Archive for Monday, May 25, 2015

Remember When for May 28, 2015

May 25, 2015

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

10 Years Ago: May 26, 2005

Matt Kerl and Josh Mortensen won the first ever state doubles championship for Bonner Springs.

The Bonner Springs City Band announced plans for the season. Larry Berg was band director.

Lisa Terrell and Lisa Krone won excellence in education awards presented by the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Education Foundation.

The Basehor VFW post conducted Memorial Day ceremonies at Glenwood Cemetery. Commander Fred Box said a new flagpole had been installed.

25 Years Ago: May 31, 1990

Jennifer Lightfoot won the citizenship award at Pioneer Jr. High.

The Loring Sunshine EHU celebrated its 75th anniversary. Mary Frances Goble was president of the unit.

Deena French was elected chairperson of the Bonner Springs Parks and Recreation. Tim Thompson was vice president.

Dawn Steele, Basehor-Linwood track star, won three gold medals at the Kansas 4-A state track meet.

50 Years Ago: June 3, 1965

Due to the Memorial Day holiday only one issue of The Chieftain was published.

The salary of Frank Stuchlik, Bonner Springs’ city treasurer, was raised to $75 per month.

Ronald Kenton received the Eagle Scout award at a court of honor held at the Basehor Baptist Church. He was a member of Troop 169 sponsored by the Basehor Kiwanis Club.

Elgin Souders opened a Mobil Service Station on Front Street.

Ground-breaking services were held for the new First Baptist Church of Linwood building.

100 Years Ago: May 27, 1915

T. A. Alexander brought in the first homegrown strawberries of the season. He said he had three acres of high quality strawberries.

Heavy rains caused flooding throughout the Kaw Valley. Locally a rampage by Stranger Creek caused considerable damage.

A new 36-page pamphlet, “Bonner Springs Today” was being delivered. It was prepared by George Kennedy.

Mr. Freeman purchased a new motor for the Basehor Ice Plant.

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