10 Years Ago (April 19, 2001)
Bethany Medical Center announced plans to transition from an acute care hospital to an outpatient care center.
Chantelle Gemmill, Michael Cooper and Nate Lynch were geography bee winners at Edwardsville Elementary School.
Downtown Bonner Springs Inc. announced plans to conduct an art fair.
The Basehor-Linwood girls’ soccer team defeated Marantha Academy, 2-1, for its first win. Lane Davis was the head coach.
25 Years Ago (April 17, 1986)
Basehor Community Library had its first anniversary celebration. Jeannine Crum was chairperson of the library board.
Tonya Ferrell was named valedictorian and Jonna Buck was salutatorian for the Bonner Springs High School class of 1986.
Mary Dusil was honored for her service as a member of the Bonner Springs Volunteer Ambulance Service.
Kristi Finley was named the winner of a Butler Foundation Scholarship.
50 Years Ago (April 20, 1961)
Dr. Rex Stith was elected to the board of directors of the Chiropractic Association of Kansas.
Deanna W. Mercurio accepted a position as foreign language teacher at Bonner Springs Rural High School.
John Mills was named principal at Southwest School. Muriel Jared was the new mathematics teacher at the school.
Mrs. Elmer Tinberg was hostess for the regular meeting of the Walker Community Club.
100 Years Ago (April 20, 1911)
A large crowd attended a special program at the high school featuring state officials who pointed out the dangers and symptoms of tuberculosis. Dr. Emery of Topeka called the disease the “white plague.”
After a year’s absence Bonner Springs was fielding a town baseball team. The team was attempting to secure the Storrs property north of the city for a home field.
Herman Theden was elected treasurer of the Bonner Springs Board of Education. The board proposed a 3-1/2 mill levy.
J. W. Kemler was re-elected Basehor Board of Education treasurer. The board voted to hire another teacher due to growing attendance.
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