Remember When for Sept. 24, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: Sept. 29, 2005
Bonner Springs High School announced plans for its annual homecoming. King candidates were: Emmanuel McComb, Jeff Hills, Andrew Holder, Travis Hubbel and Kris Russell. Queen candidates were: Katie Carlyle, Jacey Totta, Jenny Fowler, Kristina Luke and Lisa Zarate.
Al Ramirez was the new president of the Edwardsville Kiwanis Club.
Plans were announced for the annual Basehor Car Show. Jean Lowe was chairperson of the organizing committee.
Wynn Coleman was chairperson of the Basehor-Linwood School District committee working to pass a school bond issue.
25 Years Ago: Sept. 27, 1990
Bonner Springs High School homecoming queen candidates were: Lesa Dolinar, LaTasha Greer, Tiffany Hedden, Dedria Wise and Dene’t Anderson. King candidates were: Jeff Sickman, Billy Duncan, Ben Hurst, Butch Fletcher and Brad Wheeler.
Higher property appraisals caused large tax increases which led to citizen protests in Bonner Springs. A meeting was scheduled between city officials and the protestors to discuss the issue.
Steven Ho opened Confucius Kitchen, a Chinese restaurant in downtown Bonner Springs.
Candidates for the Basehor Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors were: Forrest Kindle, James Rumsey, Chuck Wilderson and Jack Williams.
50 Years Ago: Sept. 23, 1965
The Bonner Springs Jaycees were conducting a house-to-house survey to ascertain opinions about life in Bonner Springs. Bud Lynn was chairman of the project.
A “Fun Night and Treasure Sale” was planned by the Basehor Booster Club.
Bonner Springs and Bishop Carroll of Wichita battled to a 0-0 tie at Lions Park. Sophomore Jack Mellott had 11 unassisted tackles.
Dr. Angel Leon, a Cuban refugee, was teaching Spanish at Bonner Springs High School.
100 Years Ago: Sept. 23, 1915 A 14-year-old boy drowned when he fell off a raft in a farm pond. The youth couldn’t swim and his companions were unable to save him.
J. D. Penrod sold his meat market and moved to a farm in Loring.
A. W. Gregory was appointed as the Bonner Springs police judge, replacing Robert Pigg who resigned.
Basehor Camp Fire Girls reorganized with 13 members.