Archive for Monday, May 5, 2014

Remember When for May 8, 2014

May 5, 2014

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

10 Years Ago: May 6, 2004

Rain caused the annual Bonner Beautiful Commission Arbor Day celebration to be moved from Kelly Murphy Park to Bonner Springs Elementary School.

Ann Williams was the new president of the Bonner Springs VFW Auxiliary.

Whitney Peterson won the citizenship award at Bonner Springs High School and Matt Middleton was named the outstanding senior athlete.

Bob Wiley, Basehor VFW commander, Harry Kelley, Wilbur Grisham, Donald Wiley and Fred Box took part in the Loyalty Day parade in Bonner Springs.

25 Years Ago: May 11, 1989

Joe Odle was sworn in as mayor of Basehor replacing Anna Mary Laundauer.

Taco John opened its Bonner Springs restaurant. Tammy Arnold was manager.

Laura Meinke received the citizenship award at Bonner Springs High School.

Kendra Williams was valedictorian at Basehor-Linwood High School. Becky Engquist was salutatorian.

Mayor Don Harbour signed a proclamation setting Arts in Celebration week in Edwardsville. The observance was directed by the PTA, Karen Spartan, president.

50 Years Ago: May 4-7, 1964

Teachers at McDanield School presented a painting of the building to Norvel Lawrence, long-time custodian, who was retiring. The painting was done by Mary Ann White.

Ward Harrington was elected first vice president of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association.

Floyd Kuehnhoff and Harold Meyer were selected to represent Basehor High School at the American Legion Boys State.

Vicki Ferguson and Peggy Goeffert were honored for outstanding sales of Camp fire Girls candy.

100 Years Ago: May 7, 1914

Bonner Springs High School baseball team defeated Leavenworth, 18-15.

A gospel team of 42 leading businessmen from the Washington Avenue Methodist Church conducted special services at Bonner Springs High School.

The Bonner Springs City Council approved a special water rate for the electric company during ice making season. The council also was informed that it had earned $7.04 in interest on idle city funds during the past month.

Basehor romped past the Bonner Springs Nationals, 23-0. No Bonner runner reached third base.

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