Billie Aye

Billie Aye writes the Remember When column for The Mirror.

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Remember When: A Community Review for May 10, 2017
May 11, 2017
Local residents will meet in VFW Park on Sunday for a “Stand in for Peace” event. This is not a political gathering. The inspiration came from Sharon Mehdi’s children’s book, “The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering.” Susy Ross and Helene Miller are organizing the event, which also has some historical background. In 1870, Julia Ward Howe, author of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” proposed to hold an annual Mother’s Day for Peace, to “promote the alliance of the different nationalities, the amicable settlement of international questions, and the great and general interests of peace.
Remember When: A Community Review for Feb. 15, 2017
February 15, 2017
Feb. 24 marks the first anniversary of the new Tonganoxie Library, and what a great year it has been. Dr. Dean and family donated a magnifying machine for visual assistance for those who need it. The Friends of the Library and the Genealogy Society purchased a micro film machine. The library is open more hours thanks to Winnie Turner, Tonganoxie Librarian, and the volunteers who assist during the day.
Remember When: A Community Review
September 17, 2013
Editor’s note: Remember When will not be published in the coming weeks, but will return on a date to be determined.
Remember When: A community review of Tonganoxie
September 10, 2013
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.
Remember When: A community review of Tonganoxie
September 3, 2013
Deaths: Maxine Engle, 78, Tonganoxie, died Aug. 14, 2003; Allen J. Houk, 52, Oskaloosa, died Aug. 17, 2003 of an apparent heart attack; Curtis T. “Tom” McGown, 58, Tonganoxie, died Aug. 14, 2003; Sylvia Weeks Nitcher Medlock, 67, Oskaloosa, died Aug. 17, 2003; Mark E. Williams, 44, Tonganoxie, died Aug. 16, 2003.
Remember When: A community review of Tonganoxie
A new map
August 12, 2013
Linwood revives pioneer festival (Captions under pictures): Carrie Gast, 2, drops candy in her sack during Saturday’s parade at Linwood; Maggie Stiltner checks on her winnings at the duck pond; Lions Club members kept a bonfire going all day to provide coals to cook chicken; Stuart Sweeney, Linwood Lions Club member, turns chicken halves at the barbecue with help from his son, Jacob; and J.W. Evans, Tonganoxie, smiles as he accepts a gooseberry pie from Robin Hilt, one of the organizers of the festival. Evans was high bidder on the gooseberry pie.
Remember When: A community review of Tonganoxie
July 16, 2013
Kezia Huseman, an eighth-grader at Tonganoxie Junior High, was among 25 girls who recently visited Emporia State University for “MASTER IT!” For six days, participants immersed themselves in math and science, two subjects young female students tend to avoid. “MASTER IT!” is an acronym for “Mathematics and Science to Explore Careers: Investigating Together.” It is a free, yearlong program that begins with a one-week summer residential program at ESU, followed by four Saturday activities throughout the school year.
Remember When: A community review of Tonganoxie
June 25, 2013
Heroic Hawk made its way to Lawrence last Thursday where the bird was set up beside the Hallmark plant.
Remember When: A Community Review
June 18, 2013
Treasure hunt: Students, KSU professors search Leavenworth County archaeological site for artifacts: Seven student-archaeologists have toiled the past two weeks, excavating a site where two years ago rushing floodwater provided a glimpse at life more than 700 years ago.
Remember When: A Community Review
June 11, 2013
Second annual community band forms: Ice cream social, concert set July 1. Mr. Van’s at it again. Building on the success of last year’s community band program, Charles VanMiddlesworth, Tonganoxie’s band director, is recruiting musicians to play in the 2003 community band. Band practices, which will last about 90 minutes, will continue on Tuesday nights through the month of June.

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