Archive for Thursday, December 4, 2008

Remember When

December 4, 2008

10 Years Ago

(Dec. 3, 1998)

The Bonner Springs Planning Commission approved plans for the new Price Chopper building.

The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce reported the Tiblow Days celebration made a profit of $777.17. The Autumnfest celebration had a loss of $12.

The Posada-Pinata celebration was planned in Edwardsville. However, due to construction, a change in the route was planned.

Tom Cooley planned to retire from his post as Bonner Springs city manager.

Basehor-Linwood High School Band Boosters announced plans for a fundraising chili supper prior to a concert.

Dustin Smith was the new Bonner Springs planning director.

25 Years Ago

(Dec. 8, 1983)

Jerry Bredwell was elected president of the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce. He replaced Ray Cox who has completed his term of office.

Peggy Spillman, chairperson, said that 300 families had requested assistance from the Marion Vaughn Christmas Fund.

Members of the Sacred Heart Student Council were: Lisa Dickens, president; Susan Bidnick, vice president; Julie Malott, secretary; Patty Evans, Sandy Frey and Jackie Burns.

Despite a 22-point performance by Hughes Suffren, Bonner Springs lost its opening game of the year to Lyndon, 71-70. Rob Stewart added 16 points and Mike Martin had 14 points and 11 rebounds.

The Bonner Springs City Council approved sale of Urban Renewal land on Oak Street for construction of a new bank.

50 Years Ago

(Dec. 11, 1958)

The Bonner Springs Rotary Club announced plans for an appreciation night for the mayor and city council.

Martin Bundy opened a barbershop at 305 Oak St., in a new building owned by Lester Blair.

An election was planned to allow grade school district boundaries to conform to high school districts.

Del Hininger was re-elected president of the Wyandotte County Fair Association.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hotchkiss were elected worthy patron and worthy matron of the Bonner Springs Eastern Star.

Robert Clark was eighth-grade coach and Dick Bliss was seventh-grade coach at the local junior high.

Reece Kuhn was chairman of the Bonner Springs Planning Commission.

100 Years Ago

(Dec. 3, 1908)

A large crowd attended the Martin Klamm auction and all items except a pair of ponies brought a good price. He was leaving for Texas where he had farming interests.

Sheriff Porter warned persons that he would arrest anyone caught hunting without a permit.

Forty-five members of the Junior Class at the Christian Church attended a party at the home of Rev. Moomaw. They enjoyed refreshments and entertainment provided by Mrs. Moomaw.

The school board discussed the need for a new high school building in Bonner Springs.

Bonner Springs sold its six-year-old fire engine to the city of Greeley.

The Bonner Springs City Council accepted a request from John McDanield to annex 160 acres of land adjacent to the city limits. McDanield said he planned to develop on the site.

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