Archive for Monday, October 19, 2015

Remember When for Oct. 22, 2015

October 19, 2015

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

10 Years Ago: Oct. 27, 2005

A plan to build a multi-million dollar Delaware Indian casino was dashed when the developer sold the land.

Basehor-Linwood School District patrons were scheduled to vote on a $22.9 bond issue to improved facilities.

The grocery store in Edwardsville closed despite a $20,000 loan to the firm from the city council.

The late Lee Newton was honored with the Melvin Jones Award for Service by the Bonner Springs Lions Club. The posthumous award was presented to members of his family.

25 Years Ago: Oct. 25, 1990

Pioneer Jr. High cheerleaders were Denise Burris, Kelly Day, Noey Barger, Deanna Reiss and Holly Tripp.

Dean Hinkle, Basehor, won first place in the “Chieftain-Sentinel Grid Guessing game.”

The Santa Fe Railroad tracks across K-32 and 138th Street were removed. The line had been abandoned by the railroad.

Tim Rundus, USD 204 superintendent of schools, was shown in a photo presenting a Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Science and Math to Patricia Likins.

50 Years Ago: Oct. 21, 1965

Bonner Springs High School homecoming queen candidates were: Gloria Burns, Tricia Bicknell and Lena Sooter. Attendants were Joyce Mellott, Deanna Timmons and Jean Pruitt.

A grand reopening ceremony was held for the newly remodeled White’ Department Store.

John T. Rohde, Edwardsville, was elected president of the Kansas Christmas Tree Association.

The Baptist Youth Fellowship of the Basehor Baptist Church held worship services at nursing homes in Tonganoxie.

100 Years Ago: Oct. 21, 1915

One of the pioneer founders of Bonner Springs died at age 79. He was a leading businessman and founder of the Kaw Valley Railroad.

Burglars broke into the Santa Fe Depot hoping to find the twice monthly payroll. They must have been disappointed to find only $30 in the safe.

Bert McFarland purchased a new Overland Six automobile.

The Christian Church honored the choir with a dinner at Washburn’s Restaurant. The Rev. C. W. Cooper was toastmaster.

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