Archive for Thursday, March 31, 2011

Remember When

March 31, 2011

10 Years Ago (March 29, 2001)

John Pfannestiel withdrew as a candidate for mayor of Basehor. Chris Garcia was a write-in candidate for the office.

The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce announced plans to hold Easter Egg Hunts. The Edwardsville Kiwanis Club was providing volunteers to aid with the project.

Rex Walters, former KU basketball player, spoke to students at Bonner Springs Elementary.

Steve Cook was Bonner Springs High School baseball coach. Kevin Suther was head coach at Basehor-Linwood High School.

25 Years Ago (March 27, 1986)

Vanessa Finch, 17 months old, was shown in a photo participating in the Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt.

Winners in the Edwardsville PTA Essay Contest were: George Simpson, Christy Green, Ayanna Lewis and Tracie Lehnen.

Mrs. Rex Stith and Mrs. Frank Stuchlik were co-hostesses for the monthly meeting of the Bonner Springs Garden Club.

Basehor High School classes from 1939 to 1946 were planning a reunion. Information was available from Dorothy Caldwell or Dorothy Poggemeyer.

50 Years Ago (March 30, 1961)

Janice Fogle entered the “Miss Bonner Springs” pageant competition.

A Bonner Springs tavern owner used a rolling pin to chase off three young men he caught in the act of burglarizing his business. They escaped but were soon apprehended by authorities.

Pauline Young was appointed as home economics teacher and Dick Nelson was appointed as science instructor at Bonner Springs High School.

The Rev. Alfred Swain was leading efforts to form a local Church of the Nazarene.

100 Years Ago (March 30, 1911)

The Kaw Valley Telephone Co. was sold to the Wyandotte County Telephone Co. pending approval by stockholders.

The Bonner Springs Bachelor’s Club entertained 20 guests at the Opera House. It was the third successful event of the year for the club.

Mr. Culp, who owned a drug store in DeSoto, announced plans to open a store in Linwood.

Bonner Springs’ girls basketball team lost to Chanute, 52-4 in the first round of the Lawrence tournament.

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