Archive for Thursday, May 19, 2011

Remember When for May 19, 2011

May 19, 2011

Events reported during the third week of May in The Chieftain from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.

10 Years Ago — May 17, 2001

Betty Waldo resigned from her position as a member of the Edwardsville City Council.

A special NASA program including a mock shuttle and control center were on display at Basehor Elementary School.

Jim Kreider was honored for his service to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Members of “Touch of Class” drill team participated in the regional D.A.R.E. Festival conducted at Sandstone.

25 Years Ago — May 15, 1986

Tonya Ferrell, senior, was named winner of the citizenship award at Bonner Springs High School.

Bridgette Greer received the Angela Wind Memorial Scholarship at Bonner Springs High School. Jennifer Stanley received the Kayette Scholarship.

Wyandotte County planned a special $48.5 million bond issue to raise funds to build a new jail, administration building and land for a dog-racing facility.

Cindy Enneking and Tim Kelly were valedictorians at Basehor High School. Susie Nick was salutatorian.

50 Years Ago — May 18, 1961

The Christian Church camp located nine miles west of Bonner Springs was opening for the summer season. Ivan Jackson was camp director.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene McGraw of Basehor were building a new house in the 200 block of Warner.

The Krispy Café advertised an “all you can eat” smorgasbord” every Saturday night for $1.50 per person.

Mrs. Harlan Erickson was the new bookkeeper at the Modern Craftsman store.

100 Years Ago — May 18, 1912

The Basehor School Board, looking to hire new teachers, received a number of applications.

W. S. Twist took over operation of the Electric Theater from Mr. Sellman.

The Wyandotte County Commission approved construction of a new 3.5-mile rock road in Wyandotte Township.

James Gresham Sr. and Claude Beford went to Elm Ridge to see a demonstration of a flying machine.


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