Remember When for Dec. 17, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: Dec. 22, 2005
Emmaus Lutheran Church announced plans for a Christmas Eve candlelight service.
John Kuehn, Bonner Springs, joined the staff of the Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts of America. He earned the Eagle Scout rank as a member of Troop 149, Bonner Springs.
Kelsey Stanbrough and Nick White were named to the all-tournament teams at the Bonner Springs Metro Prep Tip-off Classic
Candidates for Basehor-Linwood High School Courtwarming royalty were: Katelyn Staab, Hannah Brown, Lindsay Parsons, queen and James Bishop, Joe Kelly and Steven Bower, king.
25 Years Ago: Dec. 20, 1990
Sarah Miederhoff, Mariah Walters and Tara Nelson were shown in a photograph taking part in the Edwardsville Posada-Pinata celebration.
The residences of Gene Reynolds, Bonner Springs, and Bryan and Cynthia Huskey, Edwardsville, won first places in the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce Christmas decorating contest.
Frank Corbett was elected president of the board of directors of the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame.
Scott Oliver and Becky Palmgren were crowned as king and queen of the Basehor-Linwood High School courtwarming king and queen.
50 Years Ago: Dec. 16, 1965
The Chieftain announced plans to have the newspaper delivered by mail. Previously the Chieftain was delivered by carrier boys.
The dedication for the Agricultural of Fame was set for May 14, 1966. It was hoped that President Lyndon Johnson would attend the event.
The Bonner Springs Jaycees planned a visit by Santa Claus. George Dingey was chairman of the event.
John Walden scored 16 points to lead Basehor to a 51-40 win over Linwood.
100 Years Ago: Dec. 16, 1915
The electric railroad line construction was nearing Linwood and a Commercial Club was formed to work on civic improvements. T. P. Frederick was president.
The Methodist Church planned a Christmas play, “The Interrupted Program” with Wayne Stanford as Santa Claus.
Three men were arrested in the armed robbery of a freight train between Bonner Springs and Loring. During the robbery a 22-year-old man was shot and he later died.
A pneumonia epidemic was sweeping the area. Five Bonner Springs residents died and several others were in serious condition.