Remember When for Aug. 23, 2012
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago
(August 22, 2002)
The annual Tiblow Days’ celebration was planned in Bonner Springs. The event was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, Jeff Harrington, president.
A reception was planned for Marlin Kerby who was retiring as Bonner Springs Municipal Court Judge.
The Basehor-Linwood Board of Education approved a 45.423 Mill levy for 2003. The new levy was a decrease from the 53.421 for the previous year.
Roger Miller, Charles Swedo and Sandy Swedo were members of the board of Downtown Bonner, Inc.
25 Years Ago
(August 20, 1987)
Melynda Harbour opened a new business, Connections, on Oak Street. The business featured a wide range of women’s apparel.
Tony Dusil, retiring chief of the Bonner Springs’ ambulance department was honored for his 30 years of volunteer service.
Coach Joe Mintner announced practice plans for the Bonner Springs football team. The Braves were scheduled to open at Olathe South.
Edith Gravatt was hostess for the Holy Angels CWO meeting. The group approved the cover for the parish directory.
50 Years Ago
(August 21-August 24, 1962)
Enrollment at Basehor Grade School reached 340 students which was a major increase over the previous year’s enrollment of 270.
Candy Stewart was named “Miss Bonner Springs Recreation” during the annual awards program.
Inter-State Federal Savings and Loan Association announced the purchase of the Bonner Springs Building and Loan. C. T. Firth was named branch manager.
The City of Bonner Springs approved a contract for $83,600 to construct a new city hall.
100 Years ago
(August 22, 1912)
The “Red” and “Blue” armies competed in a mock battle west of Boner Springs near the Wolf Creek Bridge. The battle, viewed by many residents, included a cavalry charge.
J. D. Waters received 20,347 votes, statewide, in his bid for the nomination as state treasurer. He was second to P. F. Langley who had 22,071 votes.
Prof. Rathbun was trying to build a gym at Edwardsville High School to allow students to compete in basketball.
Eight Union Pacific Railroad passenger trains were stopping in Bonner Springs.
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