Remember When for Sept. 3, 2015
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: Sept. 8, 2005
Local churches and schools were conducting special fund drives to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. The First Christian Church raised more than $1,000 in a special offering to help victims.
Lew Kasselman, head football coach, was the featured speaker at the Edwardsville Kiwanis Club meeting.
Unleaded gasoline was priced at $3.08 per gallon. Pam Chenoweth, Basehor-Linwood School District treasurer, said she expected the higher prices to make a major impact on the district.
Basehor-Linwood defeated Bonner Springs 17-14 in the opening football game of the year.
25 Years Ago: Sept. 6, 1990
Basehor-Linwood School District had good growth with an enrollment of 1,306 compared to 1,255 the previous year.
Lone Star Industries announced plans to close its plant on Dec. 1. The cement plant was the city’s oldest industry.
Bonner Springs High School cheerleaders were Lesa Dolinar, Sara Hurt, Kim McConico, Angie Saving, Jessica Arnett, Suzi Goble and Dedria Wise.
Noel Brewer retired after 45 years in the grocery business. He was honored at a surprise retirement party at Brewers’ Country Mart.
50 Years Ago: Sept. 3, 1965
A total of 2,029 students were enrolled in Bonner Springs’ schools.
Mrs. Ed Espy was president of the Edwardsville Elementary PTA.
Savior of the World Seminary was scheduled to open on Sept. 17 according to announcement by the Rev. Thomas J. Culhane, rector of diocesan institutions.
The BYF of the Basehor Baptist Church held a planning retreat at Camp George Wise.
100 Years Ago: Sept. 2, 1915
The Great Sutton Show was kicked out of Ellis County for having a lewd production. The company appeared in Bonner Springs earlier with no complains.
Bonner Springs Gas and Oil Company was drilling a gas well on the McClure property.
Jess Fisher purchased a new five passenger Ford automobile.