Archive for Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Remember When for February 2, 2012

February 1, 2012

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

10 Years Ago — Jan. 31, 2002

The Edwardsville City Council heard a report that moles were causing major damage to the soccer fields at the Edwardsville City Park.

Harry Leonard re-opened Harry’s Corner Deli in Edwardsville.

The city of Basehor issued 33 new building permits during 2001.

25 Years Ago — Jan. 29, 1987

Leroy C. Tombs Sr. and Don Harbour were appointed to the board of directors of the Edwardsville State Bank by President Norman Steffey.

Sacred Heart PTO announced plans for its annual Snow Ball Dance. Students winning prizes in the snowball art contest were Leslie Dickens, Ryan Kelly, Melissa Hoag, Chris Hoag, Kristen Mitchell, Dominica Merino, Leann VanMol and Amy Breidenthal.

A portion of the Edwardsville Plaza Shopping Center was being remodeled and used as the city hall.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was organized for the new Key West Realty in Basehor. Steve Rosenthal and Lois Fulkerson were the owner and brokers.

50 Years Ago — Feb. 1, 1962

Bonnie Ferguson was named Bonner Springs High School valedictorian and Marilyn Kuhn was salutatorian.

Homer Fleming was re-elected president of the Bonner Springs Federal Credit Union.

A mission team from Ottawa University was organizing special youth services at the Basehor Baptist Church.

About 90 to 100 men were expected to be hired by Southwest Ornament Iron Co. for its new plant in Bonner Springs. Norman Nelson was company president.

100 Years Ago — Feb. 1, 1912

Plans were announced by manager McGraw for the Bonner Springs Cement Plant to be in full operation by March 1.

Many residents were urging J. D. Waters to seek the Democratic nomination for state treasurer. He was supported by the Wyandotte County Central Committee.

The Chieftain was offering full-page newspaper advertisements for $10 with the purchase of $5-worth of handbills.

Bonner Springs’ boys defeated Lansing, 29-20. Marjorie Axe and Sula Hilyer paced the girls in scoring in a 17-6 victory over Lansing.


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