Archive for Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Remember When for Sept. 20, 2012

September 19, 2012

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

10 Years Ago: Sept. 19, 2002

Joseph Scherer was named as the new mayor of Basehor.

Tony Kile was spokesman for a group of students who asked the Bonner Springs City Council to build a skateboard park.

Bonner Springs High school homecoming king and queen candidates were: Stephen Babcock, Michael Cook, Devin Pino, Jon Van Maren and Aaron Weathers, king; Amanda Garcia, Kathy Yates, Jill Gardner, Kacey Twist and Lindsey Stanbrough, queen.

The Wyandotte County Historical Museum held a reception for professional artist Ernst Ulmer.

25 Years Ago: Sept. 17, 1987

Pastor Peter Eggebrecht was named as the new minister at the Edwardsville Christian Church.

The USD 458 (Basehor-Linwood) Board of Education rejected a request to hold a non-binding referendum on the issue of combining Basehor and Linwood High Schools.

The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce planned its monthly membership coffee at the Greeley Gas Co.

Kay Cee Mills, Laurie Spaur and Jessica Arnett were named seventh grade cheerleaders at Pioneer Jr. High.

50 Years Ago: Sept. 18-21, 1962

Basehor High School set an enrollment record with a total of 116 students. The previous record was 90 in 1960.

The Bonner Springs Insurance Agency, owned by Ben White, was sold to W. F. Rehm.

Bonner Springs High School cheerleaders were: Carol Finley, Mary Chamberlain, Barbara Papa, Sandy Carter, Gayla Chambers and Adalain Carter.

Glenn Price was elected president of the Bonner Springs Lions Club. Cecil Baum was the first vice president.

100 Years Ago: Sept. 19, 1912

W. W. Anderson purchased a new stallion that weighed 2,100 pounds.

The J. D. Kuhn Store was showing its new line of fall clothing including rust-proof corsets.

The Chieftain published an editorial endorsing Arthur Capper for governor. Capper was a Topeka newspaper editor and publisher.

Henry Mund reported growing a stalk of corn that was 15-foot-8 inches tall. One ear of corn was 14 inches long.

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