10 Years Ago (May 4, 2000)
John Kindred was the new president of Downtown Bonner Springs, Inc.
Pastor Randy Beeman, of the Edwardsville Christian Church, received the “Citizen-of-the-Year” award during the Best of Wyandotte banquet.
A dedication ceremony was held for the new Glenwood Ridge Elementary School in the Basehor-Linwood district. Among those speaking was Tom Sack, principal, Dr. David Pendleton, superintendent, and Kerry Mueller, school board president.
Cassie Howe and DJ Gray won the “Jump Rope for Heart” contest at Edwardsville Elementary School.
25 Years Ago (May 9, 1985)
John and Mark Kuehn, twin brothers, won the Citizenship Award at Bonner Springs High School.
Jeannette Porter was the chairman of the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville United Way Division.
Angela Ramirez won the Outstanding Musician Award at Pioneer Jr. High and Shelly Eickhoff received the Outstanding Musician Award at Bonner Springs High School.
Donna J. Wallace was the new president of the Bonner Springs BPW.
William H. Stone was pastor of the Basehor Baptist Church.
The USD 204 Board of Education approved a new starting salary for teachers of $15,150.
50 Years Ago (May 12, 1960)
Paul Mize retired after 41 years as a teacher at Bonner Springs High School.
Plans were announced to take bids for the new post office in Bonner Springs during the first week of June.
The Bonner Springs Lions Club started a commemorative plate sale. Bert Chance, chairman of the project, was shown in a photo selling the first plate to Mayor Del Hininger.
The Rev. Rex Kelly was holding confirmation classes at the Basehor Methodist Church.
Bonner Springs High School held its junior-senior banquet at the high school gym. Bill Hilliard was junior class president and Dave Meinke was senior class president. Formal remarks were given by L. L. Van Petten, principal, and Lawrence Platt, school board chairman.
100 Years Ago (May 5, 1910)
A 13-month-old girl died of an accidental gunshot wound. Her 9-year-old brother was playing with a shotgun that was supposed to have been unloaded.
Home Lumber Co. was sold to Bonner Springs Lumber Co., H. S. Garfield, manager.
Heavy rains and flooding destroyed the approach to the Wolf Creek bridge in Jagguard.
Linwood High School defeated Basehor High School, 7-5, in a baseball game.
The WCTU met at the home of Mrs. Alice Kuhn. Mrs. Lucy McCollister presented a paper, “What Have Friends of Intemperance to Fear from Women’s Suffrage.”
Students at Bonner Springs High School were complaining about partiality shown by teachers to some students.