Archive for Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Remember When for April 30, 2015

April 28, 2015

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

10 years ago: April 28, 2005

The city of Edwardsville was planning a capital improvement program to upgrade city streets. Doug Spangler was the Edwardsville city administrator.

Area VFW Units planned the annual Loyalty Day celebration including a parade in Bonner Springs.

The Bonner Beautiful Commission conducted its annual Arbor Day Celebration.

Terry Horner, Basehor chief of police, urged the city council to add a full-time position of detective.

25 Years Ago: May 3, 1990

Harry Allison resigned as director of planning for the city of Bonner Springs to accept a position in the Tulsa area.

The annual Loyalty Day celebration was held in Bonner Springs. The event was sponsored by the Wyandotte and Johnson County VFW Units.

Bruce Coleman received the Boy Scout Silver Beaver Award. It is the highest award given to volunteers by the program.

50 Years Ago: May 3-5, 1965

Winners of the Bonner Springs Rotary Club academic awards were: Susan Spalding, Dona Shaw, Dani Jo Spillman, John Lowery, Nancy Goeking, Judy Bowker and Bruce Coleman. Robert Clark was president of the Rotary Club.

The annual Blue Bird parade was held in Bonner Springs.

The Rev. Leslie W. Thomas resigned as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Bonner Springs.

Mrs. W. A. Andrews was chairman of the Bonner Springs Garden Club Flower show.

100 Years Ago: April 29, 1915

The city council rejected the mayor’s appointment of Robert Pigg as water superintendent. The council wanted to retain Noah Harrington in that position.

Basehor Grade School primary students had a last day of school basket dinner. After the program ice cream and cake were served.

Brunson and Mosby sold a new carriage to Charley Bundy.

Battery B defeated the Bonner Merchants baseball team 2-1 despite outstanding pitching by

Frank Walker and Luman Thomas.


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