Remember When for Aug. 28, 2014
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: Aug. 26, 2004
Steve Hopkins was the new head football coach at Basehor-Linwood High School.
The Johnny Dollar Band was among the featured entertainers at the annual Tiblow Days celebration. Christian rock artist Lindsey Phillips was also a headliner at the event.
Unified Government Mayor-CEO Carol Marinovich announced she wouldn’t seek re-election. State Rep. Rick Rehorn announced he was a candidate for the office.
Bishop Ward High School joined the Kaw Valley League. DeSoto left to be a member of the Frontier League.
25 Years Ago: Aug. 31, 1989
Dr. Bob Frederic, University of Kansas athletic director, was featured speaker at the mayor’s luncheon. Mayor Ted Stolfus presented the Marion Vaughn Community Service Award to Dal Grinstead.
The Basehor-Linwood High School drill team won first place in the amateur talent contest held as part of the Tiblow Days celebration.
Bonner Springs Braves’ football team, coached by Joe Mintner, was opening the season at Atchison. Art Wells was the Basehor-Linwood football coach and the Bobcats were to begin the year at Perry-Lecompton.
Erin Phillips, BSHS graduate, accepted a teaching position in the Lawrence schools.
50 Years Ago: Aug. 24-27, 1964
Wendy Honeywell was crowned “Miss Bonner Springs Recreation” during the end-of-summer awards ceremony.
The Kaw Valley Riders, Inc. announced a Shetland pony pulling contest at the saddle club grounds at 138th and Metropolitan Ave.
The Linwood Library Club held a picnic to honor young readers at the home of Mrs. Opal Wilson.
Worship services were held at 11 a.m. at the Basehor Baptist Church. The Rev. Harold Tuttle was pastor.
100 Years Ago: Aug. 24, 1914
The first in a series of monthly lyceum programs was held at the Basehor High School auditorium.
Launching a hot air balloon was one of the highlights scheduled for the Kaw Valley Fair in Bonner Springs during September.
Charles Rheem, manager of the Bonner Springs Lumber Co., said eight farmers had erected silos to save feed for animals during the winter.
Assistant Scoutmaster Cooper and 10 members of Boy Scout Troop 2 where camping at the Scheidt farm across the river.