The popular Remember When column has been a fixture in the Tonganoxie Mirror for decades. Originally compiled by Helen Schilling and later Billie Aye, members of the historical society now collect stories from old newspapers and bring them back to life in the Tonganoxie Mirror.
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Excerpt from Remember When: A Community Review for October 17, 2018
Compiled by Ray Stockman, Janet Burnett, Theresa Megee, Connie Putthoff and Kris Roberts
50 years ago: Oct. 10, 1968
Apollo 7's orbital flight this week had lunar module pilot Walter Cunningham who is the cousin of Mrs. Ed Hunter.
The Kansas Republican party was ramping up to win back the Governorship from Democrat Robert Docking whose campaign platform was to cut taxes.
The Chevrolet Malibu for 1969 was being offered in Le Maus Blue, Fathom Green, and Olympic Gold.
Korb Electric was offering a year's supply of bags with the purchase of a Hoover vacuum.
From the Tonganoxie Mirror February 25, 1915
The old ice plant of the Kansas Condensed Milk Co., originally brought I here by J.W. Reed, the promoter, will be shipped away this week, to Pleasant Hill, Mo. The shipment not only includes the ice making machinery but also the two large boilers. The buyers of the old plant are the Crescent Creamery Company, of Kansas City and they will erect the outfit in Pleasant Hill. A large force of men have been busy the past week, taking apart the machinery.
A Bad Runaway March 25, 1915
When Fount Huffman drove his team around the corner at the home of Dr. Slaughter Saturday morning, the animals got scared and become unmanageable. They straddled a tree in front of the home of Mayor Farrell, and before they got through had knocked out the end of Will Young's spring wagon. Mr. Huffman was thrown out and bruised some, and the buggy and harness were so badly damaged that the wreckage is not worth much. The delivery horse of the Zellner Mercantile Co., got scared at the commotion and badly tore its harness, but did not get away.