Remember When for Dec. 20, 2012
Events reported this week in The Chieftain from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: Dec. 19, 2002
Tom and Barbara Steele won first place in the Basehor Christmas Lighting Contest.
Bonner Springs opened its new activities center with a 72-55 win over Gardner-Edgerton. Andy Price was the Bonner Springs’ head coach.
The Bonner Springs Lions Club held its Christmas party at Tall Oaks.
Winners in the “Put Your Best Word Forward” essay contest at Clark Middle School were Kalee Ouderkirt, first; Samantha Hachinski, second and Guadalupe Duarte, third.
25 Years Ago: Dec. 17, 1987
Bonner Springs High School royalty candidates were Jay Verdict and Monte Chayer, king; Sheila Wilson and Becky Rehm, queen.
Kansas Management, Inc., made a formal application to build a horse and greyhound racing facility in Edwardsville.
A winter storm dumped a foot of snow on the area, causing considerable havoc and closing schools in Bonner Springs, Edwardsville and Basehor.
The Basehor United Methodist Church Choir announced it was presenting a Christmas cantata, “The Light of His Love.”
50 Years Ago: Dec. 18-21, 1962
The Bonner Springs City Council approved an expenditure of $1,200 for shelves at the library.
The shops and offices of Murray Construction Co. were being moved from Kansas City, Kan., to Bonner Springs. They were building on a site just north of the city dump.
Plans were announced to start construction on the Ag Hall of Fame in the fall of 1963. The first units were expected to cost $5 million.
Tonganoxie defeated Basehor, 40-37. Carlestrom had nine points to lead the Bobcat scoring.
100 Years Ago: Dec. 19, 1912
H. W. Dorden was installed as Worship Master of the Bonner Springs Masonic Lodge. The new Senior Warden was Dr. Fred Candler. Mrs. Rose Waters was the Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star.
The Bonner Springs boys’ basketball team defeated Rosedale, 23-20. Jaggard and Parker were the leading scorers. The Bonner Springs girls won, 23-1.
Hourly roundtrip motor transportation was established from Bonner Springs to Kansas City. The cost was 50 cents per round trip.
F. Warner, George Foote, David Frasier and J. L. Jackson were elected as elders at the First Christian Church.