Archive for Thursday, October 6, 2011

Remember when: Oct. 6

October 6, 2011

10 Years Ago – Oct. 4, 2001

Edwardsville Christian Church had an ordination service for its new pastor, James Beashore.

Bonner Springs Volunteer Fire Department planned its annual open house. During the program a ceremony honored firefighters who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Deborah M. Nichols was named manager at the Bonner Springs Mutual Savings Association branch.

The city of Basehor announced it had issued 25 new residential building permits through the first nine months of the year.

25 Years Ago— Oct. 2, 1986

An early-morning fire destroyed two businesses in the 100 block of Oak Street. Smoke and water damaged adjacent businesses.

USD 458 (Basehor-Linwood) reported a total enrollment of 1,148 an increase of 84 students from the previous year.

Dedication ceremonies were conducted for the new Edwardsville City Park. Don Long was chairperson of the recreation commission.

Lightning and heavy rains forced postponement of football games for Bonner Springs and Basehor.

50 Years Ago— Oct. 5, 1961

Plans were announced to build a feed lot north of Bonner Springs. Louis W. Herman, New York, purchased the 850 acre site known as Mission Farms. Initial capacity for the feed lot was expected to be about 2,500 head of cattle.

A petition containing 400 to 500 names was submitted to the Wyandotte County Planning Commission opposing establishment of a dump east of Edwardsville.

Linwood High School’s homecoming opponent was Basehor High School. Queen candidates were: Joyce Canary, Carol Lisson and Peggy Carroll.

The Bonner Springs City Council approved a request from the Union Pacific Railroad to built tracks to serve the Safeway Cereal Plant.

100 Years Ago— Oct. 5, 1911

Henry R. McGraw was given complete management control over the operation of the cement plant. He said hard economic times had cut the demand for cement.

John Stotts and Alva Dordan won the city horseshoes tournament.

Four carloads of coal were unloaded in Basehor to make sure there was a sufficient supply for the winter.

U.S. Guyer, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, spoke at an enthusiastic rally at the Electric Theatre.

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