Archive for Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Remember When for July 26, 2012

July 25, 2012

Events reported in The Chieftain from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.

10 Years Ago - July 25, 2002

John Ellison resigned as Edwardsville Chief of Police to accept a position in Oregon.

Dan Rundus, a Basehor-Linwood High School graduate, took part in the National Forensic competition.

Dwain Dewey was the new president of the Bonner Springs Rotary Club. Other officers were: Bruce Coleman, vice president; Judy Miksch, secretary and Del Coleman, treasurer.

Tommy Gardner, Bonner Springs graduate, played in the National All-Stars football game in Arlington, Texas.

25 Years Ago - July 23, 1987

The Bonner Springs City Council approved a request for a license to sell liquor by the drink at Sandstone.

Abdallah Shrine Units accepted an invitation to participate in the Tiblow Days parade.

Mike Ducey, a senior at Basehor High School, attended a summer honor science camp at the University of Kansas.

Allen Spaur, chairman of the Boner Springs Recreation Commission, was shown in a photo presenting certificates to Amy Breidenthal and Ian Schaben, who were winners in a contest to design a new medallion to honor summer recreation participants. Also shown in the photo were Dick Burns, recreation director, and Jim Finley.

50 Years Ago - July 24, 1962

Cathy Luttrell won a bicycle given in a subscription contest sponsored by the Chieftain.

Plans were announced for a shelter house to be built in the Wyandotte County Park in Bonner Springs. George Meyn was county parks manager.

The Basehor Garden Club met at the home of Mrs. Verna Hubbel. Mrs. Ethel Walden won the flower arrangement prize.

The building of a new Bonner Springs High School was stalled until negotiations to purchase the proposed site were completed.

100 Years Ago - July 25, 1912

A car driven by a Bonner Springs man swerved off the road and into the creek. The driver escaped but the car caught fire and was destroyed.

Bonner Springs faced water problems due to a major leak in a pipe leading from the well located near the Riverview Hotel.

L. O. Carter announced that he was a candidate for Wyandotte County district court judge. He had been an attorney for more than 13 years.

The Lenape Old Settlers’ Picnic was planned to be held at the David Holyfield farm.

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