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Sunflower Broadband donates to Basehor-Linwood schools

December 22, 2005

Sunflower Broadband, which provides telephone and cable service locally, has donated $1,520 to the Basehor-Linwood Education Foundation.

The money was raised through the company's "Sunflower for Schools" promotion.

Sunflower Broadband pledged to donate money to the education foundation for every new Sunflower telephone customer in November -- and for current customers who upgraded their service during the month.

Sunflower Broadband general manager Patrick Knorr presented the donation to Basehor-Linwood Superintendent Jill Hackett and chamber of commerce president Debbie Breuer on Monday morning.

"We are truly a local company and quality schools benefit everyone," Knorr said. "Several of our employees live and work in Basehor, so it is only fitting for us to help the Basehor-Linwood (Education) Foundation."

Sunflower Broadband, formerly known as Sunflower Cablevision, first entered the cable television business in 1970. Sunflower provides cable television, telephone and high-speed Internet services to about 35,000 residential and business customers in Lawrence, Tonganoxie, Basehor, Eudora, Piper and parts of rural Douglas and Leavenworth counties. It is a division of The World Company, which owns the Journal-World and several weekly newspapers -- including the Basehor Sentinel.

Sunflower Broadband is based in Lawrence and has an office inside Basehor Town Square.

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