Remember When for Nov. 27, 2013
Events from this week reported in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: Nov. 27, 2003
Paul Brown resigned as Basehor-Linwood High School football coach.
The Edwardsville Elementary Eagles’ Choir performed at the ceremony lighting the Mayor’s Christmas tree in Edwardsville.
Local Artist Betty Coleman had her art work on display at Miller pharmacy.
Sgt. Evelyn McConnell retired from the Bonner Springs Police Department after nearly 30 years of service.
25 Years Ago: Dec. 1, 1988
Leesa Lewandowski and Elaine Whitcraft, Basehor, won a first place and individual medals in the World Dance Association competition.
About 7,600 young people visited the Agricultural Hall of Fame during the Future Farmers of America convention in Kansas City, Mo.
Tom Cooley, city administrator, said work on the new Edwardsville Fire Station was nearing completion.
Marte Parker announced the opening of Marte’s Cottage Gift shop on Kaw Drive.
50 Years Ago: Nov. 28, 1963
Due to Thanksgiving, only one edition of the newspaper was published.
The entire area was in mourning over the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Flags were flown at half-staff and several special church services were held. The dedication of the new Basehor Post Office was postponed until after the 30-day mourning period.
The Basehor High School Bobcat Booster Club met at the high school with the Pep Club and Booster Club assisting as hosts.
The Federated Store, with the exception of the men’s and boys’ department, was closing on Jan. 1. Herman Merritt was the owner.
A Thanksgiving Bible Conference was held at the Bonner Springs Bible Church.
100 Years Ago: Nov. 30, 1913
Bonner Springs High School scheduled its first basketball game in the new gymnasium. The initial opponent was Rosedale High School.
The Bonner Springs Merchants defeated the Basehor City team 23-3. Grisham kicked the field goal for Basehor and Jaggard scored two touchdowns for Bonner Springs. Basehor High School defeated Leavenworth 11-0.
Dick Pigg purchased a valuable coonhound from Blue Springs, Mo., and announced he was ready to start hunting.
Earl Gordon gave up farming, returned to Bonner Springs and opened a barber shop.
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