10 Years Ago (Feb. 24, 2000)
Winners in the Clark Middle School spelling bee were: Ryan Bailey, first; Isaac Garlington, second; and Kaylyn Ruff, third.
Travis Fouts scored 12 points to lead Basehor-Linwood to a 51-45 win over Perry-Lecompton.
A grand opening ceremony was held for the new Brewers’ Price Chopper Store. Mayor Ted Stolfus presented a proclamation to JR Nolting in honor of the event.
Edwardsville Mayor Harold “Woody” Berry presented a “key to the city” to the Edwardsville Kiwanis Club in honor of the organization’s contribution to the city.
25 Years Ago (Feb. 28, 1985)
The Edwardsville City Council expressed concerns about continuation of the Kaw River Raft Race. The event had been sponsored by the Edwardsville Jaycees, however, the organization had folded.
Bret Hitchcock was named valedictorian for Bonner Springs High School and Kerri Jennings was salutatorian.
Mark and John Kuehn received the Eagle Scout awards at a special court of honor. They were members of Troop 149.
The Bonner Springs Optimist Club announced plans for a fundraising basketball game pitting club members against the Channel 9 news team.
50 Years Ago (Feb. 25, 1960)
Greg Weber was elected president of the Bonner Springs Teachers Association. Other officers were: Ted Gray, vice president; Jim Thomas, secretary; and W. D. McMullen, treasurer.
A petition was received from patrons of the Wilder and Round Mound School Districts seeking annexation and the right to attend Bonner Springs Rural High School.
Mrs. L. E. Lee was honored for 50 years of membership in the Eastern Star.
Mike Drennon received the God and Country Award in ceremonies at the Edwardsville Methodist Church. He was a member of Troop 147.
100 Years Ago (Feb. 24, 1910)
The Chieftain announced a number of changes in ownership of local businesses. F. R. Walker purchased the Wilcox & Petty’s General Store. D. M. Greer purchased the Adams Bargain Store and L. A. Abbott was the new owner of the Peerless Clothing Co. E. L. Walker traded a half section of alfalfa land in Gove County for the hardware store and plumbing business owned by William Scott and A. B. C. Dague.
The Rev. Hart of Basehor started revival services at the Glenwood Church.
The Bonner Springs Electric Co. donated 32 incandescent light bulbs to city hall.
Dr. Fred Candler was appointed as surgeon for the Bonner Springs Portland Cement Co.
Miss Rosa Colburn entertained the Basehor High School Club.