10 Years Ago (Aug. 19, 1999)
Mayor Ted Stolfus announced he was appointing Doug Clements to replace the late Bob Daly as a member of the Bonner Springs City Council. The mayor said he would appoint Dave Pierce to replace Clements on the planning commission. The city council also set the tax levy at 46.9 mills.
Ralph Anderton was the Abdallah Shrine parade marshal.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church announced plans to construct a new building in Shawnee. Father Patrick Jerome was pastor of the church.
25 Years Ago (Aug. 23, 1984)
U. S. Rep. Larry Winn was the featured speaker at the mayor’s luncheon during the Tiblow Days celebration.
Shirley Vaughn was head volleyball coach at Bonner Springs High School and Hatsie Lawrence was the assistant coach. Returning letter winners were: Jean Mills, Kristi Finley, Kathy Bates, Kerri Jennings and Amy Smith.
Masque, a local band, was performing at Tiblow Days. Members were: Brian Landers, Bret Hitchcock, Julie Kramer, Carlos Espinoza and Ryan Hitchcock.
50 Years Ago (Aug. 20, 1959)
L. L. Van Petten, principal at Bonner Springs High School, announced auto mechanics classes would be taught in the former vocational agriculture class room.
Stanley Simon announced he was enlarging his grocery store in Muncie and adding a line of shoes and dry goods.
The new Walker School District announced plans for a bond election. They hoped to pass a $60,000 issue to build a new facility.
The Bonner Springs City Band was to play a concert at Municipal Stadium before the Yankees-A’s baseball game.
100 Years Ago (Aug. 19, 1909)
The Chieftain advertised for a “girl or boy” wishing to learn the printing trade. The advertisement stated: “skilled printers can command a top-notch wage anywhere.”
The Bonner Springs School Board had a crisis. Voters passed a $30,000 issue based on old assessments. This left the district a $5,000 shortfall and considering asking for another bond election.
The Bonner Springs baseball team faced an operating deficit. Even though Bonner Springs defeated Olathe, 7-4, gate receipts were only $28, which did not cover expenses.
Mrs. Alice Kuhn was the new president of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.