Remember When for March 21, 2013
Events reported this week in The Chieftain from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: March 20, 2003
“The Better Than Fair Players” announced plans to hold a dinner theater presentation at the McDanield Education Center.
Janet Berry, manager, said the new Harbor Hop Bar and Grill in Basehor planned to open in April.
Larry Grosdidier and Lisa Krone were coaches of the Clark Middle School girls’ track teams. Trent Dean and Chuck Davis were the boy’s’ team coaches.
Lew Kasselman, Bonner Springs High School, head football coach was named to the coaching staff for the Shrine Bowl.
25 Years Ago: March 17, 1988
The proposed changes in USD 204 elementary school attendance centers continued to spark bitter controversy. The Edwardsville City Council voted to send a letter to the board of education urging that action be postponed.
Construction was under way on the new Mary Kay Dance Studio building on Oak Street.
Bill Downing and Sheila Wilson, Bonner Springs’ seniors, were named to the all-EKL basketball team.
Bobby Turner and Bobby Bowlin were spelling bee champions at Basehor Elementary School.
50 Years Ago: March 19-21, 1963
John Mills was named principal at Sinai School.
Edwardsville Mayor Charles Milsap said he was considering seeking another term. Ruth McKee was Edwardsville city clerk.
A spokesman for the Nat Nast Bowling Shirt factory said the facility planned to open within two to three weeks. The plant employed 125 to 130 persons.
Mrs. Elsie Sanford was elected president of the Basehor Methodist Church WSCS. Mrs. George Klingenberg was the new vice president.
100 Years Ago: March 20, 1913
Two Bonner Springs business announced improvements. John Ryan installed a new window at his bakery. S. M. Scheffer had a new soda fountain at the drug store.
C. D. Taylor and R. D. Tracy purchased new Ford autos from Dornan and Warner, local agents.
Total assets of the Farmers State Bank were $157,461.12, according to J. D. Waters, cashier.
Many area young people attended a fund-raising dance at Basehor.