Remember When for Jan. 19, 2012
News from Bonner Springs and Basehor reported in The Chieftain in the third week of January 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago — Jan. 17, 2002
Kay Shevling was chairperson of the annual Martin Luther King celebration for Bonner Springs-Edwardsville.
John Ellison, Edwardsville chief of police, completed training at FBI Academy in Quantico, Va.
Led by Sean Birdsong’s 21 points, Bonner Springs defeated Pleasant Ridge, 77-64, in the opening round of the Tonganoxie Invitational Tournament.
Phillip Rogers won the Basehor Elementary School spelling bee.
25 Years Ago — Jan. 15, 1987
Roger Miller, Bonner Springs, and George Radcliff Sr., Edwardsville, were winners of the Chamber of Commerce Community Service Awards.
Reece Kuhn filed for re-election as Bonner Springs’ mayor. Don Harbour was a candidate for mayor of Edwardsville.
Monty Chayer scored 13 points and Andy Adkins had 11 points as Bonner Springs lost to Ottawa, 62-55.
Plans were announced to start a Friend of the Library group in Basehor.
50 Years Ago — Jan. 18, 1962
Lee Weeks was named to the board of directors of the Commercial State Bank. Ralph D. Wagner was appointed as assistant cashier.
The Basehor Merry Matrons met at the home of Mrs. Walter Walden.
Bonner Springs‘ schools were studying a reorganization plan. The new plan called for making Southwest Elementary a middle school. The meeting was attended by all grade school boards of education and the Edwardsville board voted unanimously to continue the discussion.
Bonner Springs defeated Turner, 66-45. Clayton McGee had 14 points and Herman McConico added 12 points to lead the Braves.
100 Years Ago — Jan. 18, 1912
A group of local residents who were unhappy with the news coverage of the Chieftain was discussing starting a second newspaper.
The Bonner Springs Provident Association had received 38 requests for help.
Jaggard and Parker led Bonner Springs to a 20-9 win over Rosedale. The Bonner Springs girls won 20-14, with Axe and Green scoring all the points.
O. K. Williamson was building a home on the north edge of Edwardsville.