Remember When for April 19, 2012
Events reported in The Chieftain this week from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago — April 18, 2002
Mary Ann Leuzler resigned as a member of the USD 204 (Bonner Springs-Edwardsville) Board of Education. During the meeting Tim McGinnis, Clark Middle School principal, resigned.
Bonner Springs was again given the “Tree City USA” award. Betty Rehm was chairperson of the Bonner Beautiful Commission.
More than 140 persons attended the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville School Foundation gala.
Justin Ishmael won first in the discus for Basehor-Linwood at the Perry-Lecompton Invitational track meet. Dan Rundus was second.
25 Years Ago — April 23, 1987
An armed bandit robbed Waymire’s IGA Store. He ordered a clerk to place the contents of a cash register drawer in a bag and then fled.
Tony Dusil resigned as chief of the Bonner Springs Volunteer Ambulance service.
Bonner Springs was the host for the regional Special Olympics. A total of 600 athletes were expected to compete.
Lisa Ingraham was elected president of the Bonner Springs High School Student Council for the 1987-88 school term.
50 Years Ago — April 19, 1962
Voters were scheduled to vote on the site for a new Bonner Springs High School building. Later voters will decide the fate of a $1.4 bond issue to construct the building.
Betty Kirkendall was the new editor of The Chieftain.
Mrs. Elisa Eberth was the new president of the Basehor Merry Matrons Club. Mrs. Ambrose Jennings was the new vice president.
Paul Kindred, sales manager for the Greeley Gas Co. resigned to take a position with the Union Gas Co.
100 Years Ago — April 18, 1912
Three “mad” dogs terrorized Bonner Springs until they were killed by authorities. One man was bitten and diagnosed with rabies. The incident resulted in one person threatening to kill the dogs’ owner before the marshal intervened.
H. Shepherd sold his interest in the feed store to D. O’Donnell.
O. K. Williamson was elected as clerk of the Edwardsville School Board.
A. G. Parker, city clerk, reminded residents that dog licenses were due.