Remember When - April 3, 2008
10 Years Ago
(April 2, 1998)
Engineers estimated it would cost Basehor residents $3.4 million to deal with sewer issues in the city.
Rita Hoag was appointed to the board of directors of the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce replacing Randy Huebner.
Easter Egg hunts were planned in Bonner Springs, Edwardsville and Basehor. The Edwardsville Kiwanis Club and Clark Middle School Key Club agreed to provide volunteers to aid the Chamber of Commerce in Bonner Springs and Edwardsville. The Lions Club was in charge of the Basehor event.
Carla Stovall, Kansas Attorney General, was the guest speaker at the D.A.R.E. graduation in Bonner Springs. She was shown in a photo with Mayor Ted Stolfus, Ken Gates, police chief, Timothy Pierce and Vickie Hamrick, D.A.R.E. officers.
25 Years Ago
(March 31, 1983)
U.S. Sen. Nancy Kasselbaum was the featured speaker at the dedication of the new C&D Center in Bonner Springs. Ralph Creger was center director.
The Rev. Walter Simpson was the guest speaker at the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Ministerial Alliance Union Good Friday services.
Rose Baughn and Lynn Spring provided St. Patrick's decorations for the Glenwood EHU meeting.
Benjamin Hurst, David Guthrie and Quincy Daniels were top prize-winners in the Edwardsville Cub Scout Pack Pinewood Derby.
Elder John Carter was president of the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Branch of the NAACP. Pauline Thompson and Gloria Owens were vice presidents.
Wendi Coffman was the reporter for the Grinter Go-Getters 4-H Club.
50 Years Ago
(April 3, 1958)
Martha Travis and Sandra Burnam entered the Miss Bonner Springs Pageant. In all, eight girls were competing for the title.
A woman was injured when she beat off an intruder at her apartment above a building on Oak Street. Since the police car did not have a radio, persons had to call the mayor who in turn contacted the chief of police who responded to the scene. The young woman's injury required stitches.
Lee Weeks resigned as the Bonner Springs city attorney. Mayor Clarence Mize accepted the resignation with regrets.
Larry Arnett, Edwardsville, and David Krueger, Bonner Springs, competed in the Wyandotte County spelling championship.
Sacred Heart defeated the Methodist Church, 54-48, in a playoff game to win the city church league title. Both teams ended the year with 11-1 records.
100 Years Ago
(April 2, 1908)
The Bonner Springs Hotel and Bathhouse Co., was selling shares of stock for $10 each. E. B. Richardson was president of the company.
An employee of the cement plant was lucky to escape serious injury in an accident. He accidentally got his hand in the sand conveyor and was thrown into the air and landed on his back. His most serious injury was a gash on his head.
Charles Fisher was appointed as the substitute mail carrier for Edwardsville.
Burglars struck in Holliday, hitting the Alderson Store, Baxter Store and the post office. The biggest loss was $300 in cash and stamps from the post office.
The Ladies Choral Union, directed by Mrs. Ethel Lee Buxton, assisted by Mrs. L. L. Stout, planned a concert at the Methodist Church. Mrs. W. B. Van de Sand was the accompanist.