Remember When for July 28, 2011
Events reported in The Chieftain during the fourth week of July 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago (July 25, 2001)
Boy Scout Troop 149 announced plans for a 40th anniversary celebration. Jason Gibbens was organizing the event.
Bruce Courtney was the new head basketball coach at Basehor-Linwood High School. Mardy Robinson was the new head volleyball coach.
Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Jaycees announced plans and contestants for the Little Mr./Miss Tiblow contest.
Monte Bechard was a new assistant football coach for Bonner Springs High School.
25 Years Ago (July 24, 1986)
Tentative plans were announced to place a landfill behind the Lone Star Cement plant. The proposal drew an angry response from area residents.
BID (Bonner Springs Industrial Development, Inc.) voted to help finance the cost of printing a new city map.
Penner Construction Co. occupied a new office building in the Golden Belt Industrial Park.
Louis Haney was re-elected president of the Basehor-Linwood USD 458 Board of Education. Uveda Otterman was the vice-president.
50 Years Ago (July 27, 1961)
Voters in the Glenwood School District approved a merger with the Basehor School District by a vote of 54 to 41.
Mrs. Edward Gilbert presented a puppet show at the story hour at the library.
Mrs. Laura Daniels and Mrs. Walter Pouppirt were tied for first place in The Chieftain’s subscription sales contest.
The Past Matron and Past Patrons Club met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hendry.
100 Years Ago (July 27, 1911)
W. S. Barnes, new owner of the light plant, announced plans to make $14,000 in improvements to the system, including building a new plant building.
D. Clark Kelly planned to open Kelly’s Rexall Drug Store in Bonner Springs.
The Business Men’s Association started planning a Fall Festival. Members of the executive committee were G. A. Perkins, C. L. David, L. A. Abbott and R. W. Ferguson.
The firm of Franklin and Lon rented a portion of Parson’s Warehouse and planned to buy eggs and poultry.
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