Remember When for March 14, 2013
Events reported this week in The Chieftain from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: March 13, 2003
Bonner Springs resident Erin May received the Gold Award which is the highest honor given by the Girl Scouts.
Brandt Trucking, owned by Roger and Linda Brandt, was named “business of the month” by the Basehor Chamber of Commerce.
Ray Zimmerli received the “Ovid Snider Community Service Award in Linwood.
Topeka West defeated Bonner Springs, 57-43, in the sub-state tournament championship. Jared Gillespie led the Braves in scoring with 11 points.
25 Years Ago: March 10, 1988
Kristen Mitchell, a seventh grader at Sacred Heart School, won first place at the Wyandotte County Spelling Bee. Michael Pinks, an eighth grader at Pioneer Jr. High, took second place.
Kristi Finley was co-captain of the Benedictine College women’s basketball team. She started 109 consecutive games for the Ravens.
The Bonner Springs Community Center Committee approved landscaping around the building, construction of a sidewalk ramp and restriping the basketball court during its monthly meeting.
The USD 458 Board of Education was hearing comments concerning the names for the combined Basehor and Linwood High School and Middle School. The Booster Club recommended using the combined name Basehor-Linwood for the schools.
50 Years Ago: March 12-16, 1963
Petitions were being circulated calling for the candidacy and re-election of D. W. Hininger as mayor of Bonner Springs.
The Bonner Springs Rural High School Board of Education was seeking state approval to conduct a bond issue election.
Basehor High School seniors named to honor roll were: Loretta Downing, Judy Pouppirt, Skip Walden and Barbara Wiley.
Efforts were continuing to raise sufficient funds to start construction of the Agricultural Hall of Fame building.
100 Years Ago: March 13, 1913
The Rev. F. B. Benson was reassigned to the Bonner Springs Methodist Church for the third year.
A second candidate announced for the office of mayor of Bonner Springs. A. W. Dornan agreed to run in opposition to the Citizens Party candidate.
Frank Ellis sold his Ford auto to a Tonganoxie baker.
The City of Bonner Springs notified property owners on Second Street that they would be required to install curbs along their property adjacent to the street.