Remember When for Feb. 16, 2012

February 15, 2012

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

10 Years Ago — Feb. 11, 2002

The second annual “Jazz on the Lake” community fundraiser was scheduled for the Lake Forest club house. The event was a fundraiser for the Bonner Springs Community Library.

Anna Nelson and Dominic Brison were the winners in the spelling bee at Edwardsville Elementary.

The Basehor Friends of the Community Library listed plans for their sixth annual youth poetry contest.

Two Bonner Springs’ seniors signed letters-of-intent to play college football. Greg Forshey was going to St. Mary College and Tommy Gardner signed to play at Fort Scott Community College.

25 Years Ago — Feb. 12, 1987

The Basehor City Council voted to purchase a new tractor and repair six manhole covers during the regular meeting. Anna Mary Landauer was the mayor.

Geoffrey Stanwood resigned from his post as Edwardsville Fire Chief.

Tonya Cole won the Pioneer Jr. High spelling champion. Stacie Hylton won the Southwest School title.

Scott Geary earned the Eagle Scout award. He was a junior at Bonner Springs High School and a member of Troop 149.

100 Years Ago — Feb. 15, 1962

The Bonner Springs Board of Education was considering two sites for a new high school building. The sites were north of K-32 on the west edge of the city and adjacent to K-7 and Nettleton.

Larry Gridley, principal of the Edwardsville Elementary School, was appointed as superintendent for the Piper schools.

Argentine High School defeated Bonner Springs, 64-42, to win the EKL title. Bonner Springs was second with an overall record of 11-4.

The Edwardsville Variety Store was conducting a “going out of business” sale.

100 Years Ago — Feb. 15, 1912

A new 80-horsepower engine and generator were installed at the Bonner Springs power plant.

The Bonner Springs City Council was discussing building a city hall. Annual rent of the present city hall building was $1,850. The council believed that a new city hall could be built for $3,218.

A horse bolted and raced down Oak Street, overturning its buggy on Front Street. There were no injuries.

J. F. Brock, optometrist, announced he was conducting eye tests and fitting glasses every Thursday at the Riverview Hotel.

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