Archive for Thursday, December 2, 2010

Remember When for Dec. 2, 2010

December 2, 2010

Events from this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.

10 Years Ago (Nov. 30, 2000)

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for new facilities being built by Bonner Springs-Edwardsville USD 204.

Boy Scout Troop 169, Basehor, announced plans to host its annual chili and soup supper.

Vaughn-Trent Community Service, Inc. delivered 250 Christmas baskets to needy families.

Basehor-Linwood Middle School students Hannah Brown and James Nelson were selected for membership in the National Honor Choir.

25 Years Ago (Dec. 5, 1985)

Bonner Springs High School announced candidates for winter royalty. Queen candidates were Becky Holloway, Melanie Allen, Tina Wilson, Lisa Pickert and Barbara Knoche. King candidates were Steve Christensen, Steve Johnson, Brian Landers, Jeff Smith and Shawn Hall.

Basehor High School opened the season with games at Pleasant Ridge High School.

Police and volunteers chased a chicken that wandered onto Oak Street. After leading pursuers on a chase, the bird was finally captured by Merle Ostgen, Perkins Hardware. While there were suspicions, no one knew how the bird made it downtown.

Tillie Burns joined the accounting firm of L. G. (Vern) Schellen.

50 Years Ago (Dec. 1, 1960)

Coach Ken Cochran said the Bonner Springs Braves were ready for the basketball season opener at Spring Hill. Larry Cohen was the lone returning starter.

Mrs. Henrietta Lane, Bonner Springs, demonstrated the making of a Christmas centerpiece on Channel 9.

The Kayettes presented a religious program during a special assembly at Linwood High School.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest “Babe” Ottens and Marilyn Dorton were the new owners of the K-32 Bowl in Edwardsville.

100 Years Ago (Dec. 1, 1910)

Thanks to local efforts residents could pay property taxes at the First National Bank, saving residents a long trip to Kansas City, Kan.

The Chieftain reported it was printing 1,000 copies of the newspaper each week using its own presses.

An improperly installed water line sank, causing a horse to fall in the hole on Oak Street in front of the Gordon Barber Shop.

A Missouri man was in town seeking a location for a pool hall. A number of local residents voiced their opposition to the plan.

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