Remember When for May 31, 2012
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago — May 30, 2002
State Rep. Ray Cox, R-Bonner Springs, filed for re-election to the 39th district position.
The Bonner Springs Garden Club met at the home of Donna Schneck with Donna Schif as co-hostess. Frances Haynes presented the program.
Basehor set plans for its city-wide clean-up.
Larry Berg announced plans for the summer band program. Tim Ney was assistant director.
25 Years Ago — May 28, 1986
A ground-breaking ceremony was held for the Northridge shopping center. Those shown digging the first shovel of dirt were Steve Walker, Jim Kreider and Jerry Bredwell.
James Freese won the outstanding citizenship award at Pioneer Jr. High.
Steve Christensen and Lisa Pickert were named outstanding senior athletes at Bonner Springs High School.
50 Years Ago — May 29, 1962
Bonner Springs Rural High School announced the completion of its faculty for fall. Mrs. Glee Reed was the new girls’ physical education teacher and Jean Ann Hardy was the freshman English teacher.
The Linwood City Council passed an ordinance requiring the registration of dogs.
Elzie Crosby was named permanent president of the recently formed Grandview Improvement Association.
The Basehor Grade School honored Mrs. Ruth Klingenberg after 30 years as a teacher.
100 Years Ago — May 30, 1912
The City of Bonner Springs signed a contract with the firm of Farley and Dunn to overhaul the water supply wells. The contract was in the amount of $400.
The Rev. Benson preached a special memorial service at the First Christian Church. Mrs. J. K. Will presented a vocal solo.
The Linwood IOOF Lodge held an ice cream and strawberries social for its members.
J. D. Kuhn, manager of the Bonner Springs Gas Co., announced a rate increase of five cents per 1,000 CF of natural gas. This brought the rate to 35 cents per CF.