Archive for Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Remember When: A Community Review

February 26, 2013

10 years ago: Feb. 19, 2003

Jarbalo Jottings: Thamar Barnett has a new great-grandson, Blake Anthony, born Feb. 13. His parents are Rhiannon Mooberry and Adam Anderson.

A Kansas State University freshman from Linwood is among 75 students who have earned student pilot achievements. Nancy Milleret, who is majoring in airway science, earned instrument pilot rating. With the instrument pilot rating, a pilot can fly in inclement weather with passengers both day and night.

Births: Donna “Sissy” and Brent Clarkson, Tonganoxie, a son, Wesley Garnet Clarkson, born Jan. 20, 2003; Adam and Lisa Bryant, Tonganoxie, a son, Chad Adam, born Jan. 28, 2003.

Todd and Teresa Frye will be honored with an open house to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building at VFW park in Tonganoxie.

Deaths: Zada Z. Wise, 80, Lawrence, died Feb. 12, 2003; Margaret Fowler Ballagh, 88, Tonganoxie, died Feb. 11, 2003.

Elizabeth Baska and Kylie Hatfield served at the Capitol as pages for state Sen. Bob Lyon on Jan. 23. They are pictured with Sen. Lyon and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius in the governor’s office. Tonganoxie Junior High students served as pages for state Rep. Kenny Wilk last Wednesday in the Kansas House of Representatives. Pictured are Justin Smith, Michael Shaw, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Kezia Huseman and Sara Herdman.

25 years ago: Feb. 10, 1988

More data and information, records and history about the Delawares and the knowledge about Chief Tonganoxie was discussed Jan. 26 at the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society at the Riford Club (Mr. Staab is employed at the Grinter Place Museum in Kansas City, Kan.). Mr. Staab brought slides, a recording machine with Indian music and tales about the Indians. He stated that “Chief Tonganoxie was nominated by the tribe to be a Chief but never attained that position.”

Springdale News: Albert Hasset, 84, died Jan. 28, 1988, at a nursing home in California, Mo.

Deaths: Ray H. Wager, 68, Towanda, Ill., died Feb. 1, 1988; Earl W. Seufert, 68, Kansas City, Kan., died Feb. 4, 1988.

Jeff T. Colwell, a THS senior, is recognized as a Leadership Scholar by Kansas State University President Jon Wefald during a Jan. 28 Scholarship Day banquet in Manhattan. Colwell’s Leadership Scholarship is worth $500 and has been awarded on the basis of his participation in school, community and employment activities.

Mr. Jim Ditty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Ditty, left for Fort Hood, Texas, where Jim is stationed with the Army as of Jan. 28, 1988.

50 years ago: Feb. 28, 1963

Death: Funeral services were held for Mrs. Ruth Clara Papenhausen, who died Feb. 20 at her home in Fresno, Calif.

The Dale Rawlings Feed and Seed Store is advertising a 44th Anniversary Sale this week. It has to be conceded that when the Rawlings family moved to Tonganoxie from Brown County a half century or more ago this community gained some real talent. Not only has Dale operated a large business here for a long time from a small beginning, but his non-salaried activities in the area have been a local asset. He is president of the Leavenworth County Fair Association, completed three terms as mayor and a lot more than that as a city council member. In addition he has been active in fraternal and lodge work.

Linwood: Miss. Eva Meinke celebrated her 80th birthday Saturday.

75 years ago: Feb. 3, 1938

A surprise party was given for John Sparks, Sr., Saturday when 60 friends and relatives gathered at his home to help him celebrate his birthday. The evening was spent dancing and playing cards. Rich Keck and son, Eugene, and daughter, Edna, furnished the music. Harold O’Brien and Mrs. Albert Lohman sang several songs.

Mr. and Mrs. Damon Freeman announce the birth of a seven-pound daughter Monday morning.

All this big money for battleships has us worried. You don’t reckon some brain truster has thought up a war as a depression remedy do you (Walt Neibarger’s column.)?

100 years ago: Feb. 13, 1913

Mrs. Linnie McDonald, age 23, Kansas City, Kan., died Saturday afternoon.

Vin Needham ended a 1,500-mile journey in a wagon Friday when he pulled in here after a prolonged trip from Palisades, Colo., where he left Nov. 8 and spent 36 days in travel. The rest of the time was spent in various places where he stopped to replenish his depleted exchequer. Vin crossed the Continental divide in December and camped out in three and a half feet of snow when the thermometer stood 28 below. There were six other teams in the party that had left Palisades, on account of the financial depression there. Vin’s family preceded him by rail and are at present in Conway Springs.

Fred Papenhausen Jr. was over from Eudora last week, visiting relatives.

The Stranger township Spelling Contest is to take place Feb. 14 in Mayginnes school house. In connection with this there will be a pie social and valentines will be sold.

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