10 Years Ago
(Aug. 6, 1998)
State Rep. Ray Cox and Judge Jan Way were among the winners in the primary election. Both Cox and Way were unopposed in the general election.
Ray Bush received the Paul Harris Fellowship award during the Bonner Springs Rotary Club meeting.
Bob Purtee announced plans for the second annual Basehor-Linwood Car Show.
The Bonner Springs Centennial Committee arranged to have the monument repaired at the grave of Henry Tiblow.
Michaela Mortensen was crowned 1998 Miss Kansas American Sweetheart Hostess in a pageant at Overland Park. She was a third-grader at Edwardsville Elementary.
Tillie LaPlante was taking entries for the Jaycees' annual slow-pitch softball tournament.
25 Years Ago
(Aug. 4, 1983)
Mayor Reece Kuhn and the Bonner Springs City Council announced plans to hold a public meeting to discuss problems with teenagers loitering on Oak Street.
Rebecca Winzenreid joined the Chieftain staff as a reporter-editor.
Garland Smith, president of the USD 204 Board of Education, signed a lease with Muncie Christian School for the Mission School building.
Arthur Bolton caught two 10-pound carp on the Kaw River.
Grady Newton, Bonner Springs High School graduate, played in the Shrine East-West All-Star Football game.
Dan Byers was chairman of the Mayor's Luncheon, which was part of the Tiblow Days celebration.
50 Years Ago
(Aug. 7, 1958)
A deluge of 6.15 inches of rain inundated the Bonner Springs area. Mission Creek and Turkey Creek were out of their banks. Flooding was reported at Lake Forest and traffic on the Union Pacific was halted due to damage to a bridge north of Edwardsville.
Bob McKee was the umpire-in-chief for the Bonner Springs invitational baseball tournament.
Only 28 percent of eligible voters went to the polls in the primary election.
David Bosanko, Richard Frey, Rex Rust and Lawrence Klamm of Boy Scout Troop 148 received their First Class rank at a court of honor.
The Rev. Leslie E. Thomas was pastor of the First Baptist Church.
100 Years Ago
(Aug. 6, 1908)
W. R. Stubbs won the primary election and was the Republican nominee for governor. The Democratic Party primary results weren't available when the Chieftain went to press.
The Bonner Springs Blues defeated the Kansas City Twelfth Ward team, 5-3. The Blues "won the big end of the gate receipts" for their victory.
Due to the tremendous success of the recent event, the Bonner Springs Chautauqua Association was being formed. It was hoped to sell 1,000 shares of stock at $10 each.