Archive for Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Remember When for July 30, 2015

July 28, 2015

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

10 Years Ago: Aug. 4, 2005

The Edwardsville City Council approved a $20,000 interest free loan to keep the only grocery store in the city in operation.

Eisner’s Jet Fuel Café opened for business on Oak Street.

The Bonner Springs City Library announced plans for its annual End of Summer Book Sale.

Two Basehor-Linwood High School students, Lucas Box and Jen Reavis, were selected for Kansas All-State Marching Band camp.

25 Years Ago: Aug. 2, 1990

Joe Costanza opened a new business, Joe’s Shoe Repair, in Bonner Springs.

Back to school plans were announced by Sacred Heart School. Susan Berry was school principal.

The Victor Noble family, 13333 Kansas Ave., won the “Yard of the Month” award given by the Bonner Beautiful Commission.

Liz Wiley and Malinda Sweeney were heading a get-out-the-vote drive for the Basehor-Linwood Friend of Schools Committee in preparation for the school bond election in the fall.

50 Years Ago: July 29, 1965

Three new members joined the Bonner Springs Volunteer Fire Department. Those joining were Jerry Mason, Tom Parrish and Luther Pickell.

Bill Sigley resigned as head basketball coach at Bonner Springs High School. He accepted an assistant coaching position at Coffeyville Junior College.

Lois Ann Satterfield was named “Miss Congeniality” at the Miss Kansas Pageant. She represented Bonner Springs in the competition.

Gary Ebert gave a project talk at the monthly meeting of the Basehor 4-H Club.

100 Years Ago: July 29, 1915

Burglars struck the W. A. Smith Store and Post Office in Wilder. After robbing the business, they set it on fire. The Bonner Springs Fire Department was called but couldn’t reach Wilder due to high water and muddy roads.

Due to bad weather, the Chautauqua lost money during its visit to Bonner Springs. The company, however, signed a contract to return in 1916.

Mrs. Allie Martin, Basehor, purchased a new Overland automobile.

P. J. Donahue was repainting the grade school building and would be finished by the start of school.


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