Remember When for June 20, 2013
Events from this week reported in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: June 19, 2003
A ground-breaking ceremony was held for the $11 million Oldcastle APG manufacturing plant in the Bonner Springs Industrial Park.
Heavy rains forced the Bonner Springs City Band concert to be moved to Clark Middle School. Larry Berg, director, said it was only the sixth time since 1981 that rain had caused the concert to be moved.
The Basehor, Bonner Springs and Linwood libraries combined to present the comedy program “Laughing Matters” to the three communities. The program urged young people to “read it now.”
Molly Jennings and Katie Reddin, Basehor, attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy.
25 Years Ago: June 23, 1988
The Bonner Springs Lions Club built a bridge In Kerry Roberts Park. Shown in a photo working on the project were Wilfred Mitchell and Carl Wasson.
The first load of wheat was received at the elevator at Theno Farm Supply.
Gerald D. Sharp, Champ Service Line, was named chairman of the United Way Campaign in Bonner Springs and Edwardsville.
A project to remove asbestos from Basehor-Linwood High School was nearing completion. Innerspace Environmental of Lenexa was the contractor and the project cost $74,777.
50 Years Ago: June 18-21, 1963
Gene Cunningham received the Bonner Rotary Club scholarship and planned to attend Ottawa University.
Bonner Springs and Edwardsville residents were strongly opposed to a proposal by the county superintendent to form a single school district for Wyandotte County.
Wallace Hawkins was named principal at McDanield School.
Basehor Boy Scouts Gary Kenton and Dennis Dannefur attended a water outpost camp at Lake of the Ozarks.
100 Years Ago: June 19, 1913
About 35 Boy Scouts from Kansas City were camping near Bonner Springs. J. S. Mendall, field secretary for the area program, was the leader.
A new five ton ice plant was being built adjacent to the power plant by Frank Warner.
The newly formed Edwardsville Civic Club was planning a Fourth of July celebration at Murphy’s pasture.
Basehor defeated Maple Leaf Printing Co., 15-1. The Basehor Juniors lost to the Lansing Juniors, 16-7.