10 Years Ago (Feb. 3, 2000)
Nancy Landers was installed as president of the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Area Chamber of Commerce. Archie Sanders received the Bonner Springs community service award and Norman Maier was the Edwardsville winner. A special award was presented to Lois Daly in honor of her late husband, Bob Daly.
Greg Laffere, Basehor-Linwood graduate, completed an outstanding season as an offensive tackle for the Miami University Hurricanes.
The USD 204 Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Board of Education announced plans for an $18.2 million bond issue, which included funds for a new physical education center.
State Rep. Ray Cox filed for a fourth term in the Kansas Legislature.
25 Years Ago (Feb. 7, 1985)
The Watkins Store building in Edwardsville was destroyed by an early- morning fire. Subzero temperatures caused problems for firefighters.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Sharron’s Flowers in Edwardsville.
Tillie Burns was named to the dean’s honor roll at Benedictine College.
Jeff Johnson had 28 points to pace Linwood High School to a 66-43 win over Kansas City Christian.
Glen Lenz was president of the Northwest-Southwest-McDanield PTA.
Eric Brandenburg and Jim Carter received their Eagle Scout rank in ceremonies at Knights of Columbus Hall in Basehor. They were members of Troop 169.
Dr. Stan Hudson was principal of Southwest School.
50 Years Ago (Feb. 4, 1960)
Wayne Wiggins was general chairman of the Miss Bonner Springs pageant committee.
Charles Jahr purchased the filling station owned by William Hughes.
The Bonner Springs City Council voted against annexation of land just northeast of the city, which was the site of a proposed swimming pool.
Art Penner was installed as a member of the Bonner Springs Grade School Board of Education.
Seniors L. A. Jennings, Dan Reardon and Judith Dye were named to the “A” honor roll at Basehor High School.
Delaware Township announced that two-way radios were being installed in its fire trucks.
Timmy Mitchell was elected president of the newly-formed Explorer Scout post in Bonner Springs.
100 Years Ago (Feb. 3, 1910)
The Women’s Relief Corp of the Grand Army of the Republic had a Kansas Day celebration. Mrs. E. F. Haugh, Mrs. A. Hastings and Mrs. J. N. Miller read patriotic papers, and Miss Mae Foot sang “Tenting Tonight.”
A Bonner Springs man was attempting to park his car in the Hyoort Livery Barn when his brakes failed and the car crashed through a wall and railing.
Eight converts were baptized at the Basehor Church.
Mrs. George Johnson purchased 3.5 acres of land adjacent to the Bonner Springs resort site. Will Rehm handled the sale.
The Philathea Class of the First Christian Church met at the home of Kate Maxwell.