10 Years Ago
(March 12, 1998)
Randy Doerksen, vice principal, played the role of "Tigger" in the "Read Across America" celebration at Bonner Springs Elementary School. Students shown in the photo were: Cassity Mitchell, Nick Delich, Christina Delladio, Megan Mackey and Samantha VanEst.
Margaret Brown was honored for her years on the Bonner Beautiful Commission.
Citizens Savings and Loan Association held a grand opening ceremony at its Basehor branch.
Katy Auldemberge, Basehor-Linwood, senior received a Kansas State University Foundation Scholarship.
John McCaffrey was chairperson of the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Tonganoxie.
Marcia Ashford was seeking volunteers for the annual Bonner Springs City-Wide clean-up.
25 Years Ago
(March 10, 1983)
Local students swept honors at the Wyandotte County Spelling Bee. Craig Sorensen, fifth grader, won first place edging out Michelle Gregory, eighth grader.
Mayor Lindy Trent cut the ribbon officially opening the Edwardsville Medical Clinic.
Clarence Ladage, builder, completed the first home in the Pioneer Hills Subdivision. The three bedroom basic home was priced at $49,950.
The Rev. Jerry Sykes, pastor at the Edwardsville Christian Church, was guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Edwardsville Kiwanis Club.
Plans were announced to form a Basehor Area Council of Churches. Seven churches attended the first meeting at Holy Angels Catholic Church.
Megan Richesin played the role of "Dorothy" in the Linwood High School musical, "The Wizard of Oz.
50 Years Ago
(March 13, 1958)
Homer Griffth, chief chemist for the Lone Star Cement Plant, attended a company meeting in Lake Charles, La.
Homer Miesse was elected president of the Bonner Springs Rotary Club. Marvin Meyers is the new vice president.
James Whitehead, principal of Bonner Springs Rural High School, was given a two-year contract extension and a salary increase. In addition, teachers returning will receive salary increases of $100 to $200.
Kay Roudybush entered the Miss Bonner Springs Beauty Pageant.
Mrs. Miles Coiner and Mrs. Leonard Lainge were leaders for Girl Scout Troop 33.
100 Years Ago
(March 12, 1908)
The Chautauqua committee held a successful meeting. The ticket committee, Mrs. J. D. Water, Mrs. Ella Miller, Mrs. Sarah Pigg, C. L. David and D. Clark Keller, reported 550 of the 750 tickets available had been sold.
Ed Matthews, Chieftain editor, chided the Kansas City Star for its attempt to destroy the identity of Kansas City, Kan. The Missouri newspaper called KCK the West Side of Kansas City, Mo. He said there had been so many complaints the Star changed its policy.
Frank Nelson, Olathe, announced plans to lease the opera house for the 1908-09 seasons. He operated the Olathe opera house.
Construction started on the second phase of the concrete plant.
The Bonner Springs Gas and Oil Co. paid $198 to the city of Bonner Springs for its first half franchise tax. The tax was based on 6 percent of its receipts.