10 Years Ago (May 11, 2000)
USD 204 (Bonner Springs-Edwardsville) voters gave overwhelming approval to an $18.2 million bond issue. A total of 69 percent of those casting ballots voted for the issue.
USD 458 (Basehor-Linwood) voters renewed the capital outlay tax with 66 percent of the voters casting “yes” ballots.
25 Years Ago (May 16, 1985)
Bret Hitchcock was valedictorian and Kerri Jennings was salutatorian for the Bonner Springs High School Class of 1985.
Three Linwood High School track team members qualified for the state meet. They were Brenda Shawley, Brenda Burns and Megan Richesin. Deryck Malone was the only boy to qualify.
James Downing, Bill Kelly and Steve Christensen earned trips to the state track meet for Bonner Springs boys. Girls qualifying were Kathy Bates, Cindy Munden and Bridgette Greer.
50 Years Ago (May 19, 1960)
Irene Stoneking was installed as worthy advisor of the Bonner Springs Rainbow Girls.
Alfred Mussett was Sunday School superintendent at the Basehor Baptist Church.
Round Prairie, Monticello and Virginia School Districts were annexed by the DeSoto schools, according to a decision from Adel Throckmorton, state superintendent of schools. Patrons of the Round Prairie district had originally petitioned to be in DeSoto, however patrons changed the petition and asked to be in the Bonner Springs district.
100 Years Ago (May 12, 1910)
After being in receivership, the Bonner Springs Cement Plant reported a profit of $6,732.18 for March. Officials report the business was pleased with progress.
Bonner Springs High School had nine graduates, which was the biggest class in school history. Class orators were Agnes Campbell, Henry Millard and Leslie Nye.
Basehor High School announced plans for baccalaureate and commencement.
Two Bonner Springs High School teachers, professor Pfiefer and Miss Thomas, announced they were leaving the district. Miss Ice told the school board she planned to return for the fall term.