Remember When for May 3, 2012
Events reported in The Chieftain this week from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago — May2, 2002
The city of Bonner Springs installed a fishing dock at the North Park Lake. Ray Vargas and Mike Erickson were shown in a photo working on the project.
Gene Myracle, city superintendent, said work was nearing completion on a new shelter house in the Basehor City Park.
Ann Decker announced she was resigning as Bonner Springs High School girls’ softball coach after 12 seasons.
Adam Taft was the featured speaker at the City of Bonner Springs volunteer appreciation banquet.
25 Years Ago — May 7, 1987
The third annual Edwardsville Family Fun Day was planned. The program included a parade, games for youth and a street dance.
Three Bonner Springs’ girls received the Girl Scouts’ Gold Award. They were Patty Evans, Sheila and Shelly Camp.
Gloria Owens was elected president of the Bonner Springs BPW. Caroline Berry was the president elect and Kay Shevling was the first vice president.
For the second time in two weeks, Waymire’s IGA, Basehor, was struck by an armed robber. It was suspected that the robber was wearing a black wig.
50 Years Ago — May 3, 1962
Dr. F. E. Waggoner joined the practice of Dr. Kenneth May and Dr. Ernest Mitts.
The Bonner Springs City Council purchased ground for a new city hall building and discussed purchase of a building for the library. Cost of the ground was $16,000.
Seniors Joyce Doron and Kathy Turner were named to the “A” honor roll at Basehor High School. Juniors honored were Bill Lee, Judy Pouppirt and Barbara Wiley.
Arthur Mellott resigned from the Bonner Springs Rural High School advisory board.
100 Years Ago — May 2, 1912
Marshal Millsap had a close call when he was called to the Santa Fe depot to investigate two men who were loitering. The men overpowered him and took his gun and jumped aboard a train headed to Topeka. The marshal telegraphed Topeka and when police tried to apprehend the men, a gunfight ensued and a Topeka police officer was killed.
Rain caused the first Bonner Springs Grays game to be postponed. Local merchants donated $20 to cover opening expenses. The team spent $17.15 including purchasing three bats for $2.
The Christian Church youth baseball team defeated the Lightning Bugs, 8-1.
Prof. Clarence T. Rice said all teaching positions in the Bonner School district had been filled for the 1912-13 term.