Archive for Monday, August 17, 2015

Remember When for Aug. 20, 2015

August 17, 2015

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

10 Years Ago: Aug. 25, 2005

The Edwardsville City Council voted to spend $290,000 to purchase the remainder of the building housing city hall.

USD 204 (Bonner Springs-Edwardsville) Board of Education proposed an $18.6 million bond issue to improve facilities. The proposal called for construction of a new grade school in Delaware Ridge subdivision.

The Basehor-Linwood School District was sponsoring a campaign to aid young students to become part of the high school community.

Kristen Anthony was the new girls’ volleyball coach at Basehor-Linwood High School.

25 Years Ago: Aug. 23, 1990

Voters in the USD 458 (Basehor-Linwood) School District were heading to the polls to decide the fate of a $4.5 million bond issue.

Becky Hinkle was appointed as head librarian at the Bonner Springs Public Library.

The schedule was announced for the Tiblow Days celebration featuring a street dance with music provide by Frank Davis and “In the Mood”.

The Kansas State Drivers’ License Examination Center was re-locating to the Edwardsville Plaza Shopping Center.

50 Years Ago: Aug. 19, 1965

Enrollment was started for students at the new Bonner Springs High School building. L. L. VanPetten was the principal.

Vergil Salts, KP&L manager, was inducted as a new member of the Bonner Springs Rotary Club. His membership was sponsored by Al Hauetter.

Basehor Schools were scheduled to open on Aug. 30. Superintendent Ward Kiester expected a 12 percent increase in enrollment. Chris and Marilyn Anderson were new members of the teaching staff.

Weekend attendance at the Ag Hall of Fame was averaging between 1,000 and 2,000 visitors.

100 Years Ago: Aug. 19, 1915

Wyandotte County Attorney James Meek forced the Bonner Springs City Council to rescind action accepting a higher bid for street work. The action caused the council to begin the bidding process again.

Residents were starting a petition drive urging Roy Stotts to withdraw his resignation from the city council.

Prof. C. T. Rice was the new principal at Argentine High School. After leaving a similar post in Bonner Springs he taught in Kansas City, Kan.

John Harney, Basehor, purchased a new Ford automobile.

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