Remember When for Jan. 3, 2013
Events reported in The Chieftain this week from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: Jan. 2, 2003
Unseasonably warm weather was making life easy for area street crews. However, Leroy Shipman, Bonner Springs’ public works director, said crews were ready when and if a blizzard struck the area.
Doc and Brutie’s Pizza restaurant was moving to downtown Basehor and was occupying the former site of the Basehor Cabinet Co.
Rep. Ray Cox was named chairperson of the Financial Institution Committee in the Kansas Legislature.
Area Girl Scouts were holding a “short fall” cookie sale in an attempt to make up for lagging sales during the November event.
25 Years Ago: Dec. 31, 1987
Wyandotte County Commissioner Pat Scherzer was confident of the county’s future. He said he believed that a pari-mutuel race track would be located in the county.
The Bonner Springs Optimist Club discussed the opening of the Kerry Roberts Basketball Leagues. Ken May was directing planning.
Jeff Harrington, sophomore, was featured in an advertisement for Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Basehor Community Education was conducting a program to help students improve reading skills.
50 Years Ago: Jan. 1-4, 1963
Delaware Township finished the year with about $500 left in its road fund.
The Bonner Springs Rotary Club announced plans to give a special community service award to an outstanding leader in the community.
The Bonner Springs City Council held its final meeting in the 50-year old city hall. The building was scheduled to be torn down.
The Basehor Methodist Church planned to hold choir practice on Wednesday evening.
100 Years Ago: Jan. 2, 1913
A freight car rolled loose and hit the wall of the office at the cement plant. The wall was knocked down, but no one was hurt.
The Chieftain stated the largest Christmas tree in the history of Bonner Springs was lighted at the Christian Church. “Uncle Jim” Langford was Santa’s special helper.
George Milburne and family moved to Edwardsville where he will be in charge of the telephone exchange.