Archive for Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Remember When for Oct. 1, 2015

September 29, 2015

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

10 Years Ago: Oct. 6, 2005

Jen Fowler was Bonner Springs High School Homecoming queen and Emmanuel McCombs was the king.

The First State Bank and Trust was planning to open its new branch in Basehor. Jillinda White was executive vice president.

The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Board of Education voted to name the new grade school “Delaware Ridge.”

Bonner Springs’ Elementary students raised $2,405 to donate to the American Red Cross. Cindy Lockyear was school principal.

25 Years Ago: Oct. 4, 1990

Tiffany Hedden was crowned as Bonner Springs High School homecoming queen. Jeff Sickman was the king.

The City of Bonner Springs, Chamber of Commerce and Bonner Industrial Development (BID) initiated programs to help employees at Lone Star Cement Company find new employment. The plant was closing on Nov. 1.

One of the events scheduled during the Edwardsville Pumpkinfest was a slo-pitch softball game pitting Edwardsville city employees against Bonner Springs’ city employees.

The Basehor Library announced plans for the fall story hour. Carla Swope was the librarian.

50 Years Ago: Sept. 30, 1965

Bonner Springs High School cheerleaders were Patricia Bicknell, Joyce Mellott, Sue Spalding, Kathy Bricker, Paula Worlet and Linda Wright.

Sixty-five Bonner Springs High School students were taking part in the musical “Brigadoon,” which was directed by Hugh Ferguson.

The Rev. Don Dunn was pastor of the Edwardsville Christian Church.

Piper defeated Basehor High School, 19-0 in a Tri-County League game.

100 Years Ago: Sept. 30, 1915

A larger Gardner team defeated Bonner Springs 16-8. Scheidt, Beaver, Walker, Foskett, Chaplain and Lashbrook played well for Bonner Springs.

John Baker traded his property on Allcutt to Charles Foree for livestock and implements on the Gerken farm.

The Blind Boone Concert Company presented a concert at the Methodist Church. It was sponsored by the Philathea Class and admission was 15 cents and 25 cents.

Mail carriers reported roads in the Edwardsville area were in bad shape.


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