Archive for Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Remember When for Oct. 18, 2012

October 17, 2012

Events reported this week in The Chieftain from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.

10 Years Ago: Oct. 17, 2002

Gale Haag, state fire marshal, presented a 2001 Safety Achievement Award to the Edwardsville Fire Department. Chief Cliff Lane was shown in a photo accepting the award.

George Modrcin was named investment representative for the Edward Jones Co. in Bonner Springs.

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Booth’s yard at 142 Clark was named “Yard of the Month” in Bonner Springs. The Basehor “Yard of the Month” award went to Mr. and Mrs. Larry O’Brien, 15425 Poplar St.

Firefighters from Stranger Township and Fairmont Township conducted fire safety training at Basehor-Linwood Grade Schools.

25 Years Ago: Oct. 15, 1987

Kim Roberts was crowned as Bonner Springs High School homecoming queen.

An open house was set for the new Bonner Springs Community Center. The facility was the new home of the Bonner Springs City Library, a senior citizen center and a gymnasium for use by the recreation commission.

Scott Malone and Rachel Coatney won the “citizens of the month” award at Linwood High School.

Lansing handed Basehor’s football team its first loss of the season – 32 to 6. John Kenny scored the Bobcat’s only touchdown on an 85-yard punt return.

50 Years Ago: Oct. 16-19, 1962

The Federated Store was opening at a new downtown location. Herman Merritt was store manager.

Barbara Papa was crowned as Bonner Springs High School homecoming queen.

Basehor High School defeated Ozawkie, 41-19, in an eight-man football game. Bill Lee scored three touchdowns for Basehor.

State Sen. Joseph McDowell was the featured speaker at dedication ceremonies for the Wyandotte County Park in Bonner Springs.

100 Years Ago: Oct. 17, 1912

Bonner Springs High School was scheduled to play Tonganoxie at Hall’s Pasture. Admission was 25 cents for adults and 15 cents for students.

A Bonner Springs man was bitten by a rabid dog. The mayor ordered that all dogs be kept in a pen or inside while the issue was investigated.

The L. R. C. held its monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. Porter Fenton. The study topic was the country of Holland.

The Glenwood School and Basehor School were closed due to an outbreak of scarlet fever.

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