10 Years Ago (Dec. 9, 1999)
Nancy Landers was elected president of the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce. Those elected as vice presidents were: Bob Van Maren, Dr. Gary Courtney and Jeff Harrington.
Basehor-Linwood High School presented the play, “More Than Meets The Eye.” Cast members were: Justin Laffoon, Brett Grigsby, Jennifer Wickland, Brian Moore, Crystal Neu, Tyler Holstrom, Bridget Hampton, Holly Rundus and Jessica Kelley.
Al Stuchlik was re-elected chairperson of the board of directors of Vaughn-Trent Community Services Inc. Amy Cooper was hired as executive director, replacing Chuck McQuiston who retired.
25 Years Ago (Dec. 13, 1984)
Dan Byers was elected president of the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce. Vice presidents were: Steve Walker, Don Wheeler and Ken May.
Candidates for king and queen of the BSHS Christmas Dance were: Greg Mies, Brad Palmberg, Carlos Williams, Clay Mauk, Bill Frentrop, king; Robin Roberts, Stacie Majors, Bridgette Greer and Wendi Coffman.
The Bonner Springs Lions Club presented $120 to the Kansas School for the Blind to buy Christmas treats for students. Sam McPeak was president of the club.
Mike Buening won first place in the Bonner Springs Optimist Club essay contest. Others placing were Greg Mies, second; Al Cummings, third; Shawn Walker and Kerri Jennings honorable mention.
50 Years Ago (Dec. 10, 1959)
Marshal Woolf arrested two men who confessed to the robbery of Jones IGA. A woman working on Oak Street reported seeing a 1947 vehicle and took down the license plate. This tip led to the arrest of the men in Wichita.
The new Hy-Klas Grocery Store was opening in the I.O.O.F. building. Harry Bruns was the store owner.
William Mason was the new master of the Bonner Springs Masonic Lodge. Robert Wallace was the senior warden.
Mike Woolf scored 18 points to lead Bonner Springs to a 55-37 victory against Spring Hill in the season’s opening basketball game.
100 Years Ago (Dec. 9, 1909)
The Bonner Springs City Council voted to create a road tax fund.
L. M. Tutt, clerk, announced the Bonner Springs School Board was seeking bids from constructors for the new school building.
The W.C.T.U. passed a resolution of support for Gov. Stubbs proposal to prohibit the sale of alcohol in all forms in all states and territories.
Basehor High School presented its community Christmas pageant.
The snow covered, frozen body of a 70-year-old man was found near his cabin located a mile from Bonner Springs. Officials thought he was drunk and was unable to make it home.
Bonner Springs students were reminded cold weather was not an excuse to be tardy.