Remember When for March 15, 2012
Events reported in The Chieftain from this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago — March 14, 2002
Heather Roberts, Basehor, earned the Cadette Girl Scout Award at a ceremony held in Independence, Mo.
The Edwardsville City Council voted to form a new parks and recreation department.
Decorative lights were installed at Bonner Springs’ new Centennial Park. More than 250 commemorative bricks were purchased to help finance the park.
Shawnee Heights defeated Bonner Springs, 56-32, to win the substate title.
25 Years Ago — March 12, 1987
Volunteers Mel Burnley, Jerry Lightfoot, Don Harbour, Millie Nelson and Luther Pickell were shown working on a memorial to the late Edwardsville Mayor Lindy Trent in the park.
The cast of the Bonner Springs High School musical “Godspell” were Brian Landers, Tim Jones, Crystal Sawalich, Angie Ramirez, Deann Newton, Sun Dee Kills, Paul Berning, Frank Dorsey and Malisa Sanders.
The Bonner Beautiful Commission was conducting a poll to elect the official city flower.
The Basehor Chamber of Commerce conducted a business development seminar to determine the needs of the community.
50 Years Ago — March 15, 1962
A Basehor Citizens School Committee announced a meeting to discuss problems faced by the district. Issues concerned facilities and unification.
Reva Jean Keeler, Bonner Springs High School senior, won the Wyandotte County Teachers Association Scholarship.
Gene Cox was Bonner Springs High School track coach. He said to have a successful season, Bonner would have to depend on freshmen and sophomores.
The Bonner Springs High School Braves amassed a 14-6 basketball record which was the best in school history.
100 Years Ago — March 17, 1912
A petition with 131 signers was presented to the city council calling for the closing of the pool hall. The council also postponed action on the selection of a site for the new city hall.
Mr. Turner purchased the old brick factory west of Edwardsville.
Gladys Bearden, Oliver Foskett, Aaron Gallagher, Chester Kuhn, Logan Mann, Harold Ranney and Mabel Cicotte had perfect attendance for the first semester in the seventh grade.
Girls’ gingham dresses in spring colors were on sale for 12 cents to 15 cents at Hall’s Store.