 24, Bonner Springs, died Sept. 9, 2002; Juanita N. “Lynott” Holmes Webb, 78, Wheatland, Mo., formerly of Kansas City, Kan., died Sept. 6, 2002; Wilma L. Whaley, 85, Oskaloosa, died Sept. 8, 2002.
Births: Douglas and Shelbie Crawford of Tonganoxie announce the birth of a son, Dylan Cheyne, born Aug. 25, 2002; Chad Sparks and Larissa Curth, Bonner Springs, announce the birth of a son, William Lane, born July 29, 2002.
25 years ago: Sept. 9, 1987
Megan Jeannin, daughter of Mike and Marianne Jeannin, Rt. 1, Leavenworth, went through astronaut training activities recently leading to a simulated mission in space at U. S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. The simulated mission used a realistic Space Shuttle orbiter mock-up and a sophisticated Mission Control mock-up in Space Camp’s new $4.4 million Training Center, which was inspired by NASA’s astronaut training facilities.
Gertrude R. Montgomery Resident of the Month: Gertrude has been honored as the resident of the month at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center. She was born in 1896 in Nevada, Mo., to Orlando and Martha (Duke) Rogers. In May of 1914, she married Mr. Levi Montgomery and to their 48-year union, six children were born — five sons and one daughter.
McLouth News: Mr. and Mrs. Chris Mills announce the birth of a daughter, born Sept. 2.
50 years ago: Sept. 27, 1962
Births: Mr. and Mrs. James F. Lay announce the birth of their son, Daniel Scott, Sept. 19, 1962 in Wichita; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Henak announce the birth of their daughter, Kimberly Jean, Sept. 22, 1962; Mr. and Mrs. Milton Eugene Myracle announce the birth of their daughter, Teresa Marie, born Sept. 14, 1962.
Smoke Signals by J.J.N. (Jere Neibarger.) Jim Deaton, who died here Tuesday, was the last veteran of the Spanish-American War in this locality. He was also in the Boxer Rebellion that took place about that time in China.
Deaths: James M. Deaton, 85, Tonganoxie, passed away Sept. 25, 1962; Jack D. Jones, The Oaks, Tonganoxie, passed away Sept. 25, 1962, at the age of 59 years.
Basehor: Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Petitt announce the birth of a daughter, Tracy Lynn, Sept. 22, 1962.
75 years ago: Sept. 2, 1937
School House In the Hills: Old Memories Are Recalled: Graduates of Friendship Valley School Gathered On Sunday, Aug. 29 … (About 100 persons gathered at the little red school house for the ninth annual reunion of those who still cherish the thought of once more visiting the place so dear to them.)
From “It Happened in Kansas” by F. A. Cooper: During the Civil War Confederate Soldiers were used in many places in western Kansas to protect Union settlers from the Indians. These troops were called “Galvanized Soldiers” because they were Confederates “coated” with Union uniforms. These troops were paroled from Northern prison camps to fight Indians … Mary Keating, 6 years old, of Frankfort, was run over by a 2,000-pound roller but suffered no broken bones or serious injury. Her body was pressed several inches into the ground by the roller.
100 years ago: Sept. 12, 1912
Sam Kelsall, Jr., is now traveling for Crum Bros. Vinegar factory at Lawrence.
E. F. Cooledge is the first one around here to receive notice of an increase in pension under the new act. He will get $15.50 a month beginning in May.
An automobile party from Leavenworth was entertained at the Myers Hotel with a chicken dinner Monday evening. The guests appeared in evening costume, the waiters were generously tipped, and the excellent service rendered by this famous hostelry lent a Waldorf-Astoria air to the occasion.
Some boy wanted to see what the engine at the pumping plant at the lake would do if a stick was poked between the cog wheels. He found out. The engine was broken, and probably his father will have a nice bill to pay.
Sylvester Jones, one of the former Stanwood boys and for several years a student of the Old Friends Academy here, came in last week from Cuba and expects to make a lengthy visit to this neighborhood. He has been a missionary in Cuba for twelve years, and it is eight years since he has been back to the states. Mr. Jones says everything is peaceable where he lives and there are no political disturbances.