Archive for Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Remember When for May 21, 2015

May 19, 2015

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

10 Years Ago: May 19, 2005

Greg Hallgrimson, Basehor police officer, was promoted to the rank of corporal. In addition he was named to the honor of “police officer of the year.”

Pastor and Mrs. Norman Brooks were honored for their years of service at Victory Assembly.

The Basehor-Linwood Board of Education approved revisions to the curriculum.

Gene McGraw and Gary Mathey were in first place in the Bonner Springs Horseshoe League.

25 Years Ago: May 24, 1990

LaNesha Easterwood and Craig Sorensen were named top senior athletes at Bonner Springs High School. Dwayne Kerby won the “top booster” award.

Emily DeFries and David Thomas were named the top senior athletes at Basehor-Linwood High School.

Steve Ketchum was named as the new head basketball coach at Bonner Springs High School.

State Rep. Al Ramirez was named “Legislator of the Year” by Kaw Valley Uni-Serve district of KNEA.

50 Years Ago: May 24-27, 1965

Sam Gillum retired as local manager for the Kansas Power and Light Company.

The Bonner Springs Lions Club and the local Pilot Club donated playground equipment to the park.

A total of 26 teams were participating in the Bonner Springs Summer Recreation Leagues. In all, about 425 boys and girls were expected to compete.

The Glenwood 4-H Club met at the home of William Millsap. Recreation was led by Marilyn Murphy.

100 Years Ago: May 20, 1915

Basehor was represented at the state Sunday School convention by Miss Gertrude Northrup and E. M. Darby.

Margaret Fredrick announced plans to offer music lessons during the summer.

Fred Barger purchased a new five-passenger Ford automobile.

P. P. Kerobet drilled a water well on the C. C. Ehlert farm. They struck water at 23-feet but extended the drilling to improve water quality.


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