Archive for Monday, April 28, 2014

Remember When for May 1, 2014

April 28, 2014

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

10 Years Ago: April 29, 2004

Joe DiPonio was named as the new principal at Clark Middle School.

Jim Mitchell, head track coach at Bonner Springs High School, was the featured speaker at the Edwardsville Kiwanis meeting.

Five Basehor-Linwood High School students were honored for volunteer service. Those honored were: Samantha Ellis, Joey Clark, Amy Chrisman, Terra Nichols and Ashley Odle.

Howard Miller was given the Etta Blanche Gilbert Award for service during the annual meeting of the National Agriculture Center and Hall of Fame.

25 Years Ago: May 4, 1989

Suburban Water District of Basehor received Kansas state certification as a utility.

Kyla Buhrle was elected president of the Bonner Springs High School Student Council for 1989-90. Other officers were: Bilee Jo Gerber, vice president; Jenny Prieto, secretary; Andrea Klotz, treasurer and Shelly Mikuls, parliamentarian.

The Coldwell Banker Real Estate Office in Bonner Springs was combined with a larger office in Kansas City, Kan.

Gary Jackson announced plans for expanding his service station in Edwardsville.

50 Years Ago: April 27-30, 1964

Connie Stewart won the title of “Miss Bonner Springs” and Virginia Gorrell was first runner-up. Nancy Runnels, Basehor, was “Miss Congeniality.”

Tom Hauetter, Boy Scout Troop 41, received the Eagle Scout award at a special court of honor.

The Basehor Republican Club met at the home of Mrs. Dora Gardner.

Construction started on the new Bonner Springs High School building. The cost of the facility was estimated at $1.25 million.

100 Years Ago: April 30, 1914

The Bonner Springs Methodist Church approved the purchase of a new $2,000 pipe organ.

Even though Walker struck out 11 batters, Lawrence defeated the Bonner Springs Merchants, 5-4.

Nate Bundy opened a furniture store on Oak Street. He purchased the furniture stock of W. S. Twist.

There were a lot of disappointed baseball fans in Basehor when the first game against Jarbalo was cancelled by rain.

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