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Council approves mill levy increase for 2009 budget
August 7, 2008
The Basehor City Council unanimously approved the proposed 2009 budget with a slight increase in the mill levy after a public hearing Monday night.
Lombardino seized spotlight by shunning it
Basehor-Linwood senior thrived off teammates, unselfish attitude
August 7, 2008
When she first arrived at Basehor-Linwood High School four years ago, the question about Cassie Lombardino wasn’t whether she’d be a good athlete. That much already was a given. The real question was “how good?”
Primary slims down comission candidates
August 7, 2008
A crowded race now is down to just two, and another will pit former employer against former employee.
District sees increase of new students
August 7, 2008
Basehor-Linwood School District enrollment is ruled by checklists. From students and supplies, to parent involvement and new teacher orientation, district officials are making sure all lists are complete to have a successful 2008-2009 school year.
Basehor teacher to visit Olympics
August 7, 2008
An upcoming trip to Beijing will be an exciting experience, a culture shock and a tool that can be used to teach others for Basehor-Linwood School District teacher Tiffany Jackson.
Tiblow Days co-ed softball tournament
12:00 a.m., August 7, 2008 Updated 02:30 p.m.
The Tiblow Days co-ed slow-pitch softball tournament will take place Aug. 22-24 at Lions Park.
Tiblow Trot set for Aug. 23
August 7, 2008

The annual Tiblow Trot five-mile run and two-mile walk, a part of the Tiblow Days festival, is set for 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23.

Photographer sets up studio above pharmacy
August 7, 2008
A new business opened on Bonner Springs’s Oak Street this year, but there’s a good chance you don’t know it exists.
Bobcats await home field advantage
August 7, 2008
It takes little more than a glance at the old field behind Basehor-Linwood High School to realize exciting changes are under way for the BLHS baseball and softball teams. Specifically, homes are being built. Not with walls and roofs, but with backstops, grass infields and dirt base paths.
Ash Grove purchases Holliday Sand
August 7, 2008
Holliday Sand & Gravel, which has plants in Shawnee, Edwardsville and Bonner Springs, was purchased Friday by an Overland Park-based cement company.
Safety of road near Tonganoxie questioned
August 7, 2008
Those living close to U.S. Highway 24-40 and County Road 1 have seen a recent influx of accidents and say the area has become less safe.
Wine festival benefits Red Cross
August 7, 2008
The nonprofit group KC Cause is hoping for an evening of sophistication and fun by combining wine, art and a charitable cause.
Lynn Jenkins secures Republican bid
August 7, 2008
Former congressman Jim Ryun early Wednesday conceded defeat to State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins in the Republican Party primary for the 2nd Congressional District nomination.
Dinner offers good company
August 7, 2008
he annual spaghetti dinner always creates a stir of excitement this time of year. It is an endeavor of seniors who are, as we all know, the crown jewels in this crown we call our community. At the last community band concert they were out in full force, announcing the upcoming dinner: Aug. 8 at the First Christian Church on Nettleton.
Woodlands good for entire metro area
August 7, 2008
A sad chapter in Wyandotte County history will end later this month when The Woodlands officially shuts its doors. I, for one, hope that a last minute reprieve can be worked out, which will allow the 20-year-old track to continue operating.
Local flavor appreciated
August 7, 2008
We have thoroughly enjoyed the writings of Doris Elliott Watson that have been published on occasion in our newspaper. Her words and memories give my family a deeper appreciation of the diverse background that has given rise to our hometown over the years.
Autism in schools
August 7, 2008
My heart goes out to Mr. Stapleton and his family. Misinformation is a dangerous thing. While two years ago, I might have agreed with his belief that children with autism were being bused to Kansas City, Kan., I can tell you as the proud parent of a senior and sophomore, children with autism are in every building in Bonner Springs.
Tickets available for Mayor’s Banquet
August 7, 2008
Tickets are on sale for the annual Bonner Springs Mayor’s Banquet, which will be 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at United Methodist Church, 425 W. Morse. This is the first event of the annual Tiblow Days celebration.
Recycling workshop slated for today
August 7, 2008
One KC Voice, a nonprofit community engagement program of the Mid-America Regional Council, will put on a Kansas City, Kan., recycling workshop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Kansas City, Kan., Main Library, 625 Minnesota Ave.
Turtles to raise funds
August 7, 2008
The Leavenworth County Infant-Toddler Services Tiny-K program will hold its fifth annual Turbo Turtle Trek. More than 1,000 numbered, rubber Turbo Turtles will slide into the Tonganoxie Swimming Pool at 10 a.m. Aug. 23.
Remember when
August 7, 2008
10 years ago on Aug. 6, 1998, State Rep. Ray Cox and Judge Jan Way were among the winners in the primary election. Both Cox and Way were unopposed in the general election and Ray Bush received the Paul Harris Fellowship award during the Bonner Springs Rotary Club meeting.
Kaos cruises again, braces for battle of unbeaten squads
August 7, 2008
The Kansas Kaos traveled to Nebraska and improved to 5-0 on Saturday night with a 54-6 thrashing of the Cass County Renegades.
Speedway announces Road Runner Indy 300
August 7, 2008
The Kansas Speedway has announced the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 as the first oval race of the 2009 IndyCar Series schedule.
Sigma, Delta, Gamma
August 7, 2008
To keep things interesting in Lansing High School, our principal, W. L. Hoyle, devised a program consisting of three intramural organizations, called Sigma, Delta and Gamma.
Slow-pitch softball league sign-up
August 7, 2008
Registration for the Bonner Springs Parks and Recreation Adult Slow-Pitch Softball League is now open for the fall season.
Local program beats wild recruiting circuit
August 7, 2008
In this crazy world of sports there is always something coming up that brings about much discussion.