10 Years Ago (April 20, 2000)
A ground-breaking ceremony was held for the new National Agricultural Communications Center at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame.
The Bonner Springs KICKS Band joined with the Kansas City Kansas Community College band to present a special concert.
Sarah Jump led the Basehor-Linwood track team with a first-place finish in the long jump at the Perry-Lecompton meet. Jump finished second in the 100-meters and was second in the triple jump.
25 Years Ago (April 25, 1985)
Bart Nill was chairman of the Edwardsville Kiwanis Club entry in the YMCA Service Club Olympics.
Stuart and Marie Chandley, C&D Center volunteers, were honored by the United Way for their service to the community.
Donna Wallace was elected president of the Bonner Springs BPW. Other officers were: Terrie Dunn, first vice president; Caroline Berry, second vice president; Donna Holmes, recording secretary; Helen Oelschlaeger, corresponding secretary; and Marge Bevier, treasurer.
Stephanie Sharp, Basehor, and Kristen Sedlock, Bonner Springs, were legislative pages for State Rep. Al Ramirez.
50 Years Ago (April 25, 1960)
Arthur H. Hanson filed for the state Legislature from the 9th District, which included Bonner Springs and Edwardsville.
Speedy Leake who had been active in baseball in Bonner Springs for years announced that he was retiring due to lack of time. He had been involved in local baseball for 31 years as a player, manager and umpire.
Candidates for Miss Bonner Springs were: Shirley Bush, Sharon Merritt, Mary Ann Hartegan, Sharon Lawrence, Sharon Worley, Elizabeth Metzler, Patricia Jennings and Sherwood Sproul. Glenn Price was master of ceremonies for the pageant.
Paul Wiard was the new Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 42.
100 Years Ago (April 21, 1910)
Both Louis Kreech, president, and George Kreech, cashier, resigned and sold their interest in the First National Bank. Dr. F. M. Downs was the new president and R. W. Ferguson was named cashier. Roy Y. Stotts was the assistant cashier.
The Basehor High School boys baseball team defeated a squad composed of businessmen, 11-8.
Mr. Lewis was appointed as census enumerator for the Jewett area.
Work was nearly completed on the grading of Main Street in Edwardsville.
The Chieftain started a new Linwood section of the newspaper.