Remember When for March 7, 2013
Events reported this week in The Chieftain from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: March 6, 2003
Pastor John Walker was moderator for a candidate forum sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Bonner, Inc.
Paul Reynolds was chairperson of the Basehor-Fairmount Kansas Blood Drive,
Jennifer Cobb, race car driver, spoke to students at Basehor Elementary School as part of “Read Across America” day.
Bonner Springs High School Project Graduation announced plans for a meeting. Information was available from Brenda Ventura.
25 Years Ago: March 3, 1988
Ray Cox was elected president of BID (Bonner Springs Industrial Development). Others elected were Allen Spaur, vice president and Al Stuchlik, treasurer.
A plan to close Sinai School and Timmons School and reconfiguring grade school class locations resulted in considerable controversy among Bonner Springs and Edwardsville School patrons.
Jay Verdict led Bonner Springs’ wrestlers at the state tournament placing second in the 138 pound division.
Officers of the Basehor Athletic Association were: Denny DeMotte, president; Jim Hubbel, vice president; Sheryl Turner, treasurer and Glenn Leintz, treasurer.
50 Years Ago: March 5-8, 1963
Ernie Frey was elected as the new president of the Bonner Springs Rotary Club. Other officers were: the Rev. Robert Minshall, vice president and Sam Gillum, secretary.
Donald Grisham, Basehor Scoutmaster, attended the Kaw Council recognition banquet. The troop received an honor award at the banner.
Bonner Springs High School defeated Haskell 68-39 in the opening game of the Class A regional tournament. Clayton McGee led the scoring with 18 points.
A dedication ceremony was set for the new Bonner Springs City Hall and Library, according to announcement made by Christine DeBerry, city clerk.
100 Years Ago: March 6, 1913
The electric railroad line to Kansas City was assured according to J. W. Waters. He said the right-of-way and financing had been secured.
The Citizens Party nominated John Longfellow for mayor of Bonner Springs.
The Bonner Springs Peerless All-Stars defeated the Kansas City Red Socks 31-18. The Peerless team was regarded as one of the best in Kansas City.
The rural home of attorney W. L. Woods was destroyed by fire.