Archive for Thursday, June 2, 2011

Remember When

June 2, 2011

10 Years Ago (May 31, 2001)

The Edwardsville Kiwanis Club celebrated its 30th anniversary. Dr. Mike Teeple was Kiwanis Club president.

Tim Kelly was selected as a member of the Edwardsville City Council.

The first race in its history was scheduled for the Kansas Speedway. Special plans were approved to alleviate traffic problems around Bonner Springs and Edwardsville.

Donald (Slim) Wilson was honored for 20 years of service as Basehor animal control officer.

25 Years Ago (June 5, 1986)

Kim Miller, owner of Miller Sign Shoppe, was named to fill a vacancy on the Basehor Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Al Johnson was elected president of the Pioneer Junior High Student Council. Kenny Blancarte was the new vice president. Michelle Kimbrough won the citizenship award at Pioneer.

Amy Williams won the outstanding student award at Edwardsville Elementary. The award was presented by Bryan Biles, principal.

Kristi Finley and Bill Kelly won the outstanding senior athletes award at Bonner Springs High School.

50 Years Ago (June 1, 1961)

Sharon Bowker represented Bonner Springs at the Miss Kansas pageant.

Jim Alverson was the new manager of the Nigro Store at 101 S. Nettleton.

The J. R. Coleman Implement Co. was awarded a contract for a new 60-passenger school bus by the Bonner Springs district. Cost of the bus was $4,583.

William Miller and family left on a three-week driving trip to California.

100 Years Ago (June 1, 1911)

The Bonner Springs Chapter of the Modern Woodmen announced plans for a community Fourth of July celebration. Plans included a merry-go-round and ball games.

The Rev. Oscar Williams preached to an overflow crowd at the Baptist church. In the afternoon, baptismal services were held at Lake of the Woods.

Basehor defeated the U.S. Oil team from Leavenworth, 12-7. Berg pitched for Basehor and Herdman caught for Basehor.

The potato crop in the Edwardsville area looked good, although it needed more rain.


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