Remember When for March 28, 2013
Events from this week reported in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: March 27, 2003
The Bonner Springs City Council was discussing the possibility of allowing retail sale of liquor on Sundays. Edwardsville had already approved Sunday retail sales.
The Basehor City Council voted to add a second Monday night meeting each month.
Nancy Yankovich was the new head girls’ softball coach at Bonner Springs High School.
McDanield Learning Center received a $1,000 grant from Sam’s Club.
25 Years Ago: March 24, 1988
Gerber Moving and Storage opened its new facilities on 138th Street in Bonner Springs.
State Rep. Al Ramirez announced plans to file for a fourth term in the Kansas Legislature from the 40th District which included Bonner Springs, Basehor and Edwardsville.
The Pioneer Jr. High Leaders Club and the Edwardsville Kiwanis Club were providing volunteers to help the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce with the annual Easter Egg Hunts.
Leavenworth County Deputy Sheriff Connie Anderson was the guest speaker at the Basehor EHU meeting. Louise Kessler and Alma Klingenberg were co-hostesses for the meeting.
50 Years Ago: March 26-29, 1963
Candidates for mayor of Bonner Springs were: D. W. Hininger and Ward Harrington.
Tony Dusil was elected president of the Bonner Springs Businessmen’s Association. Other officers were Dr. W. A. Andrews, vice president; Gene Reynolds, secretary and Frank A. (Bud) Schirmer, treasurer.
The Tri-County High School Music Festival was held in the Basehor High School auditorium. Schools in the league were Basehor, Linwood, Jarbalo, Easton and Piper.
Burglars broke into the Edwardsville Christian Church and stole movie projectors, public address system and a record player valued at $300.
100 Years Ago: March 27, 1913
The Bonner Springs Portland Cement Plant announced it was re-opening. The plant had been closed since December and all former employees were being called back to work.
The Kansas University Glee Club presented a concert at Bonner Springs High School.
Will Nixon opened a blacksmith shop at his farm home located a mile north of the Loring Store.
H. E. Keff, J. H. Stone and W. Schubert were in charge of the after Lent dance sponsored by the Central Protective Society.