Remember When for May 2, 2013
Events reported in The Chieftain from this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: May 1, 2003
The USD 458 (Basehor-Linwood) School District appointed Bill Hatfield as assistant superintendent of schools.
VFW Post 6401 “Voice of Democracy” contest winners were Michael Maxwell, Kim Miser and Eric Nelson.
The Bonner Beautiful Commission received the “Tree City USA” on behalf of the city. The award was given to the city during the Arbor Day celebration at Bonner Springs Elementary.
Jonathan Bonness, program director for the Boy Scouts of America, was the guest speaker during the City of Bonner Springs Volunteer Appreciation Banquet.
25 Years Ago: May 5, 1988
Tom Cooley was named to the newly-created post of city administrator for Edwardsville. Don Harbour was the mayor of Edwardsville.
A new organization – Downtown Bonner, Inc. – was formed. Those signing the incorporation documents were Ken May, Ed Roberts, Jr., John Waggoner, Rolla Lee, Dan Byers and Clausie Smith.
Amy Hall was named as the Bonner Springs High School delegate to the Sunflower Girls State.
The Leavenworth County Clerk rejected a petition calling for an election to disorganize the USD 458 (Basehor-Linwood) School District. At least 35 of the signers weren’t registered voters.
25 Years Ago: April 30-May 3, 1963
Bonner Springs’ voters approved a $1.4 million bond issue to construct a new high school and remodel other buildings. The vote was 786 in favor and 607 opposed.
Mrs. Chester Watkins was appointed chairman of Wyandotte County Home Economics Council.
Ray Cox was appointed as head football coach at Bonner Springs High School and Bill Sigley was the new head basketball coach.
Basehor sixth graders took an “end of term” trip to Kansas City. Students visited the School for the Blind and attended a Kansas City A’s baseball game.
100 Years Ago: May 1, 1913
A Bonner Springs restaurant was closed due to allegations of selling liquor. The Bonner Springs City Council rescinded the business license for the restaurant.
Standard Oil Company was considering a site near Bonner Springs for a new refinery.
A quartette of businessmen presented a concert at the Methodist Church and the congregation was moved to tears by the music and testimonials.
The rear axle of an automobile broke causing an accident on the Golden Belt Road.
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