Archive for Monday, March 23, 2015

Remember When for March 26, 2015

March 23, 2015

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

10 Years Ago: March 24, 2005

The USD 204 (Bonner Springs-Edwardsville) Board of Education was discussing a plan to take a $19 million bond issues to voters in the fall.

John Harrington received a Presidential Certificate of Appreciation for 45 years as a member of the Bonner Springs Lions Club.

Basehor Boy Scouts planned a Pancake Day fund-raising event at the VFW building. Tickets were $4 each.

Merle Parks was appointed to the Bonner Springs Planning Commission.

25 Years Ago: March 29, 1990

John Heckathorne resigned as Bonner Springs High School basketball coach. He was remaining on staff as a business teacher.

Joe Dick, Wyandotte County Commissioner, proposed consolidation of governmental units in the county resulting in angry responses from many residents.

State Rep. Al Ramirez announced plans to seek election to a fifth term as a member of the Kansas House of Representatives.

Ted Reed III, Basehor-Linwood High School senior, won the 1990 Wal-Mart scholarship. The award was announced by Dave Kern, store manager.

50 Years Ago: March 29-April 5, 1965

A total of 1,979 persons received Sabin anti-polio vaccine at a special clinic held in Bonner Springs.

The Delaware Township Fire Department purchased a second tanker truck. Cost of the unit was $6,500.

A ground-breaking ceremony was held for a major expansion at the Rehm’s Park Southern Baptist Church.

Hugh Ferguson, director, announced Bonner Springs High School entries for the district music festival.

100 Years Ago: March 28, 1915

W. K. Washburn opened a business featuring a soda fountain, light lunch and fancy groceries.

Basehor High School girls hosted a St. Patrick’s Day party for the boys.

The Bonner Springs Chieftain was accused of over-charging the city for legal publications. The charge was just part of the nasty election for mayor.

The Camp Fire Girls held its annual entertainment and exhibition at the high school. Mrs. Ferguson and Miss Wilbur were in charge of the event.

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