Remember When for April 2, 2015
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: March 31, 2005
Esther Shook, Bonner Springs High School junior, won the Bonner Springs Masonic Lodge Essay Contest. She was shown in a photo receiving the first prize check from Wayne Boeddeker.
The Basehor City Council was planning a special meeting to discuss possible improvements on the wastewater treatment facility.
The Basehor-Linwood Board of Education appointed Jan Hancock as the new principal at Glenwood Ridge Elementary.
Josh Ova, Bonner Springs High School pitcher struck out nine hitters in a 15-0 win over Wyandotte.
25 Years Ago: April 5, 1990
The Basehor Friends of the Library award was presented to Marlene Denney for assistance with the summer reading program. Margie Lientz was president of the Friends of the Library.
The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce started a newcomers’ service to welcome new residents of the community. Kathleen Gibson and Angie Skwarlo were heading the program.
Carlos Bucklew, plant manager, and Gary Green, union president, announced that Lone Star Industries and Local 65 had reached agreement on a new contract.
Bart White retired as codes administrator for the City of Bonner Springs.
50 Years Ago: April 5-8, 1965
Marion W. Vaughn was elected mayor of Bonner Springs. Those elected to city council were Melvin Oelschlaeger, first ward; Richard O. Bishop, second ward and Alan Harrison, third ward.
William Kuhn was elected mayor of Edwardsville. Those elected to the city council were: Ralph Chronister, Melvin Millsap and Robert Sutterfield.
Teen Town in Bonner Springs closed due to a lack of support.
A Jaycees Chapter was chartered in Tonganoxie and was sponsored by the Bonner Springs Chapter.
100 Years Ago: April 1, 1915
A total of 100 voters attended a public meeting supporting Frank Warner for mayor. Mr. Warner stressed his opposition to pool halls.
Special Easter services were planned at the Christian Church. Grade school children were presenting a play depicting the Easter story.
The Basehor Methodist Church held a successful fund-raising chicken dinner.
The Eagle Serum Company was operating a farm near Jaggard, however their serum products would continue to be made in Kansas City.