Archive for Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Remember When for Dec. 15, 2011

December 14, 2011

Events reported in the Bonner Springs Chieftain and Basehor Sentinel during the third week of December from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.

10 Years Ago — Dec. 15, 2001

The Basehor Virtual Charter School received state accreditation. Brenda DeGroot was director of the virtual charter school.

The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce was seeking nominations for Citizen of the Year awards for both communities.

Winners of Clark Middle School citizenship awards for November included: Joey Schmidt, Ashley Whitehead, Annette Cline, Rosa Pichardo, Michael Knight, Taryn Lane, Shawn Holyrood and Jim Honeycutt.

The Bonner Springs High School girls basketball team defeated Mill Valley 67-35. Andrea Dill had 12 points for the Bravettes.

25 Years Ago — Dec. 18, 1986

Bonner Springs Bancshares, owner of the Commercial State Bank, announced the purchase of the First State Bank of Lansing. James C. Kreider was chairman and president of the bank board of directors.

Lisa Pickert was the point guard for the Bonner Springs High School Bravettes. She was shown in a photo setting up a play for the girls.

Emmaus Lutheran Church announced plans for Christmas Eve services. The Rev. Sam McPeak was pastor.

Basehor High School courtwarming queen and king candidates were: Sandra Thorne, Diane Baltuska, Shelly McMillen, Paul Greer, Randy Coble and Jeff Kennard.

50 Years Ago — Dec. 14, 1961

The Union Pacific Railroad announced that it planned to spend $150,000 on improvements to local facilities.

The thermometer dipped below zero for four straight days, causing a variety of problems ranging from broken pipes to cars that failed to start. Homer Miesse, manager of Greeley Gas Co., said there were no supply problems.

No action was taken on the planned Basehor water district since more potential customers were needed.

The Nat Nast Company was moving its offices to the factory in Bonner Springs. Nat Nast, company president, said the offices would be completed by the first of the year.

100 Years Ago — Dec. 14, 1911

Mrs. W. E. Walker was worthy matron of the Eastern Star and Henry Grenwold was worthy patron of the organization.

The Barnes Company offered to buy the Bonner Springs electric plant for $10,370.

The New Century Club met at the home of Mrs. Alvan Dornan. The history of England was the topic for the day.

The Edwardsville Horse League members planned a box supper and program.

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