Remember When for Oct. 11, 2012
Events reported this week in The Chieftain from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: Oct. 10, 2002
The Wyandotte Indian Nation was considering the possibility of building a casino in Edwardsville.
Basehor-Linwood High School homecoming royalty candidates were: Brandon Dye, Cheryl Porth, Angie Verbenec, D.J. Helverson, Sarah Hashman and Ross McCoy.
The First Christian Church of Bonner Springs held a successful Octoberfest which raised more than $18,000 to help area children.
Phillip Longmire was named associate pastor of the Edwardsville Christian Church.
25 Years Ago: Oct. 8, 1987
Bonner Springs High School Homecoming Queen candidates were: Cassandra Pennington, Kim Roberts and Becky Rehm. King candidates were: Tom Mikuls and A. C. Smith. Melissa McGraw was junior attendant and Bilee Jo Gerber was sophomore attendant.
Dr. Paul Burress resigned as chairman of the Western Wyandotte Action Group.
Kenneth Tewell who retired as USD 204 (Bonner Springs-Edwardsville) Superintendent of Schools was honored prior to the homecoming football game. Bonner Springs Mayor Reece Kuhn, Edwardsville Mayor Don Harbour and Don Wheeler, Chamber of Commerce president presented plaques to Tewell.
The USD 458 (Basehor-Linwood) School Board heard a special committee’s report on the possibility of combining Basehor and Linwood High Schools.
50 Years Ago: Oct. 9-12, 1962
Mrs. Ruth Willemsen was named “Business Woman of the Year” by the local BPW. She was co-owner of Apollo Cleaners.
Georgia Neal, Marinella Lia and Barbara Papa were candidates for Bonner Springs High School homecoming queen.
Ward Kiester was chairman of the Basehor Men’s Association fall bazaar. Oliver Parsons was the auctioneer.
An open house was set for the new Nat Nast factory on Highway K-32,
100 Years Ago: Oct. 10, 1912
Work was under way prior to the installation of asphalt on Oak Street and Nettleton Avenue.
Wyandotte County Superintendent of Schools said valuation in the Bonner Springs School District increased by $40,000. That meant the schools would receive an additional $175.
A motorcycle ridden by a Turner man struck a loaded wagon in Edwardsville. The man died in a Kansas City hospital.
Miss Bessie Kenney, Loring, enrolled in a business school in Lawrence.