10 Years Ago (Aug. 23, 2001)
The Basehor City Council was discussing a possible revitalization program. Gary Carlson, director of Leavenworth Area Development, explained the program during the city council meeting.
The Unified Government Board of Commissioners approved a major tax increase despite angry opposition.
Bernie Vanlerberg and James Lloyd won the doubles title at the Bonner Springs Horseshoe Tournament.
Bonner Springs Municipal Swimming Pool was closing early due to a shortage of lifeguards.
25 Years Ago (Aug. 21, 1986)
Maryrose Mullen was principal at Sacred Heart School. Other staff members were: Susan Berry, Sandy Walderscheidt and Jan Hall.
An amateur contest was planned as part of the Tiblow Days program. In addition the dedication ceremony for Kelly Murphy Park was announced.
Fourteen single-family building permits were issued in Bonner Springs during July 1986. Edwardsville had eight permits in that time period.
Richard Haynes was appointed as the new principal at Basehor High School and Basehor Middle School.
50 Years Ago (Aug. 24, 1961)
A ground-breaking ceremony was staged for the new Southwest Ornamental Iron facility. Those taking part in the ceremony included Mayor Del Hininger and Pete Lacy, Southwest vice president.
The State Superintendent of Public Instruction ordered the closing of the Glenwood School. Students were to attend Basehor Grade School.
Bonner Springs Church of the Nazarene was officially organized with 18 members. Roy Hoskins was Sunday School superintendent.
Gary Jennings and Steven Hemerling received special “hustle awards” from the Bonner Springs summer ball program.
100 Years Ago (Aug. 24, 1911)
The Edwardsville correspondent reported that a large crowd attended a baseball game in Murphy’s pasture on Sunday. She lamented that Sunday school attendance was down.
Henry Papenhansen traded his confectionery store to S. Whitcraft for 40 acres of farm land in Douglas County.
Armour Scott was named as manager of the Basehor elevator. He replaced Bert Scott, who accepted a position as elevator manager at Barnes, Kan.