Archive for Thursday, June 9, 2011

Remember When for June 9, 2011

June 9, 2011

News published in The Chieftain in the second week of June 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.

10 Years Ago (June 7, 2001)

Rodger Shannon retired as a teacher in the USD 204 (Bonner Springs-Edwardsville) School District. He had been a teacher in the district for 28 years.

Mary Ohler, president of the Basehor Park Board, announced several improvements to the facility in the city.

More than 45,000 fans attended the inaugural race at the Kansas Speedway.

The Edwardsville United Methodist Church held an ice cream social during the first Bonner Springs City Band concert. Tim Ney was the assistant director.

25 Years Ago (June 12, 1986)

The Basehor City Council appointed John Thompson as city prosecuting attorney. Anna Mary Landauer was Basehor’s mayor.

Ernst Ulmer, a Bonner Springs artist, presented the program at the Wyandotte County Historical Society meeting. Ed Shutt was president of the organization.

The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame received the donation of a 1915 Minneapolis Moline tractor. Only about 50 of the units were manufactured.

Virginia Kempfer retired as the USD 204 food service director.

50 Years Ago (June 8, 1961)

Chieftain Publishers, Inc. assumed operation of the Bonner Springs Chieftain newspaper. The new owners were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cribb and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lauffer.

The Bonner Springs School Board was attempting to buy 22 acres of land as the site for a new high school to be built at a future date.

Hugh Ferguson was the director of the Bonner Springs City band.

Stan’s Market offered Chase & Sanborn coffee priced at two pounds for 99 cents.

100 Years Ago (June 8, 1911)

Bonner Springs businesses were asked to donate $25 each to support the Modern Woodmen Fourth of July celebration. Finance committee members were Frank Alden, F. R. Walker and G. A. Perkins.

The Edwardsville Horse League planned to hold several events on the Fourth of July.

The Bonner Springs City Council said any dogs caught without collars would be killed. The council also paid bills totaling $240.19.

The Piper Bantams defeated the Basehor Little Potatoes youth team 19-12.

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