Remember When for Aug. 13, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: Aug. 18, 2005
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore was the featured speaker at the Mayor’s Banquet during Tiblow Days.
Former Bonner Springs City Council member Archie Sanders was honored with a park bench for his service to the city and the recreation commission.
Clausie Smith, Bonner Springs’ mayor, received the Kansas “mayor of the year” award at the Kansas Mayor’s Conference held in Lansing.
Coach Steve Hopkins reported 55 prospects for the opening practice of the Basehor-Linwood Bobcats’ football team.
25 Years Ago: Aug. 16, 1990
Higher property appraisals caused tax increases for Bonner Springs’ residents. This resulted in an angry city council meeting and public protest meetings.
The USD 458 (Basehor-Linwood) Board of Education approved a levy of 66.256 mills according to Charles Edmonds, superintendent.
Coleman Implement Company was honored on its 50th anniversary. Mayor Ted Stolfus was shown in a photograph presenting a proclamation to Bruce and Del Coleman at a city council meeting.
The Rev. William Kelsey Pietsch was the new pastor at The Bonner Baptist Church.
50 Years Ago: Aug. 12, 1965
Paul Massey was appointed as the new assistant publisher for the Bonner Springs “Chieftain.”
Merle Schneck was named as State Farm Insurance agent for the Bonner Springs area.
The Basehor HDU held a picnic at the Wyandotte County Park. The afternoon was spent touring the Agricultural Hall of Fame.
A two story apartment building was being constructed on Warner between Front Street and Spring Avenue. The complex was expected to cost $65,000.
100 Years Ago: Aug. 12, 1915
Tempers flared at the Bonner Springs City Council meeting when the council rejected the low bid for street work and approved a higher bid from a contractor who had a relative on council. The action angered Roy Stotts who resigned his post on the governing body.
The home rented by Charles Ouderick was destroyed by fire. He was able to rescue his child.
Alvah Kirby joined the staff of the Penrod Meat Company replacing H. F. Shepherd.
The Basehor Grays defeated the Leavenworth Red Socks, 9-6.
Mrs. M. M. Ealor was the local delegate to the Epworth League meeting in Baldwin.