Archive for Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Remember when: a community review

July 30, 2008

10 years ago: July 15, 1998

Mr. and Mrs. John Sanders, McLouth, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 26, at the Community Center in McLouth with a reception from 2-4 p.m.

Donna Jean and Thomas L. Murry celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a family dinner in Lawrence on June 7.

Time flies when you're having fun, and time has flown by for Roger Shilling of Shilling Electric. The 50-year-old company, located in downtown Tonganoxie, is giving itself a facelift. This is the first major renovation project for the company in 15 years, when they installed peg boards along the wall. (Caption under picture states: These are the gears to the old hand elevator in the Shilling Electric Building. Undertakers used to occupy the building and used the elevator to bring caskets down from storage to the show room in the lobby.)

Deaths: Eleanor Rose Derzinski, infant daughter of Michael and Rebecca Pryor Derzinski of Tonganoxie, passed away July 10, 1998; Glenn "Punch" William Ward, 83, Centralia, died July 7, 1998.

Birth: Brad and Laura Calovich, Tonganoxie, proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Halley Jo, July 8, 1998.

25 years ago: July 13, 1983

The eighth annual reunion of the children of William and Jane Dobbs met at the grade school in Cummings on June 12, 1983. The 1 p.m. lunch was enjoyed by the 62 relatives and friends. All diets were overlooked and everyone overate.

Deaths: Billy Gene Starcher, 58, McLouth, passed away July 9, 1983; Peter B. Starns, 78, Lakeview, Ark., passed away July 9, 1983; Mrs. Edith M. Land, 81, Pleasant Hill, Mo., died July 9, 1983.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Beach of Tonganoxie announce the birth of their son, Lafe Allen, on June 23, 1983; Mr. and Mrs. John Reischman are proud to announce the birth of a son, Joshua John, born July 4, 1983; Jon and Glenda Nelson of Ponca City, Okla., announce the birth of their son, Micah James, born July 1, 1983.

Travis Gratton has been accepted into the Kansas State University academic Honors Program. Only those students who are expected to be in the upper five percent of their class are selected for the Honors Program.

Last Wednesday there were 48 children and one Siamese cat, Kanga, belonging to Miss Lisa Wilcox, who attended story hour at the library. The theme was animal heroes. The children brought their favorite stuffed animal for show-and-tell.

Linwood News: Memorial services for Perry E. Shirk, 83, Linwood, who died Sunday, were held Friday, July 1.

Plaque Unveiling Makes History: This is the beautiful plaque that was unveiled Sunday, designating the former Myers Hotel as an historical landmark. Perhaps the proudest of all among the crowd of 500 people who witnessed the unveiling of the plaque was Larry Myers, pictured here after the ceremony with his wife, Carlene, son Rhett and daughter, Shana.

50 years ago: July 31, 1958

Deaths: Vernon LeRoy Powers, Lawrence, passed away July 25, 1958 at the age of 24 years; Mrs. George L. Phenicie, 75, for many years a resident of Reno, died July 23 in Emporia, where she was living with a daughter, Mrs. Edward McKernan.

Linwood: Mr. and Mrs. Dale Allison announce the birth of a daughter, Patricia Jo, July 23, 1958.

Joseph W. (Joe) Murray, editor of the Winchester Star, died July 23, of injuries received July 23, 1958, in a one-car accident.

Birth: Mr. and Mrs. John Cass Lenahan announce the birth of a daughter, Becky Lucille, on July 25, 1958.

75 years ago: July 6, 1933

Street Dance Is a Real Success: Event Here Draws 4,000. Lake Celebrators Wind Up Day With Colorful Dance In Tonganoxie. One of the most successful features of the July 4 program in Tonganoxie Tuesday was the free street dance sponsored and put on under direction of the Tonganoxie Odd Fellows lodge. Henry Toburen, who had charge of previous street dances here, assisted the committees of the lodge, and it proved a feature enjoyed by several thousand spectators and dancers, mostly from other places. An eight-piece orchestra from Lawrence furnished the music, and the dance started about nine o'clock.

A number of badly burned and battered hands are reported as a result of Fourth of July fireworks.

Edminister: Mrs. Nelson Quisenberry helped Mrs. Yonally cook for threshers last week.

Stranger: Miss Anna Mary Denholm was given a lovely surprise party at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Denholm, Saturday evening, it being her birthday anniversary. About fifty persons were present.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cain entertained with a family picnic supper at the home the 4th of July evening.

McLouth: John Osborn spent Sunday with his brother, Nathan Osborn of McLouth.

100 years ago: July 16, 1908

Death of an Old Resident: Wm. McPherson, aged about 58 years, an old resident of this vicinity, was thrown from his buggy Sunday of last week, and injured so severely about his head and internally, that he died Monday of this week. Deceased leaves a wife and six children, as well as numerous friends, to mourn his demise.

A flour mill with a capacity of 100 barrels daily, is to be built at Bonner Springs by L. D. Mansfield and Miller, recently from Memphis.

Horse-racing on the streets of Tonganoxie is getting popular but the popular horse doesn't always win.

Chas. Barnes brought the first soft wheat to town this year. It went 61 pounds to the bushel and sold for 84 cents.

The Mirror wants to call the attention of the city officers to two flagrant abuses existing at Tonganoxie. The first one is the hitching racks on the main street. They should be removed at once. The other offense is the odoriferous pig-pens near the Union Pacific railroad. It is a "stench" in the nostrils of those residing or doing business in that vicinity and smells to heaven. In the name of common decency, City Dads, have it removed, or do you think it is a thing of beauty and a good advertising card for the town?

The Fox Hotel has been sold to Wm. Holder, who will assume charge at once.

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hollingsworth last week.

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