Archive for Thursday, February 18, 2010

Remember when

February 18, 2010

10 Years Ago (Feb. 17, 2000)

Bobby Schwartzman and Julie Benjamin were crowned as Bonner Springs High School Courtwarming royalty.

The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce started a campaign to raise funds to upgrade Christmas decorations.

Student of the month award winners at Basehor-Linwood High School were: Jeff Hills, Lisa Hallier, Courtney Reed and Brian Gripka.

Spelling bee winners were: Adam Smith, Edwardsville, and Stephen Cabrera, Sacred Heart.

The Edwardsville City Council approved a $1,000 contribution to the BSHS Project Graduation.

25 Years Ago (Feb. 21, 1985)

Joe Perry was elected president of Bonner Springs Industrial Development, Inc. Roger Miller was vice president and Al Stuchlik was treasurer.

Jake Ferder won the Southwest School spelling title and Gayla Guess was second.

Construction of Improvements necessitated closing of one side of the exit and entrance ramp at Kansas Highway 7 and Kansas Highway 32.

Becky Rehm and Chad Nolting were crowned as Pioneer Jr. High Valentine’s Dance royalty.

Terrie Dunn was named winner of the “Young Careerist” award given by the Bonner Springs BPW.

The Bonner Springs City Council voted to provide limited Tiblow Transit services to residents of Edwardsville.

50 Years Ago (Feb. 18, 1960)

The Basehor Methodist Church raised $25,000 to build a parish hall and educational building. The Rev. Rex Kelly was pastor of the church.

Don Coffman and Herman Merritt, co-owners of the Federated Store, purchased a building on Oak Street as the location of a new store.

Sharon Coleman was named valedictorian and Barbara Scott was salutatorian of the Bonner Springs High School class of 1960.

Southwest Jr. High cheerleaders were: Carol Finley, Brooke Lilley, Kenda Kahle, Yvonne Wiley, Joyce Hilliard, Mary Elaine Chamberlain and Debbie Clark.

100 Years Ago (Feb. 17, 1910)

A couple barely escaped death when they were overcome by gas fumes while staying in a local hotel. A man in the room below heard loud thumps when the couple collapsed and sought assistance. They were taken outside and were treated by Dr. L. E. Lee.

A man was rushed to St. Margaret Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., after being kicked by a mule resulting in a brain concussion.

The Ladies Reading Circle and spouses had a Valentine’s party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Elliott.

A Basehor farmer lost six valuable horses when they strayed onto the railroad tracks and were struck by a passing train.

A U.S. Postal inspector was in Bonner Springs to select a new site for the post office.


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