Remember When for May 23, 2013
Events reported in The Chieftain this week from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: May 22, 2003
Oldcastle Manufacturing Company announced plans to build a manufacturing facility in the Bonner Springs Industrial Park.
Construction was scheduled to start on major renovations of Nettleton Avenue in Bonner Springs.
Simple Simon’s Pizza, owned by Jeff and Kelli Burris, opened in the Basehor Town Square.
The Bonner Springs High School tennis team won the 5A regional championship. Bill Scott was head tennis coach. Players advancing to the state tournament were Tyler Cooper, T. J. McGinnis, Matt Kerl and Josh Mortensen.
25 Years Ago: May 26, 1988
Brad Wheeler was named winner of the citizenship award at Pioneer Jr. High. He was shown in a photo receiving the award from Lillie Abbott, vice principal.
Rain caused problems for the Edwardsville Family Fun Day. The parade was completed before the deluge hit and the Wyandotte County 4-H Clubs’ float received first place.
Susanne Frost, a Basehor High School graduate, was awarded a drill team scholarship at Highland Community College.
Kim Papineau won the contest to design a new logo for the Bonner Springs Public Library.
50 Years Ago: May 21-24, 1963
Kenneth Tewell was named business manager and secretary for the Bonner Springs Unified School District Board of Education. Lee Foster, principal at Bonner Springs Elementary resigned to accept a post as the new Piper school superintendent.
Construction was set to begin in August on the first building at the Agricultural Hall of Fame.
The Bonner Springs Library announced the purchase of 200 new children’s books. Mrs. Harold Ewing was the librarian.
Frank Jones, Bonner Springs, won first in the Class A broad jump at the state track meet in Wichita.
100 Years Ago: May 22, 1913
Bonner Springs High School had 15 seniors earn diplomas which was the school’s largest graduating class. Each senior made a presentation during commencement ceremonies.
Basehor High School had five graduates.
Verne and Hervey Schneider earned gold medals for having seven years of perfect attendance.
The Bonner Springs Merchants defeated the Kansas City Bankers, 9-2. Dunlap had two hits for Bonner Springs.
Memorial Day services were planned at the Methodist Church with the Rev. C. W. Cooper preaching.