10 Years Ago (Aug. 9, 2001)
The Basehor-Linwood Board of Education proposed a 5-mill property tax levy increase. The Basehor City Council was recommending a 12-mill boost in the levy.
Director Mike Leonard announced plans for the Bonner Springs High School band camp.
Greg Forshey and Chris Cobbins were shown in a photo checking out football equipment for Bonner Springs High School.
Don Strickland was new president of the Bonner Springs Lions Club. Other officers were Kathy Masterson, vice president; Donna McDowell, secretary; and Mike Miller, treasurer.
25 Years Ago (Aug. 7, 1986)
Emmaus Lutheran Church became the first group to conduct an ice cream social at Kelly Murphy Park. The Dairy Queen team took first place in the “A” division men’s slo-pitch softball tournament, with an 11-9 victory over Perkins’ Hardware. Ken Gardner led DQ with three hits, including a home run. Rob Stewart had three hits for Perkins.
Larry Jones, Republican candidate for governor, was shown in a photo visiting with Roger Miller.
Charles Edmonds, principal at Basehor High School, was appointed superintendent of schools due to the death of Virgil Boatwright.
Bruce Coleman showed slides of a recent troop trip to Philmont Scout Ranch during the regular meeting of the Rotary Club.
50 Years Ago (Aug. 10, 1961)
A special meeting was planned to discuss high school expansion. Paul Stark called the meeting, which included representatives of all schools that were part of the district.
Gene Reynolds announced plans to move his liquor store to the Hanson Building on Front Street.
James Silar, park board chairman, said the new Wyandotte County Park could be completed during the next year.
William Cavanaugh was presented with the Eagle Scout award during a court of honor at the Methodist Church.
100 Years Ago (Aug. 10, 1911)
The Bonner Springs school tax was set at 26 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. The Bonner Springs city tax was $1 per $100 of assessed valuation.
Mrs. W. C. Cooper was the new president of the Bonner Springs Women’s Christian Temperance Union. Mrs. A. H. Swain and Mrs. L. Jackson were vice presidents. The secretary was Mrs. Lucy McCollister, and Mrs. John Hatmaker was treasurer.
Prof. Ashbaugh resigned as Basehor High School principal. Prof. Stotler was named as the new principal.
Under a new state law it was illegal to give minors cigarettes. In addition, the law made it illegal for minors to smoke in public. The fine was $10.