Archive for Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Remember When for May 30, 2013

May 29, 2013

Events reported in The Chieftain this week from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.

10 Years Ago: May 29, 2003

The Bonner Springs City Council approved an ordinance allowing sale of alcohol on Sundays.

The Bonner Springs City Band announced plans for the summer concert season. Larry Berg was director and Tim Nye was the assistant director.

Pastor James Beashore was the featured speaker during the Memorial Day services at the Edwardsville Cemetery.

The Basehor City Council tabled action on Sunday alcohol sales. The council also discussed limiting the number of liquor stores in the city.

25 Years Ago: June 2, 1988

Roger Miller was named to the board of directors of the First National Bank.

The Revco Plant in Edwardsville announced it was ceasing operations however the office would remain open until another tenant was secured.

Kay Nies filed as a candidate for the Wyandotte County Commission. Waggoner Morerod, a local educator, announced that he was a candidate for the state legislature.

A health fair, conducted by Bethany Medical Center was planned at Basehor. Information was available from Wilma Schuler or Bev Dumler.

50 Years Ago: May 28-31, 1963

Bonner Springs High School graduating class of 1963 presented a gift of $125 to teenage residents at the Osawatomie State Hospital and Marinella Lia, an exchange student from Italy.

The Rev. Don Dunn, Edwardsville Christian Church, was guest speaker at Memorial Day services at the Edwardsville Cemetery.

The school board voted to hire a coordinator of instruction following the resignation of Lee Foster, superintendent of the Bonner Elementary school system.

A farewell coffee was held for Basehor Methodist Church minister, the Rev. Rex Kelly who was being transferred to another church.

100 Years Ago: May 29, 1913

After two years as principal at Bonner Springs, Prof. Rice resigned to take a position as math teacher at Kansas City, Kan., High School at a salary of $150 per month. The KCK High School was the largest in Kansas.

Mrs. J. O. Lee was honored by the Grand Chapter of the Eastern Star and was appointed to a state office.

The Wyandotte County Attorney filed an injunction prohibiting a Bonner Springs man from selling hard cider which contained six percent alcohol.

J. L. Rentechler became a partner in the G. A. Perkins Hardware Store.

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