Archive for Monday, July 15, 2013

Remember When for July 18, 2013

July 15, 2013

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

10 Years Ago: July 17, 2003

The Edwardsville City Council approved tax incentives to allow opening of a grocery store.

Nebraska Furniture Mart announced plans to open during early August.

Douglas and Tonya Wiley received the “Yard of the Month” award from the Bonner Beautiful Commission.

The Basehor City Council voted to continue the ban on Sunday retail liquor sales.

25 Years Ago: July 21, 1988

David Breuer was elected president of the Basehor-Linwood Board of Education. Bob Raines was vice-president and Mark Grube, treasurer.

Bonner Springs Heating and Air Conditioning-Home Center opened on Oak Street. Don Gorham and Delbert Start were the owners.

The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Board of Education approved a six percent salary increase for teachers.

Dr. Tom Burke was named as the new vice president at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

50 Years Ago: July 16-18, 1963

The Bonner Springs Bandstand located at Nettleton and Third Street was being remodeled according to Ed Hill, chairman of the band commission.

The population of Bonner Springs reached 3,607. Edwardsville’s population was 489.

Jerry Stark was appointed principal of Bonner Springs High School. Previously he had been principal at DeSoto.

The W.M.S of the Basehor Baptist church toured Bethel Neighborhood Center and had lunch at the Colonial Cafeteria at Wyandotte Plaza.

100 Years Ago: July 17, 1913

An innocent bystander, a 15-year old boy was shot and killed while attending a social event. Two drunken men got into a fight and both had guns and opened fire with a bullet accidentally striking the youth. One of the men was taken to the county jail.

Bonner Springs defeated the Battery B baseball team 2-1 in 10 innings. McEvers allowed two hits and struck out 13 batters.

The Bonner Springs City Council set the tax levy at 85 cents per $100 of assessed property valuation.

Dr. Heaton, district superintendent, was scheduled to speak at the Methodist Church.

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