Remember When: Jan. 15, 2009
10 Years Ago
(Jan. 14, 1999)
Paris Grace Forshey, daughter of Clarence and Martha Forshey, was the winner of the Chieftain-Sentinel First Baby Contest.
Gov. Bill Graves accepted an invitation to be the guest speaker at the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce installation banquet.
John Coleman, Troop 149, received his Eagle Scout award.
Christ Garcia was elected president of the Basehor Chamber of Commerce. He replaced Steve Rosenthal who completed his term.
State Sen. David Haley was the speaker at the Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday celebration.
25 Years Ago
(Jan. 19, 1983)
Bill Patrick was elected chairman of the Steering Committee for SPICE (Special Programs In Creative Education). Debbie Herring was named publicity committee chairman and Linda Hillman was the registration-program chairman.
Larry Moore, Channel 9 anchor, agreed to be the guest speaker at the Chamber of Commerce installation banquet.
A last second jump shot by Rob Stewart gave Bonner Springs a 52-50 come-from-behind win over Bishop Miege.
The Edwardsville Kiwanis Club voted to offer a scholarship to seniors. A pancake breakfast was planned to finance the scholarship.
50 Years Ago
(Jan. 22, 1959)
Three local youths and an Edwardsville man were charged with robbery and assault. A Kansas City, Kan., man said he was beaten and robbed after a Sunday of drinking with the four men, who were held on $1,000 bond each.
Emmett P. Conlan, manager of the National Storage Co., said the firm was preparing and storing two million individual ration packs for the federal government.
Mike Woolf scored 21 points as Bonner Springs defeated Olathe, 59-57.
Ed Roberts Chevrolet planned a formal open house to welcome the new 1959 line of Chevrolets.
100 Years Ago
(Jan. 14, 1909)
The Bonner Springs Waterworks officially started operation. The Chieftain stated: “Bonner Springs has pure water in abundance.”
A Bonner Springs man filed litigation in Kansas City, Kan., against a man for “alienation of affection” involving his wife. He was asking $50,000 in damages.