10 Years Ago (Feb. 24, 2001)
Luther Pickell, Garrett Mellott and Jim Gray were competing in the primary election for mayor of Edwardsville.
Gregg Gibson was appointed to fill one of two vacancies on the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Board of Education.
Sara Navidad and Samantha Moore, Basehor-Linwood Middle School students, placed second and third in the Veterans Administration essay contest.
Lauren Bevee, Hannah Brown and Alyssa Aude were legislative pages for State Rep. Ray Cox.
25 Years Ago (Feb. 20, 1986)
Michelle Lingenfelser and Dani Lee represented Basehor Middle School in the Leavenworth County Spelling Bee.
Plans were announced to build a convenience store at the corner of Kansas Avenue and Kansas Highway 7. The new project required the demolition of the Rose Room.
Tom Stone repeated as spelling champion at Pioneer Jr. High. Craig Sorensen and Tonya Cole were class winners.
Gino Schiraldi, Kansas City Comets star, cut the ribbon for the opening of Adventureland Video on Oak Street in Bonner Springs.
50 Years Ago (Feb. 23, 1961)
Keith Bray, Edwardsville, was elected president of the Wyandotte County Teachers Association. Ken Tewell was the out-going president.
The Bonner Springs Grade School Board of Education increased the starting pay for beginning teachers to $4,100 annually.
Basehor took second place in the Linwood Grade School basketball tournament. St. John’s defeated Basehor 42-21 in the title game.
The Ladies Reading Circle met at the home of Mrs. Harold Ewing.
100 Years Ago (Feb. 23, 1911)
Mayor A. B. C. Dague berated The Chieftain during a meeting of the city council. The mayor said the newspaper advertising rates charged the city were too high and that other area newspapers might be cheaper.
Charles Everett resigned as rural mail carrier. The post office said it had 12 applications for the position,
Albert Mayfield and his family moved to a house in Basehor.
The city of Bonner Springs’ total expenses paid for January amounted to $997.41 according to A. G. Parker, city clerk. Parker’s salary was $10 per month.