Archive for Thursday, February 7, 2013

Remember When for Feb. 7, 2013

February 7, 2013

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

10 Years Ago: Feb. 6, 2003

Chuck Wilderson was presented with the Spirit Award by the Basehor Chamber of Commerce.

Zach Gregg won the spelling contest at Bonner Springs Elementary School. J. J. Jackson was the runner-up.

Bonner Springs Boy Scouts announced plans for their annual pancake breakfast. Tickets were $2.50 each.

Joe Odle, Basehor, was appointed as Kansas State Fire Marshal.

25 Years ago: Feb. 4, 1988

Planning was started for the Basehor centennial celebration. One of the main goals of the centennial association was to build a new park.

Two area businesses were sold to new owners. Wyandotte Bank Corporation purchased the Edwardsville State Bank. Joe Temm was the new president. Ernie Frey Ford was sold to Todd and Louis Matt.

Ken May was the new president of the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce. Rolla Lee was the first vice president.

Dr. Tim Rundus, superintendent of schools, announced new curriculum goals approved by the board of education.

50 Years Ago: Feb. 5-8, 1963

Homer A. Crown, Basehor, was appointed Wyandotte County Welfare Director.

Plans were announced for construction of a fourth shelter house and a new softball diamond in the Bonner Springs Wyandotte County Park. George Meyn was county parks director.

Moving the Bonner Springs Library from the old city hall to its new location was delayed because renovations weren’t completed. Mrs. Ben White was library board chairman.

J. H. Fleming was re-elected as president of the Bonner Springs Federal Credit Union.

100 Years Ago: Feb. 6, 1913

The Bonner Springs City Council and O. K. Williamson, city engineer, approved the paving work on Oak Street and Nettleton Avenue. They approved payment of $637.89 to Archie Turner, contractor.

A Bonner Springs man was bound over to district court on a charge of stealing a hog from Arch Jaggard.

D. W. O’Donnell was elected president of the newly formed Welfare League.

A number of Glenwood residents volunteered to help Mrs. May Kampher. They cut a year’s supply of wood for her.


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