Archive for Monday, December 23, 2013

Remember When for Dec. 26, 2013

December 23, 2013

Events reported this week in The Chieftain from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.

10 Years Ago: Dec. 27, 2003

Volunteers of all ages were combining efforts to fill Christmas baskets for needy persons in the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville area.

Edwardsville City Council approved pay raises for employees ranging from five to seven percent.

Mike Hooper, Basehor City Codes Administrator, announced that the Basehor Board of Zoning Appeals would hold its first meeting in January.

Unseasonably warm weather was allowing work to continue on improvements on Oak Street.

25 Years Ago: Dec. 29, 1988

The long-awaited extension of Woodend Avenue from Ninth Street to I-435 in Edwardsville was scheduled to start in 1989.

Erica Anderson won the giant Christmas stocking given in a drawing at Bonner Springs IGA. Diane Kelly won the color TV set given in a contest held at Miller Pharmacy.

Edwardsville Cub Scout Pack 3149 held a special Christmas party and celebrated with two piñatas.

Returning letterwinners for the Basehor-Linwood Lady Bobcats included: Heather Garrison, Emily DeFries, Karen McGaha, Rachel Bosworth, Kelly Obendorfer, Tammy Greer, Dawn Hylton Jami Niiehus.

50 Years Ago: Dec. 22, 1963

Due to the Christmas holiday only one edition of The Chieftain was published.

Bonner Springs’ police arrested two burglars as they tried to escape after entering a local tavern.

Local leaders were invited to a special meeting to try to get local residents more involved with the Ag Hall of Fame project.

The Rev. Charles Yourdon reported the Bonner Springs Church of the Nazarene had an excellent year and membership reached 26.

100 Years Ago: Dec. 26, 1913

The Bonner Springs city marshals shot and killed a man who had taken refuge in City Hall. The incident started at 12:30 a.m. when the marshals stopped the man and an argument ensued. Shots were exchanged before the man fled to City Hall. The building was surrounded, and about 7:30 a.m., the man came out and fired at police. When ordered to surrender, he was killed. The father of the man hired a special prosecutor to try to bring charges against the police.

Mr. Treadway sold the Basehor Hardware Store to Mr. Anthony.

M. A. Lewis purchased the Navo Theatre from E. G. Duffy.

Herman Theden was chairman of the building committee for the Methodist Church. The auditorium for the new church building would have a seating capacity of 175.

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