10 Years Ago
(Nov. 5, 1998)
State Rep. Ray Cox and State Rep. Margaret Long were re-elected to the Kansas Legislature.
Plans were announced for a Thanksgiving dinner for homeless persons in Bonner Springs. Dr. LeAnne DeTar Newbert was heading up the event.
The Rev. Donna Votcau-Messier was the new pastor of the Basehor United Methodist Church.
Third- and fourth-grade winners in the Chamber of Commerce Halloween costume contest were: Allie Bribiesca, Ian Seaton and Victoria Caldwell.
Chad Anderson led the Bonner Springs Braves in rushing with 1,569 yards.
Basehor-Linwood Community Education was planning its 15th annual Christmas arts and crafts fair. Bev Dumler was Community Education director.
25 Years Ago
(Nov. 10, 1983)
Those organizing Marion Vaughn Christmas Basket Project were: Dr. Paul Burres, Lindy Trent, Clarence Ladage, Mel Burnley, Kenneth Tewell and JR Nolting.
Winners in the weekly Chieftain-Sentinel Grid Guessing Game were: Jeff Ross, Bonner Springs, first; Sandy Dillon, Basehor, second; and Keyta Kelly, Bonner Springs, third.
Mike Gottfried, head football coach at Kansas University, was the featured speaker at the Bonner Springs High School fall sports banquet.
Jim Kreider, Bonner Springs farmer and businessman, purchased the old Santa Fe depot on Morris and was having it moved to the Agricultural Hall of Fame.
Winners of top prizes at the Bonner Springs Garden Club annual show were: Donna Schneck, Doris Stith and Frances Haynes.
50 Years Ago
(Nov. 6, 1958)
Greeley Gas Co. started construction on a new building on Nettleton.
Fire destroyed a barn and 4,200 bushels of sweet potatoes on an Edwardsville farm. Total loss was estimated at more than $15,000.
The Ta-Ne-Wa Camp Fire Girls were guests of Mrs. Blanche Miller. She presented a program on Indian history.
Ramon Duran presented a lecture on Urban Renewal at the regular meeting of the Loring Home Demonstration Unit.
Mike Woolf scored three touchdowns as Bonner Springs defeated Lansing, 37-7.
Timmons School announced plans for its fall carnival.
100 Years Ago
(Nov. 5, 1908)
The Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist Church met at the home of Mrs. C. S. Everett. Mrs. English was elected president and Mrs. Zimmer was the new vice president.
Kansans elected W. R. Stubbs as governor and gave its electoral votes to new president, William H. Taft.
Several cases of smallpox were reported in the Edwardsville area.
Lenape School held a box supper and program. Abbie Harrod was the principal.
Goals were installed in a vacant lot, allowing the Bonner Springs High School girls basketball team to practice.
The Bonner Springs High School football team scheduled a home game with the Lawrence second team. The football boys were hoping for better attendance.
Young people in Edwardsville were planning a masked ball.