Archive for Monday, April 7, 2014

Remember When for April 10, 2014

April 7, 2014

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

10 Years Ago: April 8, 2004

Voters in Basehor rejected a $3.79 million bond issue to build a new library by a vote of 799 opposed to 584 in favor.

A reception was held to honor Warren Hanks, who was retiring as Bonner Springs Fire Chief.

Bonner Spring’s Elementary students Johnathan Jackson and Tyler Johnson took first place in the Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair.

Basehor City Officials started the search to find a replacement for Vince Weston who retired as police chief.

25 Years Ago: April 13, 1989

The Bonner Beautiful Commission held its annual Arbor Day celebration. Brad Deichler, Chieftain reporter, portrayed Johnny Appleseed during the program.

William Wells, Bonner Springs, was named top arson investigator in the state by the International Association of Arson Investigators.

Brian Henley, Edwardsville Cub Scout Pack 3147, won the Kaw District Pinewood Derby.

The Basehor Chamber of Commerce announced plans to present an “Outstanding Citizen” award during the Basehor Centennial Parade on June 17.

50 Years Ago: April 6-9, 1964

Bonner Springs High School was presenting the play, “Dirty Work at the Crossroads.” The play was directed by speech and drama teacher Don Nichols.

The Nat Nast factory in Bonner Springs re-opened. George B. Thoeny was the new plant manager. The plant had 59 employees.

Max Thompson was elected as a member of the Bonner Springs City Council with a 70-62 win over Robert Hurst.

The Basehor High School band received a II rating at the regional music contest.

100 Years Ago: April 9, 1914

W. L. Burnham received the contract to install a new sewer line from the corner of the Masonic Temple to Second Street. His low bid was $521.50. Other bids were: William Holt, $747.65 and Sibert Brothers, $895.

F. D. Eisenbart announced he would be in Bonner Springs the fourth week of each month to tune pianos. He had 18 years of experience as a piano tuner.

Nelson R. Nye was appointed clerk in charge of the Railroad Terminal Post Office in Kansas City, Mo.

Basehor planned to field a junior baseball team and was seeking games with other 14-year-old teams.

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