Archive for Thursday, December 23, 2010

Remember When

December 23, 2010

10 Years Ago (Dec. 21, 2000)

Edna Stewart, Pauline Reitzel and Reba Shaw, Bonner Springs senior citizens, helped Vicky Wheeler’s third-grade class make Santa Claus ornaments.

Basehor was completing a $7 million sewer project. Work on the project was expected to be finished by July.

About 85 children attended a Christmas party sponsored by the Bonner Springs Eagles Lodge.

Stepping Stones Day Care won first place in the commercial division of the Basehor Chamber of Commerce Christmas decorating contest.

25 Years Ago (Dec. 26, 1985)

Jeff Johnson, Kirk Harrington, Deryck Malone and Tony Istas, Linwood High School, were named to the Two Trails All-League football team.

The Wyandotte County Commission was studying the possibility of annexing rural areas including Piper to Kansas City, Kan.

Louisa Fletcher was state NAACP president and she announced that the Bonner Springs branch had taken second place in the state membership contest.

50 Years Ago (Dec. 22, 1960)

Santa Claus arrived in Bonner Springs in a convertible driven by Gene Reynolds and escorted by Mayor Del Hininger.

Nora Bryant was elected queen of the Bonner Springs High School Booster Club. Attendants were Sunny Williams and Neta Gilham.

Larry Gridley, principal at Southwest School, surprised a burglar in the school. The criminal escaped through a back door with about $15 in petty cash.

100 Years Ago (Dec. 22, 1910)

The Bonner Springs City Council passed an ordinance prohibiting sales or possession of alcoholic beverages. Wyandotte County Attorney Taggart prepared the ordinance for the city.

A Bonner Springs house burned to the ground because the fire hydrant was located too far away and the hoses were too short to be used.

Ruth Michael and Will Frederick sang a duet at the First Christian Church Christmas concert.

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