Archive for Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Remember When for June 7, 2012

June 6, 2012

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

10 Years Ago — June 8, 2002

Boy Scout Troop 149 held a pancake breakfast as a fund-raiser in the parking lot downtown to kick off the farmers’ market program. Andrew Holder was shown serving pancakes to Paul Mallory and Angela Grisales.

Sandstone charged its name to Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.

The Basehor Community Library Board planned to hear public recommendations for Internet safety.

The Basehor-Linwood Board of Education was interviewing candidates to replace Randy Cunningham who resigned.

25 Years Ago — June 4, 1987

Kenneth Tewell announced that he would retire from his position as superintendent for the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville school district.

Hollywood Video opened for business in the Wal-Mart Plaza Shopping Center.

Construction was underway on the Freeman Construction building in the Bonner Springs Industrial Park.

The Basehor-Linwood School Board was discussing the possibility of closing Linwood High School.

50 Years Ago — June 8, 1962

Dr. Ernest Mitts and Dr. K. L. May announced plans to construct an office building in the 100 block of North Nettleton.

Arthur Mellott was elected to the Edwardsville School Board with a 16-14 win over Mrs. Fred Vandaveer.

Basehor School District patrons were meeting to discuss voting on a site for a new school.

Hugh Ferguson announced the date for the first Bonner Springs City Band Concert of the season.

100 Years Ago — June 6, 1912

Parents were warned to not allow boys to swim in the river near the Union Pacific tool house. The water was reported to be very deep and the bank dropped off sharply.

Kellers of Kansas City defeated the Bonner Springs Grays, 12-2. Snake McEvers was the losing pitcher.

J. D. Waters was seeking the Populist Party nomination for state treasurer.

The quarterly Wyandotte County Sunday School Institute was held at the Methodist Church.

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