Remember When: A Community Review
10 years ago: Jan. 22, 2003
Deaths: Harold M. Cain, 92, McLouth, died Jan. 20, 2003; Richard M. Bowman, Jr., 83, Kansas City, Mo., died Jan. 17, 2003; Harold “Lloyd” Dodd, 73, De Soto, died Jan. 19, 2003; Lyle T. Mossman, 81, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 17, 2003; Helen Ronan May, 88, Green Bay, Wis., formerly of Mesa, Ariz., died Jan. 15, 2003; Dr. Katharine Virginia Bickford Smith, 71, Salina, died Jan. 14, 2003; Norman “Ed” Woods, 62, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 20, 2003.
Correction: A story about Richard “Rick” Smoots, district No. 1 area man for Leavenworth-Jefferson Electric Cooperative in last week’s Mirror contained an error. Mr. Smoots had received a pin and gift certificate recently, marking his 35 years of service with the co-op (Not 25.).
25 years ago: Jan. 13, 1988
Alvin and Alta Shilling were married Jan. 14, 1938 in Kansas City, Missouri. They have lived in Tonganoxie and owned Shilling Electric for over 40 years. They will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception 2-5 p.m. Jan. 17, 1988, at Tonganoxie Christian Church.
Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. A family birthday party was held for Master Tyler Emery who was celebrating his 7th birthday coming up on Jan. 11, 1988.
Birth: A boy, Christopher Adam Dow 11, was born Jan. 11, 1988, to Christopher and Susan Dow of Rantoul, Ill. Susan is the daughter of John and Vivian Smith. The baby just happened to be born on John’s birthday!
On Nov. 12, 1987, Miss Edna Hukill celebrated her 100th birthday in Lawrence. Mr. Walter Neibarger celebrated his 90th birthday on Dec. 14, 1987. A landmark birthday of the New Year of 1988 is Mrs. Prudence (Young) Meek, who celebrated her 90th birthday on Jan. 4, 1988.
Local accountant Richard M. Smith has purchased the commercial building at 517 E. 4th and recently moved his office there. The Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony there on Monday.
50 years ago: Jan. 13, 1963
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. William Martinez are the parents of a son, born Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Billingsley of Tonganoxie received word that their 16-year-old grandson, Lonnie Ray Adams, had burned to death in an orange grove heater mishap, two miles north of Crosi, Tulane County, California.
Deaths: Mrs. Iva Alice Clark, RR No. 1, McLouth, died Jan. 27, 1963, at the age of 84; Mary Joanna Kelly, RR No. 3, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 26, 1963, at the age of 77 years; Fred L. Needham, RR No. 1, Tonganoxie, died Jan. 26, 1963, at the age of 87 years; Mrs. Nina S. Vigus, age 73, Jarbalo, died Wednesday noon of a heart attack on his way to the hospital.
Linwood: Mr. George Kirkman, age 61, died at his home here Saturday morning.
Thank you: I want to thank everyone who was so kind to me by sending cards, gifts and flowers and those who helped with the chores while I was in the hospital and after I came home. Sincerely, Clarence Korb.
75 years ago: Jan. 6, 1938
Mrs. Mary E. Babcock, 82, a resident of Leavenworth county for more than 50 years died Friday night after a brief illness.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen E. Freeman announce the birth of a son, Larry Joe, at their home Dec. 30 in Kansas City, Mo.
Mrs. Emma A. Korb, 56, died at her home Wednesday in Fairmount after a short illness.
Last Wednesday, Dec. 29, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Nevin of Lawrence celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.
Stranger: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Scheller entertained more than twenty relatives of Mr. Scheller at dinner New Year’s Day.
100 years ago: Jan. 16, 1913
The fine stone house of ten rooms recently completed four miles west of town, was destroyed by fire a week ago yesterday afternoon and all the contents fell a prey to the flames also. The origin of the fire is unknown. The contents are a total loss, for they were not insured. The dwelling was insured for $1,200, perhaps about one-third of its value.
High school notes: The seniors were out for a sleigh ride the other evening but were too heavily loaded so the ride was cut short. They reported they had a good time.
In the city hall signs are stuck up that say “Don’t spit on the floor.” Some day a joker is going to rub the p out of spit. You see, the city hall is not provided with chairs for spectators at the council meetings.
Dr. W.R. Gladman reports the arrival of a girl born to Mr. and Mrs. John Morgan 6 miles north of town Monday.
Mrs. Nancy Budd, an early settler of the Basehor neighborhood, died at half past eight o’clock Sunday evening, aged 84 years, at the home of her son, P. W. Budd, living just south of Basehor. Mrs. Budd came to Kansas when it first began to settle, and her husband was one of the men who laid out the town of Leavenworth.
A 10-pound girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Buchanan on Thursday.
There was an accession to the family of County Commissioner Ward on Tuesday. It is a boy and Dr. R.F. Slaughter attended.
A Columbus woman, knocked down by a street car, recovered to find that her deafness of 10 years was gone. Quite likely the first thing she heard was an automobile honking for her to dodge it.