"Remember When"

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.

Read the column every week in The Mirror.

Tid Bits from The Past

  • 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.