10 Years Ago (July 9, 1999)
Chief Warren Hanks announced a reorganization of the Bonner Springs Fire Department. Clinton Long was named deputy chief and Carolyn Hobbs was appointed assistant chief.
Bob Vervaccke was honored as Basehor’s “Citizen of the Year” at the Fourth of July celebration. The Youth PRIDE float won the award for best theme entry of the parade.
Joe Howell, Edwardsville, was the coach of the Kansas Plainsmen semi-pro football team.
Dustin Harding led the pledges at the meeting of the Tiblow 4-H Club. Robert Williams gave a talk on his ceramic project.
25 Years Ago (July 12, 1984)
U.S. Nancy Kassebaum conducted a public forum at the Monticello United Methodist Church. Most of the questions concerned issues faced by farmers.
Mayor Lindy Trent announced a public hearing in Edwardsville to discuss expansion of sewer lines.
“Instinctive Years,” a play written by former Bonner Springs resident Duane LaDage, was produced at a Los Angeles theater. LaDage had appeared in a number of films, including “The Hollywood Knights.”
A variety of family games highlighted the Bonner Springs Fourth of July celebration. Kyla Buhrle and Denet Williams were shown in a photo winning a heat of the three-legged race.
50 Years Ago (July 9, 1959)
Two Edwardsville police officers had a narrow escape when a man wanted on charges in California opened fire during a routine vehicle check. The suspect escaped and was being sought by the FBI.
Sharon Merritt was a candidate for “Miss Centennial, Wyandotte County.” Mrs. Robert Pine was her campaign manager.
Bonner Springs Rural High School announced that it was discontinuing its Vocational Agriculture Program.
Mayor Del Hininger urged the Bonner Springs City Council to purchase vacant lots in the downtown area, which could be used for off-street parking.
100 Years Ago (July 8, 1909)
The Bonner Springs City Council passed a speed limit for cars in the city. The speed limit on streets in populated areas was set at 10 miles per hour and 15 miles per hour on other streets. Mayor A. B. C. Dague notified property owners that they had 10 days to cut weeds or face action by the city. The council also received a petition asking for installation of a sidewalk on Oak Street running between Front and Second streets.
Basehor was the first stop on a tour to promote the Bonner Springs Chautauqua. A large crowd gathered to hear the band and a presentation by Dr. Will. The caravan also visited Eudora and Olathe.