Archive for Monday, March 2, 2015

Remember When for March 5, 2015

March 2, 2015

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

10 Years Ago: March 3, 2005

The Rev. John Walker retired after 23 years as pastor of the First Christian Church of Bonner Springs.

Joe Reardon and Rick Rehorn were winners in the Unified Government of Wyandotte County primary election for the nomination as candidates for mayor-CEO.

A crowd of 170 guests attended the Bonner Springs Library Jazz on the Lake fundraising event.

Those nominated for three Basehor City Council positions in the primary election were Donald Povilonis, Terry Thomas, Keith Sifford and Bob Moore.

25 Years Ago: March 8, 1990

The Pioneer Jr. High Science Olympiad team placed first in their division of the Greater Kansas City Science Olympiad. John Price was the sponsor.

The Greeley Gas Company completed checking of natural gas lines in their service area. D. Allen Spaur was vice president and manager of the local utility.

Amy Saunders, Basehor, was a competitor in the 1990 Kansas Miss Teen Pageant.

Ruth Espy was worthy matron and William Craig was worthy patron of Bonner Springs Order of the Eastern Star.

50 Years Ago: March 8-11, 1965

The Agricultural Hall of Fame acquired a 100-year old sod buster plow which was donated by Mrs. Mose Whitson of Topeka.

Rex Heffley filed as a candidate for the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville School Board.

Jeff Simon was named as head basketball coach at Bonner Springs High School. He started 18 games at forward for the K-State Wildcats.

Mabel Brauer and Frank Stuchlik were candidates for the post of Bonner Springs City Treasurer.

100 Years Ago: March 4, 1915

Eagle Serum Company leased 100 acres and planned to have from 500 to 1,000 hogs at the farm site. Dr. Robert G. Grimes was president of the firm.

The Bonner Hotel was sold to J. C. Keller.

Miss McCormick’s choral class presented a concert during chapel at Bonner Springs High School.

Popular evangelist Billy Kendall conducted revival services at the Basehor Methodist Church.

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