Jan. 17, 2008
10 Years Ago
January 15, 1998
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole stopped in Edwardsville and Bonner Springs during his "thank you" tour of Kansas communities.
Riley Alan Wyatt, son of Trevor and Sheryl Wyatt, was the winner of the Chieftain-Sentinel "first baby" contest.
Tara Smith won first place in the spelling bee at Edwardsville Elementary. Melanie Bunce was second.
John Lillig and Chris Dusil were taking entries for the Knights of Columbus free throw shooting contest planned for Basehor-Linwood High school.
Johnetta Kimbrough was co-chairperson for the United Way drive at the Board of Public Utilities.
25 Years Ago
January 13, 1983
Philena Yvetta Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Anderson, won the "first baby of the year" contest.
Mick Quinn was elected chairman of the steering committee for SPICE (Special Programs in Creative Education) replacing Steve Walker who completed his term.
Harold Adkins, director, announced a variety of new programs at the Agricultural Hall of Fame.
Gay Smith was the Bonner Springs High School candidate for queen of the Tonganoxie basketball tournament.
Lillie Abbott was named vice principal effective at the start of the 1983-84 school term at Bonner Springs Junior High.
Roger Miller was named "Magician of the Year" by the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Kansas City Club.
50 Years Ago
January 16, 1958
Bonner Springs High School seniors were selling subscriptions to the Chieftain as a fund-raiser. Students shown in a photo planning the event were: Relna Dickson, Kay Roudybush and Larry Miliken.
The Bonner Springs Federal Credit Union announced plans for its annual meeting. Fred Stubbs was president of the Credit Union and Evelyn N.G. Hulburd was treasurer and general manager. The Credit Union had 643 accounts.
John Holloway had 13 points as the Bonner Springs freshmen, coached by Ken Tewell, defeated Leavenworth, 35-26.
The Round Table Club met at the home of Mrs. Harold Peterson.
Claire Kreider was re-elected president of the Commercial State Bank. Lee Weeks was re-elected as vice president. Also returned to duties were: Frank Stuchlik, cashier; Mrs. Frank Borovicka and Mrs. Beulah Coonfield, assistant cashiers.
100 Years Ago
January 16, 1908
H. S. Garfield, Delaware Township treasurer, reported a general fund balance of $6,366.04.
The girls of the Christian Endeavor had a leap-year party. Each girl telephoned a boy and invited him to attend the event. More than 100 attended the party which lasted until 11 p.m.
G.F. Espenlaub filed as a Republican candidate for the Wyandotte County Commission.
Two boys returning from rabbit hunting found a canvas bag filled with cigars which were stolen from a factory in Kansas City, Mo. A search of the area by the sheriff's department also found a jug filled with liquor.
Robert Elkins purchased 10 acres of land in Bonner Springs for $1,100. The land included the athletic field used for baseball games. There was no report of the summer status of the ball diamond.