10 Years Ago
(Nov. 26, 1998)
Kim Martin was named new director of the Bonner Springs City Library.
Angelique Suffren, Bonner Springs High School graduate, was playing Division I basketball at Austin Peay University.
Jerry Schwinn was elected president of the Leavenworth County Extension District.
Rich Swedo, Dave Beck, Jim Kelly and Kelly O’Malley were coaching Sacred Heart cage teams.
25 Years Ago
(Dec. 1, 1983)
Debby Beets was heading up plans for the luminaria project in Bonner Springs.
Bonner Springs Industrial Development Inc. announced plans to begin marketing the proposed industrial park in Johnson County.
Howard Miller, Mel Burnley, Donna Burnley, Paul Erickson and Charlie Willis were shown in a photo conducting a benefit auction for the Marion Vaughn Christmas Fund. Jack and Betty Rehm were clerks for the auction and Tiblow 4-H Club members, Shelly Miller, Rhonda Newton, Susie Newton, Marsha Casner and Mindy Casner, sold concessions.
Garland Smith, USD 204 school board president; Gail Shepherd, board member; Ken Tewell, superintendent and Dr. C. M. Glendenning, assistant superintendent, attended the state school board meeting.
50 Years Ago
(Nov. 27, 1958)
Bonner Springs was seeking to be the site of the proposed national Agricultural Hall of Fame.
Alden-Harrington and Sons Funeral Home purchased a new 1959 Pontiac hearse.
Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. announced that dial service would be available in Bonner Springs in January 1960.
Sixth- and seventh-grade students under the direction of Charles Weber presented special music at the PTA meeting.
100 Years Ago
(Nov. 26, 1908)
In his weekly column, E. L. Matthews, Chieftain editor, chided the Kansas City media for inaccurate reporting of events in Bonner Springs.
A rural Bonner Springs man reported that careless hunters had shot and killed a horse on his farm. The man said he was just starting farming and the death of the horse was a “serious loss.”
The Ladies Relief Corp of the GAR had its meeting at the home of Mrs. L. Stout. Mrs. Black read a paper on Thanksgiving.
The Farmers State Bank announced plans to construct a new building on Oak Street.
William Millsap had his home in Edwardsville painted.
Mr. Scheffer was Sunday school superintendent at the Methodist church.