Remember When, Jan. 24, 2008
10 Years Ago
January 22, 1998
Roger Miller, chairperson of the Bonner Springs Centennial Committee, announced that a request had been made for a caboose to be donated for a new park at the corner of Second and Cedar Streets.
Due to problems at the football field, Basehor-Linwood High School announced that it would play home games for the 1998 season at Piper High School.
Chris Herre was the new president of the Lake of the Forest Board of Directors. Other new officers were: Joe Stude, vice president; Carsten Mortensen, treasurer; Paul D'Anieri, secretary.
Melissa Fisher scored 14 points and Kara Reed added 10 points for the Basehor-Linwood girls in a 49-45 loss to Wathena in the first round of the Imac tournament.
25 Years Ago
January 20, 1982
Diane Toland filed as a candidate for re-election to the USD 204 (Bonner Springs-Edwardsville) Board of Education.
Kay Dickerson was president of the newly-founded Southwest-McDanield-Northwest PTA. The group announced plans for a fund-raising auction.
Local Girl Scouts planned the annual cookie sale. Those shown in a photograph with a display of cookies were: Shawna Seaton, Melissa Hoag, Kathleen Tinberg and Colleen Evans.
Alan Stolfus was named to the staff of the Kansas State University "Collegian" newspaper.
Boy Scout Troop 149 held its annual Pancake Breakfast at the First Christian Church. Bill Rose, Matt Jones and Sean Henry were shown in a photograph serving pancakes.
Bible Baptist School announced the starting of a boys basketball and girls volleyball program. Pastor Bill Brewer was the principal.
50 Years Ago
January 23, 1958
Plans were completed for the new Sacred Heart School building, according to Father Michael J. Moriarty.
John Steininger was appointed as Wyandotte County probate judge.
Mrs. Clarence Cavanaugh was in charge of planning for the annual New Century Club style show. Mrs. Robert Fouts was co-chairperson and Mrs. Clyde Edmonds was advertising chairperson.
A 12-inch snowstorm struck the area, closing businesses and schools.
New voting machines were received by Wyandotte County and will be used in all future elections.
The Linwood High School basketball team defeated Vinland, 51-45.
The American Legion Auxiliary met at the home of Mrs. R.L. Woolfe for a potluck supper.
Local grade school students were taken to Kansas City, Kan., for polio shots. J.J. Whitehead, high school superintendent, approved use of the bus providing the grade school district could find a qualified driver.
100 Years Ago
January 23, 1908
Spring-like weather resulted in many local farmers starting plowing.
J. D. Waters attended the Democratic State Convention in Topeka. William Jennings Bryan was the featured speaker.
Bonner Springs Portland Cement received the final shipment of equipment for its new plant.
J.A. Thompson attended a meeting of telephone company managers in Chicago.
The Wilhite revival in Leavenworth closed with 133 new converts for local churches.
Three Bonner Springs boys were caught skipping school by the city marshal. He took the boys before the probate judge. After a stern lecture, the judge turned the boys loose, however he told them that any further infractions of the law would result in severe punishment.