Remember When for April 25, 2013
Events from this week reported in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: April 24, 2003
John Beal was the new editor of the Basehor “Sentinel” and Bonner Springs-Edwardsville “Chieftain”.
Teresa Mustain was the winner of the adult section of the Basehor Friends of the Library Poetry Contest.
“Smokey the Bear” was a special guest at the Arbor Day celebration sponsored by the Bonner Beautiful Commission.
Debbie Shogren won a Caribbean cruise for two given by Brewer’s Price Chopper as part of its 47th anniversary celebration.
25 Years Ago: April 21, 1988
The New Century Club was planning a spring tour of homes. Profits were to be used for statuary around the Community Center.
Melinda Gravatt, Basehor High School senior, took first place in newswriting and second place in make up in Kansas Scholastic Press competition.
Sun Dee Mills was the new president of the Bonner Springs High School Student Council. Other officers were: Jeff Tinberg, vice president; Crystal Sawalick, secretary; Steve Klise, treasurer and Paige Bastion, parliamentarians.
Bob Evans, president of the Rotary Club, was shown in a photo presenting the club scholarship to Jackie Burns.
50 Years Ago: April 23-26, 1963
Jerry Goble retired after 18 years as scoutmaster of Troop 41. Vern Boerner was the new scoutmaster.
Neighbor’s Construction Co. announced plans to move its facilities to Edwardsville. The company had from eight to 10 employees.
Seniors Loretta Downing, Linda Keesler, Judy Pouppirt and Barbara Wiley were named to the Basehor High School honor roll.
Planning was under way to form a credit union in Bonner Springs. Efforts were being led by M. W. Vaughn and Paul Goettel.
100 Years Ago: April 29, 1913
Turner Construction Co. started grading work on Clark Avenue.
City business licenses were due May 1, according to A. G. Parker, city clerk. The fine for failure to purchase a business license was $50.
The Bonner Springs Merchants opened the season with a 6-2 victory over the Kansas City All-Professionals. Langston and Claiborne each had two hits for Bonner Springs.