10 Years Ago
(Sept. 17, 1998)
Cliff Brents was parade chairperson for the Edwardsville Autumnfest.
Ben Denk completed five-of-17 passes for the Basehor-Linwood Bobcats in a 6-0 loss to Perry-Lecompton. Brad Breuer was the leading rusher with 16 carries for 45 yards.
Jeff Shaw won the weekly Chieftain-Sentinel Grid Guessing Game. Steve May was second and Mike Baker took third place.
Boris Sztorch, city administrator, and John Ellison, chief of police, presented recommendations for stop sign locations during the Edwardsville City Council meeting.
Mayor Ted Stolfus and Tom Cooley, city manager, were named as voting delegates for Bonner Springs at the Kansas League of Municipalities meeting.
25 Years Ago
(Sept. 15, 1983)
Margaret Baker was named as manager for the Bonner Springs Wal-Mart Store. She said 80 employees were working at the store preparing for the grand opening.
Kansas City, Kan., Mayor Jack Reardon attended the Bonner Springs City Council meeting to discuss the progress at Sandstone Amphitheatre.
Bible Baptist School opened for its 11th year with nine staff members.
Sandra Thomas was teaching a class in "Early Christian Art" at the First Christian Church.
Rita Novak of Basehor was shown in a photo working at the Renaissance Festival.
Jennifer Botteron was named to fill a vacancy as a first grade teacher at Edwardsville Elementary.
Darrell Manderschleid was named "salesman of the month" at Ernie Frey Ford.
50 Years Ago
(Sept. 18, 1958)
Archbishop Edward Hunkeler presided at dedication ceremonies for Sacred Heart School.
Carol Ruby was selected as a member of both the orchestra and band at the University of Kansas.
Art Hanson, Mrs. Oscar Schubert and Mrs. Gill Jackson were in charge of arrangements for the Democratic Party picnic at Lions Park.
Mick Reynolds was named as the starting quarterback for the Bonner Springs Braves football team. Other members of the backfield were: Harold Klamm, Mike Woolf and Lanny Jones. Monte Cox was in his first year as the head coach.
Mrs. Harold Peterson was elected president of the Elm Grove Mothers Club.
The Linwood Library was expanding into the former jail facility at the city hall.
Army Pvt. Warren Hanks completed an eight-week parts supply course at Fort Chaffee, Ark.
100 Years Ago
(Sept. 17, 1908)
The Bonner Springs Grays had a good day. They defeated DeSoto, 7-0, and won $25 plus the gate receipts.
The Bonner Springs Cement Plant closed while new machinery was being installed.
George A. Peters opened the Electric Theater in the Clark Building. Admission to all shows was five cents.
A vicious attack was reported when a woman living on a farm in Johnson County, just outside Bonner Springs, was assaulted, beaten and left for dead. Two men came to her door and asked for food and she was afraid to turn them down because her husband was in Olathe on jury duty. After they had eaten the men attacked her and left. She was found by neighbors who took her for help. Deputy Sheriff Milstead caught two suspicious characters at the wagon bridge, but they had an alibi and were released.
Mrs. Twila Tining, a noted Socialist, was scheduled to speak in Bonner Springs.