Archive for Monday, November 30, 2015

Remember When for Dec. 3, 2015

November 30, 2015

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

10 Years Ago: Dec. 8, 2005

The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Board of Education approved a base bid of $319,614 for a new artificial surface football field at the high school.

The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame was sponsoring its annual Santa Express event.

Jenny Whipple was the reporter for the Glenwood 4-H Club.

The Basehor-Linwood Board of Education was exploring its option following the defeat of a bond issue. Kerry Mueller was president of the school board.

25 Years Ago: Dec. 6, 1990

Pastor Peter Eggebrecht was re-elected as chairman of the board of Vaughn-Trent Community Services, Inc. Others elected were: Jerry Goble, vice chairman; Sue Stinnett, secretary, and Muriel Jared, treasurer.

The 15th annual Posada-Pinata celebration was planned for Edwardsville.

Mic McGuire was the director of the Kaw Valley Community Choir which planned its presentation of “The Messiah.”

The City of Basehor held a community birthday party with entertainment by the Basehor-Linwood High School music department.

50 Years Ago: Dec. 3, 1965

Jane Waters retired as the postmaster for Bonner Springs. She was appointed postmaster by President Roosevelt in 1934.

Plans were started for the annual Bonner Springs Christmas basket project. Mayor Marion Vaughn, Kirk Hammer, United Campaign and local ministers met to work out details.

Lyle Yazel was the only returning letterman for the Bonner Springs High School basketball team. He was out until February due to a broken arm suffered during football season.

Players competing for starting spots for the Basehor High School basketball team for the opening game against Lansing were: Rowland Green, Don Walbridge, Manuel Bey, Tom Eberth, Ray Huckabey, Dennis Danifer or Bill Eberth.

100 Years Ago: Dec. 2, 1915

Lecompton Merchants defeated the Bonner Springs Merchants 6-0 in a Thanksgiving Day football game played at Lake Forest.

The Wyandotte County Teachers Association met at Bonner Springs High School. J. J. Mellott was county superintendent of schools.

The Basehor Civic League presented a Tom Thumb Wedding with Dorothy Green and Clyde Sauternon portraying the bride and groom.

B. F. Rehm traded a house in Osawatomie for the Baxter and Kay Grocery Store in Bonner Springs.

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