Remember When, Jan. 31, 2008
10 Years Ago
January 29, 1998
Bruce Coleman and Ed Dawson were honored at the annual Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce Installation Banquet. Coleman received the Bonner Springs Community Service Award and Dawson was the Edwardsville winner.
Hazel Finch was the Bonner Springs High School queen candidate at the Tonganoxie tournament.
State Rep. Jim Long died from a heart attack. His district included Edwardsville.
Norman Maier was named deputy grand master to the Masonic Lodges of Kansas.
25 Years Ago
January 27, 1983
Eleanor Forbes was appointed as the new postmaster for Bonner Springs.
Todd Kindred designed the new panther-head emblem which will be painted on the gymnasium floor of the new facility.
Gay Smith, Bonner Springs, was second runner-up to the queen of the Tonganoxie tournament. Bonner Springs took first place in the tournament with a 57-51 win over Tonganoxie and Hughes Suffren was named the "most valuable player."
Three Bonner Springs Jr. High students were legislative pages for Rep. Al Ramirez. They were: Cassandra Pennington, Becky Rehm and Angela Ramirez.
50 Years Ago
January 30, 1958
Kay Roudybush was installed as the worthy advisor of the Bonner Springs Order of the Rainbow Girls. Kathleen Barb was the worthy associate advisor.
The Rev. Leslie E. Thomas assumed duties as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Bonner Springs.
Dial telephones were being installed in Bonner Springs, according to J. W. Garrett, local manager.
The Rev. George Baugh resigned as pastor of the Edwardsville Christian Church. He accepted a pastorate in LaCygne.
The Bonner Springs Federal Credit Union declared a four percent dividend during its annual meeting. Harold Luther was elected president of the board of directors.
Meyer Dairy of Basehor announced a program to provide refrigerated farm bulk tanks to area dairymen.
100 Years Ago
January 30, 1908
A 13-year old boy had both feet severed when he was run over by a freight train. The youth and two companions attempted to board the slow moving train for a ride when the boy lost his grip and slipped below the train.
The Chieftain announced that new postal rules require that all subscriptions be paid in advance.
Mrs. Buxton's music class presented a recital at the home of G.H. Dixon.
A new Ladies Choral Union was organized with Mrs. J.K. Wills, president. Other officers were Mrs. L. Foote, secretary and Lillian Everett, treasurer.
After an absence of six weeks due to illness, A.W. Pettit returned to work at his store.
The Retail Lumber Dealers Association held its quarterly meeting in Bonner Springs