Remember When for Dec. 11, 2014
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: Dec. 9, 2004
The annual Santa’s Express was held at the Agricultural Hall of Fame. Children could visit with Santa and ride the miniature train.
The Bonner Springs VFW held a ceremony honoring Edward Olsen was died during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Pete Gomez and Jim Jenkins were shown in a photo raising the flag at the cemetery.
Jerry Jarrett was sworn in as a member of the Bonner Springs City Council replacing Archie Sanders who resigned.
The Basehor-Linwood High School Booster Club planned a “Sadie Hawkins” dance for students.
25 Years Ago: Dec. 14, 1989
Basehor Elementary School students donated articles to the annual Project Warmth program. Students shown in a photograph making the donation were: Chris Nichols, Damian Brandenburg, Ryan Salvone, Lori Heersink and Tricia Carter.
Dave Pierce was elected as the new president of the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce. Lew Kasselman was the first vice president and Bart Nill was second vice-president.
Jody Langley opened the Collector’s Corner at 120 Oak Street.
Harold Adkins retired as director of the Agricultural Hall of Fame.
50 Years Ago: Dec. 7-10, 1964
Jaycees’ members Roger Miller and Wayne Wiggins were shown in a photograph installing new Christmas decorations on Oak Street.
Dick Harp, former Kansas University basketball coach, spoke at the regular meeting of the Bonner Springs Rotary Club.
Edwardsville Mayor Charles Milsap announced a community meeting to discuss growth in the city.
Basehor High School chorus presented the cantata, “Night of Miracles.”
100 Years Ago: Dec. 10, 1914
Miss Lenore Anthony presented a recital at the Methodist Church.
J. L. Strain installed a new 32 horsepower engine at the power plant. The engine assured residents of reliable electric service.
Bonner Springs was attempting to become a city of the second class. A census was being taken to see if the city had the required population of 2,000.
The “Daily Chronicle” ceased publication due to financial problems. The editor took all of the money to buy medicine for his horse.