Remember When for April 5, 2012
Events reported this week in The Chieftain from 10, 25. 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago — April 4, 2002
Basehor residents voted to approve an excise tax for road improvements.
Jeff Carson and Tim McGraw opened a business office in downtown Bonner Springs.
The Clark Middle School Panther PAWS raised funds to purchase a variety of items to help the school. Tammy Rees and Linda Hovey were shown in a photo presenting dictionaries to the school.
Curtis Press was the new Basehor-Linwood High School baseball coach.
25 Years Ago — April 9, 1987
Election winners in Edwardsville were: Don Harbour, mayor; George Radcliffe Sr., Pam Long, Luther Pickell, city council. Bonner Springs winners were Reece Kuhn, mayor; John Waggoner. Harrison McGovern, Al Stuchlik and Dan Byers, city council. Edwardsville voters approved a bond issue for fire department improvements.
Ed Roberts Jr., J.R. Nolting, Jim Finley and Don Craven were elected to the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville school board.
Michael Lynn was writing the “Hornet Highlights” column for Basehor Middle School.
Paul Greer, a senior at Basehor High School, signed a letter-of-intent to play football at Highland Community College.
50 Years Ago — April 5, 1962
Bonner Springs’ voters approved a $100,000 bond issue to build a new city hall. Incumbent city council members Don Coffman, Homer Griffith and Bill Rehm were re-elected.
Members of the Wyandotte County Historical Society were seeking approval to build a museum in the Wyandotte County Park. Henry W. Gauert was president of the society.
Jack D. Van Noy joined the staff of Hininger Real Estate as a salesman.
Stu’s Nationwide Food Mart advertised picnic hams for 29 cents per pound.
100 Years Ago — April 4, 1912
Twenty residents were bitten by stray dogs in a week. Mayor J. W. Longfellow signed a proclamation allowing residents to shoot any dog running at large.
James Mann and Herman Theden were the first two local farmers to plant potatoes. Planting was about two weeks behind schedule.
Due to a mechanical problem at the Chieftain, the quarterly city treasurer’s report was a week late. Expenditures from Dec. 15-March 15 totaled $2,377.75.
W. C. Johnson and Irene Anderson were the teachers at Lincoln School.