10 Years Ago
(Dec. 31, 1998)
Joseph Camerlinck, Scott Perry and Joseph Frese of Boy Scout Troop 62, Linwood, received the Eagle Scout rank.
Mayor Ted Stolfus signed a proclamation setting 1999 as the “Year of the Father” in Bonner Springs. He was shown in a photo presenting the proclamation to Kay Shevling and Dean Katerndahl.
Ken May, director, said there was a record number of youth participating on teams in the Kerry Roberts Basketball Leagues.
Sean Birdsong and Nathan Fulkerson were the leading scorers for Bonner Springs High School. Birdsong averaged 17 points per game and Fulkerson averaged 11.8.
25 Years Ago
(Jan. 5, 1984)
Sylvia Tate retired from her position as Bonner Springs city treasurer.
State Rep. Al Ramirez started his first term in the Kansas Legislature. Alan Stolfus, Bonner Springs, was president of the student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi, at Kansas State University.
Basehor-Linwood School District reported an enrollment of 1,095 students.
Kathy Bates was the leading scorer for the Bonner Springs High School girls basketball team with an average of 15.5 points per game. Kristi Finley was second with an average of 8.5 points per game and Jean Mills had an 8.0 average.
50 Years Ago
(Jan. 8, 1959)
Dr. W. A. Andrews and Dr. Delbert Wendt attended the Kansas Veterinary Association meeting held in Wichita.
Mike Reynolds scored 24 points as Bonner Springs defeated De Soto, 61-56.
Tony Dusil, Dusil Insurance, moved his family to Bonner Springs from Kansas City, Kan.
Frank Bowker, superintendent of the Edwardsville Grade School, said the move to the new school should be completed in two weeks.
100 Years Ago
(Jan. 1, 1909)
Carpenters made use of good weather to complete work on the Frisbie and Griffith buildings on Oak Street. When work is completed, all traces of the devastating fire will be gone.
Emma Dague and J. W. Longfellow were installed as worthy matron and worthy patron of the local chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Two serious fires were reported. A defective flue caused a fire which destroyed the Charles Onderkirk farm in the Wilder area. Sparks from a passing train ignited a fire, which destroyed stables owned by Joseph Prater and Ira Woods in the White Church area.