10 Years Ago (June 15, 2000)
Rachael Nelson was the reporter for the Tiblow 4-H Club.
The annual business appreciation luncheon was held. Sharron’s Flowers won the Edwardsville business award and Miller Pharmacy was the Bonner Springs winner.
State Rep. Ray Cox faced a challenge in the Republican primary from Jim Jordan. State Rep. Margaret Long was unopposed in her bid for the Democratic nomination.
The Basehor Chamber of Commerce announced plans for the annual Fourth of July celebration.
A weekly farmer’s market was held in the parking lot across from the post office. It was sponsored by Downtown Bonner, Inc.
25 Years Ago (June 20, 1985)
The Bonner Springs City Band held its first concert of the season. Those shown in photos playing in the band were Charles Thomas and Debbie and Gaylene Dooley.
The Bonner Springs City Council gave tentative approval to a shopping center at Kansas Highway 7 and Kansas Avenue.
Ted Stolfus and Garland Smith, retiring members of USD 204 Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Board of Education, were presented plaques by Pete Pomerenke, president of the Kansas Association of School Boards.
Eric Otting, Dan Burns, James Ogilvie and Joe Sechrist were members of the Kansas team for the annual Big Brothers and Sisters benefit football team.
50 Years Ago (June 23, 1960)
The Bonner Springs Rural High School was seeking to add a portion of the defunct Wilder district to its territory.
Thomas Tabor and Scott Herdman, Troop 147, received the God and Country Award during services at the Edwardsville Christian Church.
Construction was started on an addition at Sacred Heart School.
The Rev. Harold Tuttle announced service at the Basehor Baptist Church.
The Rev. Billy Joe Hampton was the new pastor of the Edwardsville United Methodist Church.
A total of 71 riders competed in the rodeo event sponsored by the Kaw Valley Riders. The three-day event drew about 3,000 spectators.
100 Years Ago (June 16, 1910)
Bonner Springs residents raised $9,000 to help finance a new electric railroad line. Local residents were asked to raise a total of $15,000 of the $25,000 needed.
Mrs. Bird Roberts was elected president of the Wyandotte County Past Matrons and Patrons Club of the Eastern Star.
About 25 laborers were hard at work harvesting the strawberry crop in fields owned by Herman Theden.
The Basehor residence of Thomas Parish was heavily damaged when it was struck by lightning. The lightning strike, however, didn’t cause any serious injuries to persons living at the residence.
The local Odd Fellows Lodge conducted a banquet, which was attended by lodges from Kansas City, Kan., Edwardsville, Tonganoxie and Wilder.
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