Remember When for April 3, 2014
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: April 1, 2004
Lucas Williamson was the only returning starter for the Basehor-Linwood High School baseball team. Dave Svoboda was the head coach.
Larry Chanay, Clark Middle School principal, announced his resignation. However, he was remaining on the school administrative staff.
Construction of the new Sacred Heart Church in Shawnee was scheduled to start in June according to the Rev. Craig Maxim, pastor.
A public forum was planned to give residents an opportunity to ask questions concerning the proposed Delaware Tribal Casino.
25 Years Ago: April 6, 1989
Ted Stolfus was elected mayor of Bonner Springs. Those elected to city council were: Harry Saunders, Robert Daly, Lew Kasselman and Robert Laing, Jr. Don Harbour was re-elected mayor of Edwardsville. Wes Nelson and Judy Wolf won city council positions. Cliff Brents, Judy Pickell and Lewis Wood were victorious in the school board election.
Joe Odle was elected mayor of Basehor. Francis Shearer and Jerry Barlow won city council seats. Those elected to the USD 458 Board of Education were: Bill Hooker, Dennis Haag and Louis Haney.
Tammy Stinnett was appointed as the new Edwardsville City Clerk.
Bunny Gavin was named “VIP” at the Bonner Springs Senior Citizens Center and was also the Wyandotte County winner.
50 Years Ago: March 30-April 2, 1964
Robert Hurst and Max Thompson were competing for the Second Ward position on the Bonner Springs City Council. Homer Griffith and Bill Rehm were unopposed in the city council election.
Rehm’s Park Southern Baptist Church planned to construct an addition to their building. The Rev. Russell Hunt was pastor of the church.
Ray Reynolds bowled a record-setting 693 for the Kaw Valley Merchants at the K-32 Bowl.
Joe Nick was the postmaster at Basehor.
100 Years Ago: April 2, 1914
Bell Watson was appointed as the new Bonner Springs City Marshal. He was a veteran of the Spanish War and the Philippines Campaign.
The city of Bonner Springs was conducting its annual spring clean-up. The city was sending a wagon around town to gather trash from residents.
W. S. Twist and Ernest Wharton were both circulating petitions seeking citizen support for their appointment as the new Bonner Springs Postmaster.
Despite stormy weather a large crowd attended the annual Basehor High School play.
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