Archive for Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Remember When for Oct. 25, 2012

October 24, 2012

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

10 Years Ago: Oct. 24, 2002

Edwardsville Elementary teacher Cheris Bass was honored as a Milliken Family National Educator. She received $25,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles to attend an education conference.

The new Wal-Mart Super Center announced plans for its grand opening. Tracie Randall was store manager.

The Bonner Springs YMCA announced plans to observe Halloween with a “boo bash” family Halloween celebration.

D. J. Helverson and Cheryl Porth were crowned Basehor-Linwood homecoming king and queen.

25 Years Ago: Oct. 22, 1987

John Walker, pastor of the First Christian Church of Bonner Springs, was elected chairman of the Vaughn-Trent Fund. Muriel Jared was re-elected secretary and Dr. Paul Burress was re-elected treasurer. Charles Thomas and Dan Peters were new board members.

The USD 204 (Bonner Springs-Edwardsville) Board of Education reacted angrily when informed of a plan to consolidate all government services including all schools.

Pioneer Jr. High seventh and eighth cheerleaders were: Laurie Spaur, Suzy Goble, Jessica Arnett, Kay Cee Mills, Amy Holt and Jennifer Poole.

Randy Otting was elected president of the Basehor High School B-club. Other officers were Blair Wilkey, vice president; Steve Kocher, secretary and Todd Leonard, treasurer.

50 Years Ago: Oct. 23-26. 1962

Jane Dannefer was the Basehor High School Homecoming queen. Judy Tuttle and Judy Smith were attendants.

Applications were being taken for the newly created post of superintendent of schools for the unified Bonner Springs school district.

Southwest Ornamental Iron and its union signed a two year contract. Jim Duhan was union president.

Grand opening ceremonies were held for the new Wyandotte Plaza Shopping Center.

100 Year Ago: Oct. 24, 1912

The Bonner Springs Methodist Church announced plans for a rally day. The children in Sunday School were responsible for the program. The goal was to add five new students to each class.

There was a possibility that a road from New York to San Francisco could pass through Bonner Springs. A total of $10 million was appropriated for construction of the road.

The Bonner Springs Post Office reported seven letters had not been claimed during the past month.

The Basehor Schools reopened since the Scarlet fever outbreak had abated.
















































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