Archive for Sunday, June 15, 2014

Remember When for June 19, 2014

June 15, 2014

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

10 Years Ago: June 17, 2004

The Edwardsville City Council approved a contract calling for the Unified Government to provide ambulance service to the community.

The Bonner Springs City Council voted to have FYC Institute of Olathe conduct a survey of public opinion and have results in time to place any questions on the November ballot.

Mayor Joseph Scherzer said he would seek a second term as mayor of Basehor.

The Bonner Springs Branch of the NAACP set plans for a Juneteenth Celebration. Information was available from Diana Jaccard.

25 Years Ago: June 29, 1989

The Schubert Brothers, rural Leavenworth County, brought in the first load of wheat to the elevator at Theno Farm Supply. The wheat averaged 40 bushels per acre.

Ken Rickey designed the cover for the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville area telephone directory.

Mae Fern Smith was awarded the “VIP” award at the Bonner Springs Senior Center.

The Basehor Friends of the Library sponsored the “Summer Reading Kids” float which won first place in the children’s division of the Centennial Parade.

50 Years Ago: June 15-18, 1964

The Bonner Springs Business and Professional Women planned their annual trip to Starlight Theatre. Information was available by contacting Mrs. Patsy Klamm.

Andrew Gibbons and Carl Johnson were appointed as elders at the Edwardsville Christian Church.

The Missouri River Baptist Youth Rally was held at the Basehor High School football field. The youth presented a special tribute to farmers.

A Bonner Springs man was struck by a runaway ready mix truck while working on a house at Lake Forest. He was rushed to St. Margaret Hospital with serious injuries.

100 Years Ago: June 18, 1914

The first four trolley cars for the electric railroad were received in Bonner Springs. It was hoped the line could be in service by the Fourth of July.

The Kansas City Kaw Valley Railroad purchased a Ford runabout for J. D. Waters to be used when on company- time.

The annual Chautauqua was planned for August in Bonner Springs. L. L. Hart was local chairman.

Basehor won its eighth consecutive game with a 7-4 win over De Soto.

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