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BLHS cross country looking for bigger, better things
August 26, 2004
Two years ago, before Jeff Venema took over as cross-country coach at Basehor-Linwood High School, the Bobcats could field only five runners for a meet and most of the time couldn’t register a team score at their events.
Bobcats looking to turn the corner
August 26, 2004
A year after playing a losing game in terms of players available, Basehor-Linwood soccer coach Ken Couch is excited about the possibilities for the Bobcats now that he has a fully-loaded team.
Library to survey residents
Failed bond issue leads to new library poll
August 26, 2004
Just months after failing to procure $3.79 million in funds from voters within the library’s 50-square-mile district, Basehor Community Library officials are preparing to ask residents for their opinions on possibilities for the future.
Sales tax revenue continues to climb
August 26, 2004
Revenue generated from sales tax continues to climb in the city of Basehor. According to the Kansas Department of Revenue, sales tax receipts are up nearly 90 percent in July, the first month of fiscal year 2005, compared against sales tax monies generated from last year’s monthly total.
Basehor working toward plan revision
August 26, 2004
The standard practice for most municipalities is to update its comprehensive plan every five years.
Basehor council renews support for senior housing project
August 26, 2004
After more than a year since first introducing the project to city officials, developers of the Falcon Lakes residential area and golf course are ready to resume plans to build a 48-unit affordable housing development for senior citizens.
School Board to review new school drawings
August 26, 2004
During a meeting scheduled for next week, designers hired by Basehor-Linwood School District officials will present conceptual drawings outlining either new construction or renovation for four schools.
Council shows interest in annexation
City eyeing subdivisions along U.S. Highway 24/40
August 26, 2004
The Basehor City Council approved a resolution Monday night that expresses its interest in unilaterally annexing an existing subdivision and parts of another, both of which are located south of U.S. Highway 24/40.
Legislator bidding for top UG job
August 26, 2004
Rep. Rick Rehorn, D-Kansas City, Kan., announced this week he would like to be the first person not named Carol Marinovich to head up the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan.
Local students ‘competitive’ on ACT tests
August 26, 2004
A few percentage points is all that separates Basehor-Linwood High School students from exceeding many state and national averages on the ACT test, one of the two most widely accepted entrance examinations required of college-bound seniors.
Despite allegations, city names new chief
August 26, 2004
It’s the future new Basehor police chief Terry Horner wants to talk about, but it’s his past that keeps coming up.
Police department undergoes change
Interim chief: ‘we worked as a team’
August 26, 2004
Interim Basehor police chief Martin Cigich said his seven-month stint as the officer in charge of the department went smoothly. He also declined to accept any credit for the department’s work during that time and instead dished out all praise to the officers underneath him.
Basehor loses one of its finest
August 26, 2004
One of the most decorated and respected officers in the Basehor Police Department in recent years has left the department to pursue a law enforcement job in Shawnee.
KDOT preparing highway plans
August 26, 2004
As part of a two-phase study commissioned to analyze the future use of the Kansas Highway 7 corridor, state transportation officials have had discussions with 11 different municipalities concerning their needs along the highway. Among the feedback from cities, there has been but one common trend.
KVL welcomes Ward, bids farewell to De Soto
August 26, 2004
Breaking up is hard to do, but that is just what De Soto High School decided to do by leaving the Kaw Valley League.