Remember When - July 24, 2008
10 Years Ago
(July 23, 1998)
Wendy's International submitted a final development plan for a new facility in Canaan Center.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new Edwardsville storm shelter and community shelter.
The Linwood Lions Club announced plans for its annual chicken barbecue. Profits were scheduled to help Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and BLAS.
Kerry Muehler was elected to a third term as president of the USD 458 (Basehor-Linwood) Board of Education. Ron Grover was elected vice president.
Janice Garcia was the new president of the Bonner Springs Lions Club. Brad Harrington was first vice president and Mike Holloway was second vice president. Other officers were: Chris Garcia, secretary; Pat Berning, treasurer and Carl Wasson, tail twister.
25 Years Ago
(July 21, 1983)
Plans were announced for a new $1 million Sandstone Amphitheatre at the Wyandotte County Park. The county commissioners were also seeking a long-term contract to keep the Renaissance Festival in Bonner Springs.
Gary Vincent was the new president of the Bonner Springs Lions Club. Robert Nelson was the out-going president.
Rebecca Berning received the Bonner Springs Education Association Scholarship. She was shown in a photo receiving the award from Ruthanne Kirby and Betty Carbery.
Schwerman Trucking Co. announced plans to close its Bonner Springs facility.
50 Years Ago
(July 24, 1958)
Don Baldwin, chief executive, Kaw Council, Boy Scouts of America, was the guest speaker at the Bonner Springs Methodist Church during the vacation of the Rev. William I. Hastie.
Representatives of the Lone Star Cement Co. and union leadership were meeting to discuss a new labor contract.
Charles M. Sugar was the Democratic candidate for Wyandotte County assessor.
James Whitehead, principal at Bonner Springs Rural High School, announced that additional science and math classes would be offered in the fall.
100 Years Ago
(July 23, 1908)
The Bonner Springs Chautauqua was under way with an oration by Sen. J. P. Dolliver of Iowa. Sen. Dolliver was mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate.
Excessive heat resulted in a worker at the cement plant collapsing. He was treated at the scene and was well enough to go home.
The Bonner Springs City Council heard complaints about litter in the streets.
The Bonner Springs Brick Co. sold 750,000 bricks to be used in the construction of the new Masonic Temple in Kansas City, Kan.
G. W. Kern was the manager of the new Bonner Springs Blues baseball team.