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BLMS teams win pair of games
February 13, 2008
Winning must be contagious the Basehor-Linwood schools. The school’s middle teams can’t seem to stop winning in what may be a tribute to the school’s varsity teams that are enjoying success this season. BLMS eighth-grade basketball teams picked up wins over Tonganoxie on Monday. Brady Hooks led the junior varsity team with eight points and Ryan Shaffer scored seven in a 49-19 victory. The Bobcats other scorers were Marcus Box, 2; Neal Dickinson, 2; Jacob Clopton, 2; Spencer Himpel, 3; Beau Barger, 6; Tyler Ogden, 4; Steven Coy, 4; Josh King, 2; Nick Davis, 2. In the varsity game, Basehor-Linwood won 56-20.Skylar Barnes led the team with 16 points.
Kerry Roberts title games scheduled
February 13, 2008
Kerry Roberts officials prepare for postseason.
Brothers build gigantic snowman
February 13, 2008
The snowman at the home of Theresa and Joe Buehler, 610 N. 134th St., is not your typical snowman.
Basehor girls win powerlifting meet
February 13, 2008
The Basehor-Linwood girl’s powerlifting team finished in first place on Feb. 2 in a meet at Emporia High School. Coach Ross Schwisow characterized the meet as “highly competitive” and it featured more than 380 participants. The boys and junior teams both took third place. “We had alot of lifters score points for the team as well as several place in the top 3 in their weight class,” Schwisow said. “Our boys team did well also, however we had several experienced lifters recieve no lifts which is very costly.”
Seaton wins KVL after battling flu
February 13, 2008
Caleb Seaton had been sick all week. He had the flu and was running a fever on Friday. It was a 50/50 proposition as to whether the 103-pounder from Bonner Springs High School would even be allowed to wrestle on Saturday at Lansing High. Seaton, though, is a glass half full type of athlete and the freshman, with his 31-2 record, wanted to see how well he could perform in Kaw Valley League tournament. The answer was at a championship level. He won the championship match in thrilling fashion. “I just kept pushing it,” he said. “I didn’t give up in the match.” The performance earned the admiration of other coaches. “Caleb really gutted it out in finals,” Basehor-Linwood coach Scott Neil said. Bonner Springs coach Dan Burns said his freshman wrestler was an inspiration of the mats. “He did really well and showed a lot of character,” Burns said. “He found something from within that allowed him to overcome a deficit. In the end, he had the heart to get it done. It makes you feel good to see that. Everybody gets sick, but he made the decision and apparently knew he could get it done.” Seaton said it phenomenal to win the Kaw Valley League title. “It feels pretty good,” he said. “My brother won it one time and I wanted to win it.” He said the finals match was a constant struggle.
Symon says: ‘Title is very cool’
Basehor-Linwood wrestler wins Kaw Valley League wrestling tournament
February 13, 2008
Symon Seaton made the walk from the medal stand toward his family on Saturday. As he walked, he smiled and clutched a poster and first-place medal that he had won at the Kaw Valley League wrestling tournament. He showed his family members the medal and then expressed angst when one of them had taken a few bites of his sandwich. A half-eaten sandwich wasn’t going to bog him down though. He was a league champion. “The title is very cool,” Seaton said. “I was disappointed that I got two matches.”
Basehor defeats Santa Fe
February 13, 2008
The Basehor-Linwood boys basketball team defeated Santa Fe Trail 63-24 on Tuesday.
Fond memories abound from working at Sacred Heart School
February 13, 2008
The City of Bonner Springs has started dismantling and tearing down the old Sacred Heart School as they are making preparations to begin construction of the City Library which will be on the Southeast corner where the old rectory was located. The area where the old school now stands will be used as a parking lot. The old Sacred Heart School has left me with many fond memories. A reminder of the fond memories comes when I run into a former player I coached, Amy Smith.
Douglas signs to play at Kansas State University
February 13, 2008
They’ve called Ethan Douglas a sleeper. They’ve called him a two-star prospect. They say he has talent but is raw. They call him one of the best prospects in the entire state of Kansas. While Douglas admits to reading some of what is written about him on the vast array of recruiting-based websites, he insists he doesn’t pay any attention to it. “I would rather look and see what my competition will be like,” Douglas said. “I don’t care what other people think of me, necessarily. I’ve read the reports from Scout and Rivals, but it’s just not a huge deal to me.”
Schierbaum inks to play at Washburn
February 13, 2008
While in the middle of a basketball season that he hopes ends in the state tournament, Jacob Schierbaum has had his mind on another sport. And the future. Schierbaum realized his athletic potential was in football and signed a letter of intent with Washburn last Wednesday.
Bobcats overcome sluggish start to earn road victory over Jaguars
February 13, 2008
Mill Valley boys basketball players used a different defense in Friday’s 40-30 loss to Basehor-Linwood High School. The Jaguars played a zone defense, which gave the Bobcats fits for three quarters of play. “We figured if we ran man-to-man against them that we would be so exhausted at the end,” coach Justin Bogart said. “They run their man to man defense so well.” Basehor-Linwood coach Mike McBride said he didn’t expect Mill Valley to run those defenses against them, which varied between a three-two and a 1-2-2 zone defense because they had not shown those defenses before.
Regional wrestling can be game of motivation
February 13, 2008
Here is what area wrestling coaches are telling their teams this week: Don’t cash it in now.
Vicarious pleasure in following brother’s trip
February 13, 2008
On a day when the wind whipped and the snow danced in Kansas, my brother and his wife boarded a plane for the warm climes of Australia. Stuck behind in three-foot-high snowdrifts, the best I can do is trek along with them through their itinerary.
Lincoln, Washington defined the role
February 13, 2008
Next Monday we will celebrate Presidents Day to honor Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, both of whom have February birthdays. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that they are our greatest presidents. Both faced terrible challenges and both left a legacy of freedom for all Americans.
Everyone should have voted
February 13, 2008
People should have had the opportunity to vote on the recent storm-water fee.
A labor of love
Thanks to all our volunteers
February 13, 2008

At every hand in this community, as in many others, one finds much evidence of the volunteer spirit that makes small places so liveable.

Bonner Springs and Edwardsville fire calls
February 13, 2008
Jan. 27-Feb. 9
Kiwanis Pancake Sale tickets on sale
February 13, 2008
Tickets are now on sale for the Edwardsville Kiwanis Club pancake day.
Remember When, Jan. 31, 2008
February 13, 2008
10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago this week in the Bonner Springs area
Valentine’s Day a windoww to youngsters’ souls
February 13, 2008
In many ways I think our children are influenced too much to date and find a “true” love early in life.
Emancipated chocalate fanciers often sought divinity for comfort
February 13, 2008
Being infatuated with chocolate really didn’t become stylish until the gourmet foodie craze gained traction in the 1970s - at least not in America.
Baldwin City woman identified as victim in fatality accident
Car overturned on county road southeast of Lawrence
February 13, 2008
A Baldwin City woman has been identified as the victim in a fatality accident Tuesday southeast of Lawrence.
County still seeking city’s CR1 contribution
February 13, 2008 in print edition on A1
Leavenworth County commissioners, in a discussion this week, had a question for the city of Tonganoxie: Is it going to chip in funds for improvements on County Road 1?
Experts advise on meeting Valentine’s expectations
February 13, 2008
Last year as she waited for her then-boyfriend to reveal her surprise on Valentine’s Day, Stephanie Nash began to think, “what if he doesn’t do anything?”
Chocolate Event headed to Leavenworth center
February 13, 2008
The Women’s Community Y of Leavenworth is planning a fundraiser for its early-learning programs that’s sure to appeal to chocolate-lovers.
Clearing up ‘Amanda’s Law’ facts
February 13, 2008 in print edition on A4
Regarding the letter from State Rep. Marti Crow and other myths surrounding Amanda’s Law HB-2617, a few facts need to be cleared up.
Radio communications upgrade progresses
February 13, 2008 in print edition on A5
Plans for a multimillion-dollar communications upgrade that will allow emergency agencies within and outside Leavenworth County to directly communicate are progressing.
Be a Kansas saver: Count your change
February 13, 2008
Did you know that the average household accumulates about $50 in loose change each month?