Archive for Thursday, April 30, 2009

Remember When

April 30, 2009

10 Years Ago (April 29, 1999)

Carla Dechman and Lindsey Pollock signed letters-of-intent to participate as members of the dance team at Barton County Community College.

Gov. Bill Graves appointed Jill Jenkins to the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals.

Jennifer Lynn, Basehor-Linwood High School junior, was selected as first runner-up in the Leavenworth County Jr. Miss competition.

Keith Schellert was sworn in as mayor of Linwood.

U.S. Rep. Vince Snowbarger was the guest speaker at the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce National Honor Society banquet.

25 Years Ago (May 3, 1984)

The Bonner Springs Police Department and the Optimist Club announced plans to conduct a bicycle rodeo.

Gary Hunt was shown in a photograph displaying large elephant mushrooms which he found near Basehor.

Sandstone announced its first four concerts of the year. The amphitheater opened with Alabama and Juice Newton. Other concerts were: Dan Fogelberg, the Beach Boys and Moody Blues.

The Bonner Springs Garden Club announced a series of beautification awards. Mrs. Don Warring was accepting nominations.

50 Years Ago (April 30, 1959)

The Bonner Springs High School newspaper, The Pow Wow, received state scholastic journalism honors. Doris Stith was the instructor.

The Rev. W. I. Hastie was leaving the pastorate of the Bonner Springs United Methodist Church.

Mike Reynolds cleared 11 feet in the pole vault to win the Argentine Relays championship.

Mrs. Albert Kliesow was elected president of the Bonner Springs Chapter of the American Association of University Women.

Chapter FG of the PEO met at the home of Mrs. Kenneth Milliken at Lake Forest. Co-hostesses were Mrs. Louis Wiard, Mrs. Roy Stotts and Mrs. Ward Harrington.

Mrs. Grace Walker, school nurse, reported 64 students were absent at McDanield School due to the flu epidemic.

100 Years Ago (April 29, 1909)

A gang of boys broke into the Grabel Bottling Works and stole 20 bottles of pop. A few days later, one of the suspects was put in the sweat box, and he confessed and implicated others. The group had been responsible for a series of burglaries and thefts.

O. H. Williamson was appointed as Bonner Springs city attorney at a salary of $5 per month.

The high school boys quartet, Robert Waters, Will Hall, Henry Parker and Will Fredricks, went to Kansas City to perform at the Northeast Convention of Teachers.


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