10 Years Ago (Jan. 6, 2000)
The Basehor-Linwood High School band participated in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio. They marched in the Alamo Bowl parade and took part in the halftime program.
Wayne L. Franklin was announced as the featured speaker at the local celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Kay Shevling was chairperson for the event.
Chuck McQuisten retired from his post as executive director of Vaughn-Trent Community Services.
Jason Gibbens was honored as “Kiwanian of the Year” by the Edwardsville Kiwanis Club. John Ellison was club president.
25 Years Ago (Jan. 10, 1985)
Stephanie Marie Likins, daughter of David and Debbie Likins, Edwardsville, was the winner of the Chieftain-Sentinel first baby of the year contest.
Mayor Reece Kuhn, Bonner Springs, and Garland Smith, USD 204 board member, filed for re-election. Archie Sanders, Bonner Springs city council member, said he would not seek another term.
Jenny Jones, kindergartner, displayed her new koala bear in a photo taken during “show and tell” in Linda Enquist’s kindergarten class.
Rodger Shannon, Dan Byers and Joyce Lightwine were named to the Bonner Springs Recreation Commission.
50 Years Ago (Jan. 7, 1960)
Plans were announced to open a new limestone quarry in the Loring area.
Arthur Penner was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Bonner Springs Grade School Board of Education.
Wyandotte County residents were organizing to fight a proposed Kansas City, Kan.-Wyandotte County dump between 88th and 98th streets on the south side of Kansas Highway 32.
Mrs. Wesley Purtee joined the office staff of Greeley Gas Co. Paul Kindred was appointed as merchandise manager.
Bonner Springs won the championship of the St. Agnes Invitational basketball tournament. Team members were: John Holloway, Jerry Wright, Bill Hilliard, Glen Price, Charles Hale, Kurt Woolf, Herman McConico, Larry Cohen, Harold Klamm, Mike Woolf, Ed Lynn and Alvin Knight.
100 Years Ago (Jan. 6, 1910)
A record cold wave caused problems throughout the area. Temperatures plunged to 20 degrees below zero. The problem was made worse due to difficulties with the natural gas supply.
There were reports that Blue Valley Excelsior and Bedding Co. were thinking about establishing a plant in Bonner Springs.
A contract was awarded to the Everett and Pope Construction Co. for $15,290 to build a new school. G.A. Perkins received the plumbing contract for $1,252 to bring the total cost for the school to $17,822.
The Basehor Ladies Aid Society met at the home of Mrs. W. B. White.
David & Son Store advertised 18 pounds of sugar for $1.