10 Years Ago (Dec. 16, 1999)
Area businesses and governmental agencies were hard at work preparing computer systems to withstand the Y2K threat.
A record crowd attended the 25th posada-pinata celebration in Edwardsville.
Winners of the student of the month awards at Basehor-Linwood High School were Julie Kuebelbeck, Stacy Folsom, Tiffany Stransky and Parker Guidry.
Vaughn-Trent Community Services and the Bonner Springs High School Music Booster Club floats were among the trophy winners at the annual Christmas parade.
25 Years Ago (Dec. 20, 1984)
The Marion Vaughn Christmas Fund was holding a fundraising raffle with one of the top prizes being a Cabbage Patch Kid doll. Angela Ramirez was shown in a photo displaying the doll.
The McDonald’s restaurant in Bonner Springs announced plans for its opening. It was owned by Tom and Marilyn Dobski. Richard Stull was the general manager.
Jean Mills scored 18 points to lead Bonner Springs to a 58-36 win over Ottawa. Kerri Jennings and Kathy Bates added 13 points and 11 points respectively.
Robin Roberts and Bill Frentrop were crowned as Christmas dance royalty at Bonner Springs High School. Julie Laing and Pat Picket were the attendants.
The Father Quinlan Center was dedicated at Holy Angels Parish in Basehor.
50 Years Ago (Dec. 17, 1959)
Santa Claus was scheduled to parachute into Suburban Air Field and then be brought to Bonner Springs by Mayor Del Hininger.
Dr. Kenneth May, Bonner Springs, was elected chief of staff at St. Margaret Hospital.
Southwest Junior High announced plans for its vesper program, “Christmas Around The World.” Charles G. Weber, instructor, was in charge of the program.
Schools competing in the Western Wyandotte County Junior High League were: Sinai, Timmons, Mission, Piper and Pomeroy.
Janet McNamee, L. A. Jennings, Judy Calovich and Dean Prelesnik were soloists at the Basehor High School Christmas program.
100 Years Ago (Dec. 16, 1909)
Evangelist Jesse Bader completed revival services at the Christian Church and 48 persons were added to the rolls.
Basehor Epworth League played host to a handkerchief bazaar and supper.
A new, large print dictionary was added at Bonner Springs High School. The English IV class was studying essays.
S. F. Davidson was a delegate to the National Good Roads Convention in Topeka. He said plans were discussed to build a rock road between Kansas City, Kan., and Leavenworth using convict labor.
Peter Hyoort received 100 bushels of corn at his livery stable.