Archive for Thursday, July 30, 2009

Remember When

July 30, 2009

10 Years Ago (July 29, 1999)

Susan Berry, principal, announced the plans for enrollment at Sacred Heart School.

Todd Matt, owner of Bonner Springs Ford, presented the keys to a 1990 Ford Tempo to Tanya Wisely, winner of the annual reading contest at Clark Middle School.

Scott A. Denham was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Linwood City Council.

Lee Newton and Carl Wasson were accepting entries for the Bonner Springs Lions Club golf tournament.

Jake Laffere, Basehor-Linwood graduate, was selected to play in the Shrine East-West All-Star football game.

Margaret Gebhardt was honored for 32 years of service to the Western Wyandotte Democratic Club.

25 Years Ago (Aug. 2, 1984)

Aubrey Clifton won first place in the baby contest at the Linwood Pioneer Festival.

Michelle Hartegan, who was a member of the Bonnerettes high school dance team, was shown cleaning the tires of a vehicle as part of a fund-raising car wash.

Ralph Creger, director, said the C&D Center was seeking donations of high chairs for its weekly hot lunch program.

Brad Harrington was shown in a photo cracking out a hit for the Vet-Vax team in a Lions League game.

Craig Ward led a discussion of local issues at the Bonner Springs Rotary Club.

Jerry Bredwell was the new president of the Bonner Springs Rotary Club, replacing Mike Anderson who had completed his term of office.

50 Years Ago (July 30, 1959)

A new sign was erected showing the location of the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame. Bonner Springs leaders shown in a photo of the new sign included Mayor Del Hininger, Reece Kuhn, A. F. Watson, Harry Malone and Dal Grinstead.

Mrs. Ralph Klamm started work at the Bonner Springs City Hall.

Delaware Township officials were discussing the possibility of building a fire station in Edwardsville.

June Keestar and Shirley Beach each had two hits for the Bonner Springs girls softball team in a 17-9 loss to Patton Realtors.

Don May, police chief, announced that a radio had been installed in the Edwardsville police car.

100 Years Ago (July 29, 1909)

A dog and pony show was scheduled for Edwardsville.

A door on a freight train swung open and struck a passing passenger train in the Loring area. One man who was resting his arm on the window sill suffered a severe gash.

Dr. R. S. McArthur, famous Baptist preacher, spoke on Sunday morning during the Bonner Springs Chautauqua. The Sunday afternoon program included an oration by Sen. Bob Taylor and a concert given by the Royal Hungarian Band.

A mail bag containing issues of the Chieftain newspaper disappeared. Postmaster Morrison and the newspaper were conducting an investigation to see if the newspapers were stolen or lost by the post office.

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