Remember When for May 10, 2012
Events reported in The Chieftain this week from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago — May 9, 2002
Clark Middle School held a retirement reception for Robert Reeves.
Chris Cobbins and Meryl Miller were named outstanding senior athletes at Bonner Springs High School. The award was presented by Jim Finley who originated the honor in the 1950s.
Mayor Bill Hooker of Basehor read a story to children at Language Lane Preschool as part of the celebration of the “week of the young child.”
The Bonner Springs City Library collected more than 250 non-perishable food items for Vaughn-Trent Community Services. Inc.
25 Years Ago — May 14, 1987
Steve Christensen was presented the citizenship award at Bonner Springs High School. Principal Don Stokesbury was shown making the presentation.
A new Crouch “C” Store opened in Edwardsville. Candy Marick was the store manager.
A flagpole in the Edwardsville Community Park was dedicated in the memory of the late Lindy Trent, mayor.
Chris Buck and Amy Rich were named co-valedictorians at Basehor High School. Laura Noeth, David Theroff, Keith Lewandowsky and Mark White were named in the top 10 percent of the class.
50 Years Ago — May 10, 1962
The population in Bonner Springs reached 3,457, according to a report issued by Charles Sugar, county assessor.
The Bonner Springs school board set plans for a fall bond issue election to provide funds for a new high school building.
The annual Blue Bird doll parade was held on Oak Street. The Southwest School band also took part in the parade.
Negations were underway to select a site for a new Basehor High School building. Ward L. Keister was principal.
100 Years Ago — May 9, 1912
Bonner Springs High School officials called the school year “the best ever” with higher grades and good discipline.
The cement plant announced it was closing for repairs. Since the bins weren’t full it was expected that the facility would reopen in two weeks.
Mayor Longfellow went to Manhattan to study the new, improved water system and to see if it would work locally.
Many area residents attended the airplane races in Lawrence.