Remember When for July 5, 2012
Events reported in The Chieftain this week from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago — July 3, 2002
The Bonner Springs City Band received a new trailer through donations by local businesses including Commercial State Bank, Bonner Springs Thriftway, Price Chopper and Coleman Implement Co.
The Basehor Fourth of July celebration featured a large fireworks display costing about $3,000.
The Kansas Department of Transportation announced plans to repair the railroad crossing on K-21 near 121st St.
Roy Davidson was honored by the Bonner Springs Masonic Lodge for 10 years of service as secretary. Mike Miller was master of the lodge.
25 Years Ago — July 2, 1987
Dr. Mark L. Peterson joined the medical practice of Dr. Franklin E. Waggoner and Dr. Philip E. Martin.
The Bonner Springs Public Library was moved to its new location on the lower level of the Bonner Springs Community Center.
The First Christian Church of Bonner Springs honored Phyllis Schram for her volunteer service to the church program.
The Basehor City Library launched its summer reading program with 161 children signing up to participate.
50 Years Ago — July 3-6, 1987
Petitioners filed documents asking the district court to halt a vote on unification of Bonner Springs. The measure was favored by both the grade school and high school boards of education.
The sale of assets of the Bonner Springs Building and Loan Association was planned.
Several youths were part of a gang that broke into the Edwardsville City Hall and stole tents belonging to the Boy Scouts. Authorities quickly found the tents and charges were being discussed.
The new township water board held its first meeting at Basehor High School.
100 Years Ago — July 3, 1912
Thanks to efforts by local businessmen, telegraphic reports from the Johnson-Flynn heavyweight championship boxing match were to be posted after each round at the Fourth of July celebration.
The First Infantry camped in the woods near Lincoln School. They were on their way to Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., for maneuvers with the Missouri National Guard.
Harry Smith and Fred Purtee dug the first carload of potatoes at Edwardsville.
The Bonner Springs Grays defeated the Ft. Leavenworth Army team, 10-2. The Bonner Springs Nationals defeated Edwardsville, 10-5, behind the pitching of McEvers.
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