10 Years Ago (Dec. 7, 2000)
Greg Bogart, Bonner Springs police officer, was named officer of the year by the Metropolitan Chiefs and Sheriffs Association.
Wayne Franklin was named area director of external affairs for Southwestern Bell.
Brandon Fisher, Jackie Kimlin, Mike Horn, Colby Kooser and Travis Fouts were returning basketball letter winners for Basehor-Linwood High School.
Bill Ridahalgh was Scoutmaster doe Boy Scout Troop 147, Edwardsville Christian Church.
25 Years Ago (Dec. 12, 1985)
Shirts-N-Stuff for Christians opened on Oak Street. It was owned by Mike and Candy Jobe and Don and Pat Rowland.
Steve Walker was elected president of the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce. He replaced Dan Byers, who completed his term of office.
Basehor High School presented the play, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Cast members were Allen Wiley, Jim Carter, David Dumler, Heather Clark and Kendra Williams.
Edwardsville Christian Church announced plans to conduct a living Nativity scene. Jerry Sykes was pastor of the church.
50 Years Ago (Dec. 8, 1960)
Teachers’ salaries in Bonner Springs schools were $1,200 lower than those paid in other school districts in Wyandotte County. Bonner Springs had the second-lowest school tax rate in the county.
“Wyandotte County Park” was the official name designated for the 335-acre park being constructed adjacent to the Agricultural Hall of Fame.
A candlelight service at the Basehor Methodist Church was announced by the Rev. Rex Kelly.
Sara Kuhn was representing Bonner Springs High School in the citizenship contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
100 Years Ago (Dec. 8, 1910)
The Ladies Reading Club met at the home of Mrs. Joe Davidson and discussed the works of British poets.
L.R. Frisbie who farmed in Johnson County near Bonner Springs, was honored for his success as a potato farmer.
Basehor High School defeated Bonner Springs, 10-0, in a football game. Bonner Springs simply couldn’t move the bigger Basehor linemen.
Bonner Springs High School presented the musical, “Tobasco Land” which was directed by Miss Cooper and Miss Caldwell.