Remember When for April 11, 2013
Events reported this week in The Chieftain from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: April 10, 2003
A canvas of voters in Bonner Springs resulted in a one-vote win for Amber Sechrist as the third ward city council member. Unofficial results had the race deadlocked.
John Grube, Basehor-Linwood High School senior won first place at the Bonner Springs Invitational Golf Tournament.
The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Board of Education viewed rudimentary plans for a new grade school to be built in the Delaware Ridge Subdivision.
Richard Everhart was chairman of a blood drive at the Bonner Springs United Methodist Church.
25 Years Ago: April 7, 1988
The USD 204 (Bonner Springs-Edwardsville) Board of Education approved a compromise solution settling a dispute about consolidating elementary schools.
Basehor Elementary students who participated in the state math contest were: Kathleen Scheibe, Bobby Bowlin, John Dunham, Jeremy McDowell and Damian Brandenberg.
Six Bonner Springs High School students were named ACT State Scholars. They were: Robert Duncan, Michelle Gregory, Mark Hausner, Margaret Ricker, Jan Nuzum and Sheila Wilson.
Dick Burns, recreation director, announced plans for a spring church slo-pitch softball league.
50 Years Ago: April 9-12, 1963
Dean Jennings was the new owner the McHenry Grocery Store, according to announcement by Otto McHenry.
D. W. Hininger was re-elected mayor of Bonner Springs. All incumbent city council members were returned to office.
William H. Howard was named as the new superintendent of schools for Bonner Springs.
Stan’s Market advertised hams for 25 cents per pound and fryers at 27 cents per pound.
100 Years Ago: April 10, 1913
Frank Warner was elected to the Bonner Springs Board of Education with a 105-104 win over H. C. Hayes.
The Bonner Springs City Council appointed G. W. Easling as a city marshal. He had worked as a member of the Denver, Colo., police department before moving to Bonner Springs.
J. W. Longfellow was elected mayor of Bonner Springs with a 313 to 253 win over A. W. Dornan.
Royal Typewriters with two-color ribbons and a back space key were on sale for $75.