Remember When for Oct. 31, 2013
Events reported this week in The Chieftain from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: Oct. 30, 2003
The Oak Street improvement project was nearing completion and a dedication was planned during the ceremony to light the mayor’s Christmas tree.
Wendy Scheidt was named BPW Community Woman of the Year, and Norma Ward received the BPW Woman of the Year Award.
Francis Rake was elected president of Basehor Gold Pride. Other officers were Alfred Rake, vice chairperson; Frances Clark, secretary and Bill Clark, treasurer.
The new ALPS Grocery Store in Edwardsville was scheduled to open the first week in November. Don Attebury and his son, Alan Attebury were the owners.
25 Years Ago: Nov. 3, 1988
The Basehor Kiwanis Club announced plans for its annual fund-raising pancake breakfast. Tickets were $2.50 for adults and $1.50 for children.
The Bonner Springs volleyball team won the 5A sub-state title and earned a trip to the state tournament.
The Bonner Springs BPW named Nancy Jones and Delores Norris as winners of the “community women of the year” award.
A new business, Collector’s Corner, opened in the former Ben Franklin building. Elaine Fix was the manager.
50 Years Ago: Oct. 28-31, 1963
Peggy Garrison was crowned as Basehor High School homecoming queen. Jane Dannefer and Vickie Ward were homecoming princesses.
The Rev. Robert Minshall resigned as pastor of the First Christian Church to accept a pastorate at the Christian Church in Salina.
A work order for the first building at the Agricultural Hall of Fame was issued. The project engineering firm was Radotinsky-Meyn-Deardorff.
Work was started on a $150,000 improvement at the Safeway Bakery Division plant in Bonner Springs. Wayne Hestand was plant manager.
100 Years Ago: Oct. 30, 1913
A burglar forced open the cellar door and took $100 worth of jewelry from Kelly’s Drug Store.
Bonner Springs defeated Leavenworth 6-0 in a contested football game. The referee refused to allow a Leavenworth score, and they claimed they won the game 7-6.
Mrs. J. J. Plant and her daughter quit as operators of the Riverview Hotel after two weeks, claiming the job was “boring.”
Members of the Basehor M.W.A. enjoyed an oyster dinner on Saturday night.
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