Remember When for Dec. 12, 2013
Events reported this week in The Chieftain from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: Dec. 11, 2003
The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Education Foundation held its first homes’ tour. B. J. Oke was foundation director.
The Basehor City Council voted 4-1 to renew the liquor licenses for five establishments in the city.
The Bonner Springs City Council voted to approve a three percent increase in water/sewer rates.
The Kansas Army National Guard Band planned to hold a Christmas concert in Basehor. Chieftain-Sentinel Publications and the Basehor Chamber of Concert were sponsors.
25 Years Ago: Dec. 15, 1988
The sale of the Edwardsville State Bank to Wyandotte Banc Corporation was completed. Joe Temm was the new president.
Construction was under way on a new traffic control light system at K-7 and Kansas Avenue.
Gene Palmberg won first place in the Bonner Springs division of the Chamber of Commerce Christmas Decorating Contest. Greg Darnell was the Edwardsville winner.
Basehor-Linwood High School students who attended the National Scholastic Press Association and Journalism Education Conference in Washington, D. C. High school students who attended were Shelley Kennard, Chrissy Engel, Aimee Jackson, Amy Brock and Jeff Wiles.
50 Years Ago: Dec. 9-12, 1963
The Bonner Springs Community Chorus was rehearsing for its 1963 concert.
Ward Harrington was elected president of the Greater Kansas City Funeral Directors Association.
Walden led the Basehor Bobcats with 15 points in a 63-45 loss to Lansing.
A vesper service was planned for Basehor High School. Richard Mumford was the Basehor High School music director.
100 Years Ago: Dec. 12, 1913
The Bonner Springs City Council approved paving Nettleton Avenue using oiled rock.
The Bonner Springs basketball team opened the season at Rosedale and almost met disaster after winning the game. Prof. Thompson and several boys were driving away from the school and were attacked by a group of “toughs.” Outnumbered and unarmed the Bonner Springs boys outran the hooligans and reached safety. The Rosedale principal said charges would be filed against the gang.
The Santa Fe passenger between Holliday and Atchison added a stop in Basehor.
A new bakery was opening in Basehor.