10 Years Ago (Aug. 3, 2000)
The Bonner Springs City Planning Commission approved permits to allow construction of a new Wal-Mart Super Center.
The Basehor Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Bonee Chiropractic Health Center. Dr. Kathleen Bonee, along with city officials, participated in the ceremony.
State Rep. Ray Cox and State Sen. Mark Gilstrap easily received nominations in the primary election.
Leavenworth County Fair was in full swing at Tonganoxie. The fair featured the MO-KAN Youth Rodeo.
25 Years Ago (Aug. 8, 1985)
Brenda Byers and Dorothy Hoffine were co-chairs of the Mayor’s Luncheon during Tiblow Days. Attorney General Bob Stephan was the featured speaker.
The city of Bonner Springs proposed a half-cent sales tax election to make improvements for a community center at the former Bonner Springs Junior High building.
The Walters Dance Studio team won first place in the co-ed softball league.
“Comic Strip Characters” was the theme for the annual Leavenworth County Fair parade.
The Agricultural Hall of Fame had dedication ceremonies for its new blacksmith shop, which was now open to the public.
50 Years Ago (Aug.4, 1960)
The Nat Nast plant started operations in Edwardsville. E. L. Thomas was the plant superintendent, and he credited Mayor Lindy Trent for bringing the manufacturing facility to the community.
The Agricultural Hall of Fame invited Vice President Richard Nixon and Democratic presidential nominee, Jack Kennedy, to visit the site.
Lavonne Klahr was awarded the Bonner Springs Rotary Club Scholarship. She planned to attend the Kansas University.
Kathy Beach was the winning pitcher as the Bonner Springs girls’ softball team defeated Riley Jewelry of Johnson County 18-7. Margaret Leake and Wayne Boedecker were the coaches for the team.
100 Years Ago (Aug. 4, 1910)
The Progressive Party candidates swept through the Kansas primary with impressive victories. A total of 25,000 Kansans voted in the primary election.
Two new passenger trains were serving Bonner Springs. The westbound train arrived daily at 8:42 a.m. and the eastbound train arrived daily at 6:49 p.m. The service was seven days each week.
Mrs. Alice Kuhn was the new president of the Bonner Springs WCTU. After their meeting the ladies enjoyed cookies and lemonade.
A horse and buggy driven by Mrs. William Stephenson bolted when frightened by an automobile. The buggy overturned, however there were no injuries.