Remember When for May 16, 2013
Events reported in The Chieftain this week from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: May 15, 2003
The Edwardsville City Council approved their annual appointments including Phyllis Freeman, city clerk, and Barbara Stafos, city treasurer.
The Bonner Springs City Council approved a $517,444.14 revitalization plan for downtown Bonner Springs.
The Basehor Community Library announced plans for a book fair. They also planned a kick-off party for the summer reading program.
Students at Clark Middle School collected food, clothing and other items to assist tornado victims
25 Years Ago: May 19, 1988
The Edwardsville Family Fun Day was planned. Groups scheduled to perform were the Mary Kay Dancers and Joe Cameron Gospel Singers.
Third graders at McDanield School conducted a patriotic program. Those shown in a photo were Michael Bennett, Bobby Gray, Jennifer Jones and Brandon Fischer.
Paul Feleay presented a program on woodcarving at the Kiwanis Club meeting.
Bart Swartz and Michael Fulkerson were named as Basehor High School delegates to Sunflower Boys’ State.
50 Years Ago: May 14 - 17, 1963)
Barbara Kay Wiley, Basehor, and Mary Ann Miese, Bonner Springs, were awarded scholarships to attend the University of Kansas.
The Rev. Leslie Thomas of the Bonner Springs Baptist Church was the featured speaker at the Bonner Springs High School baccalaureate service.
Basehor fourth graders toured the Leavenworth “Times” newspaper office.
Area churches participated in either 4-H Sunday or Rural Life Sunday special services.
100 Years Ago: May 15, 1913
The Chieftain was sponsoring a free afternoon for children at the Navo Theatre. Coupons for free tickets were available at the newspaper office and had to be picked up by parents.
Juniors at Bonner Springs High School held a reception for seniors at the home of Letta Deborden.
Otto Scheidt had the only first place for Bonner Springs at the Tonganoxie track meet.
The Knights of Pythias added 31 new members bringing total membership to 56.