Archive for Thursday, August 6, 2009

Remember When: Aug. 6, 2009

August 6, 2009

10 Years Ago (Aug. 5, 1999)

The Bonner Springs Board of Education voted to add a soccer program at the high school.

Tom Cooper, Basehor-Linwood High School football coach, announced plans for the start of practice.

Charles Thomas was director of a comedy play, “The History of Impeachment in Bonner Springs,” as part of the Tiblow Days celebration.

Nancy Johnson and Lauren Helverson won the prizes given in a drawing at the Bonner Springs City Band concert.

Jeff Boerger, Kansas Speedway Corp., was the featured speaker at the mayor’s banquet.

25 Years Ago (Aug. 9, 1985)

Three local young people — Tim Jones, Brian Landers and Jennifer Reeves — were in the cast of “Jesus Christ Superstar” at Starlight Theatre.

Bonner Springs High School approved the adding of baseball and softball to its sports program.

McDonald’s announced plans to seek a location in Bonner Springs.

Dave Johnson, Edwardsville, was named to the executive board of the United Garment Workers of America.

Janice Southern, Edwardsville State Bank, had the highest batting average for women, .519, in the Bonner Springs Coed League. David Russell, Ace Office Machines, led the men with a .743 average.

50 Years Ago (Aug. 6, 1959)

Tony Dusil and Gene Reynolds, local businessmen, discussed the possibility of building parking lots in the Oak Street area with the city council.

The population of Edwardsville was 519.

Richard Burns accepted a teaching position at Bonner Springs Rural High School.

The Nat Nast Shirt Co. discussed plans to open a factory in Bonner Springs. The plant would hire at least 125 employees.

100 Years Ago (August 5, 1909)

Ed Page allowed only four hits as Bonner Springs defeated Linwood, 4-0, in a game played at Lake Forest. Next up for Bonner Springs was a home game with Fletcher Candy Co. Admission was 25 cents.

A youth escaped severe injuries in a strange accident. He was leaning out of the window of a train car and waving at friends when his head struck a utility pole. Since the train was going very slowly, he was not seriously hurt.

Chester Kuhn was delivering the Kansas City “Journal” in Bonner Springs. The subscription rate was 10 cents per week.

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