Archive for Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Remember When for Feb. 27, 2014

February 25, 2014

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

10 Years Ago: Feb. 26, 2004

The Bonner Springs City Council voted 5-3 to take an option on the former Sacred Heart facility as the possible site for a new library.

David Fuqua was the new Basehor City Administrator.

Bonner Springs High School wrestling team won the Kaw Valley League championship.

The Basehor Chamber of Commerce named the Little Angels Learning Center as the “business of the month.”

25 Years Ago: March 2, 1989

Don Kincaid purchased Ed Roberts Chevrolet Company. Kincaid was the owner of Midwest Bus Service, which was located in Edwardsville.

The Edwardsville City Council approved an ordinance allowing purchase of land to improve Woodend Road.

Noel Nyman was honored for 25 years of community service including being a volunteer of the Bonner Springs Fire Department.

Kelly Witt won the spelling championship at Basehor Elementary School. Erin Prelesnic was the alternate.

50 Years Ago: Feb. 24-27, 1963

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr. visited the construction site of the Agricultural Hall of Fame. The son of the late president was accompanied by a delegation of leading Democrats.

Mrs. Orval Jared, mathematics teacher at Southwest School was elected president of the West Wyandotte Teachers’ Association.

Damage from an early morning fire at the Masonic Lodge was estimated at more than $100,000. The fire also damaged a laundromat on the first floor.

The Basehor Rustlers 4-H received a Purple Seal for its activities and service.

100 Years Ago: Feb. 26, 1914

A large number of Bonner Springs’ residents held an angry meeting to protest an injunction filed by the Union Pacific Railroad halting construction of the electric railroad.

The Edwardsville High School girls forfeited a basketball game to Bonner Springs. The Bonner Springs boys defeated Edwardsville 18-16.

City Marshall W. G. Easling contracted typhoid fever and was in very serious condition.

L. Allenbrand, Basehor, traded his blacksmith business for a farm located six miles south of the city.

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