Remember When for Aug. 15, 2013
Events reported this week in The Chieftain from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: Aug. 14, 2003
Cindy Cash, president of the Kansas City, Kansas, Chamber of Commerce was the featured speaker at the Mayor’s Banquet which kicked-off the Tiblow Days celebration.
Ed Gillette, a former Edwardsville City Council member, was named to the Governor’s Special Committee on Gaming.
Edna Kloepper received the Melvin Jones award from the Bonner Springs Lions Club.
Basehor-Linwood schools opened for the fall term. Jill Hackett was superintendent of schools.
25 Years Ago: Aug. 18, 1988
After a long and angry session, the USD 204 (Bonner Springs-Edwardsville) Board of Education approved a tax increase of 19.025 mills. The total school levy was 112.321 mills.
New teachers in the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville district were: Linda Scott, Marita Fernau, Ann Stengel, Jane McGraw, Johnny Matlock, Doug Kapeller, Jack Scammahorn and Sarah Jones.
John Williams was named manager of the Cash Saver Food Store in Edwardsville.
The Basehor Friends of the Library announced plans for a book sale. Information was available from Debbie Dearinger.
50 Years Ago: Aug. 13-16, 1963
The Harmony Circle of the Basehor Methodist Church met at the home Mrs. Ruby Wiley.
Miles Coiner, a 1956 graduate of Bonner Springs High School, has been named as an English instructor at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn.
A ground-breaking ceremony was set for the new club house at the Tri-County Rod and Gun Club. Frank Enloe was club president.
Persons interested in forming a stamp club in Bonner Springs scheduled a meeting at the library, according to Mrs. H. E. White, library board member.
100 Years Ago: Aug. 14, 1913
Tragedy struck the city when a 5-year-old boy drowned in the Kaw River. One of the volunteers who went into the river to try and save the youth left his billfold and shoes on the riverbank. When the man returned he discovered that someone had taken $13 from his billfold. Businessmen took up a collection to restore the funds.
R. W. Ferguson, cashier, reported the First National Bank had total assets of $200,038.75.
The Bonner Springs Ice Plant was in operation and sold one ton of ice on the first day.
Basehor defeated Leavenworth, 7-2, and receive a prize of $10.