Remember When for Sept. 26, 2013
Events reported in The Chieftain this week from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: Sept. 25, 2003
Basehor-Linwood High School homecoming royalty candidates were: Elisha King, Alesia Self and Nicole Kirk, queen; Brett Dowdall, Brent Fleming and Ryan Robinson, king.
Harry Tennant was installed as president of the Edwardsville Kiwanis Club.
The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce named Wal-Mart as the “business of the month.” Jeff Harrington, Chamber president, was shown in a photo presenting the award to Brian Detrick, co-manager.
A ground-breaking ceremony was held for the new St. James Academy. The Rev. James Keheler, arch-bishop for the arch-diocese of Kansas City, Kan., presided at the ceremony.
25 Years Ago: Sept. 29, 1988
Bonner Springs was joining with Sumner Academy, Bishop Ward and Turner to form a new athletic league.
The Western Wyandotte Senior Citizens Club met at the Commercial State Bank. Dennis Smith presented a travelogue on Bavaria.
A combined PTO and school project added new bushes and flowers at McDanield School. Dean Biles, principal, and Bomber Finch were shown in a photo working on the project.
Atchison defeated Basehor-Linwood, 31-6. The Bobcats touchdown came on a 19-yard pass from Kevin Peterson to Richard Brown. Jason Krone scored on a 45-yard run for Atchison.
50 Years Ago: Sept. 23-26, 1963
Special events were announced to introduce the new, 1969 line of vehicles at Ed Roberts Chevrolet.
Tonganoxie defeated Bonner Springs, 12-6, in the opening football game. Frank Jones scored the lone Bonner Springs touchdown. It was the Braves 10th consecutive loss. Basehor posted a 20-7 win over Edgerton in the first game of the year. Coach E. A. Cink’s Bobcats had more than 300 yards of total offense.
The City of Edwardsville scheduled a town meeting to discuss development in the community.
The Basehor Methodist Youth Fellowship enjoyed a hayrack ride and party. Rev. and Mrs. Kile were the sponsors.
100 Years Ago: Sept. 25, 1913
Will Rehm purchased the local bowling alley from M. A. Lewis. D. M. Frame was named manager of the business.
The Camp Fire Girls held a campout near the Kaw River Bridge. Miss Bessa David was the chaperone.
Water was being shipped in to keep the mill and condensed milk plant in operation.
Mr. Jones sold the merchandise from his store in Basehor to a Missouri business. The closing meant that the Transky building was vacant for the first time in 20 years.