Archive for Thursday, December 18, 2008

Remember when

December 18, 2008

10 Years Ago

(Dec. 17, 1998)

The Bonner Beautiful Commission started a program to plant memorial trees in Kelly Murphy Park. Betty Rehm, chairperson, was shown with city staff members Ray Vargas and Marvin Hackathorn planting one of the first trees.

Basehor-Linwood High School announced its court warming royalty candidates. King candidates were: Travis Ashlock, Jake Laffere and Ryan Denney. Queen candidates were: Amanda McBride, Jolene Treff and Kelli Pierce.

25 Years Ago

(Dec. 22, 1983)

Jerry Bredwell was elected president of the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce. Other officers were: Steve Walker, first vice president; Dan Byers, second vice president; Don Wheeler, third vice president; Dave Pierce, treasurer and Charlene Biles, executive secretary.

Brenda Burns scored 18 points as the Linwood 8th grade girls defeated Piper, 32-11.

Winners in the Edwardsville Elementary School ping pong tournament were: Scott Knight, Brad Thornburgh, Kim Morgan and Kelli Zane.

President Ken May announced committee leaders for the Optimist Club benefit basketball game.

Sonya Vickers, a senior at the University of Kansas, won the design contest conducted by Bonner Springs Floral.

50 Years Ago

(Dec. 25, 1958)

Fire caused heavy damage to the parish hall at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Noel Brewer was elected treasurer of the Kansas Service Grocers Association.

A gas war lowered the price of regular gasoline to 22.9 cents per gallon.

Alvin Knight was the leading scorer for the Bonner Springs Braves basketball team with an average of 17 points per game.

100 Years Ago

(Dec. 17, 1908)

The Johnson County sheriff was investigating the murder of a farmer in the Wilder area. The man answered a knock on the door of his home, and when he stepped outside, he was shot. One suspect was arrested, but he was later released when it was documented that he was in another part of the county at the time of the murder.

Children visiting the Christmas opening at Hart’s Store received a free miniature horn. A total of 144 horns were given out during the celebration.


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