Archive for Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Remember when: A community review of Tonganoxie

May 15, 2013

10 years ago: April 30, 2003

During more than 30 years, Karen Daniels has watched people come and go from city hall — 40 city council members and six mayors, including the current council. But this week, it is the long-time municipal court clerk who is heading out the door at 321 Delaware St. Today is Daniels’ final day as a city employee. She is retiring from her position after 30 years and four months.

Deaths: Jack Kendrick, 57, Shawnee, died April 17, 2003; Elsie Louise Louth, 93, Sedo Woolley, Washington, died April 25, 2003.

Tonganoxie High School senior Jon Gripka and sophomore Katherine Harris both received high awards in the annual St. Mary College Juried High School Invitational. This year’s theme was “landscape.” Gripka received first place and a cash award for his “Sunflowers,” and Harris received a scholarship award for an abstract street scene.

25 years ago: April 20, 1988

The Friends of the Tonganoxie Library extend to you an invitation to stop by the local library and understand the request for a new library. Those who patronize this facility understand why there is a movement for a new library, due to the overcrowded aisles, no place to put new books, inadequate room for the children’s story hour, or a meeting room. You may not know about these conditions.

Deaths: Mary Ann Bollinger, 44, Tonganoxie, died April 16, 1988; Ruth E. Robker, 73, Topeka, died April 12, 1988.

Births: Robin and Cindy Jones, a son, Eli Samuel, April 13, 1988; Mr.  and Mrs. Thomas Maron of Topeka, a daughter, Ashley Nicole, April 15, 1988; Mark and Vicki Schultz Emery, Tulsa, Oklahoma, a daughter, Abby Marie, born March 15, 1988.

50 years ago: May 9, 1963

Births: Mr. and Mrs. James Pantle, Basehor, a son, James Benjamin, May 1, 1963; Mr. and Mrs. Neal Gleason, Lawrence, a son, May 1, 1963.

Deaths: Kenneth Carl Oakson, Linwood, 24, died May 5, 1963; Mervin Ross McKinsey, 42, Tonganoxie, died May 3, 1963.

75 years ago: April 14, 1938

Deaths: Mrs. Elizabeth Wiles, 68, widow of the late Rev. L.B. Wiles, retired Methodist minister, died Sunday evening at her home on Pleasant Street from a stroke of paralysis; Mrs. Mary Leona Gress, 55, Kansas City, Kan., died early Friday evening; Mrs. Maude Parrott died Saturday night.

Aurie L. Freeman, Jr., after two and one-half years in the CCC, was home a few days to visit his mother, Mrs. Mabel Sharp.

Linwood News: Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Edwards, Manhattan, a son, April 11; Mrs. Edwards is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Chance of Linwood.

100 years ago: April 24, 1913

While topping a tree in the yard where Al Burnau lives on Third Street, 74-year-old Lindley Cook fell 15 or 20 feet last Thursday. He was injured so badly that he died 12 hours later.

A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Doege on April 16, so Dr. Slaughter reports.

Pansies 35 cents a dozen, geraniums 10 to 20 cents each and cannas 10 cents each at the Library Flower Sale.

Some of the young men wore blisters on their hands this week putting up a tennis court on the west side of the Faultless tract.

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