10 Years Ago
(Dec. 10, 1998)
Mike Holloway was elected president of the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce. Holloway had served in the office for two months when Nick Gordon accepted a position in another community. Jill Jenkins, Nancy Landers and Bob Van Maren were vice presidents and Don Wheeler was treasurer.
Scotty Brezgiel was named as manager of the First State Bank and Trust branch in Basehor.
Bonner Springs opened the boys basketball season with a 75-55 win against Olathe Christian. Nathan Fulkerson had 14 points and 11 rebounds. During the Bravettes 43-38 victory to Olathe, Quadra Jarrett had 11 points and 13 rebounds.
The Children’s Choir at Victory Assembly presented a special holiday musical, “A Star is Born.”
25 Years Ago
(Dec. 15, 1983)
Candidates for queen of the Bonner Springs High School Christmas formal were: Jean Mills, SuAnn Chayer, Tammy Burnam and Kim Beatty.
The Marion Vaughn Christmas Exchange board of directors approved a plan to buy 15 kerosene stoves to be allocated to families in need. Norm Steffey, president of the Edwardsville State Bank, was shown in a photo presenting a check to help finance the project to Ralph Creger and Dr. Paul Burres.
Sonya Vickers won the design contest conducted by Bonner Springs Floral. Donna Penner, Debby Haynes and Ethel Pembleton were the other prize winners.
Michele Bevier and Traci Surrite were members of the Kansas City Kansas Community College pompom squad.
50 Years Ago
(Dec. 18, 1958)
The Bonner Springs Council of Clubs was sponsoring a series of visits by Santa Claus. Wayne Hestand was president of the council and Mrs. Wayne Wiggings was treasurer. The Rio Theater offered a free matinee for children on Saturday so parents could shop in Bonner Springs.
Charles Watkins was one of the winners of the Wyandotte County Bankers Award for good conservation practices.
Bill Brown scored 15 points as Linwood High School defeated Basehor High School, 37-33. Johnnie Johnson added nine points.
Alvin Knight was leading the scoring for Bonner Springs High School, averaging 19 points per game.
The Bonner Springs American Legion Post was conducting a Christmas tree sale.
100 Years Ago
(Dec. 10, 1908)
Cold, rainy weather caused a halt to construction work on the new Bonner Springs water and sewer lines.
Work was scheduled to begin on a new natural gas line in Edwardsville.
Authorities had no suspects in the ambush shooting of a man in Bonner Springs.