10 Years Ago (July 22, 1999)
Sandy Polley was elected president of the USD 204 (Bonner Springs-Edwardsville) Board of Education. Kerry Mueller was the new president of USD 458 (Basehor-Linwood) Board of Education.
Dana Wright was chairperson of the Bonner Springs Band Commission.
Two Bonner Springs High School seniors, Lacy Ellington and Andrea Knutter, presented a piano recital.
The Bonner Springs Swoosh Girls eighth-grade team won their division of the Sunflower Games. Members were: Lindsey Stanbrough, Katie Higgins, Morgan McConico, Amanda Berry, Vanessa Finch, Alex Jeannin, Allie Heinen, Sara Chrisman, Aubrey Bittel and Katie Birchfield.
Jeff Harrington and Doug Clements were named to the Bonner Springs Planning Commission.
25 Years Ago (July 26, 1984)
Mayor Lindy Trent and Jan Way, city attorney, announced the completion of negotiations and the purchase of land for a new park in Edwardsville.
Rodger Shannon was the “storyteller” during a party to honor top readers at the Bonner Springs City Library.
Mrs. Neil Duncan and Howard Jones were grand marshals of the Linwood Pioneer Festival parade.
Warren Hanks was elected state vice president of the Missouri Valley Division of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.
Dave Johnson, chairman, reported the Edwardsville Raft Race was a successful event. The race raised funds for a community center.
50 Years Ago (July 23, 1959)
Lillie Garr was the new manager of the Self Service Laundromat in Bonner Springs.
A new sign announcing the home of the Agricultural Hall of Fame was erected on the Kansas Turnpike.
Sunny Williams took first place in the diving competition at Victory Hills Country Club.
A clarinet solo by Sharon Coleman was one of the feature presentations during the Bonner Springs City Band concert.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Loehr hosted a fish fry for the couple’s class of the Christian Church.
Gene Cox, football coach, announced that the bleachers at Lions Park were being moved closer to the action for the fall season.
The Rev. Harold Tuttle was pastor of the Basehor Baptist Church.
100 Years Ago (July 23, 1909)
S. F. Davidson, trustee, urged residents of Delaware Township to cut weeds along the roadway or face legal action.
Lightning struck a barn on the T. Jacks farm causing a fire. The loss included 200 bales of hay and farm equipment valued at $1,000. Jacks didn’t have insurance.
A new shipment of buggies arrived at the Bonner Springs Hardware and Implement Co.
The Holyfield and Gordon Barber Shop opened a cigar stand featuring popular brands including the Bonner Springs cigar. Cigars sold for five and 10 cents.
Em Page’s hitting led Bonner Springs to a 4-0 win over the Red-Men baseball team.
Mrs. Alice Kuhn’s Sunday School class enjoyed boating and a picnic at Forest Lake.