Archive for Thursday, June 30, 2011

Remember When

June 30, 2011

10 Years Ago (June 28, 2001)

A fireworks display and a band concert were scheduled for a special Fourth of July celebration in downtown Bonner Springs.

Kent Docking was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Edwardsville City Council.

Tanner Stransky and Samantha Tellefson gave talks during the meeting of the Basehor Rustlers 4-H Club.

The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Jaycees announced plans to conduct the Little Mr/Miss Tiblow contest during the Tiblow Days celebration.

25 Years Ago (June 25, 1986)

Basehor announced plans for a Fourth of July celebration including a parade and fireworks show.

Paul D. Mitchell, CPA, opened an accounting firm in Bonner Springs.

Mr. and Mrs. Rolla Lee opened Lee’s Broasted Chicken in the former Dari Dine building.

Dr. William Miller announced he was planning commercial development at the corner of Kansas Highway 7 and Kansas Avenue.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for a new subdivision along Lakewood. It was planned for persons 50 years of age and older.

50 Years Ago (June 29, 1961)

A new Southwest Ornamental Iron plant was under construction in Bonner Springs. Norman Nelson, president, said about 80 persons would be hired.

The Basehor Kiwanis Club sponsored the entry of Phyllis Curtis who was crowned as the Leavenworth County Dairy Princess.

Six new picnic tables were installed in Lions Park. H. A. White was park board chairman.

Sixty junior high students attended the Christian Church camp in Bonner Springs. Rev. Forrest Haggard was camp director.

100 Years Ago (June 29, 1911)

The Wyandotte County Commission approved construction of a rock road between Edwardsville and Muncie. A. J. Hoffman was the low bidder and the county gave him 10 days to post bond and start work.

Basehor Methodist Church was host to the district Epworth league meeting. The three day meeting was well attended.

The Bonner Springs City Council voted to begin charging for water service. The new fee was set at 30 cents per thousand gallons. The council approved purchasing water meters at $8 each.

G. A. Perkins purchased the stock of Bonner Springs Hardware and was combining the businesses. A. J. Brunson worked at the new store.

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