Archive for Thursday, February 14, 2013

Remember When for Feb. 14, 2013

February 14, 2013

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

10 Years Ago: Feb. 13, 2003

The Bonner Springs City Council voted to place a one cent sales tax on the spring ballot to pay for improvements to emergency services equipment.

Bonner Springs senior Aaron Weathers was named KMBC-TV Channel 9 athlete of the week.

The Edwardsville Kiwanis Club announced plans to hold its annual pancake breakfast at Bonner Springs High School.

Two Basehor-Linwood High School athletes signed letters-of-intent. Darren Marx signed to play baseball at Cloud County Community College. Jake Brown signed to play football at Coffeyville Community College.

25 Years Ago: Feb. 11, 1988

Winners in the annual spelling bee at Pioneer Jr. High were Michael Pinks, Jim Smith and Mistie Laird.

Ace Office Machines moved to a new location at 304 Oak Street.

Lew Kasselman was chairman for the Bonner Springs Optimist Service Club Olympics. The event was sponsored by the YMCA.

Consolidation of Basehor High School and Linwood High School stirred controversy during a heated school board meeting.

50 Years Ago: Feb. 12-15, 1963

Edwardsville residents were scheduled to vote on a local option plan allowing retail sales of liquor.

Bill Keithley and Ronnie Kenton received the God and Country award at the Basehor Baptist Church.

Bonner Springs High School senior Jerry Hoskins received a “1” rating in original oratory at the EKL Speech Festival.

Mark Odom and David Mize were shown in a photograph moving books to the new location of the Bonner Springs City Library.

100 Years Ago: Feb. 13, 1913

The Bonner Springs “Chieftain” and “Kansas Farmer” magazine joined together in a circulation sales contest to give three Shetland ponies to three local children. The prizes included a saddle, bridle and a four-wheel wagon with rubber tires.

The Central Protective Association announced a dance at the Bonner Springs Opera Hall. Music was to be provided by W. H. McCane’s three-piece band.

C. H. Weber purchased the Rice & Mize Meat Market.

W. H. Blankenship was the owner of a new Ford automobile.


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