Remember When for Feb. 20, 2014
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: Feb. 19, 2004
Kim Martin, Bonner Springs’ library director, was named as one of the top 50 librarians in the United States by the Library Journal.
Alisha Mathiesen was crowned as Bonner Springs High School courtwarming queen and Sidney Birdsong was the king.
Basehor scheduled an election for a $3.97 million bond issue to construct a new library.
Andrew Bair and Kris Creten, Bonner Springs police officers, received the silver medal of valor for the heroic response to an auto accident. The vehicle struck a gas meter and the officers were able to free the driver and evacuate residents from nearby homes.
25 Years Ago: Feb. 23, 1989
Venita Richards was chairman of the Edwardsville Family Fun Day set for June. Winfred Anderson and Don Long were parade co-chairmen.
The Westside Friends Church purchased the former Mission School building from USD 204 and started remodeling the facilities.
A building occupied by Kaw Valley Auction Storage in Basehor was destroyed by fire. The loss was estimated at $40,000.
Brian Jackson was leading the Bonner Springs Braves in scoring averaging 20.8 points per game.
50 Years Ago: Feb. 17-20, 1964
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Lauffer purchased the Chieftain Publishing Company newspaper stock owned by Elton Carter.
The Rev. Norman Cullumber was the new pastor of the First Christian Church of Bonner Springs.
Steve Schirmer was named valedictorian for the Bonner Springs High School class of 1964, Andrea Meyer was the salutatorian.
The Basehor Garden Club met at the Township Hall with Mrs. Carol Williamson as hostess.
100 Years Ago: Feb. 19, 1914
A new federal law limited duck and migratory fowl hunting to a period from September 1 to December 15. The new law eliminated spring duck hunting and the fine for breaking the law was $100.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Twist attended the Wyandotte County Democrat Club dinner at the Grund Hotel.
Lawrence defeated the Bonner Springs Peerless All-Stars 40-20. The Peerless team was missing several players due to illness.
T. Marshall, F. L. Smith and J. Kemler of Basehor attended the auto show in Kansas City.