Remember When: Jan. 22, 2009
10 Years Ago
(Jan. 21, 1999)
Winners of the geography bee at Edwardsville Elementary were: Isaac Garlington, first; Michaela Kroh, second; and Jacob Nelson, third. Winners at Sacred Heart School were: Karl Gomer, first; Kathy Killingsworth, second; and Bret Yates, third.
Incumbents Kerry Mueller, Randy Cunningham and Ron Grover filed for re-election to the Basehor-Linwood Board of Education.
The historic Basehor United Methodist Church was demolished. It was heavily damaged by fire.
Cristie Edmondson was the Bonner Springs High School candidate for queen of the Tonganoxie tournament.
25 Years Ago
(Jan. 26, 1984)
Carolyn Hobbs was appointed as Bonner Springs city treasurer replacing Sylvia Tate who retired.
Pauline Chronister was appointed as secretary for the Edwardsville Police Department.
Local Girl Scouts started the annual cookie sale. Girls shown in a photo promoting the sale were: Patty Evans, Dawn Hinkle, Leslie Dickens and Cindy Wilson.
Dr. Robert B. Laing, Bonner Springs, was elected president of the Bethany Medical Center medical and dental staff.
Rob Steward and Jamie Creten were crowned as Bonner Springs High School sports-warming king and queen.
Dean Kirkman, Linwood, was honored for 30 years of service as a rural mail carrier.
Williams Tax Service and Insurance, Basehor, opened a branch office in Bonner Springs.
50 Years Ago
(Jan. 29, 1959)
Local supporters were disappointed that a decision on the site for an Agricultural Hall of Fame had been delayed, however, they were happy that Kansas was one of only two states still being considered.
Elmer Mendendahl announced he was remodeling his business, Elmer’s TV.
The price of haircuts was raised in the area from $1.50 to $1.75.
Frank Bowker, principal, said the hot-lunch program at Edwardsville Grade School was being delayed due to construction.
Glenn Barb and Lee Weeks were re-elected to terms on the board of directors of the Bonner Springs Building and Loan Association.
Mrs. Frances Bernadel was the new president of the Catholic Altar Society.
100 Years Ago
(Jan. 21, 1909)
Potato growers in the Kaw Valley called a meeting to form a cooperative group. Items on the agenda included freight rates.
John Kerby resigned as police judge during the city council meeting. The council also discussed building a City Hall.
Miss Marjorie Jewett was in charge of the flag drill at the Women’s Relief Corp of the GAR.
Members of the Christian Church sent 200 postal cards of support to Rev. O. C. Moomaw, who was conducting a revival meeting in Troy.
Mayor Philo Clark suffered minor scratches when he was thrown from a sleigh.
S. M. Scheffer was elected Sunday school superintendent of the Methodist Church. E. V. Ney was the assistant superintendent.