10 Years Ago (May 18, 2000)
Basehor-Linwood High School valedictorians were Angela Pooler, John Daniels and Mitch Hitchcock. The salutatorians were Heather Martley and Jessica Carrico. John Hills and Pooler received the citizenship award.
Ashley Smith won the citizenship award at Bonner Springs High School.
A public meeting was announced to protest Kansas Department of Transportation plans for Kansas Highway 7.
Rural areas outside Basehor were heavily damaged by a tornado.
Gunther Cunningham, Kansas City Chiefs head football coach, and his wife, Rene, attended the Sacred Heart School athletic banquet.
Sen. Pat Roberts was honored at a reception at the Commercial State Bank.
25 Years Ago (May 23, 1985)
The Edwardsville Christian Church won the mayor’s trophy for having the top float in the Family Fun Day parade in Edwardsville. The Mary Kay Dancers won the trophy for having the best youth entry.
The Bonner Springs City Council was discussing possible sites for a downtown park and bandstand.
Joe Mintner was manager of the Fun Valley Swimming Pool and Ted Stephans was assistant manager.
Dan Burns was named outstanding male athlete and Jean Mills was the outstanding female athlete at Bonner Springs High School.
Dan Harless, Basehor, provided musical entertainment at the Edwardsville Kiwanis Club meeting.
Larry Hitchcock was the president of the newly-formed Totem Pole Booster Club. Other officers were Carol Downing, vice president, Lee Newton, secretary, and Phil Hutchinson, treasurer.
50 Years Ago (May 26, 1960)
A total of 80 Bonner Springs High School students earned diplomas and this was the largest class in school history. The valedictorian was Sharon Coleman and the salutatorian honors went to Barbara Scott.
Richard Lauffer joined the Chieftain staff for the summer. He was a teacher at Seaman High School.
Donald Hein, Steven Marshall, Susan Creason, Joyce Doron, Sharon Johnson and Kathryn Waters were initiated to the National Honor Society at Basehor High School.
Mrs. W. A. Andrews was the president of the new Bonner Springs Garden Club. Other officers were Mrs. Jack Haynes, vice president, Mrs. L. L. Van Petten, secretary, and Mrs. Del Grinstead, secretary.
The Bonner Springs City Council voted to spend $110,000 to improve streets and the sewer system.
Mrs. Gladys Boaz started a Welcome Wagon program in Bonner Springs.
100 Years Ago (May 19, 1910)
Bonner Springs residents were excited about plans being discussed calling for the addition of two electric railroads serving the community. Freeborn Construction Co. proposed a line serving Lake Forest, Bethel and connecting with the Leavenworth branch. Shawnee Construction Co. presented plans for a line between Bonner Springs and Zaring.
The Bonner Springs City Council reappointed all standing committees with W. Q. Hayes being the only change. He replaced John Stunz.
Dennis Conglin sold 45 acres of land in Basehor to Harvey Green for $4,000.
The Ladies Aide of the Methodist Church held its annual treat night for the congregation with 40 persons attending.
Cal Wagner opened a barber shop in Bonner Springs.