Archive for Thursday, August 14, 2008

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K-32 closure to begin Aug. 18
August 14, 2008
Weather permitting, on Monday, Aug. 18, Kansas Highway 32 just west of 121st Street in Bonner Springs will be reduced to one lane in each direction for a railroad crossing repair project.
Karrick’s passion is need for speed
For 28 years, area driver has thrived on race tracks throughout the region
August 14, 2008
Basehor resident Tim Karrick defines the saying “what you see is what you get.” You can expect him to be out in his garage that is tucked away in the northwest side of the city when it is 100 degrees outside and not much cooler indoors.
Lombardino gets comfortable in all-star game at Washburn
August 14, 2008
Bailey Gee drove the basketball into the lane on Aug. 6 and discovered what so many high school basketball players have learned - Cassie Lombardino can be impossible to shoot over.
Film details march to independence
August 14, 2008
The Singing Revolution” opened recently in Kansas City. Within hours the lines were long and people were unable to buy tickets. I was fortunate to attend the opening performance.
New Mexico town says, ‘Old West’
August 14, 2008
Driving into Lincoln, N.M., is like returning in time to another century and, yes another world. No, Lincoln isn’t quite a ghost town - there are about 40 full-time residents - yet if you have a sense of history you can almost feel the presence of Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid and the others who played out a violent chapter in the settling of the West.
Autism confusion
August 14, 2008
Since I’ve actually had autistic students recently in my English classroom at Bonner Springs High School, in USD 204, I was a little surprised at the letter in the Chieftain (July 31) chiding us for sending our autistic students to Kansas City.
Pet overpopulation
August 14, 2008
Across the United States, animal shelters are filled with millions of cats, dogs, kittens and puppies in need of permanent homes. These are beautiful, healthy animals that have been cast away by people who were not willing to make a lifelong commitment and take responsibility for making sure their pets don’t add to the pet overpopulation burden.
Legislator upset by new disclosure on Leavenworth’s failed biolab bid
August 14, 2008
A state legislator on Monday expressed anger after a report indicated that Leavenworth had a high score as a possible location for a federal biosafety lab but was leapfrogged as a finalist by politically connected Mississippi.
Bonner, Basehor dispute unresolved
Mayors, adminstrators can’t agree on cities’ future growth boundaries
August 14, 2008
Tensions between Basehor and Bonner Springs over the future growth boundaries for each town are still running high.
Jennings ready to guide BSHS volleyball
August 14, 2008
Bonner Springs High School has hired a new volleyball coach for the 2008 school year. Her name may be familiar to those around the community.
VFW presents dinner, live music
August 14, 2008
The Basehor Veterans of Foreign Wars weekly dinner and live music event will be back this week with a new band.
Winery to recruit 2008 harvesting crew
August 14, 2008
Picking Sundays,” Holy-Field Vineyard and Winery’s annual grape harvest, are tentatively set for 8 a.m. Aug. 17, 24 and 31 and Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28.
Brothers back at work, sober
August 14, 2008
Efrain and Saul are back on track.
Olympic display calls to mind historic sights, progress in China
August 14, 2008
Yep! I watched the whole thing - the entire opening Beijing 2008 Olympic ceremony as broadcast on television. And I was blown away by the size and scope of the show.
Drama, hoopla draw of Beijing Olympics
August 14, 2008
With almost two weeks of events yet to unfold as I write this, it’s a little early to talk about how the Beijing Olympics stand up against previous editions.
Basehor Sonic earns semifinalist status in annual games
August 14, 2008
One of the best Sonic Drive-Ins in the country is right here in Basehor.
Take a local vacation
August 14, 2008
We like visiting towns within 100 miles. There is a wealth of wonderful places to visit for every interest.
Library classes teach computer skills
August 14, 2008
Being computer-literate and Internet-savvy has almost become a requirement in today’s work force and society.
Remember when
August 14, 2008
A look back at this week in history in Bonner Springs and Basehor.
Favre lacks class of past great QBs
August 14, 2008
Well I guess the Brett Favre fiasco is about over.