10 Years Ago (April 6, 2000)
The Bonner Springs City Council approved construction of the first phase of the proposed Centennial Park.
Three Bonner Springs High School students attended the Key Club convention. Those attending were: Jamie Sangster, Kortney Steinhurst and Jessica Wright, who was elected district lieutenant governor.
Courtney Reed and Kara Reed threw back-to-back no hitters as Basehor-Linwood swept a doubleheader from Atchison County.
Mayor Ted Stolfus signed a proclamation setting volunteer week in Bonner Springs. Those shown in the photo were Dave Pierce, Virgil Jones, Rick Ledgerwood and Betty Rehm.
25 Years Ago (April 11, 1985)
Mel Burnley, chairman of the Edwardsville Recreation Commission, announced a plan to make gardening space available for residents.
The policy committee of the Bonner Springs City Council gave tentative approval to a plan for commercial development adjacent to the Rose Room.
Sandstone Amphitheater announced plans for its second season.
Meyer Dairy, Basehor, received certificates of excellence for a number of its products. Larry Huffman was plant manager.
50 Years Ago (April 7, 1960)
Don Coffman, Bill Rehm and Homer Griffith were elected to the Bonner Springs City Council.
Dr. Rex Stith, chiropractor, was elected president of the Bonner Springs Business Men’s Association. Art Hanson was the outgoing president. Tony Dusil was named secretary of the group.
Harold Klamm cleared 10 feet 6 inches and tied for first in the pole vault to lead the Bonner Springs entries at the Ottawa Relays.
Among those entering the Miss Bonner Springs Pageant were: Victoria Travis, Sheryl Kelly and Sharon Lawrence.
Susan Sanders, worthy advisor, announced plans for events of the Bonner Springs Rainbow Girls.
Sheila Wiley, Basehor, took first place in the Leavenworth County Spelling Bee.
100 Years Ago (April 7, 1910)
The Bonner Springs City Council appointed Newton G. Dorboraw as the animal enumerator for the city. The council also announced plans to raise the fee for dog licenses.
Ed Matthews, former Chieftain editor, was operating a farm in Pomona, Mo.
The Bonner Springs School Board had two public meetings. The first was to discuss plumbing design at the new school. There was a sharp exchange between Mayor Dague and Mr. Drapher, an architect, concerning the issue. In addition, the second meeting was to discuss increasing the levy from 3.5 to seven mills.
The Basehor Meat Market was purchased by the Warren brothers.
The Wyandotte County Women’s Christian Temperance Union convention was held at the Bonner Springs Methodist Church.