Remember When for April 12, 2012
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago — April 11, 2002
The city of Bonner Springs received 36 applications for the position of city manager. Carolyn Hobbs was acting city manager.
Chandler Clark and Stormi Vitt were shown in a photo working at the Bonner Springs PTA plant sale. Janelle Epp and Chris Wood were shown purchasing plants.
The city of Basehor hired Chuck Moorehead as its first full time building inspector.
Jeff Harrington, president of the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce, was the featured speaker at the Edwardsville Kiwanis Club meeting.
25 Years Ago — April 16, 1987
The Rev. William Stephenson, Bonner Springs United Methodist Church, was the featured speaker at the Union Easter service.
Pat Wheeler was named service manager at Ernie Frey Ford. He replaced Clarence Porter who retired
Kerri Jennings, Bonner Springs, was a starter on the Kansas City Kansas Community College softball team.
The Basehor City Council set a dog vaccination day at the office of Dr. Ringel.
50 Years Ago — April 12, 1962
Gene Cox, Bonner Springs Kiwanis Club member, was working to organize a Key Club at the high school.
A vote was set in late April to determine the fate of a proposed site for a new high school building. In addition school patrons may be asked to vote to approve unification plans later in the year.
The Basehor High School track team scored 87 points to win a triangular track meet with Lansing and Piper.
The annual Bonner Springs Art Show was planned to be held at the Krispy Café.
100 Years Ago— April 11, 1912
Theodore Roosevelt had 45 votes to 26 votes for President William Howard Taft in the Republican presidential primary election in Bonner Springs.
The Christian Church Choral Club presented a concert under the direction of Miss Margaret Frederick.
Mrs. Roy Stotts was elected president of the New Century Club. Other officers were Mrs. Anna Schaeffer, vice president; Mrs. Jon Jackson, secretary; and Mrs. A. W. Swayze, treasurer.
The Union Pacific Railroad announced installation of new safety signals in Bonner Springs. They said additional trains would be stopping here.