Archive for Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Remember When for June 14, 2012

June 13, 2012

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

10 Years Ago - June 13, 2002

Debby King was the manager of the Fun Valley Swimming Pool.

Bonner Springs was seeking to be the first city in the state of Kansas to be located in three counties. The city was planning to annex land in Leavenworth County.

Randy Hogue, a senior at Basehor-Linwood High School, attended Boys State.

Wanda Simchuk was hired as the first swimming coach at Bonner Springs High School.

25 Years Ago - June 11, 1987

The average per-pupil cost for providing education for Bonner Springs-Edwardsville students was $2,977.96. The per-pupil cost at Basehor-Linwood Schools was $3,636.38.

The USD 458 Board of Education announced plans to close Linwood High School at the end of the 1988-89 school year.

Adam Boal was the new president of the Pioneer Jr. High Student Council. Tonya Cole was the vice president.

Harry Saunders was commander of the local VFW and Marian Mueller was auxiliary president.

50 Years Ago - June 15, 1962

The Rev. Maurice Freemyer was the new vicar of St. Martin-In-The-Field Episcopal Church.

Louis Adams was elected to the Sinai School Board.

Patrons of the Bonner Springs Rural High School and Grade School set plans to vote on unification of schools.

The Basehor Garden Club held its regular meeting at the hone of Mrs. Helen Keithley.

100 Years Ago - June 13, 1912

Dr. S. L. Bechtel opened a dental practice in Bonner Springs. He offered free examinations and “painless tooth extractions.”

Prof. Rathbun of Edwardsville was in Helena, Mont., explaining his new graded spelling book to educators.

A total of 100 National Guard members passed through Bonner Springs on a march from Leavenworth to Olathe.

Experts predicted a huge potato harvest with a high-quality crop. It was reported to be the best in recent years.


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