Archive for Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Remember When for Nov. 1, 2012

October 31, 2012

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

10 Years Ago: Oct. 31, 2002

The new Wal-Mart Super Center opened in Bonner Springs. Tracie Randall was the store manager.

Basehor-Linwood announced plans to hold its arts and crafts sale. The event was sponsored by the Basehor-Linwood LINKS Group and the teachers’ association.

The New Century Centennial Club held a tea to honor past and present members. Genelle Schlagle, harpist, provided the entertainment.

The Bonner Springs Bravettes’ volleyball team earned a trip to the state tournament. Staci Lowe was the head coach.

25 Years Ago: Oct. 29, 1987

Several changes were announced at the Bonner Springs Post Office. Kevin Billings was the new superintendent of postal operations. Al Janes was the new officer in charge of the local post office.

The long simmering battle concerning consolidating the Basehor High School and Linwood High School continued. The school board took action to halt a petition drive calling for an election.

The Kansas Lottery was scheduled to start on Nov. 11.

The first business to open in Northridge Centre was Kelly’s Fine Clothing and Collectibles owned by Debbie Kelly Breuer. Several other businesses were planning to move to the center according to Joe Perry, leasing agent.

50 Years Ago: Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 1962

Lawrence Theno bowled a high game of 278, the highest for the season, in the Sacred Heart Mixed Bowling League.

Construction was under way on the new Sinai School. Cost of the building was $51,140.

The Basehor Bobcat Booster Club voted to sponsor a delegate to Boys’ State and Girls’ State.

Frank Bowker, principal at Edwardsville Elementary, said a kindergarten program might be started after the Christmas break.

100 Years Ago: Oct. 31, 1912

Clara Schneider won a piano given in a contest by the Bonner Springs merchants.

The New Center Club was hosted by Mrs. Harry Neubold. Mrs. Orpha Jackson gave the lesson on “colleges.”

Bonner Springs and Basehor High Schools scheduled a football game for Friday afternoon.

The Nava Theater scheduled shows at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. each night and matinees were set for 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

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