Remember When for Jan. 9, 2014
Stories reported this week in The Chieftain from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: Jan. 8, 2004
A fire destroyed the Bonner Springs McDonalds Restaurant. Plans were announced to rebuild the facility.
A new bridge was installed inside the Pebblebrooke Retirement Community in Basehor.
Kay Shevling was co-chairperson of the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Dr. Martin Luther King birthday celebration.
The Basehor Police Department reported 692 calls for service during 2003, according to Chief Vince Weston.
25 Years Ago: Jan. 12, 1989
Don Harbour filed as a candidate for a second term as mayor of Edwardsville.
Bonner Springs’ Mayor Reece Kuhn signed a proclamation honoring the Bonner Springs’ cheerleaders for placing fifth in national competition. The cheerleaders were: Tracey Guthrie, Kathy Roberts, Michele Kimbrough, Lesa Dolinar, Becky Weir Kyla Buhrle and Kelly Wilson.
Rob Holland scored 16 points and Brian Jackson added 14 points and 11 rebounds as Bonner Springs defeated Paola 68-59.
Those filing early for election to the USD 458 (Basehor-Linwood) Board of Education were: Bill Hooker, Richard Drennon, Dennis Haag, Joe Nick and Lou Haney. Jerry Barlow filed for re-election to the city council.
50 Years Ago: Jan. 6-9, 1964
Construction of the new $1 million Bonner Springs High School building was slated to start by March 1.
The Bonner Springs Eagles Lodge announced the purchase and planned renovation of a building at 108 Oak Street. Herman Merritt was lodge president.
Linda Fulks was installed as worthy advisor for the Bonner Springs Rainbow Girls.
An expansion of bus service between Bonner Springs and Kansas City, Kan. was planned.
100 Years Ago: Jan. 8, 1914
Miss Ida Durbourdien purchased a new Ford car from the local dealer, Dorton and Warner.
The Potlickers’ Club of Bonner Springs built horseshoe pitching pits in a lot near Dorton’s Garage.
F. L. Smith, Basehor, took a business trip to Kansas City, Mo.
James Mann was constructing a new building next to The Chieftain. He purchased the ground from Mrs. Elizabeth Frame.