Remember When for May 9, 2013
Events reported in The Chieftain this week from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: May 8, 2003
A tornado with winds reaching up to 150 miles per hour cut a swath of destruction through areas of western Wyandotte Count.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the Bagel and Expresso Bar in Basehor. Stephanie and Jeff Theno were owners of the business.
Aaron Weathers and Morgan McConico were named outstanding senior athletes at Bonner Springs High School.
Ron Thornburgh, Kansas secretary of state, was the featured speaker during the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce luncheon honoring members of the National Honor Society.
25 Years Ago: May 12, 1988
Bill Downing received the citizenship award at Bonner Springs High School.
Elaine Fowler and Marcy Masters opened the Learning Corner, a new child care facility in Bonner Springs.
Matt Jones and Steve Klise were Bonner Springs High School delegates to Sunflower Boys’ State.
Sharon Kornhaus and Steve Kocher were co-valedictorians at Basehor High School.
Tracey Trowbridge was salutatorian.
50 Years Ago: May 7-10, 1963
Mayor D. W. Hininger officially welcomed area Blue Bird Units to Bonner Springs following the annual parade.
James Leake, Mrs. Leonard Wright and William Wright were named to the Bonner Springs Recreation Board.
Maxwell Hunt, Basehor resident, was judged the best bricklayer in Kansas during the annual apprentice competition in Wichita.
Bonner Springs IGA advertised ground beef at three pounds for $1.15.
100 Years Ago: May 8, 1913
A Bonner Springs Booster Club was formed. R. W. Ferguson was elected president and other officers were: C. L. David, vice president; Frank Alden, treasurer and W. F. Rehm, secretary.
The New Century Club met at the home of Mrs. R. K. Will. The topic for study was the British Parliament.
About $500 in damages was reported in a fire at the cement plant.
James Warren lost a prize cow valued at more than $100. The cow was feeding on a bluff and fell 25 feet and was killed.