Remember When, Jan. 31, 2008
10 Years Ago
February 19, 1998
Local schools were holding spelling competition with winners going on to the Wyandotte County contest. At Bonner Springs Elementary, Jon Jones won first with Andrew Holder, second and Tiffany Titsworth, third. Julianne Fowler took first at Sacred Heart and Jake Masters placed second. Brianna Douglas won first at Clark Middle School and Melanie Chandley was second.
Consolidated Rural Water District No. 1 announced a $2 million system improvement project.
Melissa Fisher was crowned as queen and Brandon Sifford was king of the Basehor-Linwood High School courtwarming.
Parkway Care Home held its annual Valentine's Party with Joan Siler crowned as queen and Al Merritt was the king.
25 Years Ago
February 17, 1983
The Edwardsville City Council voted to request that KDOT conduct a study of speed limits on Highway K-32.
Craig Sorensen, fifth grader, won the right to represent Bonner Springs at the county spelling bee. Julie Kandt was second.
Bonner Springs Public Works Department reported direct costs of $2,400 to keep streets clear of snow and ice during a recent storm.
Rebecca Franklin, Basehor, was a legislative page for State Rep. Al Ramirez.
Kenneth Suter and Joe Hall were Wyandotte County Soil Conservation award winners.
There were nine candidates on the primary election ballot in Basehor, with the top six moving on to the general election. Candidates were: Anna Mary Landauer, Joe Novak, Mark Grube, Earl Reavis, Harold Jackson, Daniel Schwartze, Rex Lawrence and Jerry Barlow.
50 Years Ago
February 20, 1958
Dr. A.O. Elliott was re-elected president of the Bonner Springs Building and Loan Association. Anna Everett was vice president and Glen Barb was secretary-treasurer. Directors were: Marlin Kerby, Roy C. Tinberg and Lee Weeks.
Ground-breaking ceremonies were held for the new Sacred Heart School. Arnold Fairchild officially turned the first spade of dirt.
Thanks to the efforts of the recreation commission, the diamond at Lions Park was flooded and open for ice skating. Recreation Commission members were: Don Fromm, Gerald Lane and Bob McKee.
The Great Books Club met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Rundle.
Bonner Springs police officers Elbert Woolf and Alva Kerby attended a regional police training meeting in Leavenworth.
100 Years Ago
February 20, 1908
Two girls, ages 13 and 14, were influenced by reading the "Diamond Dick" books and ran away from home, boarding a train to Lawrence. Local officers called Lawrence police who apprehended the girls and held them until their fathers arrived. The parents promised strong discipline for the two girls.
William Jennings Bryan, potential Democratic candidate for president, made brief stops in Bonner Springs and Edwardsville on his way to Topeka.
Miss Evelyn Twist hosted a Valentine's Party with Lottie Green and Elsa Eakins assisting.
Frank Christie purchased the lunch counter from John Jackson.
The foundation was poured for Andy Brashears' new cottage in the Ellendale Addition.
Mr. Williams visited Bonner Springs seeking a suitable location for a nickelodeon theater. He said he plans to have three shows a day on three days per week.