Archive for Monday, November 23, 2015

Remember When for Nov. 26, 2015

November 23, 2015

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

10 Years Ago: Dec. 1, 2005

Vaughn-Trent Community Services was gearing up for its annual Christmas basket program. Carol Geary was director of the organization.

B. J. Oke was director of the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Education Foundation. The group held a successful fund-raising homes’ tour.

Members of the Mayor’s Youth Council – Sara Stephens, Jon Jones and Josh Cook – threw the switch lighting the Bonner Springs’ Mayor’s Christmas tree.

Leavenworth County announced a plan to change to voting machines at the August primary election.

25 Years Ago: Nov. 29, 1990

Lone Star Cement Plant officially closed. Carlos Bucklew was plant manager.

Civic leader Arlene Pritchard received the Ovid Snyder Community Service Award. The honor was the top community service award given by Linwood.

The Wal-Mart Foundation presented a $500 grant to the Bonner Beautiful Foundation. Helen Frey accepted the award for Bonner Beautiful.

Richard Johnson was the Basehor-Linwood athletic director. Don Hills was the boys’ coach and Brenda DeGroot was the girls’ coach.

50 Years Ago: Nov. 24, 1965

The finalists for Bonner Springs High School Christmas Queen were: Kathy Bricker, Nancy Jacobs and Paula Worley.

Bonner Springs issued a building permit for a new home on Bluegrass Drive. The home was valued at $18,000 plus lot.

The Bonner Springs Rotary Club was honored for its participation in Boy Scouts’ “Operation Breakthrough.” President Jerry Goble received the plaque for the Rotary Club.

Tackle Dennis Southal, Basehor, was named to the all-Tri-County League all-star team. Larry Scheller, Larry Klamm and Bob Petit received honorable mention.

100 Years Ago: Nov. 25, 1915

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Pigg moved to the home formerly occupied by Clark Wilbur.

Prof. and Mrs. Ridenour agreed to help Rev. Kaiser with church services in Edwardsville.

Gardner defeated the Bonner Springs Merchants 26-0 despite outstanding play by Keeling, Bergen, Thompson and Penrod.

The Bonner Springs New Century Club met at the home of Mrs. Stott. Mrs. Thompson read a paper on “Teaching Sex Hygiene at Home and in School."

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