Archive for Monday, August 3, 2015

Remember When for Aug. 6, 2015

August 3, 2015

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

10 Years Ago: Aug. 11, 2005

The Bonner Springs City Council approved a slight decrease in the city tax mill levy.

The USD 204 (Bonner Springs-Edwardsville) Board of Education voted to add a girls’ soccer program in the springs of 2007.

Don Haussler, a former Basehor teacher, opened a learning center located near Basehor.

The issue of Sunday liquor sales was being discussed by the Basehor City Council.

25 Years Ago: Aug. 9, 1990

Basehor city residents defeated a proposed sales tax increase by a vote of 251 “no” to 123 “yes”. The funds would have been used for increased police protection.

Jim Geary was appointed to a vacant term on the USD 204 (Bonner Springs-Edwardsville) Board of Education replacing JR Nolting.

Deena French, chairperson of the Bonner Springs Parks and Recreation Commission, and Mayor Ted Stolfus cut a ribbon opening the new concession stand constructed at Lions Park.

John Waggoner was president of Downtown Bonner Springs, Inc., and Helen Oelschaeger was treasurer.

50 Years Ago: Aug. 6, 1965

The Bonner Springs City Council approved a $70,000 revenue bond to construct a new water treatment plant.

Joseph Stroh was the new manager of the Nat Nast, Inc., plant in Bonner Springs.

A formal opening was held for the Fun Valley Club in Bonner Springs. The private club featured a swimming pool.

The Basehor Camp Fire Girls enjoyed a train ride from Kansas City to Leavenworth.

100 Years Ago: Aug. 5, 1915

The Bonner Springs City Council approved a major property tax increase. They approved a tax levy of 80 cents per $100 valuation, an increase from the 1914 rate of 55 cents.

The newly formed Edwardsville City Council held its first meeting.

Frank Warner sold a Ford automobile to A. G. Stockmeyer.

Dorton the “Fixit Man” advertised gasoline for 10 cents per gallon and guaranteed it to “contain no water.”


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