10 Years Ago (July 6, 2000)
Heavy rains resulted in the closing of Kansas Highway 32. More than 3 inches of rain fell in a short amount of time.
Basehor residents attended a public meeting to discuss formation of a new sewer district in an area from Parallel to US Highway 24-40 and from 158th to 155th streets.
Jerry Utterback retired after a 24-year career operating Jerry’s Locksmith Service.
25 Years Ago (July 4, 1985)
Jim Finley was elected president of the USD 204 board of education. Elaine Jordan was the new vice-president.
Dave Pierce was chairman of the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Night at the Kansas City Royals game.
LaVonne Shawley was director of “Huckleberry Finn.” The show was scheduled for the Linwood Pioneer Festival.
Connie Hadley joined the staff of Farmers Insurance Group. She was a former director of the Economic Opportunity Foundation of Wyandotte County.
The Edwardsville Fireman’s Association completed a project to refurbish the ambulance.
The Bonner Springs Garden Club established an ecology project for USD 204 elementary students. Mrs. Jack Haynes was president.
50 Years Ago (July 9, 1960)
Plans were announced for a new post office in Bonner Springs at the corner of Second and Cedar.
Homer Abbott announced the sale of Standard Steel Company.
Mrs. Helen Mackey announced her retirement after 41 years of service with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.
Hugh Ferguson, Bonner Springs band director, announced that new uniforms had been purchased for the fall season at a cost $66 per uniform. Ferguson said the band would be the largest in school history.
100 Years Ago (July 7, 1910)
It was announced that U.S. Rep. Charles F. Scott would speak in Bonner Springs on Saturday evening at the Electric Theatre after the first show. The Chieftain stated that it opposed Scott’s nomination but felt he deserved to be heard.
A delegation from Bonner Springs went to Lansing in the interest of the proposed rock road from Lansing to Kansas City. If the road is built, it will be done by convict labor. The delegation discussed the matter with the warden and asked that the route be changed to run south from Lansing to the parallel and then east to Kansas City. That would bring the road within four to five miles from Bonner Springs.
The Bonner Springs Choral Society will present the musical “Joan of Arc” at the Christian Church.
The first load of potatoes was dug in Edwardsville by the Kughn Brothers. The yield wasn’t large but the quality was good.