10 Years Ago (May 13, 1999)
Amy Hagedorn received the outstanding citizenship award at Bonner Springs High School. Cherie Stauber and Brett Lingo won the outstanding senior athlete awards. It was announced that the award would be known as the “Jim Finley” award in the future.
Residents of the East Bonner Springs Neighborhood Watch met with state and track officials and raised concerns about possible problems due to the speedway project.
Due to the closeness of grade point averages, Basehor–Linwood High School announced the valedictorian and salutatorian would not be named until graduation ceremonies at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
25 Years Ago (May 17, 1984)
Myrl Ostgren, Perkins Hardware, was teaching a SPICE (Special Programs in Creative Education Class) on lawnmower maintenance and care.
Martin Whipple, Bonner Springs senior, received the John Phillip Sousa award as the outstanding band member. Tara McCrink was given the director’s award as the outstanding freshman band member. Lorrie Brown was the director.
Action on a special use permit for an incinerator in Leavenworth County was tabled, pending further review.
50 Years Ago (May 14, 1959)
Ferne Baldwin was elected president of the Business and Professional Women organization. Vice presidents were Patsy Klamm and Edna Peterson. Gwen Beeler was secretary and Edna Kloepper was the treasurer.
Sacred Heart competed a successful fund drive, raising $75,000. The funds would be used to build an additional classroom and gymnasium at the school.
The Miss Bonner Springs pageant was sponsored by the Bonner Springs Council of Clubs. Tony Dusil was in charge of publicity and Glenn Price was to be master of ceremonies for the event.
100 Years Ago (May 13, 1909)
A new fraternal organization, the Mystic Toilers Society, was working to organize a unit in Bonner Springs.
Miss Nannie Baker was the new president of the Children of the American Revolution.
Dogs owned by Jack Cahill and Will Wilkins cornered and killed a huge gray wolf. It was the largest killed in the area.