10 Years Ago (April 27, 2000)
Bonner Springs-Edwardsville School District voters were going to the polls to decide the fate of an $18.2 million bond issue. Meanwhile, in the Basehor-Linwood school district, voters were forming a committee to gain an affirmative vote to save the capital outlay fund.
Mayor Harold “Woody” Berry appointed a beautification committee for the city of Edwardsville. Members were: Nadine Davidson, Pam Frazey, Sharon Guthrie, Linda Stansbarger, Catherine Carpenter, Claudia Patrick and Luwana Doenges.
The Bonner Beautiful Commission planted a Ginkgo tree at Clark Middle School as part of the Arbor Day celebration.
25 Years Ago (May 2, 1985)
Tonya Ferrell and Wendy Coffman were elected as president and vice-president of the Student Council at Bonner Springs High School. Matt Jones was the new president of the Pioneer Jr. High Student Council and Shelly Long was vice president.
Harry K. Sanders was installed as commander of the Bonner Springs VFW post.
Sam McPeak was elected president of the Bonner Springs Lions Club.
Judy’s School of Acrobatics held a dance recital at Basehor High School. Students shown in photos taking part were: Melissa Attebery, Amy Attebery, Noel Turner and Amy Sorensen.
Matt Wilhm was chairman of the 10-kilometer race, which was part of the May Family Fun Day celebration in Edwardsville.
50 Years Ago (May 5, 1960)
The new dial telephone system in Bonner Springs went into operation at 1:02 a.m. Mayor Del Hininger and the city council were present when the modern system went into operation. Officials said the switchover was flawless.
The annual Camp Fire Girls Blue Bird parade was held in downtown Bonner Springs with more than 600 girls participating. The Southwest School band directed by Charles G. Weber and the Hazel Grove School band directed by Mrs. Doris Gorman led the parade.
The Basehor Methodist Church MYF had a program about stewardship.
The Kaw Valley Riders Saddle Club held the first rodeo of the season at their grounds at 138th and Metropolitan.
Mrs. Ethel Herdman was the new president of the Edwardsville Mothers’ Club.
100 Years Ago (April 28, 1910)
Following rehearsal, 20 members of the Christian Church Choral Club attended an ice cream social at the home of the Rev. Moomaw.
A fiddlers’ contest was planned at the Electric Theatre. Only those who played by ear were allowed to enter.
A search was under way for an Edwardsville man and his 11-year-old son who disappeared. Officials report that they had no clues in the disappearance.
The electric railroad was making regular trips between Lake Forest and Bonner Springs.
The New Century Club met at the home of Mrs. F. R. Walker and discussed national news magazines.