10 Years Ago (Dec. 23, 1999)
Lance Hill and Tom Steinmetz, Troop 62, Linwood, received Eagle Scout awards at a court of honor.
Vaughn-Trent Community Services distributed 211 baskets to families in the school district.
25 Years Ago (Dec. 27, 1984)
Tim Jones won a pink Cadillac and tickets to a Bruce Springsteen concert given away by a Kansas City radio station.
Paul Feleay won the “best outdoor residential display” in the Chamber of Commerce Christmas decorating contest.
50 Years Ago (Dec. 24, 1959)
The Wyandotte County Planning Commission rejected a request from Walter J. Bergin to build a swimming pool on ground he owned at Emerson and Morse Avenue.
The Basehor Methodist Church presented a cantata, “The Dawn of Christmas,” directed by Mrs. James Klinkenberg. Mrs. James McClurg was the accompanist.
The Bonner Springs Band Parents Club was selling key chains as a fundraiser. Key chains featured a picture of the band and were priced at $1.
100 Years Ago (Dec. 23, 1909)
The Bonner Springs Cement Plant was scheduled to reopen on Jan. 15. The bankruptcy referee had paid all back labor fees.
The Methodist Church planned a Christmas Eve program including a visit by the “real Santa Claus.”
The Basehor Epworth League made a profit of $30 from the lunch served at the Glenn auction.
Ed Page announced plans to open a pool hall in Bonner Springs.
The New Century Club met with Mrs. Roy Stotts and had a surprise program, which included a spelling bee.
The Episcopal Church was holding meetings in the Woodman Hall.
The Chieftain was heading a campaign to provide gifts for needy children.