10 Years Ago (April 5, 2001)
Luther Pickell was elected mayor of Edwardsville and Steve Breneman was elected mayor of Bonner
A new store, Keepsakes, opened in Basehor. It was owned by Pat McClain.
Four Bonner Springs’ basketball players were named to all-Huron League teams. They were Morgan McConico, Amanda Berry, girls; Darryl Anderson and Alfonso Cole, boys.
The Bonner Beautiful Commission completed a successful city-wide clean-up.
25 Years Ago (April 3, 1986)
Rep. Al Ramirez filed as a candidate for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives.
Gale Tallis, director, said the Renaissance Festival would increase its season to seven weekends in the fall.
Matt Biles won the 12-and-under 120-pound wrestling division state championship. He finished the season with a 28-0 record.
Mary Stiltner, Linwood, was a contestant in the state Jr. Miss Pageant.
50 Years Ago (April 6, 1961)
The Bonner Springs City Library purchased three new books including “To Kill a Mocking Bird.”
Corine Betancourt won the spelling championship at Sacred Heart School and was to compete in the Wyandotte County contest.
Sharon Bowker entered the “Miss Bonner Springs” pageant competition.
Robert Clark, principal at McDanield School, was taking a census of children who lived within the school district.
100 Years Ago (April 6, 1911)
J. W. Longfellow was elected mayor of Bonner Springs, defeating incumbent A. B. C. Dague, 375 to 308. Those elected to the city council were James Mann, J. C. Baker, L. A. Abbott, A. W. Dorton and Roy Stotts.
Graham and Jack pitched Basehor to a 12-6 baseball win over Piper.
A “ribbon” social was held at Dafer School, which raised $23.
Mrs. Swayze was elected vice president of the New Century Club, replacing Mrs. Sparks who resigned. Mrs. Abbott was the new secretary.