Archive for Thursday, June 12, 2008

Remember when

June 12, 2008

10 Years Ago

(June 11, 1998)

Joyce Scammahorn resigned as principal at Clark Middle School.

Three candidates were competing for the Republican nomination to the Kansas House of Representatives from the 38th District, which includes Edwardsville. Candidates were: Bill Beall, Eve Kempel and Brad Ratliff. Margaret Long was unopposed for the Democratic nomination.

Leavenworth County residents were scheduled to vote on a proposal to hire a county administrator.

Kelly Ussery, Basehor-Linwood graduate, set a Johnson County Community College record with15 home runs and was named as NJCAA All-American.

Teachers Madelyn Raska, Carol Duncan, Ardys Kenyon and Judy Miksch retired from the USD 204 staff.

The Basehor-Linwood and Piper High School bands accepted invitations to the Tiblow Days parade.

25 Years Ago

(June 9, 1983)

The Bonner Springs City Council voted to take "necessary action" to maintain land annexed in Johnson County.

Kerry Roberts, 11, died as the result of an injury suffered during baseball practice.

Dedication ceremonies were planned for the Rural Electric Conference theater at the Ag Hall of Fame. The theater was built with funds contributed by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

Grady Newton and Randy Cole, Bonner Springs graduates, were selected to take part in the Big Brothers Big Sisters All-Star football game.

Dave Johnson was chairperson of the Edwardsville Raft Race.

Breuer, Inc., Basehor, was drilling a well to provide supplemental supplies to rural water districts. The drilling was taking place west of Bonner Springs on K-32.

50 Years Ago

(June 12, 1958)

Marcia Hill, Miss Bonner Springs, was the second runner-up in the Miss Kansas Pageant. Sharon Whitaker, Mission, was crowned as Miss Kansas for 1958.

Larry Platt was re-elected to the Bonner Springs Rural High School Board of Education. There was a small crowd in attendance at the district's annual meeting.

A "get acquainted" meeting was planned for a new Boy Scout troop, which was proposed for the Bonner Springs RLDS Church.

Jay Jones, Dal Grinstead and Ralph Peery attended the district Lions Club convention held in Topeka.

Carol Sue Bundy was the Bonner Springs representative at Girls State.

The American Legion Auxiliary held a potluck dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Evert.

100 Years Ago

(June 11, 1908)

A major flood struck the lower Kaw Valley, causing major problems. The Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroads were forced to cease operations. Despite valiant work by volunteers, flood waters overwhelmed a dike in the Loring area. The potato crop suffered major damage and James Dunn reported losing 200 acres of potatoes.

William Smiley filed for the Republican nomination for Wyandotte County Sheriff.

Mrs. Elizabeth Stilwell, 80, suffered a broken leg in a fall at her home. She was resting on the couch when someone knocked at the door. She jumped up to answer the door and her foot became entangled in a blanket causing the fall.

Basehor was described in a real estate ad as a "splendid farming community 22 miles west of Kansas City with a population of 200 persons."

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