Remember When for April 26, 2012
Events reported in The Chieftain this week from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago — April 25, 2002
The new YMCA opened in Bonner Springs. The facility was a joint project between the YMCA and the USD 204 School District.
Due to cuts in funding by the state, the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville School Board sliced $450,000 from the budget including the Parents as Teachers program.
The Edwardsville City Council honored Boy Scout Troop347 for its work during the citywide clean-up.
Plans were announced to build a new Basehor United Methodist Church on Leavenworth County Road 2. The Rev. Wayne Castle was pastor of the church.
25 Years Ago — April 30, 1987
Basehor High School vocal soloists at the state music contest were: Melinda Eubanks, Wayne Basso, Vicki Webb and Denny Robins.
Steve Christensen, Angie Laird, Leslie Myrick and Pam Sollner were named valedictorians at Bonner Springs High School. Cynthia Munden was salutatorian.
A dedication service for a flag pole in the Edwardsville Community Park honoring the late mayor, Lindy Trent, was planned.
The Bonner Springs High School Totem Pole Booster Club announced plans for its annual banquet. Tom Pratt, KCKCC basketball coach, was the featured speaker.
50 Years Ago — April 26, 1962
Acquiring a site for a proposed Bonner Springs High School building was approved by a narrow 34-vote margin in a special election.
Tony Dusil was named to represent the Greater Kansas Corporation, Inc., in the Kansas City area.
Plans were announced to move the location of the Edwardsville Post Office to the building formerly occupied by the Edwardsville Variety Store. Dewey Schlup was the building owner.
Basehor Boy Scout Troop 169 held a formal court of honor at the high school. Dennis Dannefur received the Star Scout rank.
100 Years Ago — April 25, 1912
Peerless Clothing Co. was having a “quitting business sale.” Merchandise was being sold for 65 cents on the dollar.
Langston and Parker were appointed as managers of the Bonner Springs Grays baseball team. Earl Tyler was the assistant.
Mayor J. W. Longfellow signed a proclamation to prevent dogs running loose in the city.
The Basehor Brass Band presented a concert in Piper.