Archive for Thursday, January 6, 2011

Remember When

January 6, 2011

10 Years Ago (Jan. 11, 2001)

Wendy Scheidt was named to the Bonner City Council, replacing Mike Holloway who resigned when he moved from the city.

Cliff Lane was reappointed as chief of the Edwardsville Fire Department.

Heather Brown, Megan Clark, Kara Eldridge and Kacee Sebrant represented Basehor Elementary School at the Kansas Music Educators Association choir concert.

Sean Birdsong scored 24 points to lead Bonner Springs to a 64-59 win over Atchison.

25 Years Ago (Jan. 2, 1986)

The Renaissance Festival reported attendance of 110,000. Gail Tallis was executive director of the annual festival.

Rodger Shannon was elected president of the Bonner Springs Rotary Club. Bob Evans was vice-president.

Charla DeFries, a sophomore at Basehor High School, was named Missouri Valley female athlete of the year. She won the national championship in the double-mini trampoline competition.

Dick Bliss was Bonner Springs High School freshman boys’ basketball coach and Leo Richter was the girls coach.

50 Years Ago (Jan. 5, 1961)

The officers and directors of the Kaw Valley Railroad filed a petition with the Kansas Corporation seeking to abandon the line.

Mayor Del Hininger and H. A. White met with officials of the Nat Nast Co. to discuss locating a plant in Bonner Springs.

Dr. Robert Hayes and M. E. (Jack) Nicol received 50-year pins at the meeting of the Bonner Springs Masonic Lodge.

Bonner Springs Boy Scouts, the high school band and civic leaders welcomed a delegation from Smith County on a visit to the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame site.

100 Years ago (Jan. 5, 1911)

Dr. E. W. Gordon announced he was closing his practice in Bonner Springs due to personal and financial problems.

The Bonner Springs IOOF installed John C. Baker as the noble grand. A. W. Bronson was installed as president of the Mystic Toilers.

Bonner Springs residents pledged $25,000 in stock purchases for the Kansas City, Kaw Valley and Western Railroad. Co. Work was scheduled to start on April 1.

Willis K. Folks purchased controlling interest in the Linwood State Bank.

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