Remember When for July 23, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: July 28, 2005
The Basehor City Council voted, 5-0, to hold the line on property taxes. The levy was set at 28.437 mills.
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore was the featured speaker at the annual Mayor’s Banquet during Tiblow Days.
Wayne Young and Ben Bailey won prizes donated by the Commercial State Bank and given in a drawing at the Bonner Springs City Band concert.
Despite extreme heat, the annual Bonner Springs Relay for Life was successful. Sheryl Chadwick, chairperson, said $110,630.55 was collected by the time the event ended.
25 Years Ago: July 25, 1990
Mayor Joe Odle said the city of Basehor would hold a special election to vote on a half-cent sales tax to hire an additional police officer.
The Bonner Springs Jaycees announced plans to conduct the “Big 4-0 Contest” during Tiblow Days. Information was available from Gloria Owens.
The Youth Department of the Emmaus Lutheran Church planned to conduct Sunday services. Galen Burow was pastor of the church.
The Ag Hall of Fame was sponsoring two slo-pitch softball tournaments. Information was available from Chip or Sandy Saultz.
50 Years Ago: July 22, 1965
Robert White returned to Bonner Springs to assist his father H. A. White in the operation of White’s Department Store.
Mrs. Mildred Frisbie was appointed as assistant city clerk for Bonner Springs.
Warren Hanks was elected president of the Bonner Springs Jaycees.
The Rev. Henry Kyle was pastor of the Basehor Methodist Church.
100 Years Ago: July 22, 1915
Charles Ellis was elected president of the Holliday Improvement Association. The group was seeking to have a rock road constructed between Holliday and Kansas City, Kan.
A total of 4,599 Montgomery Ward employees rode the electric railroad to Bonner Springs to attend the company picnic at Lake of the Woods.
Rural mail delivery was suspended in the Edwardsville area due to muddy roads and flooding.
Walter Bergen was promoted to brakeman with the Union Pacific Railroad.