Remember When - April 17, 2008
10 Years Ago
(April 16, 1998)
Winners in the Chieftain-Sentinel Coloring Contest were: Olivia Beashore, Edwardsville; Destry Bryan, Basehor; Patrick Harris, Kansas City, Kan.; and Becky Stude, Bonner Springs.
A total of 109 Bonner Springs High School musicians and 17 chaperones were in Orlando, Fla., at the All America Music Festival. Mike Leonard was instrumental director and John Matlock was vocal music instructor.
Mayor Harold (Woody) Berry, Edwardsville, and Mayor Ted Stolfus, Bonner Springs, signed proclamations setting the observance of the "Week of the Young Child."
25 Years Ago
(April 14, 1983)
Ernst Ulmer, assisted by Gwen Nickell and Joanne Watkins, were shown in a photo cutting the ribbon to open the New Century Club Art Festival.
A special ceremony was planned to honor Bob and Retha Farthing on their 50th wedding anniversary. Bob Farthing was pastor of the Bonner Springs Baptist Church.
The application to form a national bank in Bonner Springs was sent to the comptroller of the currency in Washington, D. C. Bill Dahl was heading efforts to form the new bank.
50 Years Ago
(April 17, 1958)
Carol Backstrom received the Wyandotte County Teachers' Association Scholarship.
Randall Jessie, WDAF-TV newscaster, agreed to serve as master of ceremonies for the Miss Bonner Springs pageant. Ralph Peasley was general chairman of the event. Other committee chairmen were: Del Hininger, Mrs. Carl Nash, Wayne Hestand, Glen Price, Roy Chambers and Frank Harrington.
The Hughes Service Station won the Wednesday Night Bowling League championship. Team members were: Lloyd Hill, Dr. E. Mitts, Harley Martinek, Curley Zumbrunn, Jack Peters, Bill Hughes and George Fromm.
100 Years Ago
(April 16, 1908)
Work was progressing rapidly on the section of the Bonner Springs Electric Railroad between Lake Forest and the Cement Plant.
A youth decided he wanted to drive Dr. Lee's new car and took it without permission. The youth started down the street but became frightened when he didn't know how to stop the vehicle. After driving around town for some time, his brother jumped into the car and explained the braking system.
A 20-member choir was scheduled to perform at Easter services at the Methodist Church. In addition, Mrs. Will and Mrs. Reese were to present solos. The program included two sermons.