Archive for Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Remember when

January 2, 2008

10 Years Ago

January 1, 1997

A NASCAR racing car was on display during the regular meeting of Bonner Springs Industrial Development, Inc.

A campaign to raise funds for "welcome to Edwardsville" signs was scheduled to end on Jan. 31. The Edwardsville Kiwanis Club was heading up the drive.

The Basehor Chamber of Commerce honored Janell's Quilt Patch as its business of the month for January.

Canaan Auto Repair opened for business with Dale Runyon as the manager.

25 Years Ago

December 30, 1982

Wetterau Builders received the contract to construct a new 43,765-square-foot building for the new Wal-Mart store in Bonner Springs.

Archie Sanders filed for the office of mayor of Bonner Springs. Incumbent Al Ramirez was not seeking another term after being elected to the Kansas House of Representatives.

Dan Harless, Basehor, led efforts to organize 12 Kiwanis Clubs in the area including the Edwardsville Club.

Bonner Springs High School cheerleaders and dancers accepted invitations to perform at Kemper Arena during the "Eddie Nealy" night at the Kings game against Phoenix.

50 Years Ago

January 2, 1958

The Rev. Lester Thomas was named as the new pastor of the Baptist Church.

The Bonner Springs PTA announced plans for its January meeting with C.K. Wilcox as program chairman.

Christy Witherspoon was elected president of the Teonawowa Camp Fire Girls. Other officers were: Greta Gay Brown, vice president; Barbara Nyman, secretary; Linda Campbell, treasurer and Vicki Frisbie, publicity chairman.

The Basehor Methodist Church planned a silent communion service for New Year's eve.

P.W. Garrett was named as the new manager of the Southwestern Bell Telephone operation in Bonner Springs.

100 Years Ago

January 2, 1907

The Chieftain urged Bonner Springs city officials to enforce the city's dog ordinances. The Chieftain said the city marshal was failing to charge persons for allowing their dogs to run loose.

F.W. Adams purchased a building lot in the Ellendale subdivision for $65.

The Groves gas well in Edwardsville was flooded and closed down pending repairs.

Elder Otho C. Moomaw, minister of the Christian Church, turned down an opportunity to become president of a new college being built in Barclay, W.V.

The Jolly Cousins Club met at the home of C.E. Lewis for supper and a visit from Santa Claus.

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