10 Years Ago (June 1, 2000)
More than 150 Bonner Springs business owners and residents met with the Kansas Department of Transportation to express anger concerning a plan to relocate the Interstate 70 and Kansas Highway 7 interchange.
A public hearing was announced by the Bonner Springs Planning Commission to discuss a proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter.
Ryan Robinson and Melody Brown received the citizenship awards at Basehor-Linwood Middle School.
The Basehor-Linwood girls’ softball team placed third at the Kansas 4-A state softball tournament. The Lady Bobcats defeated Pratt 2-1 to take third place. Courtney Reed was the winning pitcher, scattering five hits.
Rachael Waggoner was valedictorian of the Bishop Ward High School graduating class.
25 Years Ago (June 6, 1985)
A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new Hall’s Food Market in Edwardsville.
Larry Berg announced plans for the first Bonner Springs City Band concert of the year.
Matt Biles won the outstanding student award at Edwardsville Elementary School.
Plans were taking shape for the Linwood Pioneer Festival. Committee chairpersons included Brenda Shivers and Karyn Stiltner.
Kerri Jennings led the Bonner Springs Bravettes girls softball team with a .475 batting average and Brad Palmberg was the leading hitter for the boys’ baseball team with a .382 batting average.
Laurie Sedlock, Basehor graduate, was a member of the Turner House AAU girls basketball team.
50 Years Ago (June 9, 1960)
Sharon Merritt, “Miss Bonner Springs,” was competing in the state Miss Kansas Pageant in Pratt.
New officers of the Bonner Springs Business and Professional Women organizetion were Mrs. Clarence Baldwin, president; Mrs. Clarence Peterson, first vice president; Mrs. Fulton Wilbur, second vice president; Mrs. Elbert Woolf, recording secretary; Mrs. Opal Barger, corresponding secretary; and Mrs. Edna Kloepper, treasurer.
Homer Miesse was elected to the Bonner Springs School Board. Approval was given to a $35,000 increase in spending, which would allow purchase of a new school bus.
Mrs. Homer Crown was in charge of promotion and transportation at the Basehor Methodist Church Vacation Bible School.
100 Years Ago (June 2, 1910)
Local Republicans announced support for the re-election of Charles F. Scott to the U.S. House of Representatives. He had support of the county Republican committee.
The Rev. E. M. Daniels preached the Memorial Day sermon at the Christian Church. Due to the length of the preliminary exercises, the sermon didn’t start until noon.
The Basehor Ladies Aid Society met at the home of Mrs. R. L. Miller.
Heavy rains damaged the road between Edwardsville and Muncie.
Basehor teachers Mary Elder and Lillian Stephenson attended the county institute at Tonganoxie.
The Bonner Springs City Council adopted an ordinance calling for the appointment of a dairy inspector.
The Choral Society of the Christian Church held a banquet to honor director George Kreech.