Archive for Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Remember When for Dec. 6, 2012

December 5, 2012

Events from this week reported in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.

10 Years Ago: Dec. 5, 2002

Basehor planned a “Warming the Heart” holiday homes tour, sponsored by the Basehor Historical Society. Carla Crawford was event coordinator.

Due to population shifts, the Bonner Springs City Council approved new ward boundaries.

Bonner Springs Project Graduation announced plans for a meeting. Information was available from Brenda Ventura.

Bryan Busbv, Channel 9 weatherman, took part in the Bonner Springs Christmas Lighting Ceremony.

25 Years Ago: Dec. 3, 1987

Carla Knight was shown in a photo with Harrison McGovern, city council member, decorating a tree in Kelly Murphy Park.

Bonner Springs High School cheerleaders were raising funds to travel to Dallas to compete in a national contest. Fund-raising basketball games between the USD 204 faculty women and men against the alumni were being planned. Carol Farnsworth and Rob Stewart were organizing the alumni teams.

Edwardsville planned its annual posada-pinata ceremony. Girl Scout Troop 120 and the Kiwanis Club helped with the event.

Santa Claus arrived in Basehor riding on a Fairmont Township fire truck. He threw the switch officially lighting the city Christmas tree.

50 Years Ago: Dec. 4-7, 1962

Mrs. Edith Hoffine won a sewing machine given in drawing by Bonner Springs merchants.

Nat Nast, Inc., announced its sales reached $4 million. The firm had just built a new factory in Bonner Springs.

A plane being flown from Minneapolis to San Salvador crashed in a field near Basehor. The pilot was taken to Providence Hospital for treatment. He survived the accident.

Ray Lewandowski, Bob Juranich and Gene Lewandowski , members of Troop 42, received the Eagle Scout rank at a special service.

100 Years Ago: Dec. 5, 1912

The Santa Fe passenger train struck and killed a Bonner Springs man who was sitting on the railroad track near Wolf Creek. Official said they had no idea why the man was sitting on the tracks.

Prof. Rafferty and Mr. Rockefeller were conducting special training for Sunday School teachers at the Christian Church.

Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Durbolaw announced the birth of a 14-1/2 pound baby boy. It was believed that this was the largest baby ever born in Bonner Springs.

Property taxes could be paid at the First National Bank.

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