Remember When for April 24, 2014
News reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: April 22, 2004
The Basehor City Council was considering new speed limits along 155th Street.
Plans were announced for the Loyalty Day celebration sponsored by the VFW. Downtown Bonner, Inc. planned a sidewalk sale in conjunction with the event.
Pastor Sandy Seaba was honored for 30 years of service at Elm Grove Baptist Church.
The Bonner Beautiful Commission planned the annual Arbor Day celebration for Kelly Murphy Park.
25 Years Ago: April 27, 1989
Bonner Springs High School named Laura Meinke as valedictorian and Kathy Jo Roberts as salutatorian.
Karen Magaha, Basehor-Linwood High School, signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball for Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Lee Weeks left his post as a member of the board of directors of the Commercial State Bank. He had been a board member for more than 50 years.
A reception was held to honor Norman Steffey, who retired as president of The Edwardsville Bank.
50 Years Ago: April 21-24. 1964
Jack Jennings received a regional sales award from the Ford Motor Co. He was a salesman for Ernie Frey Ford.
Norman J. Steffey was appointed cashier and vice president of Wyandotte County State Bank.
Willard Price, Daniel Belobrajdic and Jerry DeFries were selected as delegates to Sunflower Boys State.
The 44-member Basehor High School Concert Choir presented its spring concert under the direction of Richard Mountfort.
100 Years Ago: April 23, 1914
Baseball season opened in Bonner Springs. McEvers pitched the Bonner Springs Nationals to a 9-2 win over Linwood. The Bonner Springs Merchants defeated the Kansas City Athletics 24-0.
The Basehor Boy Scouts were organizing a baseball team for the summer season. Will Jaska was the manager. Asa Grisham was the team captain.
Brass was stripped from a thrashing machine owned by Ernest and Charles Scheidt. There were reports of a number of thefts of brass.
The school board announced it had filled six grade school teaching positions. Four of those hired were Bonner Springs girls.