Remember When for Aug. 29, 2013
Events reported this week in The Chieftain from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Year Ago: Aug. 28, 2003
J. R. Nolting was named as winner of the Marion Vaughn Community Service Award given during Tiblow Days. The Bonner Beautiful Commission won the mayor’s trophy for having the best float in the parade.
Sixty new students enrolled in the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville School District.
Basehor-Linwood High School returned six lettermen on the offensive and defensive line, according to Coach Paul Brown.
Jimmy Vogel was the new head soccer coach at Bonner Springs High School.
25 Years Ago: Sept. 1, 1988
Jerry Goble received the Marion Vaughn Community Service award given during the Tiblow Days celebration. The Bonner Springs Senior Citizens won the mayor’s trophy for the best float in the parade.
A ground-breaking ceremony was set for the new Edwardsville Fire Station. Roy Reed was the fire chief.
Jim Mathews was expected to be the starting quarterback for Coach Joe Mintner’s Bonner Springs Braves.
New teachers in the Basehor-Linwood district were: Connie Wright, Terri Turner, Becky Smith, Jana Crawford, Nancy Lessig, Shari Waters, Darren Neas, Tom Harman, Pat Goldsborough, Patty Schmitz, Janet Payne and David Putz.
50 Years Ago: Aug. 27-29, 1963
Ray Cox, new Bonner Springs’ football coach, announced plans to check out equipment and start practice on Sept. 2.
Basehor announced plans to delay the start of school since the new high school building would not be completed until Sept. 9.
Due to the Labor Day holiday the Chieftain did not publish a Tuesday edition. The normal deadlines applied for the Friday edition.
Michael Bell was the English and journalism teacher at Bonner Springs High School. L. L. Van Petten was the principal.
100 Years Ago: Aug. 28, 1913
Plans were set for the start of Bonner Springs’ schools. The district invited anyone eligible to attend high school since there was no tuition. Prof. C. C. Thompson returned from spending the summer attending class at Chicago University.
Mrs. A. E. Ferguson was filling in at the bank due to the illness of Mrs. Backstrom.
Elmer Kemler built a 120-ton silo on his farm near Basehor.
The Camp Fire Girls met in city park with Miss Nan Baker, leader. A total of 23 girls attended the meeting.