Remember When: A Community Review
10 years ago: Feb. 12, 2003
Caption under picture: On Monday morning. Tonganoxie American Legion members presented teddy bears to emergency workers who will give them to children (Pictured were Tonganoxie police officer, Jennifer Daniels, Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Services employees Randy Gilliam, EMT, and John Gilmore, paramedic; American Legion commander Jim Rogers, Jerry Baker, Tonganoxie firefighter John Callaghan, Tonganoxie fire chief Dave Bennett, Del Englen, Rick Muzzy, Buck Smith and Richard Dyer. Each bear includes a tag, saying the stuffed animal was donated by the American Legion.). American Legion member Buck Smith said bears were provided by Triple Creek Realty, Sutton Kolman Automotive and Frank’s Used Cars, as well as by members and friends.
Anniversaries: Henry and Mildred (Dobbs) Ehart will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday at the United Methodist Church in Jarbalo; Bob and Darlene Overbaugh, Tonganoxie, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 22, 2003, at the 4-H Building at Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie.
25 years ago: Feb. 3, 1988
Mike and Bill McGraw, Route 2, Tonganoxie, will be recognized as one of the Soil Conservation Award Winners at the annual Soil Conservation District Annual meeting on Feb. 8 at the Leavenworth National Bank, Lincoln Room. Other winners were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Reischman and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bloom.
Jilinda New, 4-H Exchange student to Paraguay, helped fifth-grader Justin Walters try on a poncho and scarf at a recent grade school assembly. Jilinda showed slides and discussed Paraguay’s geography, history, people and customs with upper grade students. Students had studied Paraguay several days in advance of Jilinda’s visit, so her presentation had much meaning for them.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Herb Nichols, a grandson, Jerry Taylor Nichols 11, born Jan. 29 to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Nichols in Boston; John and Billie Wasson of Tonganoxie, a daughter, Tressa Jo, born Jan. 22, 1988.
50 years ago: Feb. 21, 1963
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bailey, a granddaughter, Kimberly Elaine Bondeur, born Feb. 15, 1963; Mr. and Mrs. William Nesbit a daughter, Diana Kay, born Feb. 16; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Klinkenberg, a son born Feb. 20.
Death: Matthew P. Concannon, 5 œ month old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Concannon, Jr., died Tuesday afternoon from injuries suffered in a two-car crash in Lawrence.
Linwood: School was not held Friday due to flu. It was necessary to have four substitute teachers Monday. Many children are still unable to attend this week.
Basehor: Mrs. Ethel Gregory Bell, 84, formerly of Basehor, died Wednesday in Atchison.
75 years ago: Jan. 27, 1938
The aurora borealis was hard at work Tuesday night causing a glow over the northern sky, which many local people saw. This calls to mind the time, 20 years ago, when the lights were so plainly visible that some of the local people, including Mr. and Mrs. Chant Redding, rushed in automobiles to Leavenworth to view what they thought was the whole city on fire.
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Merle Dale, Stafford, a son, Jerry, Dec. 6. Mrs. Dale is the former Miss Harriet Kendall. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sharp, Kansas City, a daughter, Peggy Lorene, Jan. 13.
Clara Elizabeth Holland, age 62 years, 5 months and 3 days, died at her home 2 miles north of Tonganoxie after a short illness.
From “It Happened in Kansas” by F.A. Cooper: A rabbit owned by L.C. Evans of Tonganoxie chased all cats from the yard, bit and chased the family dog, which was trained not to harm it, and finally caused a neighbor to complain that it was chasing his large Newfoundland dog (the dog was old and toothless). It killed a pet rabbit and then committed suicide by eating paint. Although the Indian was one of the world’s best horsemen he seldom indulged in any spectacular method in breaking his ponies; Many Indians in Kansas used an ingenious water method in breaking a wild pony to carry a rider. The pony to be broken was simply driven into deep water and as many Indians as possible scrambled upon his back. These Indians rode the swimming pony back and forth through the water until it was thoroughly tired. The wildest pony was soon broken by this method and outside of an unaccustomed bath, the Indians were in no danger.
100 years ago: Feb. 6, 1913
Perhaps the groundhog took an airship and rose above the clouds to see his shadow.
The Zellner Mercantile Co. has purchased the Elston grocery stock, and Mr. Elston has quit the business. The store room, which was recently purchased by George Cline, is being overhauled and in a few days the Variety store will be moved therein and will be renamed the Racket store.
The stork was unusually active in the Boling neighborhood Monday, according to Dr. W.B. Coe, who reports the arrival of twin girls of 8 pounds each at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hyde. Mrs. Hyde was formerly Miss Eunice Metier. Mother and babies are doing well.
The Tonganoxie friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Griffith are sorry to hear of the death of the latter, which occurred last Thursday morning in Canehill, Ark.
Where they had lived a little over a year.
When the city hall bell tolls this evening at 8 o’clock, it means vamoose home kids. Hereafter the curfew law is to be enforced, Mayor Dreisbach having issued positive orders to the city marshal to take up all children found out after 8 o’clock. The curfew will ring every evening at 8 o’clock until April 1, and then the day will be lengthened one hour. If the parents do not take care of the wandering boy the city will.
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