Remember When for April 18, 2013
Events from this week reported in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: April 17, 2003
Old Castle, an Irish manufacturing firm, announced plans to build a plant in the Bonner Springs Industrial Park.
The Basehor VFW moved to its new meeting room in a building on 155th St. Bob Wiley was VFW commander.
Archie Sanders was named president of the Bonner Springs City Council.
Patrick Isenhour was appointed to the Edwardsville City Council replacing Stephanie Eickhoff who was elected mayor.
25 Years Ago: April 14, 1988
The Basehor Centennial Committee extended the deadline for entries in the centennial logo contest. Entry forms were available at Waymire’s IGA and Stoner’s Trading Post.
The Bonner Springs VFW was planning the annual Loyalty Day celebration. Harry Saunders was chairman of the event.
Adam Boal and George Simpson, Pioneer Jr. High students, placed first and second in the State Science Olympiad. Overall, Pioneer placed fifth in the state.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was planned for the new Oak Street location of Ace Office Machines.
50 Years Ago: April 16-19, 1963
Three persons left the Bonner Springs Recreation Commission. Gerald Lane moved from the city while Jim Finley and Bill Tinberg resigned. Finley left due to accepting a new part-time job and Tinberg was working on improvements to his house.
Edna Kloepper was elected president of the Bonner Springs BPW.
Ward Keister Jr., Basehor, won the Leavenworth County spelling championship.
Daniels’ Mr. A.G. Market, Basehor and Brewers’ Foodfest Market, Bonner Springs, received the SSS Award from the Swift Packing Co.
100 Years Ago: April 17, 1913
Skeets Hale, star pitcher for DeSoto, joined the Bonner Springs team for the 1913 season. Clay McEvers was also scheduled to handle some of the pitching chores.
The Bonner Springs City Council named Frank Warner as city treasurer. A. J. Parker was appointed city clerk and Eldrod Eaton was the new city attorney.
A Loring man went on a drunken spree and burned down one house and started a fire at a second residence. Marshal Ben Milstead arrested the man who was turned over to county authorities.
Mayor Longfellow was rumored to be starting a second newspaper in Bonner Springs. S. F. Davidson was to be the editor and Levi Smith was to serve as mechanical superintendent.