Archive for Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Remember When for March 1, 2012

February 29, 2012

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

10 Years Ago — Feb. 28, 2002

Jamie McDonald was crowned as Basehor-Linwood High School courtwarming queen and Eric Peeler was named king.

Bonner Springs started its search for a new city manager replacing Weldon Padgett.

The Bonner Springs United Methodist Church hosted a quilt show.

David Bass, Bonner Springs, placed third in the state wrestling tournament. The Bonner Springs team placed 10th.

25 Years Ago — Feb. 26, 1987

Ray Cox was elected president of BID (Bonner Springs Industrial Development, Inc.). The new vice president was Roger Miller and Al Stuchlik was secretary-treasurer.

There were three candidates for mayor of Edwardsville – Dr. Phil Bradshaw, Tom Earp and Don Harbour.

Pam Sollner and Tara McCrink, Bonner Springs High School journalists were state winners in the Kansas Scholastic Press Association competition.

Jay Verdict, Bonner Springs High School, was the Braves only contestant is the state wrestling tournament.

Basehor wrestlers Jimmy Theno and Kyle Lindelof qualified for the state wrestling tournament.

50 Years Ago — March 1, 1962

John Mills was named principal at Sinai School.

The Bonner Springs High School selected a site west of the city for a new high school building.

Bob Gray was named service manager at Ed Roberts Chevrolet.

The Leavenworth County Planning and Zoning Commission set a public meeting at Basehor Elementary School to discuss agricultural areas.

100 Years Ago — Feb. 29, 1912

There was a major split in The Bonner Springs City Council concerning the location of a new city hall during the regular city council meeting. Mayor Longfellow and two council members favored buying the old Clark building. Other members wanted to construct a new building.

L. A. Abbott sold the Peerless Clothing Co. to T. J. Main.

The Delaware Township pledged $20 per month to road maintenance.

About 75 persons attended the WCTU concert at Bonner Springs High School. Mrs. C. W. Cooper presented a painting to the school on behalf of the WCTU.

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