Remember when: May 12, 2011
10 Years Ago (May 10, 2001)
Valedictorians for Bonner Springs High School were Bonnie Assman, Andrea Cunningham, Ashley Gillespie, Brian Smith and Kortney Steinhurst. Salutatorians were James Erin, Kristine Knutter, Rachael Nelson and Joshua Wood.
Basehor-Linwood High School prom royalty were Michael Person, king, and Lara Kindle, queen.
Winners in the Chieftain-Sentinel Coloring Contest were Madison Stumbaugh, Candice Jennings, Alyssa Sale, Monica Sorensen and Maryssa Peterson.
Kristine Knutter and Brock Peterson were named outstanding senior athletes at Bonner Springs High School.
25 Years Ago (May 8, 1986)
Helen Beashore, Edwardsville city clerk, was honored as the Edwardsville Citizen of the Year. The award was presented by Steve Walker, Chamber of Commerce president.
Construction was started on the new Kelly Murphy Park. Shown in a photo of the groundbreaking were Jim Finley, recreation commission chairperson, Carol Bond, Bonner Beautiful Commission, Mayor Reece Kuhn, Amy Ottinger Walters and Harrison McGovern, city council members.
Eris Goff, Linwood, published her third volume of poetry.
Basehor Middle School conducted an art show. Stacy Seitter and Johnny Newton were shown in a photo with one of the displays.
50 Years Ago (May 11, 1961)
Herman Merritt was the newly elected president of the Bonner Springs Businessmen’s Association.
Mayor D. W. Hininger, L. L. Van Petten, high school principal and co-founder of Nat Nast, were among those taking part in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Nat Nast plant.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Reynolds purchased the general store in Edgerton.
Mrs. Edith Walden gave a speech during the Basehor observance of the Kansas centennial.
The Basehor Kiwanis Club was sponsoring a candidate for Leavenworth County centennial queen.
100 Years Ago (May 11, 1911)
Fire nearly wiped out the village of Wilder. The blaze destroyed the station house, a two-story dormitory for railroad workers, the store and L. C. Frisbie’s building.
Prof. W. H. Johnson, Lawrence, was the speaker during graduation ceremonies at Bonner Springs High School. The Rev. Benson spoke during baccalaureate services at the Methodist Church.
Lloyd Johnson’s barn near Basehor was destroyed by fire, causing the death of several horses.
Members of Battery “B” of the Missouri Militia were in Bonner Springs completing a mapping project for the county.