Archive for Monday, June 15, 2015

Remember When for June 18, 2015

June 15, 2015

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

10 Years Ago: June 16, 2005

Jim Finley was honored for his long service as a member of the Bonner Springs Recreation Commission.

The Edwardsville City Council approved $28.375 million in revenue bonds for two new industries in the industrial park. The industries were Herff Jones Co. and the Office Max warehouse and distribution center.

The Bonner Springs City Band was conducting its weekly series of concerts in the bandstand at Kelly Murphy Park with Larry Berg, director.

Connie Burch opened Connie’s Floral and Gifts in Basehor.

25 Years Ago: June 21, 1990

USD 458 (Basehor-Linwood) School District received approval to hold a bond election on Aug. 23.

Porter House Restaurant announced it was closing in Basehor and moving to the new Bonner Springs Mall in July.

Mike Caffrey was the new president of BID (Bonner Springs Industrial Development, Inc.).

Construction was started on the new Crestwood Subdivision in Basehor.

50 Years Ago: June 21-24, 1965

Virgil Salts was named manager of the Kansas Power and Light office in Bonner Springs.

Basehor announced plans to hold its first city election.

The Asher Welding Company said it was moving operations to Bonner Springs. The plant expected to have 12 employees.

The Bonner Springs Wonders’ men’s baseball team defeated the American Legion, 3-1, 6-1.

A two-run homer by Roy Arkarn was the margin of victory in the first game.

100 Years Ago: June 17, 1915

Burglars broke into Perkins Hardware and stole $10 to $15.

Robert Kenneth Jaggard, Bonner Springs, was named to the honor roll at Baker University.

The Bonner Springs City Council voted to install a drinking fountain on Oak Street in front of the First National Bank. The work was to done by G. J. Dixon.

The Whitaker Photo Play Co. announced plans to show a film every Wednesday night in Basehor.

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