10 Years Ago (July 13, 2000)
The Bonner Springs City Council approved building Centennial Park on a 4-3 vote.
Amy Cooper resigned as executive director of Vaughn-Trent Inc.
Lena Mulberry was named the Basehor Citizen of the Year. Her award was presented during the Fourth of July celebration.
The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Jaycees announced plans to sponsor the Little Miss/Mr. Tiblow Contest for children.
Paul and Sara Rehm were shown in a front-page photograph watching the Basehor Fourth of July parade.
25 Years Ago (July 11, 1985)
Attorney General Robert Stephan agreed to be the featured speaker at the Tiblow Days Mayor’s Banquet, according to an announcement made by Mayor Reece Kuhn.
Lewis Kasselman was appointed to a sales position at the new Farm Bureau insurance office in Bonner Springs.
Gene Reynolds, Tom Miller and Bob Stephan were team captains for the “Old-Timers” softball game at Lions Park.
Tim McGinnis was baseball-softball director for the Bonner Springs Recreation Commission.
Kristi Finley was a member of the Turner House Amateur Athletic Union basketball team.
50 Years Ago (July 14, 1960)
Benjamin E. “Pinky” Hynes and Glenn E. Price Jr. both received Eagle Scout Awards.
A contract was awarded to the Crest Construction Co. for the second phase of construction at Sacred Heart School. The addition will provide one additional classroom, hallway and a gymnasium-auditorium at a cost of $78,984.
“Babette Goes to War” was playing at the Rio Theater.
The former Edwardsville High School building was being converted to a factory for the Nat Nast Shirt Company, according to an announcement made by Mayor Lindy Trent.
Dal Grinstead was the new president of the Bonner Springs Lions Club. Jay Jones was the first vice-president and Frank Harrington was the second vice-president.
100 Years Ago (July 14, 1910)
Visitors flocked to Bonner Springs for the Epworth League meeting. All incoming trains were loaded with those arriving to attend the first session being held at McDanield Park. Delegates came from a dozen states and were camping on the grounds, turning the area into a tent city.
The Chieftain reported that the Fourth of July celebration at the park was sponsored by private individuals. The businessmen of Bonner Springs were not connected with the celebration, either directly or indirectly.
The Ten Cent Store owned by John Shannon was sold to W. H. Roath. The stock from the business was moved to Roath’s Peoples Store.
The new post office building was nearly completed and was awaiting the arrival of new fixtures.
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