Archive for Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Remember When for March 8, 2012

March 7, 2012

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

10 Years Ago — March 7, 2002

Bill Hatfield, Basehor-Linwood High School principal, was shown in a photograph reading to grade school students as part of the Read Across America program.

Carolyn Hobbs was named interim city manager for Bonner Springs until a full time replacement was hired.

The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce announced plans to conduct Easter Egg Hunts. One was planned for the Edwardsville Community Park and the other was set for the grounds at Bonner Springs High School.

Champions from the White Tiger Tae Kwon Do Academy were Joan Woody, Margaret Chapman, Toni Guthrie and Mike Guthrie.

25 Years Ago — March 5, 1987

Stacie Hylton, fifth grader at Southwest School, won the Wyandotte County spelling championship for elementary students.

Bonner Springs was one of 46 cities in Kansas to win the “Tree City USA” designation.

Jay Verdict took first place in the 132-pound division at the Kansas State Wrestling Tournament in Wichita.

Bev Dumler became the first member of the Friends of the Basehor Community Library. Elaine Foley was acting chairperson.

50 Years Ago — March 8, 1962

Robert Bingham was elected president of the Bonner Springs Rotary Club. E. H. Frey was the new vice president.

Specifications for the new Bonner Springs High School were cut back due to soaring costs. Officials said despite cuts the new building would still be a quality facility.

The Wilder School District was planning to sever ties with Bonner Springs High School. The Johnson County Grade School District hoped to join the DeSoto schools.

The Basehor Baptist Church women sponsored an area day of prayer in conjunction with the Basehor and Fairmount Methodist Churches.

100 Years Ago — March 14, 1912

The Rev. C. W. Cooper was called to continue his ministry at the Christian Church. His salary was set at $1,200 per year.

The Linwood Methodist Ladies held a bazaar at Harborough’s Hall.

Due to increased needs the Bonner Springs Benevolent Association needed more money to meet local needs. Members were asked to pay two months dues in advance.

State Sen. J. H. Brady announced that he was a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from the second district.

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