Archive for Thursday, May 15, 2008

Remember When

May 15, 2008

10 Years Ago

(May 14, 1998)

Linda Lewis resigned from her position with the city of Edwardsville to accept a post as Tonganoxie city clerk.

Eric Fleenor and Amber Still were winners of the Bonner Springs High School citizenship award.

Aimee Pritchard, Micah Bray, Holly Rundus and Kelly Laffere were students of the month award at Basehor-Linwood High School.

Harold (Woody) Berry was chairperson of the United Way drive in Bonner Springs-Edwardsville.

Lori Richter took first place in 400-meters for Basehor-Linwood at the Piper Invitational.

State Rep. Kenny Wilk announced plans to seek re-election to the Kansas House.

25 Years Ago

(May 12, 1983)

Camp Tawasee, a Camp Fire Girl day camp in Edwardsville, reopened. John and Maisie Lundgren were the caretakers.

Maxine Bell and Carolyn Lindelof were hostesses for the Basehor EHU meeting.

Tara McCrink was the newly elected president of the Bonner Springs Junior High Student Council. Brian Landers was the new vice president.

Kerry Jones was valedictorian at Linwood High School; Kelly Pickett was salutatorian.

The old Bonner Springs Santa Fe depot was being torn down. The facility had been vacant for a number of years.

The Bonner Springs High School Booster Club announced plans for its annual spring sports banquet. Gene Shevling was club president.

50 Years Ago

(May 15, 1958)

The annual Blue Bird Doll Parade was held. In addition, Marcia Hill, winner of the "Miss Bonner Springs" contest and other entrants participated in the parade.

A total of 79 seniors were graduated from Bonner Springs Rural High School. Reina Dickson was president of the senior class. Forty-two seniors took the class trip to New Orleans.

Four local students received "I" ratings at the state music festival. They were: Sharon Coleman, Barbara Scott, Barbara Dangerfield and Bob Frey.

Jim Finley, Chieftain sports editor, donated a trophy to be given to the outstanding senior athlete at Bonner Springs High School.

J. H. Griffith was elected president of the Bonner Springs City Council. L. F. Hayden was re-appointed as city clerk.

100 Years Ago

(May 14, 1908)

City Marshal Bailey barely escaped death when someone fired a shot at him while he was lighting a gas lamp. The shot missed his head by four or five inches and there was no known motive for the attack.

The Epworth League had its anniversary celebration at the Methodist Church. The Rev. Daniels gave the feature address.The Wyandotte County Telephone Co., was formed with W. S. Twist as its president. The company had a chartered stock of $75,000.

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