10 Years Ago
(April 9, 1998)
The Bonner Springs High School Mock Trial team won its fourth consecutive state championship. Bill Hallock was the coach and team members were: Eric Fleenor, Puanani Warren, Hollie Journey, Todd Underwood, Andrew Dame, Emily Moehlman and Kevin Parks.
Defying odds, three employees at Bichelmeyer's Market in Basehor earned patents for inventions in recent years. They were: Garry Bichelmeyer, Sarah Timmons and Geoff McCue.
Winners in the Cub Scout Pack 3149 Pinewood Derby were: Steven Snider, first; Eric Snider, second; and Jake Masters, third.
Cherie Stauber was named to the All-Huron League basketball team and Bernard Springfield received honorable mention.
25 Years Ago
(April 7, 1983)
Lindy Trent was re-elected mayor of Edwardsville and Reece Kuhn was the new mayor of Bonner Springs in the city elections. J.R. Nolting, Jim Finley, Diane Toland and Elaine Jordon were elected to the USD 204 board of education.
Kelli Courtney and Mike Hurley won the Chieftain-Sentinel Coloring Contest.
Three Bonner Springs High School students received I ratings at the regional music contest. They were: Alan Simmons, Kevin Power and Polly Phillips.
Steve Lewis, director of planning, reported on economic development activities in Bonner Springs during the monthly board meeting of BID (Bonner Springs Industrial Development, Inc.).
Champ Service, Division of Standard Motor Products, Inc., completed a 105,000 square foot expansion of its facilities in Edwardsville.
25 Years Ago
(April 11, 1958)
Two more contestants entered the Miss Bonner Springs Pageant. They were Marsha Cox and Carol Ruby.
Bonner Springs Boys State delegates were: George Wendt, Gary Slick and Jim Reynolds. Carol Bundy was the Girls State delegate.
Construction was under way on a new Southwestern Bell Telephone building in Bonner Springs. Low bidder on the project was Haren and Laughlin Construction Co., Kansas City, Kan. Phil Garrett, SWB manager, said that Bonner Springs would have dial telephone service by late 1959.
Mike Reynolds was second and Harold Klamm tied for third in the pole vault at the Ottawa Relays. Ellis Sowers was third in the shot put.
The Bible Baptist Church was temporarily meeting at the Iris Theater. George H. King was pastor of the church.
Mrs. Garfield Lucero was hostess for the New Century Club meeting at the Krispy Cafe.
100 Years Ago
(April 9, 1908)
A group of boys started a fire which caused damage to the Thompson Orchard in Edwardsville.
Blind Boone, the famous musician, was scheduled to perform in Bonner Springs in April.
The foundations of homes for F. R. Walker and C. C. Stott in Bonner Springs were nearing completion. Construction was started on a new home for Warren Milliard.
The Bonner Springs Grays scheduled the first baseball game of the season at home against the Burnam, Hanna and Mungo team.
Total assets of the Farmers State Bank amounted to $111,440.59 according to J. D. Waters, cashier. Board members were L. G. Frisby, W. C. Wilson, L. P. Kindred and J. E. McDanield.