10 Years Ago
(Oct. 22, 1998)
The new microfilm reader machine was in operation at the Bonner Springs City Library.
Winners of student of the month awards at Basehor-Linwood High School were: Jake Hills, Jackie Horn, Mitch Hancock and Gretchen Peirsol.
Ruth Espy was noble grand of the Saratoga Rebekah Lodge in Bonner Springs.
Cherie Stauber, Bonner Springs High School, qualified for the state 4-A tennis tournament.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new elementary school being built by USD 458 on Leavenworth Road 2.
25 Years Ago
(Oct. 27, 1983)
The Edwardsville City Council heard a request for citywide trash pick-up, however, no action was taken and the matter was tabled.
Dr. Carlos Cooper was appointed as Wyandotte County’s first legislative liaison. He had served 12 years in the Kansas House of Representatives.
Edna Kloepper won the BPW Woman of the Year award.
The Edwardsville Jaycees were sponsoring the only haunted house in Wyandotte County.
50 Years Ago
(Oct. 23, 1958)
The Edwardsville Lions Club painted the interior of the new grade school. Ed Saunders was president of the club.
Linda Rundle, Lake Forest, was a homecoming queen candidate at Kansas University.
Piano students of Mrs. Ruth Raines presented their annual recital.
Karen Einhellig and Lanny Jones were crowned as Bonner Springs High School homecoming queen and king.
Mrs. Robert Day hosted the regular meeting of the Wednesday Evening Bridge Club.
Ward chairmen for the United Fund drive in Bonner Springs were: Mrs. C. M. Wilson, Mrs. Noel Nyman, Mrs. Lee Weeks. Mrs. Marion Milsap was Edwardsville chairman.
100 Years Ago
(Oct. 22, 1908)
Joseph Kerby sold his interest in the Walker and Kerby Store to Ad Baxter.
Mrs. Theora Mann hosted the regular meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary Corps of the Grand Army of the Republic at her new home.
Another mile of paved road was authorized in the Bonner Springs area by the Wyandotte County Commission. The Bonner Springs Commercial Club had been working to have a paved road all the way from Kansas City, Kan., to Bonner Springs.
O. B. Jeffers opened a small grocery store in Edwardsville.
A chestnut sorrel mare was stolen from a barn at the Don Maranville residence near the Santa Fe tracks.
Helen Ice, a teacher at Bonner Springs High School, came down with scarlet fever. Mrs. Margaret Fredrick was substituting for her.
There were complaints of a skunk terrorizing the area around Oak Street and reports of chickens missing from pens.