Remember When - July 10, 2008
10 Years Ago
(July 9, 1998)
Norman and Susan Guy were marshals for the Basehor Fourth of July parade. Basehor Gold Pride received the trophy for the best organization entry in the parade.
The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Jaycees were sponsoring the "Little Miss/Mr. Tiblow" contest and the BPW was conducting the "Big 4-0" contest for the Tiblow Days celebration.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Glendenning won the Bonner Beautiful Commission "Yard of the Month" contest.
Members of the Edwardsville Christian Church Bible Bowl team were: Lori Beeman, Adam Robertson, Derrick Peters and Chelsie Wilson.
Jim Kreider, Bonner Springs, was named Leukemia Society "man of the year."
Ken May joined the staff of the Commercial State Bank.
25 Years Ago
(July 7, 1983)
Jerry Bredwell, president of the Commercial State Bank, was elected president of the Wyandotte County Bankers Association.
Jeff Hodges was leading the Bonner Springs Singles Tennis League with a 4-0 record. Ray Cox was fourth with a 2-1 record.
Ronda Fox, Bonner Springs, won a state "Miss Grand Service Award" at the Grand Assembly of the Rainbow Girls.
The Loring Sunshine Club held its annual picnic at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Donahue.
The Wyandotte County Commission announced plans to purchase land from the Agricultural Hall of Fame, which would be used as a permanent home of the Renaissance Festival.
50 Years Ago
(July 10, 1958)
Olaf Kayser was named superintendent of the Lone Star plant, replacing John Lape, who was promoted to traveling engineer.
Bonner Springs had a population of 3,064, according to state reports. Edwardsville's population was 510.
The Bonner Merchants defeated De Soto, 10-7. Edson was the winning pitcher and Alderson had three hits for Bonner Springs.
The Jolly Jills HDU met at the home of Mrs. Frank Bowker.
The Linwood Cub Scout Den Nine had a surprise birthday party for David Hollenbeck.
Total assets of the Edwardsville State Bank were $527,310.35. Members of the board were Kay Haines Beach, Dana Haines Pearson and Alta H. Beach.
The Bonner Springs Skating Rink closed amid allegations that it was a "nuisance." Residents complained to the City Council that the business was open until 10 p.m. and played loud music.
100 Years Ago
(July 9, 1908)
The Ladies Reading Club completed its 10th year with a celebration. Mrs. Jewett was the new president and Mrs. Cook was the new vice president.
Mr. Mansfield purchased a lot near the Santa Fe Railroad tracks and was planning to build a mill on the site.
Bonner Springs retail businesses agreed to all close at 7:15 p.m., Monday-Friday, to allow employees more time to be with families.
The potato harvest was under way in the Edwardsville area and the crop was reported to be "not large."
Bonner Springs residents approved a $25,000 bond issue for a new water system by a vote of 223 in favor to 40 opposed.
J. F. Lewis was hired as principal of Bonner Springs schools and the opening date was set for Sept. 19.