Remember When for May 24, 2012
Events reported in The Chieftain this week from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago — May 23, 2002
John (Jack) Helin was appointed as the new Bonner Springs city manager. He was serving as city administrator in Central City, Neb.
Mark’s Barber Shop was moving from Bonner Springs to Basehor. The business was owned by Mark Evans.
Amy Gray, an Edwardsville resident, qualified for the 3,200 meters in the state track meet for Maranatha Academy.
Roger Miller was elected president of Downtown Bonner, Inc.
25 Years Ago — May 21, 1987
Three Bonner Springs teachers —Don Craven, Dorothy Holmes and Bill Vitt — announced plans to retire.
Piano students of Virginia Craig planned a recital at the Edwardsville United Methodist Church.
Officers of the Bonner Springs KNEA were: Waggoner Morerod, president-elect, Colleen Saunders, president, Stephanie Sage, treasurer and Anita Gilmore, secretary.
First State Bank of Tonganoxie opened a new branch in Basehor.
50 Years Ago — May 29, 1962
The Chieftain changed its format and started publishing twice weekly – Tuesdays and Fridays. Events from both papers will be combined in this column.
The Bonner Springs school board purchased a new bus from Ernie Frey Ford for $5,000.
The Basehor Wee Wisdom Kindergarten Class took part in an end of school picnic at the Wyandotte County Lake. Mrs. Harold Wiley was the teacher.
Bonner Springs officers Charles Hough and Walter Langford exchanged shots with a car attempting to flee the scene of a crime. The six men in the car were apprehended near Lone Star after attempting to flee on foot. No one was hurt.
100 Years Ago — May 23, 1912
An irate man threatened The Chieftain staff with a knife and claimed his wife, who had won a rolling pin in a subscription contest, had used it to hit him over the head. After a lengthy discussion the man left and no charges were filed.
Mayor Beardsley of Kansas City, Kan., spoke at the anniversary service at the Methodist Church.
The Bonner Springs Grays scored seven runs in the last two innings against spit-ball pitcher Dennis to defeat the Union Telephone Co., 12-5.
The Rev. Cooper was the featured speaker at Decoration Day services.