Remember When for Aug. 8, 2013
Events reported this week in The Chieftain from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: Aug. 8, 2003
State and county officials agreed that the drought conditions were getting worse in Wyandotte County.
The new Nebraska Furniture Mart opened for business and drew a large crowd. The store occupied 80 acres and had 712,000 square feet of sales space.
The Basehor City Council approved the first phase of the Basehor Plaza shopping area.
The Bonner Springs Church of Christ announced plans to give families school supplies and clothing.
25 Years Ago: Aug. 11, 1988
John Wathan, manager of the Kansas City Royals, agreed to be the featured speaker at the mayor’s luncheon during Tiblow Days.
Mingo’s Restaurant moved to a new location in the Northridge Center.
Al Ramirez and Gene Reynolds were heading up teams for an “old-timer” softball game during Tiblow Days.
The Basehor City Council approved First State Bank at the corner of 155th and State.
50 Years Ago: Aug. 9-11, 1963
Bonner Springs High School graduate, Eugene Clark, joined the famous “New Christy Minstrels” music group. He had been appearing with a local group “The Castaways.”
Architects designing the new Bonner Springs High School said the facility might be completed in time for the first semester of the 1964-65 school term.
Ernest H. Milton, superintendent of the Basehor Grade and Junior High system, announced that the new building would not be completed on time for the start of school.
The Bonner Springs Branch of the NAACP announced plans for its annual Freedom Fund Banquet. Allen Fletcher was branch president.
100 Years Ago: Aug. 7, 1913
The Basehor Chapter of WMA held its annual picnic at Oak grove.
Bonner Springs Boy Scouts hiked to Zarah, where they camped overnight and then hiked back the following day. Herman Theden was Scoutmaster.
A financial shortage resulted in the Bonner Springs City Council taking action against those who had not paid their taxes. The city received only $12.29 in June interest payments on its fund in the bank.
W. E. Strain applied for a franchise for a water utility for the City of Bonner Springs.