Archive for Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Remember When for June 28, 2012

June 27, 2012

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

10 Years Ago - June 27, 2002

The City of Bonner Springs proposed a sales tax increase to fund the purchase of fire and police equipment.

The City of Edwardsville approved the hiring of two more firefighters.

Downtown Bonner Springs, Inc. announced plans for a Fourth of July celebration.

Nancy Yankovich was named head girls’ softball coach at Bonner Springs High School. She replaced Ann Decker, who accepted a teaching position at Basehor-Linwood High school.

25 Years Ago - June 25, 1987

Dan Fraker was named chairman of the local United Way campaign.

Melynda Harbour announced plans to open Connections, a women’s clothing store on Oak Street.

The Schubert Brothers Farm brought in the first load of wheat to the elevator at Theno Farm Supply.

Dr. Ernest Mitts announced plans to retire after 35 years of practicing medicine in Bonner Springs.

Basehor announced events for its annual Fourth of July celebration. Events included a parade and fireworks display.

50 Years Ago - June 29, 1962

The Edwardsville United Methodist Church announced plans to build a new church priced at $120,000. The Rev. B. J. Hamilton was pastor of the church.

The Bonner Springs Planning Commission voted not to continue plans for Urban Renewal.

The Edwardsville School was sold to the Drive-In Manufacturing Company for $9,100.

100 Years Ago - June 27, 1912

The Bonner Springs Board of Education approved a contract with W. L. Burnam to install a new steam heating system. The cost of the system was $1,640.

The Chieftain announced that the paper would be published on Wednesdays instead of Thursdays. This would allow mail subscribers to receive the paper in Thursday’s mail.

W. R. Sober announced plans to start a truck line between Bonner Springs and Kansas City, Kan. The truck was scheduled to leave for Kansas City at 8 a.m. and return about 4 p.m.

Centerfielder Hawk Taylor raced into the trees to catch a long drive by an Ackerman-Quigley Co. batter with the bases loaded in the ninth inning. The catch preserved the Bonner Springs Grays’ 6-2 win.

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