Archive for Thursday, August 27, 2009

Remember When

August 27, 2009

10 Years Ago (Aug. 26, 1999)

David Boal was appointed as a Wyandotte County District Court judge replacing Judge Bill D. Robinson Jr., who retired.

Crissy Manis was accepting entries for the Jaycees Punt, Pass and Kick Contest during Tiblow Days.

The Basehor-Linwood High School band received a $2,000 grant from the Bonner Springs Wal-Mart to help finance its trip to the Alamo Bowl. James Sharp was the band director.

The Bonner Springs Masonic Lodge was sponsoring its annual biscuits and gravy breakfast during the Tiblow Days celebration. A local band, Saragusa Kick was performing during Tiblow Days. Members were: Daniel Thomas, Lacey Ellington, Jim Oyer and Jason Ellington.

25 Years Ago (Aug. 30, 1984)

Dr. Paul Burres received the Marion Vaughn Community Service award.

The Firehouse Scramblers won the mayor’s trophy for having the top float in the Tiblow Days parade. The Tiblow Tots Pre-School had the top youth entry in the parade.

A public reception to honor George Radcliff for 25 years of service to Edwardsville was announced by the Kiwanis Club.

Bob Ritter, president of the Bonner Springs KNEA, was shown in a photo presenting a scholarship to Vicki Wells.

The Hampton Court Jesters of the Mary Kay Dance Studio were performing at the Renaissance Festival.

Evelyn Knoche and Margaret Sedgwich served refreshments at the regular meeting of the Glenwood EHU.

50 Years Ago (Aug. 27, 1959)

More than 100 persons signed a petition expressing interest in having a swimming pool and fishing lake in Bonner Springs. Dale Ney said memberships were being offered for sale and any money paid would be held in escrow until the facility opens.

Dr. Webster A. Tenney, executive director of the Agricultural Hall of Fame, moved to the area. Construction was under way at the Ag Hall site.

Harry A. Darby, well-known industrialist, purchased a farm in the Loring area from Del Heininger.

Pamela Drennon, 10, had the prize-winning catch in the annual fishing derby at the Wyandotte County Lake.

Gene Cox, head football coach at Bonner Springs High School, was the speaker at the booster club meeting.

100 Years Ago (Aug. 26, 1909)

W. H. Caffrey, president, announced that the board of directors of the Kansas City and Bonner Springs Railroad would meet to discuss a bond issue.

The Basehor Junior League held a successful community social.

Three young men were arrested for stealing watermelons.

S. T. Young sold his barber shop in Basehor to James Lake.

Laura Parker and Grace Stotts presided at the punch bowl during a Christian Endeavor reception to honor students leaving for college.

The Edwardsville Christian Church reported a successful ice cream social.

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