Remember When for June 27, 2013
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: June 26, 2003
Ted Stolfus was named chairperson of the Wyandotte County Ethic Commission.
Wilbur Grisham was selected as grand marshal of the Basehor PRIDE Fourth of July parade.
Downtown Bonner, Inc. announced plans for the “Bonner Blast” fireworks show and band concert.
The Basehor Chamber of Commerce named the Sonic Drive-in as the winner of the business of the month contest.
25 Years Ago: June 30, 1988
The City of Bonner Springs resorted to using a a sound cannon making a loud bang to scare birds out of trees at Second and Oak Streets. The loud bang didn’t injure the birds and it was hoped they would find a new nesting area.
The popular Basehor Fourth of July celebration was cancelled due to extremely dry conditions.
Vesta Lee Lumber was in first place in the Wednesday Night Men’s Slo-Pitch League. Vesta Lee defeated the Checkboard Deli, 13-6, to take over first place.
Another band, Old Shawnee Town Marching Band, was scheduled to perform at Tiblow Days. The volunteer band was directed by Jack Lana.
50 Years Ago: June 25-28, 1963
The Bonner Springs Unified School District officially became a reality on July 1, 1963. The district was composed of Bonner Springs’ attendance centers and elementary schools at Edwardsville, Loring, Sinai, Timmons, Mission and Walker.
The Basehor Baptists Church BYF participated in a regional rally at McLouth.
Linda Andrews national Honey Queen visited the agricultural Hall of Fame. She was shown in a photo with Tony Dusil, Bonner Springs Businessmen’s Association president and Harry Bryson, Ag Hall vice president.
Edna Kloepper, president, announced that the BPW was providing assistance to the library.
100 Years Ago: June 26, 1913
The Community Protection Association planned a Fourth of July celebration including a ballgame, merry-go-round, other rides and games. The planning committee included: Joe Timmons, J. H. Stone and James Langston.
A vocal duet by Mr. and Mrs. Will Stark highlighted services at the Methodist Church.
Constable Ben Milstead arrested a woman for bootlegging. She was selling whiskey to employees at the cement plant. She plead guilty and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $500.
The Wilder Depot was burglarized and Mr. Newbold, the agent, said $13 was stolen.
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