Archive for Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Remember When for Sept. 5, 2013

September 3, 2013

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

10 Years Ago: Sept. 4, 2003

The Edwardsville Fire Department raised $2,525.14 in the annual “passing the boot” event to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The Basehor-Linwood School was scheduled to interview candidates to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Ron Owen.

The Bonner Springs United Methodist Church was conducting its annual barbecue dinner. Information was available by calling Janine Harvey.

Bonner Springs Night at the “K” was rescheduled. Members of the BSHS choir and Clark Middle School choir were to sing the “Star Spangled Banner.”

25 Years Ago: Sept. 8, 1988

Bonner Springs High School cheerleaders were: Michelle Kimbrough, Kathy Jo Roberts, Traci Guthrie, Lisa Dolinar, Becky Weir, April Tate, Kyla Buhrle and Kelly Wilson.

Enrollment in Bonner Springs-Edwardsville School was 2,120 students.

A ground-breaking ceremony was held in Edwardsville for the new fire station adjacent to city hall.

Exercise and weight control classes were planned at Basehor Elementary School. The fee of $10 per person was being donated to Boatwright Scholarship Fund. Community Education was sponsoring the program.

50 Years Ago: Sept. 5, 1968

Due to Labor Day, only one newspaper was published this week.

Kay Haines Beach was president of the Edwardsville Lions Club.

The Bonner Springs City Council took the first step towards annexation of the site for the new Bonner Springs High School.

Mrs. William H. Walden was elected president of the Basehor Library Board.

The Bonner Springs Baptist Church was conducting a tent revival meeting with the Rev. C. E. Williams, evangelist. The tent was erected at K-32 and Bluegrass Avenue.

100 Years Ago: Sept. 4, 1913

The Bonner Springs telephone operator was dismissed with no reason given. The Chieftain speculated the cause was political and she had refused to support the winning candidate for mayor.

Mrs. Lucy McCallister brought a peach to The Chieftain office that was 9-1/2 inches in circumference.

Lawrence completed a triple play in defeating the Bonner Springs Merchants 5-2. McEvers struck out seven for Bonner Springs.

The new Basehor ice plant was in operation 24 hours each day.

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