Archive for Thursday, March 4, 2010

Remember When

March 4, 2010

10 Years Ago (March 2, 2000)

The Bonner Springs City Council voted to allow condemnation proceedings, paving the way for the Spring Creek sewer and channelization project to move forward.

Caitlin Sack, sixth-grader in the Basehor-Linwood district, placed first in the district citizenship essay competition.

Marvin and Alma Dove were recipients of the Ovid Snider award for service to the city of Linwood.

Spelling bee winners at Bonner Springs Elementary were: Kyle Parker, first; Derrick Babcock, second; and Josh Vochatzer, third.

The Edwardsville City Council voted to move the date for Autumnfest back one week to Sept. 30.

25 Years Ago (March 7, 1985)

Bonner Springs started installation of the new Lake Forest lift station. The new station tied in with the city wastewater treatment plant.

Suzanne Spring, a senior at Basehor High School, was a finalist for the fifth annual homecoming queen competition in Wichita.

Kristy Mitchell won the Sacred Heart School spelling bee and Jennifer Gander was second.

Brad Deichler joined the Chieftain-Sentinel staff as a reporter.

The City of Bonner Springs was discussing ways to deal with problems caused by birds nesting in trees along Oak Street.

Susie Newton was the reporter for the Tiblow 4-H Club.

50 Years Ago (March 3, 1960)

Mrs. George Gebhartdt was elected president of the high school PTSA. Jim Finley was the new first vice president.

Glen LeFever was the new operator of Perkins Hardware.

The United States Rubber Co. pledged $30,000 toward the construction of the Agricultural Hall of Fame.

The Basehor Kiwanis Club met at the firehouse and had a program presented by the 4-H Club. Speakers were Beth Grisham, Johnny Clink and Linda Hein.

Bonner Springs placed second in the district tournament and qualified to move on to the regional meet at Garnett.

Sarah Kuhn placed first in a writing contest sponsored by Theta Sigma Phil, an organization for women journalists.

100 Years Ago (March 3, 1910)

A college student from Lawrence was killed when he fell from a train while crossing the Wolf Creek Bridge. He was “bumming” his way back to the university when he fell from the rear of the baggage car.

J. D. Kuhn and Imri Zumwalt attended the Kansas City Mercantile Club meeting. Chieftain publisher Zumwalt was a speaker. He was also a speaker at the meeting of the Kansas Editorial Association in Wichita. Arthur Capper, Topeka Daily Capital, was the president of the association.

The Warren brothers purchased the meat market in Basehor from R. L. Miller.

Mrs. Homer Maxwell was elected as a member of the New Century Club replacing Mrs. Allison who resigned.

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