Remember When for Oct. 17, 2013
Events reported in The Chieftain this week from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: Oct. 16, 2003
Matt Middleton and Ashley Pardew were crowned as Bonner Springs High School Homecoming king and queen.
State Rep. Ray Cox hosted a meeting of surrounding cities to discuss the KDOT K-7 plan.
Katie Tallman was elected president of Lucky Clover 4-H Club.
Basehor-Linwood defeated Bonner Springs, 28-15. Peter Brown had 18 carries for 81 yards for the Bobcats.
25 Years Ago: Oct. 20, 1988
The USD 204 (Bonner Springs-Edwardsville) Board of Education was studying selling the former Timmons School building.
The Renaissance Festival reported an attendance of 154,000 patrons.
Christian Cooley was presented with the Eagle Scout award.
Aimee Jackson was crowned as Basehor-Linwood Homecoming Queen.
50 Years Ago: Oct. 14-17, 1963
Karen Pruitt was crowned as Bonner Springs High School homecoming queen.
The Basehor Mary Matrons Club met at the home of Mrs. George Marshall Sr. Mrs. Cindi Christopher, chief operator for Southwestern Bell at Greensburg was the featured speaker.
Southwestern Ornamental Iron announced plans to locate its main plant in Bonner Springs.
Bonner Springs’ Braves spoiled Turner’s homecoming with a 21-20 upset win. Bonner Springs’ first touchdown came on a short plunge by Ed Mills capping a 70-yard drive. The punting of Dale Gorsky was critical to the win.
100 Years Ago: Oct. 16, 1913
The Stark Warehouse near the Santa Fe Depot was destroyed by an early morning fire. Mr. Stark said the loss was $3,250 and he only had insurance coverage of $1,700.
Dr. R. H. Hayes built a modern veterinary hospital. The facility had city water electricity and natural gas.
The City of Bonner Springs started a project to install street name signs on all corners.
The Basehor 8th graders held a party at the home of Albert Jacka.