Archive for Thursday, November 19, 2009

Remember When

November 19, 2009

10 Years Ago (Nov. 18, 1999)

Planning was under way for a Christmas parade as part of the food collection project of Vaughn-Trent Community Services.

Mayor Ted Stolfus, Bonner Springs, and Mayor Woody Berry, Edwardsville, agreed to throw the switch illuminating the mayor’s Christmas tree in Kelly Murphy Park.

The Basehor Lions Club announced plans for the lighting ceremony for the mayor’s Christmas tree.

Charles Berkel was named to the Saint Mary College board of trustees.

25 Years Ago (Nov. 22, 1984)

Allen Spaur was named manager of the Greeley Gas Co. Dan Peters was the new manager of the Wal-Mart store.

Winners in the weekly Chieftain-Sentinel Grid Guessing Game were: Larry Mattox, Cliff Ferrell and Karen Ferrell.

Students receiving all A’s at Southwest School were: Matt Webb, Heather Hall, Michelle Huntsman, Dene’t Anderson and Gayla Guess.

Mrs. Louisa Fletcher was re-elected state NAACP president.

New officers of the Edwardsville Kiwanis Club were: Art Eickhoff, president; Bill Wilhm, Bart Nill, vice presidents and Jim Eickhoff, secretary-treasurer.

50 Years Ago (Nov. 19, 1959)

Despite temperatures of nearly zero, a large crowd was on hand as Bonner Springs closed the football season with a 53-0 win over De Soto. Bonner Springs, coached by Gene Cox, finished second in the EKL.

The Rev. Don Kessler gave the sermon at the Union Thanksgiving Service.

Robert Clark was eighth-grade coach and Dick Bliss was seventh-grade coach at Southwest School.

Dr. A. Webster Tenney resigned as director of the Agricultural Hall of Fame. James Radotinsky was named to the post. Local residents were concerned about the lack of construction progress.

100 Years Ago (Nov. 18, 1909)

Bonner Springs elevators were purchasing wheat at $1.19 per bushel.

Fred Bailey won $5 in the drawing at the Electric Theater..

Plans were being discussed for two sporting events on Thanksgiving Day. The Bonner Springs and Basehor girls planned a basketball game in the morning and the two schools’ football teams planned an afternoon game.

Wet fields were causing problems for local farmers. Some planned to wait until the ground froze before starting corn husking.

Residents of Bonner Springs, Edwardsville and Delaware Township could pay property taxes at the Farmers State Bank.


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