Archive for Thursday, December 18, 2008

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Icy conditions lead to school cancellations
10:00 p.m., December 18, 2008 Updated 06:40 a.m.
Icy conditions forced the Basehor-Linwood school district to cancel Friday classes. A building and grounds supervisor said Thursday night that district leaders elected to cancel all Friday classes at Basehor-Linwood schools due to the conditions of the roads in the area.
Training explained by Army generals
December 18, 2008
A new manual released this week outlines how the Army will train soldiers to switch from combat to civil stability operations — or do them at the same time.
Stueckemann helps AF Prep to bowl victory
December 18, 2008
Basehor-Linwood High School graduate and Air Force Academy Prep School football player Andrew Stueckemann recovered from an MCL tear to see limited playing time in the Patriot Bowl on Dec. 6 in Pearland, Texas.
Basehor resident receives Boy Scout’s highest honor
December 18, 2008
Basehor resident Alec R. Smith, 14, received his Eagle Scout Award on Nov. 2 at the Holy Angels Catholic Church.
County, state heads meet about issues
December 18, 2008
Kansas state legislators had a lot on their plates the morning of Dec. 9.
Youths honor veterans with wreaths
December 18, 2008
The wind whipped through the icy air as Maj. Ronald Behm looked out into his audience of fifth-graders Saturday at the Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Struggles help make us real
December 18, 2008
My care team consists of known and unknown members: oncologist, breast surgeon, radiologist, nurses, and pharmacists, to name a few.

Off-key singing won’t stop carols
December 18, 2008
There is so much to enjoy at Christmas! I enjoy everything about the holiday, well, that is, except for fruit cake and battling crowds at shopping areas. One of my favorites is the wonderful music of Christmas.
Casino revenues no longer a sure bet
State, municipal units should be cautious about gambling funds
December 18, 2008
State and local officials are wise to continue their push to find an operator for a destination casino in Wyandotte County, but they’d also be wise to dial down any plans for spending revenues generated by state-run gambling houses.
Award ceremony
December 18, 2008
Basehor resident Alec R. Smith received his Eagle Scout Award on Nov. 2, 2008.
Missing sidewalks confuse council members
December 18, 2008
Confused looks spread across the faces of the Basehor City Council members as they listened to City Administrator Carl Slaugh’s report about the Pinehurst South subdivision.
Students ‘mix it up’ with lunch buddies
December 18, 2008
The sound of laughter and the smell of hot lunch lingered in the hallways surrounding the cafeteria Thursday at Basehor-Linwood High School.
Basehor boys 2nd at tourney
December 18, 2008
St. James Academy started the second half of Saturday’s game against Basehor-Linwood on an 11-0 run and took control of the basketball game.
Fatal accident occurs on 24/40 in construction zone
December 18, 2008
The wife of Leavenworth County Commissioner-elect John Flower died Thursday night in a construction zone traffic accident on U.S. Highway 24-40, east of Basehor.
Young Bobcats pass first test
Tournament championship capped by victory over St. James Academy
December 18, 2008
Basehor-Linwood girls basketball coach Noah Simpson and assistant coach Alex Verbanec wore pink shirts Saturday night.
Chiefs took fans’ loyalty for granted
December 18, 2008
Maybe this is the price of loyalty.
Remember when
December 18, 2008
10 Years Ago on Dec. 17, 1998, the Bonner Beautiful Commission started a program to plant memorial trees in Kelly Murphy Park. Betty Rehm, chairperson, was shown with city staff members Ray Vargas and Marvin Hackathorn planting one of the first trees.
Wiley appointed district judge
December 18, 2008
An attorney long involved in the Leavenworth community is Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ pick to be the newest 1st Judicial District judge.
Thank God for hobbies
December 18, 2008
Some people make things, some people collect things, some peoples’ hobby is visiting people or places.
Which type of ice remover works best?
December 18, 2008
We’ve already had a few brushes with winter weather here in northeast Kansas, and there are chances of more ice and snow on the horizon. Because this is only the middle of December, there will most likely (but hopefully not) be many more instances this winter where de-icers are necessary, so I thought this would be a good time to familiarize you with the common ice-melters on the market.
Veterans share experiences with Basehor high-schoolers
December 18, 2008
Members of the Bob Wiley Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11499 of Basehor presented their annual Living History program Dec. 5 to the students and faculty of Basehor-Linwood High School.
BLHS wrestlers 6th at SM Northwest
December 18, 2008
Mike Torrez walked out of the Shawnee Mission Northwest gymnasium as a champion on Saturday, winning the 103-pound weight class at the Cougar Invitational.
Family remembers longtime resident with fond stories
December 18, 2008
A lifetime Bonner Springs resident has died, and with him goes a legacy as a business leader, a friend and a big kid at heart.
High school baseball showcase coming
December 18, 2008
The fifth annual Blaine Brown Winter Baseball Camp/Showcase will take place Jan. 3-4 in Osawatomie.
4-H group bakes goodies for families in need
December 18, 2008
Leavenworth County 4-H Junior Leaders, as well as some parents and other volunteers, gathered Monday in the West Haven Baptist Church basement in Tonganoxie to bake cookies for families in need.