Archive for Thursday, June 26, 2008

remember when

June 26, 2008

10 Years Ago

(June 25, 1998)

Boris Szorch, Edwardsville city administrator, announced plans for a search to hire a replacement for Linda Johns, city treasurer.

Plans were announced for the parade that was part of the Basehor and Tonganoxie Fourth of July celebration. The theme for the parade was "Communities Working Together."

Ruth Espy was noble grand of the Bonner Springs Rebekah Lodge

An injury prevented James Brantley from competing in the Metro All Star football game. Lew Kasselman, Bonner Springs head coach, and John McCall, new Basehor-Linwood head coach, were serving as assistants for the all-star game.

Ronald Stean received the Melvin Jones Fellowship award during installation ceremonies for the Bonner Springs Lions Club.

25 Years Ago

(June 23, 1983)

USD 204 staff members were shown in photos moving items from the old junior high building to the new Pioneer Jr. High facilities. Those shown were Cecil Dalton, Adney Stean, Don Spradlin and summer employee Steve Hoffine.

Emery Johnson, 85, Linwood, was a licensed barber for 60 years. He was shown in a photo cutting the hair of longtime customer, Homer Griffith, 82.

The Edwardsville Jaycees earned $1,000 at the Kaw River raft race. The money was put in trust for an Edwardsville community center. The Edwardsville Kiwanis Club received $200 for cleaning the park after the race.

USD 458 (Basehor-Linwood) School District installed a sidewalk in front of Linwood High School.

Keith Andrews was conducting the Bonner Springs Recreation summer basketball camp.

50 Years Ago

(June 26, 1958)

Leroy Tombs and his family returned to Bonner Springs. Tombs had served 18 years in the Navy. He was assigned to the Naval Recruiting Service in Kansas City, Mo.

Lawrence Hayden, city clerk, announced that voting machines would be on display at the Commercial State Bank.

William Edwards was employed as the butcher at Jones IGA Store.

The Rev. Harry Ritter was named pastor at the Linwood Methodist Church. The Rev. William I. Hastie remained as pastor of the Bonner Springs Church.

George Wendt, Gary Slick and Jim Reynolds were attending Sunflower Boys State in Wichita.

Mrs. Esther Wolfe gave the lesson at the Glenwood EHU meeting.

100 Years Ago

The ice cream social sponsored by the Epworth League had a profit of $7.

Construction was moving rapidly on two Oak Street buildings. The brick walls were being installed at the new Masonic Lodge building. Glass windows were being put in place at the Scheffer Drug Store building.

Ben Milstead was appointed city marshal, replacing Walter Bailey who resigned.

The City of Bonner Springs reported income of $990.72 during the final quarter of the fiscal year. The city balance at the close of the year was $59.68 according to Roy Y. Stotts, treasurer.

A youth watching a horseshoe game in a vacant lot on Oak Street was struck by an errant throw. He suffered a gash on his head that required stitches.

The wheat harvest was under way throughout the Kaw Valley. The wheat crop survived heavy rains and bad weather in the spring.


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