Archive for Thursday, December 31, 2009

Remember When

December 31, 2009

10 Years Ago (Dec. 30, 1999)

Area cities were expecting no trouble due to Y2K, however, they were prepared in case of trouble. Bonner Springs planned to have a command post at the fire station and an emergency shelter at the First Christian Church.

Jim Braley, pastor of the Bonner Springs Church of Christ, made his first solo flight and completed his pilot’s license.

Scott and Steve Pendleton were coaches of the Basehor Kids Wrestling Cub.

Earl Freeman was installed as master of the Bonner Springs Masonic Lodge. John Justice was the senior warden.

25 Years Ago (Jan. 3, 1985)

Eva Ewing retired as Bonner Springs librarian after more than 37 years of service and was replaced by Gwen Nickell. Betty Pino was the new assistant librarian, replacing Edith Lynn who also retired.

Pioneer Junior High eighth-grade cheerleaders were: Trista Menningen, Kathy Jo Roberts and Larissa Walton.

James Downing led Bonner Springs in rebounding for the season with 57 in six games. Mike Martin was the leading scorer with an average of 23.3 points per game. Brad Palmberg was averaging 10.8 points per game.

Jason Everhart won the giant Christmas stocking given in a drawing at Bonner Springs IGA.

50 Years Ago (Dec. 31, 1959)

Ralph Pine retired after 33 years of service at the Lone Star Cement Plant. He was foreman of the machine shop.

Equipment for fluoridation of the Bonner Springs water supply was installed and would go into operation after the first of the year.

Bonner Springs won the St. Joseph (Shawnee) basketball tournament with a 44-40 win over Olathe. Larry Cohen led Bonner Springs with 16 points.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bundy built a split-level home in the 200 block of Sheidley.

In his annual report, Elbert Woolf, Bonner Springs chief of police, reported 14 arrests for being drunk in public.

100 Years Ago (Dec. 30, 1909)

Levi Smith purchased the interests of A. G. Parker in the Empire Printing Co.

The Bonner Springs Portland Cement Co. completed its reorganization and had capitalization of $800,000.

The Christian Church Choir was planning a special homecoming concert. Robert Warner, home on vacation from Chicago, was the guest director.

Sarah Rutherford was the new president of the Women’s Relief Corp of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Charlie Lewis had a crew putting up ice for the Myers Creamery Co. in Basehor.

The Union Pacific hauled 21 railroad cars loaded with ice taken from Lake Forest.

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