Archive for Monday, July 22, 2013

Remember When for July 25, 2013

July 22, 2013

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

10 Years Ago: July 24, 2003

The Bonner Springs City Council proposed an 8.4 percent decrease in the mill levy.

Inter-State Wireless was named “Business of the Month” by the Basehor Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber also held a ribbon-cutting for Doc and Brutie’s Pizza and Barbecue.

The Tiblow Days Celebration was dedicated to the Bonner Springs Fire Department which was celebrating its centennial. Chief Warren Hanks was grand marshal of the parade.

Oldcastle was building a plant in the Bonner Springs Industrial Park and announced it was seeking applications for employment.

25 Years Ago: July 28, 1988

Grand opening ceremonies were planned for the Mary Kay Dance Studio on Oak Street.

The Wise Racing team won first place for having the best float entry in the Linwood Pioneer Festival parade. Basehor-Linwood Community Education was second.

Meyer Dairy held a liquidation sale. Everything from trucks to dairy equipment was included in the auction. The Glenwood EHU was in charge of concessions during the sale.

Four members of the Bonner Springs Rotary Club baseball team were selected to play on the district all-star squad. They were: Jason Roberts, Jeremy Bredwell, Jeff Sickman and John McCracken.

50 Years Ago: July 23-25, 1963

The Bonner Springs Jaycees announced plans for a fund raising auction. Al Schons and H.H. Miller were the auctioneers and John Harrington was the clerk.

The Bonner Springs School Board decided to sell the Walker School building which was located on land owned by the Ag Hall of Fame. The building had to be moved or torn down.

The second fund drive for the Agricultural Hall of Fame was started. Leaders hoped to raise $750,000 for the building fund.

100 Years Ago: July 24, 1913

A huge crowd saw Lake Forest defeat Bonner Springs, 17-14, in a baseball game at Lake Forest. The Bonner Springs players were looking forward to an Aug. 1 rematch “on a decent playing field.”

C. L. David was retiring after 30 years in retail business in Bonner Springs. His son, L. S. David, was continuing the business.

Dr. H. F. Van Noy, Linwood physician, was badly bruised when his car struck a sandy spot on the road, skidded and overturned.

A meeting was planned to discuss combining portions of Glenwood and Elm Grove into one school district.


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