Archive for Thursday, February 17, 2011

Remember When

February 17, 2011

10 Years Ago (Feb. 15, 2001)

Buck O’Neil was the featured speaker at a career expo at Bonner Springs High School.

Jeral Cooper was elected president of the Basehor Historical Museum Society. Other officers were Becky Doyal, vice president; Ailene Seeman, secretary and Duane Neu, treasurer.

Gary Weidenaar was the director of the Kaw Valley Community Choir. John Robison was president of the group.

The Delaware Tribe was looking for possible sites for a casino in Wyandotte County.

25 Years Ago (Feb. 13, 1986)

Dana Otting and Ryan Salvoni were winners in the Basehor Community Library’s creative Valentine’s Contest.

Spelling bee winners at Sacred Heart School were Courtney Kierl, Jason Osteen and Kristin Mitchell.

Andy Adkins scored 17 points for Bonner Springs in a 71-42 loss to Olathe South.

Plans were proposed to build a band stand at the corner of Second and Elm Streets. Mayor Reece Kuhn said he wanted the project to be a quality facility.

50 Years Ago (Feb. 16, 1961)

The Bonner Springs Rural High School board of education opened talks with the grade school board concerning starting a junior high program.

Sara Kuhn was named valedictorian and Frank Swenton was salutatorian at Bonner Springs Rural High School senior class.

Larry Cohan scored 31 points and Kurt Woolf added 14 point as Bonner Springs defeated Olathe 59-43.

Linwood voters approved, 204-189, a $130,000 bond issue for additional school facilities.

The Rev. Rex D. Kelley was pastor at the Basehor Methodist Church.

100 Years Ago (Feb. 16, 1911)

Bonner Springs High School defeated Vance School 28-7 in a game played on the Wilson High School basketball court. Garrett had an outstanding game for the winners.

J. L. Longfellow became the second candidate for mayor of Bonner Springs. The Chieftain reported he was liked by both political factions in the city.

J. C. Kerby resigned from the Bonner Springs City Council. He said he was unable to work with the mayor and other council members.

The cement plant planned to be closed for a week so new and bigger machinery could be installed.

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