Archive for Thursday, January 29, 2009

Remember When

January 29, 2009

10 Years Ago

(Jan. 28, 1999)

Bonner Springs High School cheerleaders won first place in a competition at the Tonganoxie tournament.

Bryan Carroll and Isaac Garlington were first and second in the spelling bee at Edwardsville Elementary.

Allen Goens, Fairmount Township fire chief, was shown in a photo with a new pumper and rescue unit placed in service.

Geraldine Thompson was installed as the new Noble Grand of the Saratoga Rebekah Lodge. Other officers included Kristi Shields, vice grand; Janet Pickett, secretary and Mildred Lawrence, treasurer.

25 Years Ago

(Feb. 2, 1984)

Angela Smith was crowned as queen of the Tonganoxie Tournament. Bonner Springs also was honored for having the best pep section. The Braves won the tournament defeating Tonganoxie 56-50 and Hughes Suffren was named the most valuable player.

Mel Burnley won the Edwardsville Community Service award given during the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce banquet. Jerry Bredwell was the new president replacing Ray Cox, who completed his term of office.

50 Years Ago

(Feb. 5, 1959)

The Bonner Springs City Council adopted a resolution in support of having the national Agricultural Hall of Fame located in Bonner Springs. Del Hininger was leading the effort to have the facility located in Bonner Springs.

The Bonner Springs Recreation Commission announced formation of a church basketball league. H. F. Fleming was elected president of the Bonner Springs Credit Union. Other officers were: G. L. Powell, vice president; S. E. Mackey, treasurer; and Fred Stubbs, clerk.

Greeley Gas Co. announced plans to spend $125,000 on system improvements in the Kaw Valley.

100 Years Ago

(Jan. 28, 1909)

The Chieftain announced it would no longer take advertisements submitted after the deadline. The practice caused the newspaper to nearly miss mailing deadlines.

The Kansas City District Conference of the Methodist Church announced plans to have its conference in Bonner Springs.

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