10 Years Ago (November 8, 2001)
Local residents were concerned about rising gasoline prices. Regular gasoline was selling at an average price of $1.15 per gallon in the area.
Three Edwardsville Elementary students were honored for winning the “Kansas Don’t Spoil It” contest. They were Darien Henderson, Chelsea Crawford and Ethan Isaacs.
Volunteers spent a busy Saturday installing a water garden at Centennial Park.
Seniors Briana Barron, Jake Hills, Krista McCollum and Kerri Park were named to the top “Bobcat” Honor Roll at Basehor-Linwood High School.
25 Years Ago (November 13, 1986)
U.S. Rep Jan Myers was guest speaker at a special meeting of the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce at the C&D Center. Steve Walker was Chamber president.
The cast for the Basehor High School play, “Love at Work,” was announced. Cast members were Carol Coats, Billie Bond, Cathy Tinsley, Mark White, Ted Anderson, Sherry May, David Theroff and Imelda Nash.
Construction was under way on streets in the new Bonner Springs Industrial Park in Johnson County.
Mayor Reece Kuhn, Bonner Springs and Mayor George Radcliff Sr., Edwardsville, were shown in a photo signing proclamations setting National Education Week. Gracie Oden was chairperson for the event.
50 Years Ago (November 9, 1961)
Employees to the Richardson Corporation plant received a banner for giving to the Wyandotte County United Way Campaign drive.
The Bonner Springs High School and grade school boards of education planned a joint meeting to discuss unification.
The Basehor HDU held its monthly meeting at the Methodist Church. The club voted to donate $5 to the United Way Campaign.
Frey Ford advertised a 1961 Ford Falcon station wagon, with radio and heater, for $1,995.
100 Years Ago (November 9, 1911)
Lansing defeated Bonner Springs High School 22-0. Wharton and Parks were injured early, hurting Bonner Springs’ chances.
Mayor J. W. Longfellow set a special election concerning operation of the local water system by the Bonner Springs Electric Co. A citizens’ petition drive forced the election.
Twenty-five farmers braved the elements to attend a meeting at Elm Grove School to discuss road improvements.
A local man and his brother-in-law were charged with making threats against the city attorney following a court case.