Remember When Feb. 28, 2008
10 Years Ago
(February 26, 1998)
Jan Way filed as a candidate for re-election as a Wyandotte County District Court judge. Way formerly was the Edwardsville city attorney.
Basehor-Linwood High School announced forming of a new student advisory group.
The Bonner Springs High School won the 4A regional wrestling tournament at Spring Hill with 181 points while Basehor-Linwood was second with 149.5 points.
Dixie and Casey Jones were named winners of the Ovid Snider Community Service Award at Linwood.
Construction started on the new Scott's Farm and Home Store at 130th and K-7.
Tim Minz, director, announced activities planned at the National Agriculture Center and Hall of Fame.
25 Years Ago
(February 24, 1983)
Jerry Bredwell was elected president of BID (Bonner Springs Industrial Development, Inc.). Joe Perry was the new vice president and Al Stuchlik was the treasurer.
Michelle Gregory was the Bonner Springs Junior High spelling championship.
New displays were planned at the Wyandotte County Historical Museum according to announcement made by Tim Pfannenstiel, director.
Randy Cole and Grady Newton were named to play for Kansas all-stars in the annual Big Brothers-Big Sisters football game.
Chris Seaton and Rob Stewart were named queen and king of the Bonner Springs High School Valentine's Day dance. Duane Nickell and Tara McCrink were elected king and queen of the junior high Valentine's Day dance.
50 Years Ago
(February 27, 1958)
Robert Boyce Jr. and Clyde Herrin, Bonner Springs High School seniors, were honored for their outstanding performance on the National Merit Scholarship testing program.
Boy Scout Troop 148 presented Tenderfoot badges to John Woolf, Steve Cavenaugh, Glenn Richard, Joe Baumgartner and Bill Courtney.
The ice at Lake Forest was reported to be frozen at a depth of 12 inches. H. A. Crumrine, local weather forecaster, said the city had completed 15 days with temperatures among the coldest on record.
Edwardsville Grade School won first place at the Linwood tournament with a 57-35 win over the host school. Kurt Woolf led Edwardsville with 27 points.
The Rev. George Baugh preached his final sermon at the Edwardsville Christian Church. He was leaving to accept a pastorate at LaCygne.
100 Years Ago
(February 27, 1908)
The Bonner Springs City Council accepted a bid from a Joplin, Mo., firm to build a waterworks plant for the city.
Due to the serious illness of his mother, Mr. McPherson temporarily closed his barber shop.
Lewis Kreck, George Kreck, E. W. Parrott, John McKee and E. Kreck filed an application to organize a national bank in Bonner Springs with capitalization of $25,000.
Joe Kerby sold his interest in the Kuhn and Kerby store to Mr. Kuhn.
Mrs. W. C. Hulburd was the president of the newly formed Bonner Springs Life and Annuity Association.
Judge Jackson sentenced three men after they were caught by local officials hopping on a train. He fined them $15 each and since they had no money to play the fine, he sent them to the Wyandotte County Jail.