Archive for Thursday, April 4, 2013

Remember when for April 4, 2013

April 4, 2013

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

10 Years Ago: April 3, 2003

Basehor city council winners were Iris Dysart, John Bonee and Bill Hooker. USD 458 voters rejected a $29.9 million bond issue by a vote of 1,618 to 1,079.

Stephanie Eickhoff was elected mayor of Edwardsville and Clausie Smith was the new mayor of Bonner Springs. Sandy Polley, Dave Pierce, Connie Hadley and Brett Peterson were elected to the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Board of Education.

“Sizzle” the new mascot of the Kansas City T-Bones visited Bonner Springs Elementary and was shown in a photo with D. J. Ballard.

Bonner Springs and Basehor-Linwood High Schools were scheduled to play a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium.

25 Years Ago: March 31, 1988

Jeral and Nola Cooper were the owners of Four “J” Enterprises and Inches Away Tanning Salon which opened in Basehor.

A grass fire spread into the Golden Belt Industrial Park causing heavy damage to several buildings.

The City of Edwardsville was discussing plans to build a new fire station expected to cost about $487,000 with funding coming from a bond issue that was passed in 1987.

T. J. and Nicki McGinnis were shown in a photo participating in the Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

50 Years Ago: April 2-5 1963

Mayor D. D. Hininger presided over dedication ceremonies for the new Bonner Springs City Hall. Ernie A. Mosher, League of Kansas Municipalities, was the featured speaker.

John Schwartz and James Seaman II were Basehor High School delegates to Sunflower Boys State.

A burglar was shot and killed by the owner of a rural service station. Two men were caught burglarizing the station which led to the shooting. The second man was being sought at the home of relatives in southeastern Kansas.

Bonner Springs Rural High School patrons were scheduled to vote on a $1.4 million bond issue in late April.

100 Years Ago: April 3, 1913

Dr. Julius Smith, nationally known lecturer, was scheduled to speak on the state of the temperance movement.

A one-year old boy died from complications with the measles and pneumonia.

Jerome Johnson, Odell Johnson, Winston Lee, Gilbert Reed, Bernice Bryant, Anna Chapman, Naomi Reed and Anna Wakefield were named to the honor roll at Lincoln School.

An embroidery club was organized during a meeting at the home of Mrs. Earl Hart.


masterstream 5 years, 2 months ago

Man, even 10 years ago we had local business owners on the city council.


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