Remember When for Feb. 13, 2014
Events reported this week in The Chieftain from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: Feb. 12, 2004
Mark Heinen, Basehor, shot a deer which the Kansas Department of Wildlife reported to be the 11th largest recorded in the state.
The Bonner Springs Masonic Lodge celebrated its centennial anniversary. One of the highlights was the opening of a sealed box placed inside the cornerstone of the building.
The Basehor Chamber of Commerce published a new brochure advertising the city’s assets.
Trent Freeman was appointed to the Edwardsville Parks and Recreation Commission.
25 Years Ago: Feb. 16, 1989
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Basehor Tae-Kwon-Do Karate, Steven Guthrie, Michael Guthrie, Bob Guthrie, Barbara Guthrie were shown in a photo cutting the ribbon.
Calleen Turney won the Pioneer Jr. High spelling championship. Class winners were Chris Hoag and Kyle Powers.
Dr. Paul Burres was honored for his long service as treasurer of the Vaughn-Trent Fund.
Eugene Klingele received an award from UPS for 15 years of service as a driver with no accidents.
50 Years Ago: Feb. 10-13, 1963
The Bonner Springs Methodist Church approved the purchase of a 16-acre site in the northwest part of the city for future expansion. The Rev. Claude Scheuerman was pastor of the church.
Mrs. Areather Clair was chairman of the local NAACP Branch Brotherhood Day program.
Bonner Springs’ Unified Board of Education members David Allen and Lawrence Platt announced they would not seek re-election.
Ward Keister Jr. received the Boy Scout God and Country award at the Basehor Methodist Church.
100 Years Ago: Feb. 12, 1914
The Bonner Springs City Council heard a report that it had earned $17.57 in interest on idle city funds.
Eugene Bond purchased the garage from J. E. Stotts. Bond said he didn’t plan any changes in the operation of the business.
John Kemler, Basehor, took a business trip to Spring Hill.
The Olathe boys defeated Bonner Springs 51-8. The Bonner Springs girls lost to Olathe, 21-8. The Bonner Springs teams had a hard time adjusting to the narrow court and waxed floors at Olathe.