Archive for Thursday, May 7, 2009

Remember When

May 7, 2009

10 Years Ago (May 6, 1999)

The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce announced that Jill Jenkins had resigned as a vice president due to a change in employment. Nancy Landers was the new first vice president, Bob Van Maren was the new second vice president and Gary Courtney was elected third vice president.

Bonner Springs-Edwardsville district USD 204 announced plans to hold a reception honoring retirees Bryan Biles, Linda Engquist, Joyce Sorenson and Nancy Yokum.

An “old-timers” wrestling tournament was planned at Basehor-Linwood High School with proceeds to benefit Andy Morgan, Buddy Bowen and Chris Rayl who were going to compete in Australia. Scott Neal and Henry Gallet were in charge of the event.

25 Years Ago (May 10, 1984)

Becki Bernard won the Bonner Springs High School citizenship award.

Lisa Ingrahamson was the new president of the Pioneer Junior High Student Council and Richard Laing was elected vice president.

Elder John Carter was the new president of the Bonner Springs branch of the NAACP.

The City of Bonner Springs received a Kansas Department of Transportation grant to install a railroad crossing signal on Kansas Highway 32.

Harry Tennant was elected Kiwanis District Lieutenant Governor at the state spring conference. Dan Harless, Basehor, was a discussion leader at the state meeting.

Teresa Rainbolt was named valedictorian at Linwood High School.

50 Years Ago (May 7, 1959)

Del Hininger was installed as the new mayor of Bonner Springs.

Wyandotte County completed negotiations to purchase a 348 acre park surrounding the National Agricultural Hall of Fame site. Total cost of the land was $219,050 according to Harold Harding, county counselor.

Glen Price was the caller for a square dance conducted by local Girl Scouts at the Lake of the Forest Clubhouse.

The Jolly Jills HDU met at the home of Mrs. Harold Brown.

Evelyn Hulburd received a pin for 15 years of service with Farmers Insurance Group.

Bonner Springs merchants were debating remaining open late on Saturday nights.

100 Years Ago (May 6, 1909)

A $30,000 bond issue to build a new high school in Bonner Springs was approved by voters, 539 “yes” and 89 “no.”

A fire in the Dafer area resulted in the death of a woman and her young daughter.

Theodore Naish entertained guests at his cottage in Edwardsville.

S. G. Crawford was elected president of the Epworth League.

Mayor A. B. C. Dague declared that dogs running loose in the city constituted a nuisance. He pledged strict enforcement of city licensing laws.

J. J. Baker acquired half interest in the Brewer Furniture Store.

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