Remember when: May 5, 2011
10 Years Ago (May 3, 2001)
Area residents were complaining about rising gasoline prices. The price at the pump increased to $1.59 per gallon and experts predicted an increase to $2 per gallon during the summer.
Basehor-Linwood High School student Dan Rundus qualified to compete in the National Forensic championships.
Rita Hoag was named Volunteer of the Year by the Wyandotte County Mental Health Center.
Bonner Springs and Edwardsville police conducted DUI check points and arrested six persons.
25 Years Ago (May 1, 1986)
Bart Nill was chairman for the 10-kilometer race planned for the Edwardsville Family Fun Day.
Construction was scheduled to begin on the National Farmers’ Memorial at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame.
The McDanield-Northwest-Southwest PTA donated playground equipment to Northwest School. Scott Shannon, Lindsey Reeves and Justin Rihard were shown in a photo playing on the jungle gym.
The Basehor High School two-mile relay team placed second at the Eudora Relay. Team members were Amy Rich, Tracy Trowbridge, Lori Williams and Winda Hicklin.
50 Years Ago (May 4, 1961)
Mrs. James Bonasko was installed as president of the Southwest School PTA. Mrs. Albert Aldridge was first vice-president.
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Vaughn announced the sale of The Chieftain newspaper to Robert Lauffer and Robert Cribbs.
Barbara Wilson was representing the Linwood Lions Club in a Leavenworth beauty pageant.
About a dozen volunteers were scheduled to complete work on the backstop at the ball field at Lions Park.
100 Years Ago (May 4, 1911)
The Bonner Springs City Council passed an ordinance banning slot machines from businesses, including pool halls. The ordinance did not apply to gum, peanut or candy vending machines.
Henry McGrew, manager, said the cement plant would be closed for 30 days or longer since all bins were full and sales were slow.
Mr. Rice of Lawrence was hired as Bonner Springs’ superintendent of schools. The board hired three new teachers to fill out the faculty for the fall term.
Tom Hammond purchased the Monroe property in Basehor and planned to tear down the existing building and replace it with a modern structure.