Archive for Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Remember When

November 25, 2009

10 Years Ago (Nov. 25, 1999)

Fund raising for the new Centennial Park got off to a good start. The committee received a $5,000 contribution from the Commercial State Bank. Jim Kreider and Larry Ellington were shown in a photo presenting the check to Mayor Ted Stolfus.

A total of 28 teens and nine chaperones from Holy Angels Catholic Church in Basehor attended the National Catholic Youth Conference in St. Louis.

Scott Polley, BSHS senior, signed a letter of intent to wrestle at Stanford University.

The Basehor Lions Club announced plans for its annual Christmas lighting ceremony. Santa Claus was scheduled to arrive riding a Fairmont Township fire truck.

25 Years Ago (Nov. 29, 1984)

Angela Stoner, a fifth-grader at Basehor Upper Elementary School, placed second in horsemanship at the American Royals.

Mark Kuehn was planting trees at Lions Park as part of his Eagle Scout service project.

Santa Claus made his first visit to Bonner Springs. He visited with children on Oak Street and then went to the Commercial State Bank for a special party for children. Magician Kevin Bleam performed during the event.

The Fun Valley swimming pool in Bonner Springs reported an attendance of 18,407, which was a decrease of about 3,000 from the previous year.

Mark and Grady Newton were members of the Kansas State football team.

50 Years Ago (Nov. 26, 1959)

Ed Gorskey resigned as head basketball coach at Bonner Springs High School at the close of the season. He said his new duties as guidance counselor did not allow ample time for coaching.

Sherwood Sprout, daughter of Ruth Sprout, was the queen of the Harvest Moon Ball at Kansas City Junior College.

Welborn defeated Southwest Jr. High 7th grade, 16-14. Kenny May and Harry Papineau both had good games for Southwest.

The first rehearsal of the new Community Christmas Choir was announced. The choir was a project of the high school band parents club.

Homer Miesse was president of the Bonner Springs Rotary Club.

100 Years Ago (Nov. 25, 1909)

Bonner Springs defeated Basehor, 10-0, in a game played on Thanksgiving day. Hall and Millard were the leading players for Bonner Springs.

A young Bonner Springs couple narrowly escaped serious injury on their way to a dance when their team (of horses) bolted. The team was finally stopped when it was entangled in a fence on the Ernie Miller property.

Sherman Township reported it spent $30,000 in 1909, with most of the money used to build the Lenape dike.

First National Bank reported total assets of $158,912.33.

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