Archive for Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Remember When: A community review of Tonganoxie

June 25, 2013

10 years ago: June 11, 2003

Heroic Hawk made its way to Lawrence last Thursday where the bird was set up beside the Hallmark plant. The trip to Lawrence was uneventful and the bird even managed to wrangle a green light at the intersection of U.S. Highway 24-40 and Kansas Highway 16 where this photo was taken. The Jayhawk is one of 30 Jayhawks on Parade on display at various locations in Lawrence this summer. Creators of this bird were Mike Davis and Tim Bishop. About a half-dozen other family members helped, including Shane Bishop, who is driving the truck in this photo. (Caption.)

B.J. And Charlotte Robinson, McLouth, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception for family and friends from 2 to 5 p.m. June 21 at the Leavenworth-Jefferson Electric Co-op, north of McLouth.

Five generations gathered April 26 for an early Mother’s Day barbecue. Pictured are Ruth Weikel, Hanford, Calif., Cindy Foster, Tonganoxie, Helen Daniels, Hanford, Nikki Schmitz, Lawrence, who is holding Isaac Schmitz. (Caption under picture.)

The long haul: Tonganoxie driver admired for quality of his work … One would think, after 53 years of driving a dump truck, Norman Walker would be ready for a good spell of rest and relaxation. But Walker, who isn’t afraid of hard work, thinks otherwise. “It gives me a reason to get up every morning,” the almost 75-year-old Walker said with a grin. “Those rocking chairs will kill more people than work does.” When it comes to his line of work, Walker is tops, say his customers and his competitors alike.

25 years ago: June 1, 1988

THS Girls State Delegates: Miss Teri O’Brien, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed O’Brien, and Miss Sharla Gregory, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Gregory, will represent Tonganoxie High School at the 46th Annual Sunflower Girls State from June 12-19 at Kansas University.

McLouth News: Mrs. Alice Percifield was notified of the death of her nephew, Nelson Trobouth of Edwardsville.

Deaths: Kermit E. Kimball, 44, Tonganoxie, died May 22, 1988 at his home; Wayne L. Andrews, 70, Grove, Okla., formerly of Kansas, died May 24, 1988.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Pat Happer, Williamsburg, a son, Nathan James, born May 17, 1988.

A highlight of the 12th edition of the Great Kansas Airshow, Superbatics ‘88 at Topeka’s Forbes Field, are the USAF Thunderbirds. Meeting the Thunderbirds in the sky over Arizona for refueling was the KC-I35E Stratotanker, with Tonganoxie Press on board, as the Thunderbirds made their trip to Topeka. Some interesting facts about the 90th Air Refueling Group that flies the KC-15E aircraft follow. It is a forerunner of the Boeing 707. (Pictures showed Mirror editor, Judy Neibarger, and Lt. Col. Steve Trent in Topeka after returning from Arizona; the refueling boom stretching out toward the accompanying tanker; YeEd (J.M. Neibarger) with camera on the tanker plane; the Thunderbird team’s F16s parked in review in Topeka; three Thunderbirds in formation below the tanker from the way home from Arizona; a tiny jet Coors Light Silver Bullet; a WWII German divebomber; and the Thunderbird pilots being welcomed in Topeka by the commander of the Air Force unit and pilot of the tanker plane that refueled them on the way to Topeka.)

50 years ago: June 20, 1963

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Jones, Prairie Village, a son, Matthew Wayne, May 30, 1963.

Deaths: Mrs. Alice May Hammond, 77, Portland, Ore., died June 15, 1963. John Joseph Martin, 64, Rt No. 1, Linwood, died June 13, 1963.

Our five-digit ZIP code is 66086, Postmaster John W. White announced today. ZIP code, the Post Office Department’s revolutionary new system of improved mail dispatch and delivery, goes into effect nationally on July 1.

75 years ago: May 26, 1938

The Tonganoxie American Legion Auxiliary, under direction of Mrs. Louisa Feienmuth, will hold its annual poppy sale here Saturday. These poppies are made by veterans and the funds used for welfare work. Buy a poppy when the boys and girls solicit you Saturday. The local organization has been furnished 200 poppies.

Rep. Henry Murr received word Tuesday that his nephew, Earl Skaggs of Dodge City, had been killed near Ulysses when the truck he was driving collided with a gasoline transport.

Elmer Knapp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Knapp, left this week for a C.C.C. Camp near Valley Falls. — Hoge Station.

Albert Conley reports a flock of 40 -50 wild canaries around Tonganoxie, yellow and black birds. They are the first he’s has seen here for many years.

A nearby county seat newspaper carried an ad offering reconditioned tractors, motor trucks, horses and miscellaneous machinery for sale. We may be behind the times but we would like to know what must be done to recondition a horse. —Ex.

The house on the Thos Holton farm is being reshingled.

John Doege, Jr., who lives on the Norwood McCormick farm northeast of Tonganoxie, is making preparations for qualifying for Grade A milk on this farm.

100 years ago: June 5, 1913

Nels Anderson, a native of Denmark, and stepfather-in-law of August Metlewski, Union Pacific section foreman, died of old age and heart failure at 5:30 a.m. Friday at his home near the school house. Anderson was born July 22, 1828, in Denmark and came to this country when 40 years old.

J.H. Dreisbach was the first Tonganoxie man to apply for a state auto license.

Ray Ridgway is the possessor of an auto and drove out with it from Kansas City Monday in company with Verne Barber.

John Christensen has about completed the improvements at the Star plant. Everything has been changed to meet the most rigid sanitary requirements. The plant has been changed around on the inside to be much more convenient for handling milk. A big, elevated tank gives a good water pressure and little walks have been built around the building to prevent mud being carried to the floors inside.


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