Remember When for July 16, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: July 21, 2005
A ground-breaking ceremony was held for the new Bonner Springs Aquatic Center.
Coach Lew Kasselman announced plans for the Bonner Springs High School football camp. Coach Dan Streit was conducting a running camp for Clark Middle School football players.
The Basehor-Linwood Board of Education approved a November election for a $22.9 million bond issue to finance school improvements.
Lake Forest placed second in the summer swimming league. Meryl Miller was the coach.
25 Years Ago: July 19, 1990
Mary Ohler was the recipient of the Basehor Chamber of Commerce “Citizen of the Year” award.
A major changes was announced for the Mayor’s Banquet for Tiblow Days. Instead of a political speaker, an entertainment program by the Barn Players was planned.
For the first time in several years, rain forced the Bonner Springs City Band to move its concert indoors to the Community Center. Greg Weber was shown in a photo singing “The Star Spangled Banner.”
Kenneth Mueller was installed as commander of the local VFW Post. Walter Hoskins was senior vice commander and Jesse White was junior vice commander.
50 Years Ago: July 15, 1965
Elton Carter was the new owner of the Bonner Springs Chieftain. Carter had been a part owner of the newspaper and purchased the remaining portion from Robert Lauffer. Carter said The Chieftain would drop its Monday edition and would publish a larger edition on Thursdays.
Wayne Trail was elected chairman of the new Basehor-Linwood School District. Howard Jones was vice chairman.
Ray Cunningham was the new manager of the Bonner Springs Lumber Company.
Mike Bose and Jack Bricker won the Bonner Springs Jr. Golf Tournament, which was sponsored by the Jaycees.
100 Years Ago: July 15, 1915
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Warner opened a free clinic in honor of their late son, Robert.
Two Bonner Springs’ men were sentenced to 60 days in jail for stealing a watch at the cement plant.
Joe Marshall was building a new home in Basehor.
The Chautauqua was scheduled to open in Bonner Springs. Featured musical performers included a group from Hawaii. U.S. Rep. James B. Aswell, Louisiana, was the orator.