10 Years Ago
December 26, 1996
More than 200 volunteers worked to make the Vaughn-Trent Community Services Christmas basket program a success. Those shown in photos working on the project were: Clara Jones, Al Ramirez, Jeanie VerBrugge and Andy Folsom.
The Basehor City Council approved a sewer service charge increase.
The Bonner Springs boys basketball team opened the season with a 4-1 record. Corey Doss was the leading scorer with an average of 21.1 points per game.
The Basehor-Linwood Lady Bobcats, coached by Jeff Venema, entered the holiday break with a 4-1 record. Melissa Fisher had 28 points and Lisa Folk had 22 points in a win over De Soto.
25 Years Ago
December 31, 1981
Bob Evans, city manager, announced that rumors about the closing of the Kansas Highway 7 bridge over the Kaw River were untrue. The rumor had caused considerable concern for local residents.
Jennifer Drennon, 2-1/2, and her sister Holli Drennon, 2-1/2 weeks old, were the Chieftain-Sentinel feature babies for 1983.
Kay Haines Beach presented several humorous holiday readings at the regular meeting of the Edwardsville Kiwanis Club. Bill Wilhm led the group in the singing of Christmas carols.
Students at Sinai School participated in the "Reading is Fun" program. Fourth graders shown in a photo with teacher Charlotte Brown were: Nickie Ristow, J.R. Newberry, Lakecia Dubney and John Currie.
Bonner Springs Junior High students who were providing stories to the Chieftain included Kim Klise, Lisa Nevius and Jim Toland.
50 Years Ago
December 27, 1956
Jay Dillingham, president of the Kansas City Livestock Exchange and the Chamber of Commerce, spoke at the Bonner Springs Rotary Club as the guest of Claire Kreider.
Al Hauetter, local RCA dealer, had the first color TV set on display. He invited the community to view the Rose Bowl Parade in color at his show room.
The Bonner Springs Junior Chamber of Commerce announced plans to present a community service award.
The Brauer 4-H Club met at the home of Bill Ducey.
Bob Nelson was the leading scorer for the Bonner Springs Braves with a 17 points per game average. Bob Rhodes was averaging 16.4 points per game and John Harrington had a 13.6 average.
Three Bonner Springs residents were fined $7.50 each for running stop signs near schools.
100 Years Ago
December 27, 1906
There were several reports of persons who had been overcome by carbon monoxide fumes leaking from gas stoves.
Elder Ortha Moomaw was conducting revival services at the Christian Church.
Despite cold winter temperatures, manager Eakins was busy signing players for the Bonner Springs baseball team. McKinney, an outstanding area pitcher, signed with Bonner Springs.
An expert horse dentist, J. E. Watts, was making regular visits to Glynn's Livery Barn.
Two gangs were making repairs and improvements on the railroad tracks between Bonner Springs and Edwardsville.
A horse league was being organized for Edwardsville. Interested parties held a meeting at the new I.O.O.F hall.