Remember When for Jan. 31, 2013
Events this week reported in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: Jan. 30, 2003
Candidates for mayor of Bonner Springs were incumbent Steve Breneman and Clausie Smith. Bob Reeves was challenging third ward incumbent Amber Sechrist. Those seeking the second ward position were Bob Bradbury and incumbent Archie Sanders. Wendy Scheidt, incumbent, filed for the first ward council position and was opposed by Lloyd Mesmer. Rory Kuhn was unopposed in the fourth ward.
Roy Davidson presented the program at the regular meeting of the Bonner Springs Masonic Lodge.
Bob Sadrakula, Edwardsville, was a member of the board of directors of the Area Transit Authority.
USD 458 (Basehor-Linwood) voters rejected a $30 million bond issue by a vote of 997 opposed to 695 in favor.
25 Years Ago: Jan. 28, 1988
Archie Sanders was appointed to a vacancy on the Bonner Springs City Council.
Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce presented its community service awards. Dr. Phil Bradshaw won the Edwardsville honor. Dr. Ernest W. Mitts and Dr. Kenneth May received the Bonner Springs honor.
The C&D Center announced plans to become an independent agency and not be affiliated with the EOF. Chuck McQuiston was named director and his salary was to be paid from profits from the Thrift Store.
Waymire IGA, Basehor, was selected as a sales agent for the new multi-state “Lotto America” game.
50 Years Ago: Jan. 29-Feb 1, 1963
The Bonner Springs Credit Union announced plans to construct a building. S. E. Mackey was Credit Union treasurer.
Wayne McDonald tallied 37 points to set a new Bonner Springs High School scoring record in a 62-59 loss to Rosedale.
Mary Ann Miesse was named valedictorian of the Bonner Springs High School class of 1963. Sylvia Littlejohn was salutatorian and Jerry Hoskins was runner-up.
The Basehor Baptist Church held a special Youth Week with services conducted by church youth. A banquet was planned for Saturday night with the Rev. Robert Long as guest speaker.
100 Years Ago: Jan. 30, 1913
The Luce family was driven from their home by gas fumes. There were no injuries and the house was quickly cleared of fumes.
Frank Roebuck sent off a fine car load of cattle to Kansas City.
Edwardsville High School defeated the Merriam Athletic Club 54-14.
The Emmett Shaw family was moving to the Shaw farm. Jesse Shaw and his family were moving to Texas.