Remember when: A community review of Tonganoxie
10 years ago: April 16, 2003
Heeding the call: (Caption under picture.) These second-career women, all who took to the ministry in mid-life, have found spiritual meaning in their new profession. Pictured were Claudia Bakely, Alice Purvis, Claudia Ricks Hubbard and Peachez Joles (The Mirror had learned that the women all belonged to the United Methodist denomination.).
The Mirror is a winner. In the 2003 Best of Kansas Newspapers contest, The Mirror newspaper was awarded the Sweepstakes Award in its division. The Sweepstakes Award is presented to the newspapers that earn the most points in the contest. This year, The Mirror was awarded five first-place honors, six second places, nine third-place awards and six honorable mentions Saturday night during the Kansas Press Association’s convention in Topeka.
Death: Mrs. Frances Anna Harker, 99, McLouth, died April 11, 2003.
Hollywood Nights: Glimpses of Prom 2003: Captions under pictures showed Tonganoxie High School seniors Jordon McCarty and Devin Hughey dancing together after being crowned prom queen and king Saturday night at The Woodlands: Disc jockey Mike Castelli, with microphone, shows students how to move disco style to the song “Staying Alive” during the prom; and The digital camera of photographer Rich Grosko was busy recording couples.
Tonganoxie High School students placed first in geometry and third in calculus at the recent Kaw Valley League math competition. Pictured students were Andrew Becker, Paul Reetz, Jake McGhee, Garrett Kelly and Maggie Gratny. Not pictured was Megan Needham.
25 years ago: April 6, 1988
Over $11,000 was contributed to support the restoration of the Tonganoxie Swimming Pool. $5,000 was received from the Leavenworth County Park Department along with contributions from the PEO amounting to $1,000.56; a $500 contribution and 42 other contributions of $5-$40; 21 contributions of $40-$80; 17 contributions of $100; 3 contributions of $200 and 5 contributions of $250.
Winners from the Tumbling Meet Championship Match: (Pictured in the paper.) Ty Goos, Amy Bernard, Jami Zink and Megan Bretthauer. Not pictured were Erin Gripka, Megan Gripka, Sarah Gripka and Kelly Smith.
Death: Mabel E. Peters, 93, Eudora, died April 4, 1988 at the Eudora Nursing Center.
Resident of the Month: (Caption under picture.) Ruthalene Knight was born April 3, 1912 in Basehor. Ruth says that her parents and siblings were wonderful, which enhanced her happy childhood (Article continued telling of Mrs. Knight’s interests in sewing her own clothes, reading and doing cross word puzzles.).
Kansas Quilters Organization held a quilt show at the Kansas Capitol Rotunda in Topeka, Kansas, the week of April 3-April 8, 1988. The 43 quilts displayed were selected by four Nebraska quilt jurors for their historical significance, statewide interest and style or technique. A reception took place at Cedar Crest, the Governor’s Mansion, Monday, April 4. Cindy Korb, a KQO member, had one of her appliqued wall hangings on display. Dorothy Korb and Katrina Korb (Cindy’s daughter) were guests of Cindy on Monday afternoon at the quilt show and reception.
50 years ago: April 25, 1963
Capt. John McKone will be a guest on Art Linkletter’s TV show, House Party, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1.
Deaths: Ivan Angell, 72, who died April 24; Funeral services were Monday in Norton for Frances Phinney, 90, former resident of Minonk, Ill., Linwood and Eudora; Mrs. Maude Burdick, 77, former resident of Tonganoxie, died April 17 at her home in Oskaloosa; Miss Julia M. Gallagher, 87, Lawrence, died April 21.
75 years ago: March 31, 1938
George Needham, age 90, died last Thursday at his home after an extended period of ill health. He had been feeble for several years. Miss Gladys E. Cook died March 22, 1938.
Basehor News: Mrs. Eunice Penny, wife of Mr. John Penney, died March 27 of pneumonia.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Holey, Jr., of O’Neal District about 7 miles west of Tonganoxie, a son, William Earl; March 24; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Holmes, Bonner Springs twins, a boy and a girl, March 25.
100 years ago: April 10, 1913
Robert Sechrest is working on a bridge near Lansing with August Diekman.
The plate glass had cracked so badly in the front of Cain’s new drug store that the two large panes on the west side were replaced last week with new ones.
Arthur Brown has rented the room next to the Bruce building and will open a barber, cleaning and dyeing shop as soon as his goods arrive from San Antonio.
A broken-down engine caused the westbound train to stay here until about 9 o’clock Friday until another engine could be brought out from the city.
Another death: The second death in the Lee family in 10 days occurred Monday morning when a son-in-law of John Lee’s, John Montgomery, died.
Mrs. Mary Hawkins, living in the north part of town, while attempting to hang something on a clothes line Monday, fell off the porch which was above the ground about 18 inches and was injured between the ankle and knee so that she will be crippled for a while.