Archive for Monday, February 23, 2015

Remember When for Feb. 26, 2015

February 23, 2015

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

10 Years Ago: Feb. 24, 2005

Susan Adams was Basehor’s new city treasurer.

The Rev. John Walker was honored at a retirement ceremony after 23 years of service as pastor of the First Christian Church of Bonner Springs.

Michelle Hite, Clark Middle School teacher and Cindy Roudybush, paraprofessional, were honored for excellence at the school board meeting.

Bill Mason, Dorothy Hoffine, Helen Robinson, Amy Robinson and Shawna Schubert were honored for service to the Volunteers in Policing program.

25 Years Ago: March 1, 1990

Kay Nies, Wyandotte County Commissioner, was guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce.

Brian DeGraeve won the spelling contest at Edwardsville Elementary School.

Bonner Springs was again named as a recipient of the “Tree City, USA” award.

Basehor-Linwood boys’ basketball team defeated Tonganoxie 59-54. Scott Oliver led the scoring with 16 points and Steve Istas added 15 points.

50 Years Ago: March 1-4, 1965

Kathleen Hoffine was named valedictorian and Stanford Seibel was salutatorian at Bonner Springs High School.

The Bonner Springs High School freshman basketball team won the Osawatomie tournament with a 42-31 win over Osawatomie. Dick Nelson was freshman coach. Mike Sigley led Bonner Springs in scoring with 12 points.

The Basehor Skyliners’ 4-H Club met at the Methodist Church. Recreation was led by Diane Bailey.

100 Years Ago: Feb. 28, 1915

A fund-raising basketball game between Bonner Springs’ businessmen and local professional men was announced. William Deweese was captain of the businessmen’s team and Dr. Chandler was in charge of the professional men. The opening game was a contest between faculty women and the high school girls’ team.

L. L. Hart remodeled the second floor of his building. Miss Margaret McMullen’s Millinery Shop and George Kennedy’s photo studio were located on the second floor.

W. S. Twist, new postmaster, was remodeling the interior of the Bonner Springs Post Office.

The Wyandotte County Commission approved installation of fire escapes at the poor farm.


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