Archive for Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Remember When for March 6, 2014

March 4, 2014

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

10 Years Ago: March 4, 2004

American Identity Warehouses in both Bonner Springs and Shawnee were being moved to Orange City, Iowa.

Anthony Middleton won the 135-pound wrestling title at the state tournament.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the Heartland Dental Group office in Basehor.

The “food for fines” program at the Bonner Springs City Library raised 94 food items for the Vaughn-Trent food pantry.

25 Years Ago: March 9, 1989

Vaughn-Trent Community Services inc. was formed with the merger of Vaughn-Trent Christmas Fund and WWAG. Al Ramirez was elected chairman of the board and Chuck McQuisten was executive director.

Kristen Mitchell won the Wyandotte County Spelling championship. She was an eighth grader at Sacred Heart School.

Bill Dahl was elected president of BID (Bonner Springs Industrial Development Inc). Steve Walker was vice president.

The Basehor-Linwood Bobcats won the 4A sub-state title. Don Hills was the BLHS coach.

50 Years Ago: March 2-5, 1964

Keith McGovern, Arthur Craig, Richard Long and James Daniels received the Boy Scout’s God and Country Award at the Christian Church.

Sharon’s Sports Shop moved to newly remodeled quarters at 123 Oak.

Don Coffman announced he would not seek re-election to the Bonner Springs’ City Council.

The Basehor Methodist Church announced two fellowship dinners with missionaries as speakers.

The Bonner Springs Braves opened Class A regional basketball tournament play with a 73-58 win over DeSoto.

100 Years Ago: March 5, 1914

Gov. George Hodges and State Sen. J. W. Howell spoke at the Methodist Men’s Brotherhood. They praised the value of prohibition.

The electric railroad was expected to be in operation in 60 days.

W. S. Twist remodeled a building on Kump Avenue and planned to move his business to the new location.

Rufus Parsons, Basehor, accepted a job in Lawrence with the Standard Oil Co.

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