Remember When for March 20, 2014
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: March 18, 2004
The Delaware Indian Tribe unveiled plans for a $225 million hotel and casino in Bonner Springs.
Pastor Edwin Weaver and former pastor Ed Campbell were shown in a photo burning the mortgage for the Bonner Springs Church of the Nazarene.
The City of Bonner Springs was seeking applications for the position of fire chief. Chief Warren Hanks was retiring at the end of the month.
Basehor-Linwood High School senior Alex Jeannin earned all KVL honors in girls basketball.
25 Years Ago: March 23, 1989
Chuck McQuisten was named the executive director of the newly-formed Vaughn-Trent Community Services, Inc. Officers were Al Ramirez, president; Ken Tewell, vice president; Muriel Jared, treasurer; Sue Stinnett, secretary and Allen Spaur, executive board.
A new mini 4-H Club was meeting at the Basehor Baptist Church. Mary Mogle organized the club to involve younger siblings of 4-H members.
Nick Eisman and Belinda Platt were first place winners in the Optimist Club oratorical contest.
Three Basehor-Linwood basketball team members received all-KVL honors. They were Todd Johnson, Willem Oosterhoff and Karen Magaha.
50 Years Ago: March 17-19, 1964
Muriel Jared, teacher at Southwest Jr. High, was selected to attend High School and College Teachers of Math summer Institute,
Ed Gorskey, Bonner Springs’ guidance director, accepted a position as director of admissions at Bethany College.
The Tri-County League Music Festival was scheduled at Basehor High School.
Don Coffman announced he would not seek re-election to the Bonner Springs City Council.
100 Years Ago: March 19, 1914
W. G. Easling, Bonner Springs’ marshal, died from injuries he received in an incident in December.
A Bonner Springs man was sentenced to 90 days in jail for bootlegging. Marshall Milstead caught the man with eight quarts of whiskey. He had taken orders from local residents, went to Kansas City, picked up the whiskey and was delivering it.
Basehor High School students and other young people held a community wiener roast.
Imri Zumwalt, Chieftain publisher, spoke at the weekly chapel service at Bonner Springs High School.