Archive for Thursday, July 2, 2009

Remember When

July 2, 2009

10 Years Ago (July 1, 1999)

The presentation of the Outstanding Citizen award, a parade and fireworks were planned for the Basehor Fourth of July celebration.

An era ended when the Bonner Springs Public Works Department removed the final kiosk from Oak Street. The kiosks were installed during an Urban Renewal project and had deteriorated.

Jake Streeter led a group of volunteers in a project to change the Lions Park tennis court into a basketball court. The work was part of his Eagle Scout service project.

The Chamber of Commerce heard presentations by Weldon Padgett, Bonner Springs city manager, and Boris Sztorch, Edwardsville city administrator, during its meeting at the Holiday Inn Express.

25 Years Ago (July 5, 1984)

Dr. Ted Stolfus was elected president of the USD 204 (Bonner Springs-Edwardsville) Board of Education. He announced that he would not seek re-election in 1985. He replaced Garland Smith who had completed his term of office. Jim Finley was elected vice president.

Ed Roberts Jr. was named to the board of directors of the Commercial State Bank.

George Warren was a candidate for the Leavenworth County Commission from the Third District.

The elevator at Theno Farm Supply was receiving wheat from the 1984 harvest. Lori Theno and Matt Davis were shown in a photo playing in the wheat.

The Tiblow Days celebration was moved to Third and Elm Streets due to the construction of the First National Bank of Bonner Springs.

50 Years Ago (July 2, 1959)

Marvin Meyer was the new president of the Bonner Springs Rotary Club. Meyer was a partner in Meyer Dairy in Basehor.

Raymond Waugh and Owen Barclay opened the Bonner Springs Laundromat.

Martha Maltsbarger received the Girl Scout bronze cross for heroism when she led her three sisters and a brother from their burning house.

Bette Marie Keele of Edwardsville was a member of the cast of the University of Kansas summer theater production of “Tartuffe.”

The Bonner Springs 14-15 year old baseball team lost to Tip Top Café, 7-5. Jerry Wright pitched for Bonner Springs and Same Keene was the catcher.

100 Years Ago (July 1, 1909)

Wyandotte County announced the start of construction of a rock road from Muncie to Bonner Springs

Tragedy was averted on Oak Street when a gun being cleaned at Perkins Hardware discharged sending a bullet through the front window and barely missing a woman walking down the street. A man standing close to the gun was treated for burns.

Bonner Springs defeated the Williams-Volker baseball team, 5-0. McKinney made good use of his spit ball in recording the win.

Farmers reported the Kaw Valley cabbage crop was the “best ever.”

Activities planned for the Fourth of July celebration included two baseball games, a tug-of-war, band concert and a “ragamuffin parade.”

Mike Fall and William Edmington were called to jury duty.


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