Jan. 10, 2008
10 Years Ago
January 8, 1998
Jack Gomer won the geography bee at Sacred Heart School and Tyler Chadwick took second place.
The Rev. Lydia Istomina was the featured speaker at the community Martin Luther King Day celebration.
Steven Rosenthal was the new president of the Basehor Chamber of Commerce. Other officers were: Gal Mack, vice president; Jilinda White, secretary and Jack Williams, treasurer.
The local Swingster plant was the winner of the "Plant of the Year" award based on outstanding service and production. Jim Sharp was the Bonner Springs plant manager.
As part of his "thank you tour," former senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole visited Square Shooter Candy Co. in Edwardsville and Bitler's Barbecue in Tonganoxie.
25 Years Ago
January 6, 1983
Reece Kuhn filed as a candidate for mayor of Bonner Springs.
The Bonner Springs High School debate team placed fourth in the Blue Valley tournament. Team members were: Kevin Ritchie, Susan Brazeal, Kathy Thorn and Dixie Swegle.
Craig Stephan, Jay Bredwell, Jeremy Bredwell, Brenda Farthing and Steve Walker were shown in a photograph with NBA player Ed Nealy, who was signing autographs at the Commercial State Bank.
Mabel Brauer was installed as worthy matron by the Bonner Springs Eastern Star. Edwin Hill was the new worthy patron.
A major expansion was under way at Champ Service Line in Edwardsville. A total of 108,000 square feet was being added to the building.
Cassandra Pennington, Becky Rehm and Angela Ramirez were legislative pages for Rep. Al Ramirez.
50 Years Ago
January 9, 1958
John Lape, superintendent, announced that the local Lone Star plant had completed 1957 without an accident.
The Bonner Springs City Council voted to remove all three members of the recreation commission and directed Mayor Clarence Mize to form a new committee.
Coach Ed Gorsky took 11 members of the Bonner Springs High School basketball team to the Big 8 clinic and tournament at Municipal Auditorium. Bonner Springs lost the first game of 1958 to De Soto, 45-43, in two overtimes.
The Vesper Circle of the Methodist Church met at the home of Mrs. Carl Backstrom with Mrs. Harriett Castleberry as co-hostess.
100 Years Ago
January 9, 1908
The first section of the Bonner Springs & Kansas City Electric Railroad was opened on New Year's Eve. John W. McDanield said the line should reach Lake Forest by June.
Bonner Springs Post 265, Grand Army of the Republic, elected J.T. Deming as commander. J.T. Bailey was the new senior vice commander and Jesse Beck was the junior vice commander. Mrs. Dewey Bias was the new president of the Auxiliary. Mary Bias was the new vice president. It was pointed out that membership in the GAR was dwindling due to the aging and deaths of Civil War veterans.
The Stony Point Gun Club planned a shooting contest.
A total of 25 young people surprised Nellie DeFries with a party in honor of her 20th birthday. The young people played games until the wee hours of the morning.
A new sidewalk was installed on Nettleton and the old wooden sidewalk was removed.
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