Remember When for July 2, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 Years Ago: June 7, 2005
Diane Henges, director of volunteer services for the United Way of Wyandotte County, was the guest speaker at the Edwardsville Kiwanis Club meeting.
A large crowd attended the Bonner Blast featuring a concert by the Bonner Springs City Band and Basehor held its annual Fourth of July celebration including a large fireworks display.
USD 458 (Basehor-Linwood) Board of Education approved a request to allocate funds to form a girls’ golf team.
Bonner Springs was disputing figures from the 2004 population estimate. The city’s population was listed at 6,892.
25 Years Ago: July 5, 1990
Ed Roberts Jr. was elected president of the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville USD 204 Board of Education. Cliff Brents was elected vice-president.
Joe Perry was the new president of the Basehor-Linwood USD 458 Board of Education. The new vice-president was Bill Hooker.
Bob Burdine brought the first load of wheat to the elevator at Theno Farm Supply. The yield was 50 to 60 bushels per acre.
Rex and Jackie Heffly won the Bonner Beautiful Commission “Yard of the Month” award.
50 Years Ago: July 1, 1965
June E. Schoneman was the new postmaster at Edwardsville.
A new booster club “The Orangetops” was being formed for Bonner Springs High School football team. Those formulating plans included Ray Cox, head football coach; Dick Burns, assistant football coach; Kenneth Tewell, Jim Finley and Charles Bowers.
Ralph E. Bryan was elected as the first mayor of Basehor. Lester Worley, Edwin Askew, Robert Meints, Bernard Eberth and J. A. Meyer were elected to the city council.
The Agricultural Hall of Fame announced plans to be open on weekends.
100 Years Ago: July 1, 1915
Several truckloads of “rowdies” from Kansas City drove through Bonner Springs on Sunday honking horns and disrupting church services. They were on their way to Lake of the Woods.
A horseshoe league was formed in Bonner Springs with Dr. Fred Candler as captain. John Stotts was treasurer. Dues were 10 cents monthly.
The Christian Women’s Missionary Board held its convention at the Christian Church with 110 ladies in attendance. Mrs. Frank Frame was treasurer of the organization.
Mrs. Greswell’s piano students held a recital at the Basehor Methodist Church.