10 Years Ago
(May 7, 1998)
Basehor-Linwood High School announced that Tracy Hart, Nicole McDowell and Sara Hill were valedictorians. Katy Aufemberge was class salutatorian.
Ray Cox filed as a candidate for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives.
Lorine Shannon was elected president of the New Century Club. Karen Baxter was secretary and Dayna Ellington was treasurer of the club.
Marlene Vitt, International Multi-Foods, was shown in a photo presenting a check to Marsha Nelson to assist with the Tiblow 4-H Club food project.
A special beard growing contest was planned as part of the Bonner Springs Centennial Celebration. The Bonner Springs BPW agreed to conduct the event.
25 Years Ago
(May 5, 1983)
B. J. Oke, special education teacher, was honored as "teacher of the year" by Phi Delta Kappa of Greater Kansas City.
More than 400 youngsters participated in the Area IV Special Olympics held at the Bonner Springs High School track. Volunteers handing out awards were: Kevin Hanlon, Kansas City Comets; Mayor Reece Kuhn, State Rep. Al Ramirez, U. S. Rep. Larry Winn and Dr. John Walker.
Jane Hanks was elected president of the Bonner Springs BPW. Conni Ward was president-elect and Gloria Owens was first vice president.
The annual Prairie Piper Day celebration was planned with a variety of events including a parade and craft show.
Birdie Stanturf was the new president of the Wyandotte County Chapter AARP.
50 Years Ago
(May 8, 1958)
Marcia Hill was crowned as "Miss Bonner Springs, 1958" and Martha Branson was first runner-up.
The Christian Churches of Greater Kansas City announced the opening of a new church camp on K-32, 9.2 miles west of Bonner Springs.
More than 200 persons attended the grand opening of the new Credit Union building in Bonner Springs.
Charles G. Weber was hired as instrumental music instructor at Southwest School. Richard K. Bliss was hired as physical education teacher at the junior high.
Kay Haines Beach, Edwardsville, zone chairman, was the guest speaker at the Linwood Lions Club meeting.
The Pre-School PTA met at the home of Mrs. Vaughn Kimbrough.
The Walker Community Club met at the home of Mrs. Walter Henschel.
100 Years Ago
(May 7, 1908)
The McDanield Post and Corp, Grand Army of the Republic, presented a program at the school. Members taking part were: Bugbee, Lee, Bailey, McClure, Kenton, Jillian and Allison.
Dr. E. Roy Tenney filed as Republican candidate for Wyandotte County coroner.
Cases of small pox were reported in Horaniff and Lenape.
Elstun Brothers Shows announced plans for performances in Bonner Springs. Previous shows had drawn thousands of spectators.
The Bonner Springs Jr. baseball team defeated the Katydids, 28-6. Elkins was the winning pitcher allowing just six hits. The Katydids made 17 errors.
Charles Dobbers joined the staff of Klamm Brothers store.