10 Years Ago, Oct. 13, 2000
The Kansas Turnpike Authority moved the tollgate eight miles west of Bonner Springs. This eliminated the fee for traffic going east from Kansas Highway 7.
LeCreisha Groves and Jimmy Vogel were Bonner Springs homecoming royalty.
Basehor-Linwood had a three-game winning streak broken in a 27-0 loss to Wamego. Joey Barlow led the Bobcats in rushing with 44 yards.
Sara Chrisman was the new president of the Glenwood 4-H Club.
25 Years Ago, Oct. 17, 1985
Sheriff John Quinn was starting efforts to build a new Wyandotte County Jail.
Don Stokesbury, principal, announced that Bonner Springs High School had received North Central Association accreditation.
Jane Hanks was honored as Bonner Springs BPW “Woman of the Year.”
Larry Courtney, Miller Pharmacy, was elected president of the Kansas Pharmacists’ Association.
The annual county rally for antique cars made a stop in Basehor.
50 Years Ago, Oct. 13, 1960
Candidates for Bonner Springs High School homecoming queen were Judy Pettis, Sue Wiley and Glenna Layman.
Homer Miesse, Greely Gas Co. manager, was chairman for the local United Fund drive. Mrs. Logan Burnam and Mrs. Dwight Hulburd were in charge of the women’s division.
The junior basketball program was starting and was under the direction of high school coach Ken Cochran.
The Ta-Kan-Ya Camp Fire Girls held a cookout at the home of Nancy Hurst.
100 Years Ago, Oct. 13, 1910
The Bonner Springs City Council met and approved bills. They discussed the width of a new sidewalk to be built on North Nettleton but did not reach agreement. They rejected a $4,000 plan to improve the water system because no funds were available.
The cement plant closed for two weeks due to a shortage of railroad cars. Since the bins were full the plant was closed, which caused a hardship for workers.
The Edwardsville Social and Literary Club had a joint meeting with the Bonner Springs New Century Club at the home of Mrs. Trant.
Both Walter Goble and Joseph Striklemeier of Basehor report thefts of valuable horses.