Archive for Monday, June 2, 2014

Remember When for June 5, 2014

June 2, 2014

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

10 Years Ago: June 3, 2004

Chris Garcia announced he was a candidate for mayor of Basehor in the 2005 spring election.

The Nettleton Avenue improvement project was nearing completion. J. M. Fahey Company was the contractor for the project.

The First Christian Church youth were taking a mission trip to Fountain, Colo., to assist with projects to aid elderly persons. Christian Dashell was youth minister.

The annual Memorial Day ceremonies featured a 21-gun salute by the Tonganoxie VFW post and a color guard from the Bonner Springs post.

25 Years Ago: June 8, 1989

Basehor completed plans for its centennial celebration. Events included a historical musical written by Frank Gilpin.

Don Bell resigned as principal at Southwest School in Bonner Springs.

The Edwardsville Family Fun Day was planning events including a parade and a concert by the Bonner Springs KICKS Band. Vernita Richards was chairperson of the event.

John and Carmen Johnson opened a new business, Wyandotte Vac and Sew, on Oak Street.

50 Years Ago: June 1-4, 1964

Dean A. Woods, Basehor High School teacher, was selected to attend the National Science Foundation summer institute on biology, chemistry and mathematics at Kansas State.

There were 12 candidates seeking positions on the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Board of Education.

An armed bandit stole $110 in a robbery at a local liquor store.

Ron Tate, a Bonner Springs High School graduate, was elected to the De Soto Board of Education.

100 Years Ago: June 4, 1914

After drilling five dry holes, the gas company reported a good producing well on the Arnett place north of Lake of the Woods.

Mrs. F. F. Stott attended the convention of the Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Trainmen at Trenton, Mo.

Mrs. Hamilton Stone and Miss Cora Reynolds held a recital at the high school.

The cement plant was shut down for a week to make necessary repairs.


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