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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