Archive for Thursday, July 3, 2008

Remember when

July 3, 2008

10 Years Ago

(July 2, 1998)

The annual business appreciation luncheon was held. The Bonner Beautiful awards were given to Dr. Bill Miller and Stephan Amoco. The Bonner Springs awards were presented to the Chieftain and Bonner Springs Ford. Edwardsville awards went to Charles Ball's Edwardsville Market and Swift Trucking Co.

After a lengthy search, the centennial committee discovered that Henry Tiblow, community founder, was buried in Nowata, Okla. The centennial committee planned to visit the gravesite.

Charles Thomas was writing and directing the Bonner Springs centennial production.

25 Years Ago

(June 30, 1983)

Mr. and Mrs. John Waggoner purchased the Watson Brothers Drug Store from Mrs. Frances Watson.

Linda and Stephen Luttrell, who live in California, were honored at an "absentee baby shower" held at the home of Mrs. Hazel Harrington. Friends and relatives opened the gifts locally and then sent them to the couple.

Approval was given to a contract for $7,010 to install exhaust fans and improve ventilation at Southwest School. The PTA donated $2,000 toward the project.

Shelley Carson won the 18 and under singles tennis championship at the KCKCC tournament.

50 Years Ago

(July 3, 1958)

Robert Jordan purchased the Kansas Trails bus system that operated between Bonner Springs and Kansas City, Mo.

The population of Bonner Springs reached 3,475, according to the county assessor's office, an increase of 411 persons from 1957.

Catcher Harold Klamm hit a long home run to place the Bonner Springs 14-15-year-old 3&2 baseball team to a 7-2 win over Blue Willow.

Warren Kitzman was employed as a science teacher at Bonner Springs Rural High School.

100 Years Ago

(July 3, 1908)

The Haskell Indians defeated Bonner Springs, 11-3, but, the team rebounded with a 3-1 win over Western Union.

Residents were invited to a Fourth of July celebration at Lake Forest. In addition to fireworks, boat races were planned. The lake was described as the "prettiest lake of fresh water within 50 miles of Kansas City."


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