Archive for Thursday, September 25, 2008

Remember when

September 25, 2008

10 Years Ago

(September 24, 1998)

The second Basehor-Linwood Car Show was planned.

Harrington Funeral Home purchased and refurbished an 1880s hearse and was displaying the unit in area parades.

The Basehor-Linwood Board of Education was taking bids for construction of a new elementary school.

25 Years Ago

(September 22, 1983)

Roger Miller was elected president of the American College of Apothecaries.

Don Stokesbury, principal, reported that efforts to form a new athletic league had failed.

Charles Swedo, owner, announced that Bonner Springs IGA had added a bait and tackle shop.

50 Years Ago

(September 25, 1958)

William Pfeffer sold his sandwich shop in Bonner Springs to Dale Freeman. D. W. Hininger arranged the sale.

Mike Woolf's 72-yard touchdown run in the first quarter sparked Bonner Springs to a season opening 25-0 win over Tonganoxie. In other opening week games, Linwood defeated Lecompton, 36-0, in a six-man football game.

W. D. McMullin, principal at McDanield School, said student lunches were priced at 30 cents each and students could have seconds.

100 Years Ago

(September 24, 1908)

The Wyandotte County Commission approved building 49 miles of rock road in the county. The Chieftain complained that almost all of the money was spent on roads just outside of Kansas City.

Two railroad cars of sewer pipe were delivered to Bonner Springs. W. S. Axtell, construction engineer for Walsh Construction Co., said a crew of 50 to 60 men would work during the installation.

A man received a broken leg when the team of horses bolted and overturned the buggy he was driving.

Two road scrapers were stolen from Elm Grove Road.

David Holyfield and Luther Kindred, representing the Lenape district landowners, reported good progress on the installation of new dikes.


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