Remember When: A community review of Tonganoxie
10 years ago: Aug. 27, 2003
Sunflowers Revisited: Pictures showed Ashley Hicklin, daughter of Jennifer and Jason Hicklin, Basehor, visiting the sunflower fields belonging to Ted and Kris Grinter. A picture taken three years ago of Ashley was so popular that Mirror news editor Lisa Scheller asked to take another of Ashley, who began kindergarten the week before.
Deaths: Hazel Lee Hall, 82, Emporia, died Aug. 23, 2003; Hazel Alma Henick, 94, Lawrence, died Aug. 20, 2003; Betty J. Hyde-Meints, 68, Lawrence, died Aug. 22, 2003; Violet Mae Richardson, 84, McLouth, died Aug. 20, 2003.
Tyler and Trey Lohman, sons of Terry and Karol Lohman of Leavenworth, were among 21 youths from Kansas who participated in the 2003 National Junior Swine Association Summer Spectacular in Louisville, Ky. A total of 915 junior members from 25 states participated. Tyler Lohman placed ninth in the final round of the Duroc show and was in the top five of his class of showmanship. Trey Lohman placed 10th in the finals of the Duroc show and also was in the top five of his age of division on showmanship.
Births: Dirk and Debbie McClure, Olathe, a daughter, Lynnaya Jane, born May 30, 2003; Chris and Nancy McDougal, Leavenworth, a son, Zane Matthew, born Aug. 18, 2003.
On with the fair: Caption with picture: Ron Dolsen, center, dressed as “Lord Avery Rochester” for this Kansas City Renaissance Festival dress rehearsal. Dolsen, who lives in Tonganoxie, has long been a patron of the festival and this year decided to audition for a part. To his surprise, he was given a major role to play during the seven-weekend-long celebration.
25 years ago: Aug. 17, 1988
Two local residents have found a way to beat the doldrums of Friday nights. Charlie Fatherley and Jeff Schiltz of Tonganoxie are both avid racing fans, so what better way than to be a participant? (Pictures showed Fatherley displaying his first Lakeside Speedway first-place trophy and car No. 51; Car No. 51 was shown. Sponsors are H&H Sales and Service, C&M Service and Doug’s Field Welding, all of Tonganoxie; Day Automotive, Independence, Mo.; Bethard Stone Construction, Bonner Springs, and many friends and relatives. Car No. 62, belonging to Jeff and Karla Schiltz of Tonganoxie, also was shown. Sponsors are J&N Service and Custom Exhaust and the Tonganoxie Mirror, both of Tonganoxie, and many friends and relatives.
Miss Laura Miles, 1988 Kansas Honey Queen, of Meriden, will be on hand to help kick off this year’s Leavenworth County Fair. After taking part in the parade, she will be available to answer your questions about honey and beekeeping and will have honey for sale among the many other exhibitors.
50 years ago: Sept. 5, 1963
The latest boating-water ski victim is our state printer, Jean Neibarger. Jean and Ye Ed (Jere Neibarger) were working on the boat motor at the lake Monday evening when Jean snagged a foot on the motor cowl lying in the bottom of the boat. Result: five stitches and another notch on his battered old Purple Heart.
Death: James David Guthrie, 50, Tonganoxie, died Sept. 4, 1963.
75 years ago: Aug. 11, 1938
City Will Vote Monday On a Library Proposal In Special City Election: On paper, at least, indications are that there is a good chance that the city library proposal will carry in Monday’s special city election, although the attitude of the silent vote adds an uncertain element. In the first place, the plan had the active support of the local library association. Some of these members live outside the city, of course, and are not eligible to vote. Another factor is the active support of Mrs. Chas. E. Miller, head of the library group for several years. Mrs. Miller has considerable political experience and knows how to put things over.
Mr. and Mrs. Allan Coffman announce the arrival of a daughter Aug. 5. The young lady has been named Mavis Marie; Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Henderson announce the birth of a son, Loring Robert, on Aug. 3, 1938.
Kie Knapp, 43, born and reared two miles north of Hoge, died Thursday morning in Kansas City, Mo.
100 years ago: Aug. 21, 1913
Today, Lawrence has memorial services for those who were murdered in the Quantrill raid 50 years ago. Ben Kinkaid, living in the north part of the township, knew Quantrill well and Lem Evans knew him in Lawrence when the cut-throat went by the name of Charlie Hart. Mr. Kinkaid and Mr. Evans were together last Thursday, recalling experiences in their service in Company D. Mr. Kinkaid stated to The Mirror that Quantrill located near Rantoul, in Franklin County, in 1857, and was sent to Kansas by his mother, an Ohio widow, because he was a bad boy and she hoped he would do better here. Quantrill was 18 years old, smart and a fine-looking young man. Mr. Kinkaid worked for one of Quantrill’s uncles and, in the spring of 1857, marked off the corn ground while Quantrill and his cousin, Dick Beeson, dropped the corn. Quantrill taught school for a couple of winters in the neighborhood and always did the pronouncing at spelling schools. He got into trouble about some cattle and left the neighborhood, vowing vengeance against his two uncles and the citizens of Lawrence. The uncles, however, he never molested.
His cousin served in the same company as did Mr. Kinkaid and Mr. Evans. Mr. Kinkaid does not know what became of the outlaw.
Mrs. Mary McMullen, 79, died at her home of old age at 9:30 p.m. Friday. She was one of the oldest settlers of Stranger Creek. She was born Miss Mary McNamara in County Limerick, Ireland, in 1834 and came to this country at an early age.
Word reached here yesterday afternoon that Basil, third son of Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Cheesman, had died at the family home in Rosedale of typhoid and tonsillitis after an illness of but two days.