Archive for Thursday, October 28, 2010

Remember When

October 28, 2010

10 Years Ago (Oct. 26, 2000)

Luther Pickell was the new mayor of Edwardsville, replacing Harold “Woody” Berry, who resigned.

Bob and Carol Sharp’s home won the Yard of the Month award given by the Bonner Beautiful Commission. Paul and Vicky McEnroe won the Yard of the Month award given by Basehor PRIDE. The Basehor Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month award was given to Parkway Nursery.

Josh Bosley led the Bonner Springs Braves in rushing for the season with 319 yards. Dustin Crosby had 255 yards.

Kay Shevling was chairperson in charge of planning the Martin Luther King Jr. birthday observance.

25 Years Ago (Oct. 31, 1985)

A fund raising auction was planned for the Marion Vaughn Christmas Exchange. Those working on the project were Mel Burnley, Al Ramirez, Howard Miller, JR Nolting, Jim Coleman, Ralph Creger and Ken Tewell.

Ryan Casey won the first and second grade division and Michael Wheeler took first in the third and fourth grade division of the Chamber of Commerce Halloween window-painting contest.

Mrs. Donald Warring was chairman of the Garden Club Flower Show.

Miste Bitner, Bonner Springs High School junior, won the regional 5A tennis tournament and qualified for the state tournament.

50 Years Ago (Oct. 27, 1960)

Watson Drug Store in Bonner Springs was the first local business to have music playing continually during the work day. The store subscribed to the Muzak system.

James Dickensheets, Robert Huseby and Bob Novich were the adult leaders accompanying Boy Scout Troop 238 on a hike.

Final approval was given to a plan to build a new post office on the corner of Second and Cedar streets in Bonner Springs. The announcement was made jointly by Sen. Frank Carlson and Sen. Andrew Schoeppel.

A $750,000 fundraising drive was announced by the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame.

100 Years Ago (Oct. 27, 1910)

The Bonner Springs City Council officially accepted the donation of land for a park from Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McDanield.

Basehor and Bonner Springs battled to a 5-5 tie in a football game played in Hart’s pasture. Basehor was within five yards of scoring when the game ended.

A large number of laborers with teams of horses were working on a project to improve Front Street. The city was replacing wooden sidewalks in the area.

Charles Wenda was building a new house at the corner of Spring and Clark streets.

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