10 Years Ago (March 16, 2000)
Garold Baker was appointed as athletic director for Bonner Springs schools, replacing Len Mohlman, who had retired.
The Basehor Historical Society met to discuss fundraising for a museum.
Local Girl Scouts who received the Gold Award were Mary Davis, Jennifer Taylor, Samantha Taylor, Andrea Yarbrough, Angela Pooler, Jennifer Kuebelbeck and Jessica Cockrell.
Dan Miller was appointed head boys basketball coach at Basehor-Linwood High School. Mardy Robinson was the new girls coach.
Jeff Harrington was re-elected chairperson of the Bonner Springs Planning Commission.
25 Years Ago (March 21, 1985)
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the new First National Bank in Bonner Springs. Mayor Reece Kuhn and Bill Dahl, bank president, were shown cutting the ribbon. Others pictured in the photo were Rolla Lee, vice president; Caren and Craig Nelson, Dan Byes and Ken May, with the Chamber of Commerce.
Dave Pierce scored 12 points and Steve Walker had 10 points as the Bonner Springs Optimist Club defeated KMBC TV, 60-44, in a benefit game.
Four Bonner Springs High School graduates, Johnetta Kimbrough, Theresa Sanders, Mel Holiday and Joyce Hickmon were members of the Kansas City Kansas Community College women’s softball team.
50 Years Ago (March 17, 1960)
Barney Davis was elected president of the Bonner Springs Rotary Club. Other officers were: H. A. White, vice president; Sam Gillum, secretary; and Fred Stubbs, treasurer.
Shirley Bush was an entrant in the Miss Bonner Springs pageant. She was the fourth local girl to enter the pageant.
Basehor students were conducting a major bird feeding project. For every 100 pounds of grain purchased through contributions to the grade school, the Basehor Feed Co. was donating another 100 pounds.
Sacred Heart School held its winter sports banquet honoring CYO basketball players and coaches. Dick Burns and Larry Cohen were the coaches.
The Bonner Springs Grade School Board of Education approved a new salary schedule. The pay for a beginning teacher with a bachelor’s degree was set at $3,700.
100 Years Ago (March 17, 1910)
A five-year old boy suffered fatal injuries when he fell from a wagon and was run over. Dr. Lee rushed to the scene but before he arrived, the boy died.
Bonner Springs High School presented the play, “The Prince of Liars.” Admission was 25 cents.
In response to complaints, the Bonner Springs City Council voted to burn off dead grass and weeds at the cemetery.
It was announced that the Rev. E. M. Daniels would continue as minister at the Bonner Springs Methodist Church.
Walter Klamm sold the Basehor Meat Market to Mr. Cline and Mr. Pellman.
The Edwardsville Women’s Club met at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Heath. Mrs. Heath read a paper on Infantile Paralysis.
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