10 Years Ago (Sept. 30, 1999)
The City of Bonner Springs officially accepted the deed from Kansas Power and Light for the lot at the corner of Cedar and Second streets, which paved the way for the construction of Centennial Park.
Both Bonner Springs and Basehor-Linwood high schools planned homecoming on the same weekend. Basehor-Linwood royalty candidates were: Jenny Lynn, Karly McKinney, Sarah Rodenbaugh, queen; Kevin Elder, Scott Miller, Sandy Morgan, king. Bonner Springs candidates were: Mandy Delich, Kim Zarate, Sandy Morgan, Becky Brent, Colleen Rainbolt, queen; Grant Sullivan, Joey Ford, Andrew Dame, Justin Kropp, Brandon Wilson, king. Attendants were: Jessica Ryan Robinett, freshmen; Jessica Sullivan, Josh Bosley, sophomores; LaCriesha Groves, Jay Frazier, juniors.
25 Years Ago (Oct. 4, 1984)
The Marion Vaughn Christmas Fund opened its campaign announcing plans for its annual fund raising drive. John Walker was contacting churches for support, and Howard Miller was chairman of the fund-raising auction.
Dr. Jeff Elmer was the new president of the Bonner Springs Optimist Club.
Art Eickhoff was installed as president of the Edwardsville Kiwanis Club.
Michelle Kimbrough and Tina Myers received citizenship awards and Fred Enquist was named teacher of the month at Pioneer Junior High awards assembly.
Chamilie Schubert, Becca Bell and Suzanne Spring were nominated for Basehor High School homecoming queen.
50 Years Ago (Oct. 1, 1959)
The Nat Nast Co. announced plans to open a plant in Bonner Springs.
Mayor Del Hininger signed a proclamation setting the observance of BPW week in Bonner Springs. Ferne Baldwin was president of the local BPW.
A grand opening celebration was planned for the new Brewer’s Food Fest Market.
The 65-member Bonner Springs Rural High School band took part in the annual Band Day at the University of Kansas.
Mike Woolf scored Bonner Springs’ only touchdown in a 33-7 loss to Bishop Miege.
Linwood High School announced homecoming plans with Basehor providing the opposition in the football game.
100 Years Ago (Sept. 30, 1909)
Members of the Bonner Springs Board of Education toured the new school building in Lee’s Summit, Mo. The building was similar to one planned for Bonner Springs, and J. D. Waters, president, said the board would visit other new buildings in the area.
The new Edwardsville Bank opened with J. A. Thompson, president. Other officers were: James Trant, vice president; D. S. Haines, cashier. Directors were John W. Haines and Mattie Haines.
The Chieftain reported the carnival in the city was a failure. The paper added that the city was infested with pickpockets and thugs.
The new Lyric Theater opened on Oak Street with Miss Jessie Kitt as pianist.
An Edwardsville youth who was walking on the railroad track was struck and killed by a train.