10 Years Ago
(August 13, 1998)
McDonald's characters, including the Hamburglar, were scheduled to lead the children's parade during Tiblow Days. Shannon's Trophies donated the award for the float that best showed the theme of "Just say No to Drugs."
Cheryl Clark was appointed as clerk by the USD 458 (Basehor-Linwood) Board of Education.
Kevin Suther was the new head volleyball coach at Basehor-Linwood High School. Kelly Brungardt was the cross country coach.
25 Years Ago
(August 11, 1983)
Lourinda Brown, new band director at Bonner Springs High School, announced plans for practice prior to the Tiblow Days parade.
The Bonner Springs City Council appointed a committee to study problems caused by youth loitering on Oak Street. Members were: Rae Sedgwick, Donald Beets, City Council members; Bob Evans, city manager; Kevin Blanks, Charlie Bowers and Roger Miller.
Vesta Lee Lumber won the Division II men's slow-pitch softball tournament at Lions Park.
Ernest Jones, Basehor Kiwanis Club, was a candidate for state treasurer of the Kansas Kiwanis District.
Louisa Fletcher was a member of the Kansas Labor and Management Goodwill team, going to China, Russia and Finland.
50 Years Ago
(August 14, 1958)
The First Christian Church of Bonner Springs took an option on the Simpson property adjoining the church property. Plans called for a house to be removed to make way for a new annex.
The Rev. Michael J. Price presided over the laying of the cornerstone at Sacred Heart School.
A grand opening for K-32 Bowl in Edwardsville was planned. Russell Trent was the owner of the business.
Olaf Kayser was the new superintendent at the Lone Star Cement Plant.
A meeting of patrons was planned to discuss the possible merger of the Wallula and Island Creek School Districts. Both schools reported an enrollment of 15 students.
The Edwardsville School Mothers' Club was planning to raise $500 to finance the cafeteria at the new school.
100 Years Ago
(August 13, 1908)
A pony pulling a cart bolted and ran down Front Street, then turned on Oak Street and was finally stopped at Second Street. The pony and cart was owned by A. H. Hagen and there were no injuries.
Phillip Lawrence was playing on top of a stack of boards at the lumberyard when he fell and broke his left arm.
Monroe Mann Jr. reported he had harvested 33 ripe tomatoes from a single vine.
Richard Kenton and J. M. Morgan received the nominations for Delaware Township justice of the peace in the primary election.
Albert Miller accepted a teaching position at Twist School for a salary of $40 per month. M.A. Stoner returned to teach at Walker School at a salary of $60 per month.
Lighting struck a barn at the Newton farm starting a fire, which destroyed the structure. A team of mules died in the blaze.