10 Years Ago (Sept. 13, 2001)
Residents of Bonner Springs, Basehor and Edwardsville were shocked and angered by the terrorist attacks that destroyed the Twin Towers and damaged the Pentagon. There was concern about gasoline supplies and a number of events were postponed.
Dr. John Walker was the featured speaker at the Edwardsville Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the Kiwanis Club. Mike Teeple was club president.
Fred Stanbrough and Ken May were organizing the Swoosh youth basketball teams.
Paul Brown was the Basehor-Linwood High School football coach.
25 Years Ago (Sept. 11, 1986)
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate announced that it had acquired Century 21 Fairways. Stephen Summers was president of Century 21 Fairway and Bonner Springs manager.
Ken Reed won the first weekly Chieftain-Sentinel Grid Guessing Game.
Amy Holt, Jennifer Poole and Susie Goble were elected as seventh grade cheerleaders at Pioneer Jr. High.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for The Basehor Café owned by Lela and Bob Wiley.
50 Years Ago (September 14, 1961)
Harry L. Bryson was appointed executive vice president of the National Agriculture Center and Hall of Fame.
Construction was nearly completed on a new post office building at 6546 Kaw Drive in Muncie.
Linwood High School reported an enrollment of 69 students, which was an increase over the previous year. In addition, work was completed on $130,000-worth of improvements to the facility, including a new gymnasium.
Bonner Springs was scheduled to open the football season against Tonganoxie. The squad included only 33 players so depth was expected to be a problem.
100 Years Ago (September 14, 1911)
Plans were announced for the Bonner Springs Fall Festival, which included competition for farm crops, gardening, sewing and fancy work. There was a special prize for the individual bringing the most people to the festival in a Mitchell brand wagon.
The problems facing children was the featured topic at the WCTU meeting. Mrs. McCallister was the guest speaker.
School opened at Basehor with a record enrollment, which was larger than expected.
Bonner Springs High School reported an enrollment of 65 students, which was the largest in history.