Archive for Thursday, April 28, 2011

Remember When for April 28, 2011

April 28, 2011

Events featured in The Chieftain from this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.

10 Years Ago (April 26, 2001)

Katherine DeFilippas resigned from her post as a member of the Edwardsville City Council.

Andy Price was appointed as head basketball coach at Bonner Springs High School, replacing Jim Bonar, who resigned.

Lloyd Mesmer was appointed to the Bonner Springs Planning Commission, replacing Jeff Harrington, who was elected to the city council.

25 Years Ago (April 24, 1986)

Don Bell was appointed as the new principal at Southwest School, replacing Stan Hudson, who resigned to take a position as superintendent of schools in Tribune.

Plans were finalized by the city council for a new bandstand and park in downtown Bonner Springs. Bob Evans, city manager, said the project should be completed during the summer.

Grinter House announced plans for its annual quilting bee and show.

Dorothy VanTuyl announced plans to retire after 26 years of service at the Basehor Post office.

50 Years Ago (April 27, 1961)

Sharon Bowker was the winner of the Miss Bonner Springs Pageant.

Mayor D. W. Hininger signed a contract with the Nat Nast Co. to build a new plant in the city. Sidney Salitsky was the new plant manager.

Ernie Frey Ford Co. received the 1960 distinguished dealership award for quality service.

Bonner Springs Rural High School completed its faculty for the fall term with the appointment of Janet Lange as English teacher.

100 Years Ago (April 27, 1922)

Bonner Springs defeated De Soto, 11-9. Em Page and Ray Baker each had triples and McKinney was the winning pitcher.

The city council re-appointed A. G. Parker as city clerk. Mark Kenton was named water department superintendent, replacing Robert Pigg.

Kansas Gov. Stubbs sent a letter to Marshal Milstead cautioning him about reports of dangerous men hanging out near railroad stations.

Joe Marshall, Basehor, went to Topeka to take an optician certification exam.

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