Archive for Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Remember When for March 19, 2015

March 17, 2015

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

10 Years Ago: March 17, 2005

The Bonner Springs City Council approved specifications for a new aquatic center.

The Basehor City Council was moving forward with a plan to form a steering committee with representatives from all community organizations.

Both Bonner Springs and Edwardsville announced plans for city-wide clean-up programs. Bonner Springs set April 2 and Edwardsville planned to hold the event on May 14.

Organizations in Basehor came together to start planning for a fall historical festival. Nancy Crawford was leading the effort.

25 Years Ago: March 22, 1990

Leslie Roberts and Amy Lewandowski were named winners of the “student of the month” award at Basehor-Linwood Middle School.

Ed Nealy resigned as athletic director. Prior to becoming AD he was head basketball coach and posted a 157-79 record.

The City of Bonner Springs announced plans for Kerry Roberts Memorial Park to be located along Highway K-7.

The New Century Club of Bonner Springs planned a fund-raising fashion show at Lake Forest. Information was available from Shelby Spaur.

50 Years Ago: March 22-25, 1965

M. W. Vaughn, retired Chieftain publisher, was a candidate for mayor of Bonner Springs. William Kuhn was the only candidate for mayor of Edwardsville.

Robert Lauffer, Chieftain publisher, was honored by the Kaw Council Boy Scouts for his outstanding coverage of youth activities.

John Cink and Mark Sorensen, Basehor High School, were named to the all-Tri-County League basketball team.

Dr. William Miller, William R. Charleson and Rex Heffley were candidates for the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville School Board.

100 Years Ago: March 18, 1915

The Basehor Queen Esther Circle gave a linen shower in honor of Mrs. Fred White.

John A. Stark was the Republican candidate for mayor of Bonner Springs.

Mr. and Mrs. Albin Holmquist sold their roller rink in Illinois and were moving to Bonner Springs.

A Bonner Springs man was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $100 for setting his house on fire. Prior to starting the blaze he hid all his valuables in the coal shed.

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