10 Years Ago (March 8, 2001)
Representatives from Basehor and Edwardsville met with the Delaware Indian Tribe concerning possible locations for a casino.
State Rep. Ray Cox discussed legislative issues in the “Capital Notes” column.
Basehor resident Bob Moore said he planned to be a write-in candidate for city council.
Jim Bonar announced that he was resigning from the post of head basketball coach at Bonner Springs High School.
25 Years Ago (March 6, 1986)
Robbie McKinzie won the spelling championship at Sinai School. Carlos Rodriguez was second and Karla Garman was third.
The Bonner Springs Optimist Club scheduled a fund-raising basketball game against the WDAF-TV staff to benefit the Kerry Roberts Basketball League.
Leo Richter was named “teacher of the month” at Pioneer Jr. High.
Stacy Johnson, a 1985 graduate of Basehor High School, won the title of Miss Kansas, USA.
50 Years Ago (March 9, 1961)
The Bonner Springs Braves earned a trip to the state tournament by winning the Osawatomie regional meet. Bonner Springs was scheduled to play Sterling in the first round of the state tournament in Hutchinson.
Lee Foster was named superintendent of the Bonner Springs Elementary Schools.
The U.S Postal Service was seeking to lease space for a post office in Edwardsville.
The Bonner Springs City Council discussed a proposal to raise the fine for parking meter violations on Oak Street to $1, up from 25 cents.
100 Years Ago (March 9, 1911)
A 2-year-old Bonner Springs boy was accidentally shot by his 12-year-old brother. Dr. J. G. Lee accompanied the boy to the hospital.
The city council approved installation of street lights along Nettleton to the Santa Fe Depot. In addition, the audit committee reported the city books were in good order.
Burglars broke into the Santa Fe Depot and stole $3, a pair of shoes and some candy. Marshal Milstead followed a trail of candy wrappers for about a mile but couldn’t locate the thieves.
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