Archive for Monday, April 6, 2015

Remember When for April 9, 2015

April 6, 2015

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

10 Years Ago: April 7, 2005

Chris Garcia was elected mayor of Basehor.

Those elected to the Bonner Springs City Council were: Larry Berg, Ward 1; Doug Clements, Ward 2; Rodger Shannon Ward 3 and Jeff Harrington, Ward 4.Bob Lane and Patrick Eisenhouer were elected to the Edwardsville City Council.

Julia Glenn, Breanna Putman and Josh Cook were legislative pages for State Rep. Ray Cox.

The Bonner Beautiful Commission and the city conducted a successful city-wide clean up. Betty Rehm was chairperson of Bonner Beautiful Commission.

25 Years Ago: April 12, 1990

The USD 204 (Bonner Springs-Edwardsville) Board of Education heard a report from Jim Eker on the success of the local youth soccer program and he urged that the high school adopt the sport.

The USD 458 (Basehor-Linwood) Board of Education adopted a plan proposed by the facilities committee to make improvements including building a new grade school.

Coleen Burns and Jennifer Gorman were legislative pages for State Sen. Jack Steineger.

The First Christian Church presented the play “The Upper Room” and a Living Last Supper as part of its Easter services.

50 Years Ago: April 15-19, 1965

Petitions were being circulated for the incorporation of Basehor as a city. The committee leading the effort included Farris Roberts, Alfred Mussett, Leroy Swope and Alfred Meyer.

Frances Troutman purchased Mayme’s Café on Oak Street.

Construction was slated to start on a new Linwood Baptist Church. The new structure would replace one that was destroyed by fire.

Construction was scheduled to start on the new swimming pool at Fun Valley. Don Tallman was president of the private recreation venture.

100 Years Ago: April 8, 1915

Roy Stark was elected mayor of Bonner Springs with 389 votes to 250 for Frank Warner.

The Bonner Springs Christian Church raised $70 at a bazaar and dinner held at Hotel Bonner Springs.

Henry McGrew, manager, announced the cement plant was re-opening in late April.

Basehor High School presented the play “The Modern Wife.”


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