Archive for Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Remember When for Jan. 10, 2013

January 9, 2013

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

10 Years Ago: Jan. 9, 2003

The Edwardsville City Council reached a three-year agreement with local firefighters who are members of the International Association of Firefighters Local No. 64.

Archie Sanders was the first incumbent to file for re-election to the Bonner Springs City Council.

Plans were announced for the revitalization of Oak Street.

Cal Carmack, Basehor-Linwood superintendent of schools, explained a proposed $30 million bond issue at the first of a series of public forums.

25 Years Ago: Jan. 7, 1988

Despite extremely cold temperatures, Boy Scout Troop 149 camped out in the parking lot behind Harrington Funeral Home. Dean Jordan was the scoutmaster.

Gary Sanders was the new manager of the Wal-Mart Store.

Gail Shepherd was president of the USD 204 Board of Education. Dr. Jeff Elmer was vice-president.

The Basehor Chamber of Commerce held its monthly meeting. Bill New discussed the new full-service bank planned for the city and Bev Dumler talked about activities of the Basehor Community Education.

50 Years Ago: Jan. 8-11, 1963

Frank Borovicka formed a new real estate firm in Bonner Springs.

Bonner Springs had a population of about 3,600 and it was expected to top 5,000 within five years.

C. S. Kreider was re-elected president of the board of the Commercial State Bank. Lee Weeks was vice-president and Frank Stuchlik was cashier.

Westfield Thriftway advertised chuck roast at 39 cents per pound. Large eggs were on sale for 39 cents per dozen.

100 Years Ago: Jan. 9, 1913

The Bonner Peerless All-Stars’ basketball team defeated the Kansas City Red Socks, 66-15. Jaggard had 19 points and Bergen scored 15 points.

A Bonner Springs man was killed when the car he was driving missed a curve and plunged down an embankment into Mission Creek. He was driving very fast during a snow storm attempting to take a late train. None of the passengers in the car were seriously injured.

A Linwood man on his way home was held up and robbed of a small amount of change. The masked bandit was armed and escaped.

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