Remember When for June 6, 2013
Events reported this week in The Chieftain from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: June 5, 2003
Construction got under way on the $3 million Nettleton Avenue improvement project.
The Bonner Springs Senior Center Advisory Board voted to discontinue two major projects. It was decided not to conduct the annual spaghetti dinner in August or to enter a float in Tiblow Day parade.
The Basehor City Council was informed that the sewer line along Poplar Street had deteriorated and needed immediate repair.
The Basehor Friends of the Library was holding its annual book sale. Mandie Banworth was president of the organization.
25 Years Ago: June 9, 1988
Plans were announced for the first phase of Prairie Plaza Shopping Center in Bonner Springs.
The Bonner Springs KICKS Band, directed by Bill Wilhm, announced plans for a concert. Soloists were Ross Woolf and Ruth Rhoden.
Bonner Beautiful presented its annual achievement awards to Winchell’s Donuts and McDonald’s.
Lynne Sebree, Basehor, was appointed as an American Family Insurance agent.
50 Years Ago: June 4-7, 1963
Vinita Curran was crowned as the queen of the Kaw Valley Riders Rodeo. Sonny Millsap was president of the association.
Dr. Ted Stolfus opened a veterinarian clinic in Bonner Springs. He leased the clinic formerly operated by the late Dr. D. V. Wendt.
The Rev. Charles Yeardon was appointed as minister of the Bonner Springs Church of the Nazarene.
Ambrose Jennings, a Basehor High School teacher, was selected to participate in the National Science Foundation Institute for high school science instructors.
100 Years Ago: June 5, 1913
Prof. C. C. Thompson was hired as principal at Bonner Springs High School. He had been principal at Colby.
The Bonner Springs City Council voted to prohibit sales and shooting fireworks. The council said the ban was “ironclad” and only public displays might seek permits.
The Rev. C. W. Cooper was the speaker at Decoration Day services at the Monticello Cemetery. Mrs. Florence Hodges read the “Gettysburg Address.”
The Community Protective Association offered a $25 reward for the arrest, conviction and return of property taken in petty thefts. A $50 reward was offered for the apprehension of the horse thieves.