10 Years Ago (July 20, 2000)
State Rep. Ray Cox and State Sen. Mark Gilstrap were seeking reelection in the August primary.
Kansas Department of Transportation announced plans to study alternate ways to improve Kansas Highway 7.
Kindle Rose, a sophomore at Basehor-Linwood High School, placed in three events at the Kansas Sunflower Games.
Edwardsville City Council meeting was canceled due to the lack of a quorum.
25 Years Ago (July 25, 1985)
Both the city of Bonner Springs and USD 204 Board of Education announced plans to lower their mill levies.
The Commercial State Bank was offering auto loans at 11.9 percent annual interest.
The Basehor Township Fire Department was hosting an area school for firefighters. Chuck B. Magaha was in charge of the program.
The BPW was sponsoring the ice cream social at the final band concert of the summer.
50 Years Ago (July 28, 1960)
The State of Kansas levied a sales tax on newspapers.
The Bonner Springs Grade School Board of Education approved a budget calling for an increase of $36,000. W.D. McMullen was the grade school superintendent.
The Rev. George King announced his resignation as pastor of the Bible Baptist Church to allow him to study to become a missionary in Japan. The Rev. George Wilcott was named as his replacement.
The Modern Matrons H.D.U. met at the home of Mrs. J. W. Timmons. Dr. Mitts was the guest speaker on heart related issues.
Stu’s Market advertised coffee at 59 cents a pound and sliced bacon at five pounds for 99 cents.
100 Years Ago (July 21, 1910)
J. N. Atkinson was the Republican candidate for the nomination to the office of Wyandotte County Treasurer. He was the manager of Guaranty Abstract Company and also a realtor.
The First Christian Church had its annual picnic in the park. Featured activities included a baseball game, tennis and croquet.
Dr. Heath was kept busy with a series of illnesses in Edwardsville.
Lightning struck a stack of hay, destroying it by fire. They hay was owned by Mr. Poggemeyer who farmed near Basehor.