10 Years Ago (Sept. 23, 1999)
Pastor Norman Brooks of Victory Assembly was the featured speaker at the Edwardsville Kiwanis Club mayor’s prayer breakfast.
Sarah Jump, Basehor-Linwood High School junior, won the Miss Kansas Teen USA title.
Dorothy Stevenson, wheat-weaver, was one of the crafters taking part in the Applefest at Grinter House.
Bonner Springs High School football captains were: Chad Anderson, Brendon Kasselman, Mike Gardner and James Bass.
25 Years Ago (Sept. 27, 1984)
The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville school district had an enrollment increase of 12 students from the previous year. Total enrollment was 2,027. Basehor-Linwood enrollment was 1,040, down by 45 students from the 1984 total.
Members of the Pioneer Jr. High seventh-grade cheerleading squad were: Kyla Buhre, Denise Ambrose and April Tate.
Local David Jaynes Youth Football League coaches were: Hornets, Jerald Fletcher; Raiders, Bill Beall and Linwood, Gary Johnson.
Larry Hitchcock was elected president of the Bonner Springs High School Booster Club. Barbara Ballou was vice president.
50 Years Ago (Sept. 24, 1955)
Mrs. Ethel Hulburd was heading up the United Fund Drive. Mrs. Logan Burnam was the assistant leader.
Roland and Faye Mapes announced plans to open a new restaurant, the Kaw Kitchen, at 115 N. Nettleton.
Plans were announced to install indoor restrooms at Loring School with water supplied from a newly-dug well.
Jim Feleay scored the first touchdown as Bonner Springs defeated Tonganoxie, 25-6, in the season’s opener.
A railroad car loaded with lumber broke loose from a train and went off the track and into Kaw Creek north of Bonner Springs.
100 Years Ago (Sept. 23, 1909)
Dr. George Hough joined the medical practice of Dr. Candler.
The potato harvest was in full swing in Edwardsville with reports that the crop was good.
Dr. Heath lost a fine mule that died after eating too much green corn.
Charles Hammond was again increasing the size of his store in Basehor.
A stray dog terrorized Edwardsville and one resident climbed a telephone pole to get away from the animal. Local residents quickly shot and killed the animal.
Post Toasties were advertised at 12 cents per box at David and Son Store.
The Chieftain apologized for an extremely small edition. The newspaper offices were being moved to a new building.