Archive for Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Remember When for June 21, 2012

June 20, 2012

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

10 Years Ago - June 20, 2002

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the Community National Bank Mortgage Co. in Basehor.

Ben Locklear won the Kansas City Royals “Father of the Year” award.

The Bonner Springs City Library announced plans to produce a musical, “Huckleberry Finn.”

Rick Moulin was named head baseball coach at Bonner Springs High School. He replaced Steve Cook, who became a vice principal.

25 Years Ago - June 18, 1987

Jim Schwartzman was appointed to a vacancy on the Bonner Springs City Council representing the Second Ward.

Charles Thomas announced plans to open a law office in Bonner Springs.

Jeff Coatney, chairperson of the Linwood Branch of Citizens for Local Schools, announced plans to fight consolidation of the Linwood and Basehor High Schools.

Gary Collins was Cub Master of Edwardsville Pack 3147.

50 Years Ago - June 22, 1962

The Parrish Truck Co. announced plans to move the firm to Bonner Springs. Four persons were expected to be employed locally.

Brewers Food Fest advertised one pound of any brand of coffee for 59 cents. Four rolls of Northern tissue were on sale for 33 cents. Ten pounds of potatoes were priced at 49 cents.

The Basehor Wee Wisdom kindergarten class and their teacher, Mrs. Harold Wiley, had an end-of-year-picnic.

The Bonner Springs City Council approved plans for the new city hall. D. W. Hininger was the mayor.

100 Years Ago - June 20, 1912

A major fireworks display was planned for the Fourth of July. In addition, the celebration included a merry-go-round operated by a gasoline engine. Other activities included an oration, races and a baseball game.

Several farmers from the Sinai area were hauling wagonloads of cherries to market in Kansas City. The crop was plentiful and of high quality.

J. A. Jackson, Bonner Springs’ city treasurer, reported cash on hand at the end of the second quarter in the amount of $581.71.

Walker’s Store advertised umbrellas for sale ranging in price from $1 to $2.75.


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