Archive for Friday, December 27, 2013

Remember When for Jan. 2, 2014

December 27, 2013

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

10 Years Ago: Jan. 1, 2004

Gary Eberth, Basehor, was named manager of Consolidated Water District No. 1.

Roy Montell, Bonner Springs High School student, received the I. N. Hart Scholarship for 4-H Club members showing leadership.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Miller Tax Service, owned by Mike and Shirley Miller, at its new location on Second Street.

The Basehor Chamber of Commerce announced plans to elect officers at its January meeting.

25 Years Ago: Jan. 5, 1989

An armed man robbed a business in Basehor. He was apprehended a short time later by the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s officers.

The Edwardsville City Council re-appointed Judy Pickell and Bob Stark to the planning commission.

Joanne Collins was the keynote speaker for the Bonner Springs’ celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Bill Dahl and Tom Cooley were installed as new members of the Bonner Springs Optimist Club.

50 Years Ago: Jan. 2, 1964

Mrs. Elspeth Wagner was installed as worthy matron and Dean Wagner was the new worthy patron for the Bonner Springs Order of the Eastern Star.

A total of 36 building permits were issued in Bonner Springs during 1963, Christine DuBerry, city clerk reported.

The Nat Nast plant planned to re-open in January and announced 16 new employees were being added.

Several residents in the Loring area were protesting being added to the Bonner Springs school district. They indicated they would rather be in the Linwood district.

100 Years Ago: Jan. 1, 1914

The Chieftain ordered a linotype typesetting machine which was shipped from New York. When completely operational the machine could do the work of five handset type compositors.

Frank Warren and Lee Brown were circulating a petition calling for construction of a macadam road between Bonner Springs and Piper.

The offices of A. J. Parker, city clerk, were moved to city hall.

There was continuing controversy over charges of murder filed against the Bonner Springs city marshals in the death of a man in a shootout. Charges were also filed against a member of the posse that surrounded city hall. The bond freeing the men was signed by Mayor Longfellow.

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