10 Years Ago (March 23, 2000)
The new Glenwood Ridge Elementary School in the USD 458 (Basehor-Linwood) School district opened for students from kindergarten through sixth grade. Teachers Julie Brown and Mary Genz were shown in a photo helping to move equipment into the building.
Winners in the Bonner Springs Elementary School D.A.R.E. essay contest were: Lori Wallace, first; Nicholas Drew, second; and Cassity Mitchell, third.
The Bonner Springs United Methodist Women announced plans for their third annual quilt show.
Mazzio’s Pizza opened for business in Canaan Center.
25 Years Ago (March 28, 1985)
After a lengthy and heated debate, the Edwardsville City Council approved continuation of the river raft race event.
The Agricultural Hall of Fame opened for the summer season. Work was continuing on the addition of a blacksmith shop.
Candidates for the Basehor City Council were: Pete McKenzie, Robert Logan and Jerry Barlow. Anna Mary Landauer was unopposed in her bid to be mayor of Basehor.
Dan Burns, Joe Sechrist, Joe Ogilvie, Bonner Springs, and Eric Otting, Basehor, were named to the Kansas squad for the Big Brothers-Big Sisters All-Star football game.
Ministers leading the citywide Good Friday services were: Norman Brooks, Victory Assembly; Ollie Stuck, Rehm’s Park Baptist Church; and Bill Stephens, Bonner Springs United Methodist Church.
50 Years Ago (March 24, 1960)
Kenneth Cochran was named as the new head basketball coach at Bonner Springs High School. He replaced Ed Gorsky who was promoted to guidance counselor.
Linda Holt was crowned Bonner Springs Safety Queen in a contest sponsored by the PTSA and the high school drivers’ education department.
The Basehor Public Library received a donation of $80 worth of books.
The Melody Lane Accordion School opened on Oak Street.
A new Post Office was to be built in Bonner Springs at the corner of Cedar Street and East Second Street.
J. W. Huonker announced plans to open a flower shop in his home.
100 Years Ago (March 24, 1910)
Mayor A. B. C. Dague raised concerns about the quality of plumbing fixtures being installed by the Board of Education at the new high school building.
John W. McDanield was elected president of the Kansas City & Bonner Springs Railway Co.
O. M. Bloom, superintendent of the Bonner Springs Oil and Gas Co., announced plans to drill three new natural gas wells in the area.
F. M. Darby sold his hardware store in Basehor to Mr. Bowser.
John Benedict resumed duties as janitor at the Edwardsville School.
Mrs. Mars. Clough Montville was elected president of the newly formed American Women’s League.
Nora Hart and Flossie Hays presented a vocal duet at Easter services at the Methodist Church.