Archive for Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Remember When

November 2, 2011

10 Years Ago — Nov. 1, 2001

Wood sculptures by Darrell Southern were installed in a church in Shawnee. Southern had created more than 120 wood sculptures, which were on display in several states.

The Bonner Springs Braves football team finished the year with a 6-3 record. Josh Bosley rushed for 144 yards in a 35-8 win over Schlagle.

Bonner Springs police officer Kevin Self and his canine partner, Benno, conducted a demonstration at Bonner Springs Elementary School.

The Basehor-Linwood school board toured facilities to study future building needs.

25 Years Ago — Nov. 6, 1986

Wesley Nelson was appointed to the Edwardsville City Council. He replaced George Radcliff, who became mayor due to the death of Lindy Trent.

Plans were announced for the annual arts and crafts fair in Basehor. The top prize was a queen-sized quilt made by Virginia Lamb.

Bonner Springs Floral moved to 226 Oak. The building previously occupied by the business was heavily damaged by smoke from a recent fire.

The 10th annual Renaissance Festival had an attendance of 120,000 persons.

50 Years Ago — Nov. 2, 1961

William Alexander was named the new field director of the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame. Dr. Oliver S. Williams was president of the board of directors.

Water lines were being extended to serve the new Wyandotte County Park.

Connie Stewart was crowned as Bonner Springs High School homecoming queen.

Interested Basehor area residents were invited to a meeting at the grade school to discuss a new water district.

100 Years Ago — Nov. 2, 1911

Postmaster John Stark proposed that a public toilet be built in the downtown area for use by rural shoppers.

A big crowd attended Rally Day at the Methodist Church. Donations totaled $18.

The Bonner Springs Masonic Lodge sent a large delegation to a banquet in Kansas City, Kan.

A public meeting was planned in the Glenwood area to discuss construction of a rock road.

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