Remember When for July 3, 2013
Events reported this week in The Chieftain from 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: July 2, 2003
Edwardsville city official were preparing for a visit by a delegation from its sister city – Arista, Mexico.
The USD 204 School Board was considering a balanced schedule which would shorten summer vacation.
More than 60,000 Boy Scouts and leaders visit Camp Naish annually. The camp was preparing for a $6.5 million renovation.
The Basehor Police Department received a matching $4,283 grant to purchase bullet restraint vests.
25 Years Ago: July 7, 1988
The Commercial State Band donated a new “band wagon” to the Bonner Springs City Band.
The USD 204 (Bonner Springs-Edwardsville) Board of Education moved its offices to the former library building at 212 E. Second.
Dr. Clifford Johnson joined the medical practice of Dr. Franklin, Dr. Mark Peterson and Dr. Philip Martin.
The Basehor “Sentinel” moved its office to the home of Brenda Smith, editor.
50 Years Ago: July 2-4, 1963
Jerry Hoskins, Bonner Springs High School graduate, received a $5,000 Fairbanks Morse Company scholarship.
Faye Carney, Basehor, left for Dallas, Texas, where she started as a hostess for Braniff Air Lines.
The Bonner Springs Post Office was honored with a “first class” rating according to Jane Waters, postmaster.
Lake Forest announced plans for its annual Fourth of July celebration including a fireworks show and parade.
100 Years Ago: July 3, 1903
The Wyandotte County Commission granted a 30-year lease for the Kansas City, Kaw Valley and Western electric railroad which would originate in Bonner Springs and terminate in Kansas City, Kan.
The Bonner Springs City Council directed Councilman Scheffer to build a 16- by16-foot speakers stand in City Park at a cost of $200.
A group of drunken men and women drove a wagon loaded with booze from Kansas City to Lakewood Park on an extremely hot day. They whipped the team unmercifully and drove the team so hard one of the horses died.
Philo Clark sold Porter Fenton a house and 18 lots at Allcutt and Morse Avenues.