Archive for Monday, July 7, 2014

Remember When for July 10, 2014

July 7, 2014

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

10 Years Ago: July 8, 2004

William Lewis Clark was named Basehor “citizen of the year” during the annual Independence Day celebration.

The Bonner Springs City Council approved questions to be included on a public opinion survey to be conducted by an Olathe firm.

Jim Hathaway retired after 26 years as a driver’s education teacher.

Larry Berg was elected president of the Bonner Springs Rotary Club. Ray Bush was vice president and Marva Sproules was the new secretary-treasurer.

25 Years Ago: July 13, 1989

Vincent Weston was named the new chief of police at Basehor.

Youth hosts and hostesses selected for the Tiblow Days parade were Rick Moulin, Jay Bredwell, Kyla Buhrle and April Tate.

The Edwardsville City Council gave Mayor Don Harbour permission to start negotiations to purchase land for a satellite fire station.

The Bonner Springs City Council gave approval to a business development district at Highway K-7 and Kansas Avenue.

50 Years Ago: July 9, 1964

Due to the Fourth of July holiday, only one issue of the newspaper was published.

Mayor D. W. Hininger and Police Chief Elbert Woolf announced a crackdown on speeders in Bonner Springs. The city had received a number of complaints about fast driving.

The Mars Music Company announced plans to open a store in Bonner Springs. The firm rented the former Iris Theatre building,

Linda Hein, Jean Pierce and Jane Marshall represented the Basehor Methodist Church at the MYF Conference in Baldwin.

100 Years Ago: July 9, 1914

A crowd of 3,000 persons attended opening week activities at Lake of the Woods and McDanield Park.

Season tickets for the week-long Chautauqua (a traveling variety show) in Bonner Springs were priced at $2. Frank Alden, R. W. Ferguson and C. F. Johnson were in charge of ticket sales.

Walker gave up five hits and struck out 13 batters as the Bonner Springs Merchants defeated the Yeoman team 5-1.

Basehor won a double-header over Sutton-Levy team, 3-0, 14-1. Grisham was the winning pitcher in the first game and Jaksa took the second game victory.


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