10 Years Ago (May 25, 2000)
Heather Lynn was the manager of the Fun Valley Municipal Swimming Pool, which opened for the season. Marc Spellman was the assistant manager.
Basehor-Linwood High School had graduation ceremonies in the new gymnasium. This was the first public event in the facility.
Sen. Pat Roberts made a brief stop in Bonner Springs and met with the public at the Commercial State Bank.
The site plan for Centennial Park received final approval. The plan was explained by Chris Herre, Rose Construction Co., which donated architectural services.
25 Years Ago (May 30, 1985)
Plans were proposed for the City of Bonner Springs to build a community center and library in a portion of the former junior high building.
Monty Chayer received the outstanding citizenship award at Pioneer Junior High.
Rodger Shannon was in charge of the instructional T-ball program for the Bonner Springs City Recreation Commission.
Top academic students at Pioneer Junior High were: Mark Hausner, ninth grade; Kathy Jo Roberts, eighth grade; and Lisa Elmer, seventh grade.
Edith Ward, Alma Klinkenberg and Verna Hubbel displayed craft items at the meeting of the Glenwood EHU. Marge Ziegler and Lillian Leffler presented a program on wall accessories.
50 Years Ago (June 2, 1960)
Leroy Bradfield announced he was retiring as clerk of the Bonner Springs Rural High School board of education.
Gerald Schlessman bought controlling interest in the Bonner Springs Savings and Loan Association.
Peggy Ann McAnerney was honored for having perfect attendance at Jewett School.
The Rev. Robert Minshall was the featured speaker at graduation ceremonies for eighth-graders at Wilder School. The staff included: Ann Reynolds, principal, and Lena Deonier, teacher.
Debby May, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth May, won a puppy given in a drawing at the IGA store.
Mike Woolf was named as a member of the Kansas All-Star basketball team, coached by Phog Allen, which was scheduled to play a Missouri team in a benefit game at Municipal Auditorium.
100 Years Ago (May 26, 1910)
The highlight of the evening at the Bonner Springs High School graduation was a debate on women’s suffrage. Margaret Fredrick and Henry Parker spoke in favor of giving women the right to vote while Grace Stott and Clarence Plotner gave the opposition case.
Cowles Wright was named superintendent of schools for Bonner Springs, replacing Herman Pfieffer who was moving to Seattle to start a career in journalism. Board members were: L. M. Tutt, Frank Warner and L. L. Hart.
Arthur Waddell started a restaurant on Front Street in Bonner Springs. The business planned to stay open until midnight.
A union church service was held with the Rev. Clerin Zumwalt speaking on the “War Against the Saloons.”