10 Years Ago (April 13, 2000)
The Bonner Springs High School mock trial team took first place in state competition. Team members were: Kevin Parks, Andrew Dame, Paula Mason, Matt Gibson, Emily Moehlman, Nathan Sparks, Jamison Johnson and Katie Parks. Kristen Byers was the sponsor.
More than 70 students reported for the Basehor-Linwood Middle School track team coached by Tom Cooper.
The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Area Chamber of Commerce voted to endorse the USD 204 $18.2 million bond issue.
Anthony Blancarte was director of the Bonner Springs City Library production of “The Modern Hansel and Gretel.”
25 Years Ago (April 18, 1985)
Bonner Springs High School presented the “Sound of Music” with Michael Dorsey playing Captain von Trapp and Andrea Pressler as Louisa.
Dr. C. M. Glendenning, assistant superintendent, presented plans for computer classes at Bonner Springs High School during the school board meeting.
Stephanie Sharp, Basehor, and Kirsten Sealock, Bonner Springs, were legislative pages for State Rep. Al Ramirez.
Stuart and Marie Chandley were honored by the United Way for their outstanding work as volunteers at the local C&D Center.
Dorothy Hoffine and Brenda Byers were making an inventory of Christmas decorations owned by the Chamber of Commerce.
50 Years Ago (April 14, 1960)
The Commercial State Bank opened bids for its new building on Oak Street.
Charles W. (Jack) Jackson was named as the new director of the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame.
The Basehor Library staff placed 150 books from the state traveling library program on shelves for patrons.
Union Good Friday services were announced in Bonner Springs. The Rev. Donald Kessler and the Rev. Robert Minshall were conducting the services.
The Wyandotte County Park Board announced plans to construct a park adjacent to the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame.
100 Years Ago (April 14, 1910)
Plans were announced to build a new post office in the 100 block of Oak Street. Dr. Lee sold the south portion of their building to the Post Office for $1,400. To make room for the new post office, the Chieftain moved 30 feet down the street.
A group of hobos seriously beat a man and left him near the railroad tracks. The hobos piled railroad material on top of the man, who was unable to free himself. A passerby freed the man and called Marshall Milstead. The man received medical care and Marshall Milstead said there was very little hope of apprehending the criminals, who had hopped on a freight train.
An epidemic of measles was reported in Basehor.
Mabel Humphrey won the elocution contest at Basehor High School and Willie Stephenson was second.
The Chieftain reported there were no empty houses in Edwardsville.