Remember When for Oct. 8, 2015
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: Oct. 13, 2015
The Edwardsville City Council discussed allowing construction of the Kansas Landmark Tornado Tower in the city.
Patti Ward was honored as the “Community Woman of the Year” by the Bonner Springs BPW.
The Basehor City Council was discussing the city wastewater treatment plant. Chris Garcia was the mayor of Basehor.
Sheila Davis, Louisa Fletcher, Mary Kimbrough, Shelia McConico, Jesse Milan and Pauline Thompson represented the Bonner Springs NAACP Branch and the annual Kansas Conference of Branches.
25 Years Ago: Oct. 11, 1990
Dedication plans were announced for Kerry Roberts Park on Highway K-7. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Roberts and Mayor Ted Stolfus were scheduled to cut the ribbon opening the new facility.
Jean Tinberg was president of the Bonner Springs High School Totem Pole Booster Club.
Lisa Pickert was a homecoming queen candidate at Pittsburg State University.
The Basehor Jaycees announced plans for a month long membership drive.
50 Years Ago: Oct. 7, 1965
Warren Hanks opened Hanks Washer Service. He had been servicing washers and dryers for three years on a part-time basis.
Vice President Hubert Humphrey cancelled plans to attend the opening of the Agricultural Hall of Fame.
Bonner Springs High School football team elected permanent captains. They were quarterback Dan Grinstead, halfback Larry Yazel and lineman Greg Hammer.
Larry Klamm and Dennis Dannefer scored touchdowns as Basehor defeated Linwood 12-0.
100 Years Ago: Oct. 7, 1915
Making good use of the forward pass, Bonner Springs defeated Argentine High School 53-0.
Constable Harrington arrested a man wanted for shooting at a railroad brakeman in Muncie. The man leaped off the train in Bonner Springs and was apprehended on Emerson Street after a foot chase.
Bob Stilwell opened a new restaurant in the Holmgren Building.
County Superintendent Mellot visited Walker School and rated it “nearly perfect."