Archive for Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Remember When: A community review

December 7, 2016

10 years ago: Dec. 6, 2006

New group targets young professionals. Young Professionals of Leavenworth County has its share of younger members, but age doesn’t matter when it comes to membership in the newly formed group. Some members are older, including one man who is in his 70s. The group had its first monthly meeting in September. For each month’s meeting, a different business sponsors the meeting and another speaker gives an educational discussion.

The Tonganoxie housing market feels a chill in 2006. 172 units for residential building permits were issued from January through December 2005; only 36 units for residential building permits were issued from January through October 2006.

Walking enthusiasts can do so during the winter months – but not just out in the cold. The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission is offering the Winter Indoor Walking Club from 5:15 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. Mondays through Fridays when school is in session in the Tonganoxie Junior High School hallways (The program continues today).

25 years ago: Dec 11, 1991

In 1989, the Elm Research Institute announced its vow to distribute one million disease-resistant American Liberty elms by the turn of the century. When the spring shipping season ended in June 1991, over 150,000 American Liberty elms had made their way to homes in over 500 cities nationwide.

The regular meeting of the Friends of the Library was held a week early, the 3rd, in order to decorate the Christmas tree and put up other decorations all over the library. You must go in and take a look.

Recently hunting in the Jarbalo area, Don Pennington and his son Shawn saw something rare. “It” was a white tailed, 180-pound buck with a 14 point, 18 inch spread. The rare thing about the deer was the fact that it had a “drop-point” rack, meaning the points of the antlers aim at the ground.

Bichelmeyer Meat & Grocery advertises 5 lb. bag of C&H sugar for $1.79; Hudson Fresh Grade A Whole Fryers $.49 per pound.

50 years ago: Dec. 8, 1966

The Centennial of Kansas Statehood was observed in 1960 and various cities have observed their individual centennials, but some do not. The year, now nearing its end, 1966, is the centennial year of Tonganoxie, which was officially platted on July 21, 1866. Prior to that, the place was known in a general way as Bury’s Store on Tonganoxie Creek, or Chief Tonganoxie’s Lodge, which served as a post office as well as a store.

The Tonganoxie Garden Club’s Annual Dues Paying Tea was held Monday, Nov. 28, at the home of the Club’s President, Mrs. Dale Rawlings with 22 members present.

Artist’s sketch has been unveiled of the new branch office of the Leavenworth Mutual Savings & Loan Association at Fourth & Green Streets. Bill Stafford, Tonganoxie manager, expects the opening of the building to be held soon after the first of the year.

75 years ago: Nov. 30, 1941

Tonganoxie is under a fresh blanket of snow this week. The highway into Kansas City is nearly impassable and the Missouri University football team nearly sacked Lawrence again.

A local couple who live on Kansas Highway 16 about half of a mile west of town thought they had their whisky operation hidden. It seems the “bootleggers” cut a hole in a bedroom wall and set up their stash.  The tipsy two were living it up until the Deputy Sheriff got a bit of information that liquor was on the premises. The discovery was made and the couple has been charged.

Highway 40 might be black topped from the end of the super road into Lawrence. The old path is in bad shape and needs to be re-paved. This new thoroughfare will travel west to Tonganoxie and southwest into Reno. It will follow the Union Pacific Railroad right of way and be a boon to our citizens.  

The Tonganoxie Mirror reports several reasons for becoming a regular subscriber. 

Being an informed neighbor tops the list.

It’s important to know what is going on in the county, now and in the future, according to the newspaper.

100 years ago: Dec 7, 1916

An oyster supper will be given in the Reno school house Tuesday evening, Dec. 12. Everyone come.

The only garage on pavement. Auto repairing, full line of accessories, and auto livery. Open day and night. F. A. McRill, phone 193.

Cattle, horses and mules bought every day, and veal calves and hogs received every Monday, Saturday. Before selling, see HC Jones at Jones Bros., store phone 71.

The local high school football team was defeated by Campbell University at Holton, last Thursday, by a score of 39 to 0. The boys say they were finely treated by the Holton people, and came back feeling good notwithstanding their defeat. The trip was made in three autos.

The direct road between Summit and Jarbalo was made into a county highway Tuesday, by a resolution of the county board.

Twin boys were born to Mr. and Mrs. A. Burdorff, four miles southeast of town, Monday morning. One boy weighed 10 lbs., the other 8 lbs. Dr. VanNoy of Linwood and Dr. Jennings of Tonganoxie attended.

125 years ago: Dec 3, 1891

Springdale Scraps: Springdale School, taught by that genial Christian gentleman, Wm. Meredith, is giving good satisfaction.

Lansing Lisps: Howard Downs, though defeated for constable, is not disheartened, but will give someone a lively race in the future for that honorable office.

Jarbalo Jottings: Al Contway came up from Neely to spend the day with Jarbalo friends Thursday.

Ackerland Actions: A car of fine white corn was shipped from here last Saturday.

Elm GroveEchoes: Ervin Hoskins was thrown from a horse while herding cattle at Bonner Springs and had his collar bone broken.

The earthquake across the central portion of the Mississippi Valley from Memphis to Keokuk, extending on the east to Louisville and west for a shorter distance from the river, recalls the great earthquake, which had its center at Madrid early in this century, and which was one of the most severe known in this country.

It is interesting to note that in the present instance the shock was in general confined to the territory on each side of the Mississippi and its tributaries under 500 feet of elevation.

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