Archive for Thursday, February 21, 2013

Remember When for Feb. 21, 2013

February 21, 2013

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

10 Years Ago: Feb. 20, 2003

Candidates for mayor of Edwardsville were incumbent Luther Pickell, Stephanie Eickhoff, Karen Trent and Betty Waldo.

The Basehor-Linwood Board of Education voted to place a $29.9 million bond issue on the ballot at the April election.

Kathy Masterson was president of the Bonner Springs Lions Club.

The Bonner Springs High School freshman basketball team had a 13-game winning streak. Bill Downing was the frosh coach.

25 Years Ago: Feb. 18, 1988

Freeman Construction Co. built a new facility in the Bonner Springs Industrial Park.

The directors of the Western Wyandotte Action Group announced plans to form an independent agency to aid low income persons in the area. The new agency would not be affiliated with the Wyandotte County Economic Opportunity Foundation.

Pam Johnson and Rusty Wallace were courtwarming king and queen at Linwood High School.

Two scholarships were announced for graduates of Linwood or Basehor High School. The new scholarships were the Community Education Scholarship and the Virgil Boatwright Scholarship.

50 Years Ago: Feb. 19-22, 1963

Terry Long, Bonner Springs, received the Eagle Scout award.

Bob Isenberger opened a new law office in Bonner Springs. Larry Durfey opened a State Farm Insurance office.

Nancy Runnels and Mark Daniels represented Basehor High School in the symphony orchestra at Kansas University.

Bonner Springs Rural High School was seeking to place a bond issue on the ballot in the spring. The plan was being held up by a statewide moratorium due to unification issues.

100 Years Ago: Feb 20, 1913

Rothby Kaiser purchased the Gardner “Gazette” newspaper. He was a well-known and successful school teacher.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis served lunch to the Methodist Church fellowship following the annual congregational meeting.

Bonner Springs High School closed for two days so teachers could attend a training meeting in Kansas City, Kan.

Edwardsville High School’s basketball team defeated Perry 49-19. Edwardsville also defeated Rosedale, but no details were available.

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