Basehor area news in brief
Basehor man charged with rape, sodomy
Basehor police officers arrested a 35-year-old local resident Aug. 28 on charges of domestic violence, theft and aggravated criminal sodomy.
A 35-year-old woman, the wife of the suspect, reported to police Aug. 26 that her husband allegedly raped and abused her. After an investigation, officers arrested the man and booked him into Leavenworth County Jail. The suspect, whose name is being withheld by this newspaper in accordance with internal policies not to identify suspects in sex crimes, is charged in Leavenworth County District Court with rape, aggravated criminal sodomy and domestic battery.
He appeared in court with an attorney last week. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Holy-Field winery heading to state fair
Holy-Field Vineyard and Winery in Basehor will participate as judges in this year's second annual Grape Stomp and People's Choice Wine Judging on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson.
The local winery will be among 12 Kansas wineries selected to participate in the judging.
The Kansas departments of commerce and agriculture are hosting the event in an effort to promote the state's wine and cheese industries. The state has more than 90 vineyards and more than 170 acres devoted to grape growing.
Kansas vinters produced 51,000 gallons of wine last year, an amount equal to just under 1 percent of all wine consumed in the state. In the past seven years, Kansas vinters have received more than 300 international awards for wines including several best-of-class awards.
Kansas wines were also served at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
City council to focus on sewer plant report
The Basehor City Council will host a work session Monday, Sept. 12, to discuss expansion of the city's wastewater treatment facility.
The discussion will include a report on the sewer plant's capacity.
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at Basehor City Hall.
BLHS selects officers for honor society
The National Honor Society at Basehor-Linwood High School recently elected new officers for 2005-06.
They are: Dustin Weimer, treasurer; Val Gunn, secretary; Will Peterson, vice president; and Cory Bunting, president.
School district offers activity passes
Passes are available at each school in the district, as well as the district office, for senior citizens to gain admission to most school activities for free.
For more information, contact the district office at (913) 724-1396.
Elementary skating party set for Oct. 1
A districtwide elementary school skating party will take place from 5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Skateworld in Shawnee.
The event was listed incorrectly for Oct. 8 in the district calendar.