10 Years Ago
(March 18, 1999)
The USD 458 (Basehor-Linwood) Board of Education heard a request from patrons to add a soccer program at the high school.
The Clark Middle School Leaders Club, Bonner Springs High School Kayettes and the Edwardsville Kiwanis Club agreed to provide help with the Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt.
Mayor Ted Stolfus and Betty Rehm, chairperson of the Bonner Beautiful Commission, issued a statement urging citizens to volunteer for the city-wide clean up. Youth groups from the Methodist Church and Christian Church volunteered to assist with the project.
Mike Miller, Nathan Fulkerson and Sean Birdsong were named to the all-Huron League basketball team.
25 Years Ago
(March 22, 1984)
Bret Hitchcock, Dan Burns, Javan Owens, Jeff Foster and Kerry Baker were selected as Bonner Springs delegates to the Sunflower Boys State.
Kelli Courtney, a first grader at McDanield School, was selected to play one of the royal children in the Starlight Theatre production of “The King and I.”
The USD 204 (Bonner Springs-Edwardsville) Board of Education approved construction of tennis courts behind Pioneer Jr. High.
The American Association of University Women presented a check to Eva Ewing, Bonner Springs City Librarian. Members shown presenting the check were Judy Anderson, Debbie Herring and Bev Stude.
50 Years Ago
(March 26, 1959)
A question concerning fluoridation of the city water supply was on the ballot for Bonner Springs voters.
Mary Ann Hartegan was the second entrant in the Miss Bonner Springs pageant.
Negotiations were underway with W. D. McMullen to be the new grade school superintendent in Bonner Springs. Keith Bray was hired as principal at Edwardsville Elementary School.
Brownie Scout Troop No. 2 appeared in a TV program on Channel 5.
The Hughes Service Station team was in first place in the Kaw Valley Merchants Bowling League. Team members were: Dr. Ernie Mitts, Lloyd Hill, Harley Martinek, John Walz, Darrel Coonfield, Jack Peters and Bill Hughes.
Mrs. Paul Mize and Mrs. F. F. Schirmer were co-hostess for the regular meeting of Chapter FQ of the PEO.
100 Years Ago
(March 18, 1909)
T. S. Craighead started his fourth year as rural mail carrier for Edwardsville.
Total disbursements for the city of Bonner Springs for the first quarter of the fiscal year ending on March 15 were $18,020.16. Roy Stotts was city treasurer.
Sallie Fore was the new post mistress for Loring.
Mr. Carter purchased the D. M. Frame building and the Gordon and Holyfield barber shop.
The New Century Club met at the home of Mrs. E. M. Daniels. Mrs. Stout presented a paper on “Journalism in the United States.”
The Piper Telephone Co. announced plans for its annual meeting.
The Stout and Johnson store was burglarized. The loss amounted to $20 in change.
C. M. Bloan was in charge of oil well drilling in the Bonner Springs area.